There’s something about a moving car that knocks little ones out. And once they drift off to sleep the constant battle begins. The head slowly nods off to one side and your little angel starts to look really uncomfortable.
Head Snugglers were created by a mom in Calgary who dealt with this same thing. But, unlike me who just stuck a rolled up towel under my daughter’s chin, she decided to do something about it and created an accessory that looks like it belongs among all of my infant/toddler accessories (unlike my bright blue towel).
It’s also tough to help your sleeping child when it is just you in the car and you are in traffic. The last thing you want to do is put your, and your child’s, life in danger.
I was sent a Head Snuggler in Charcoal to review. It is made from a polyester/nylon/spandex blend so it has some stretchy room to move. I put it over the car seat and left it bunched at the top. The great thing about this is it is ready for when you need it.
The function of the Head Snuggler is to prevent neck strain on your child while they sleep. This opens up their airways and makes for a longer, more pleasant sleep while they are out and about.
After an action-packed trip to the zoo (which I will post about in the next few days), Baby Bird began to dose off on the car ride home. As her eyes closed, we put the Head Snuggler in to place.
My suggestion with using the Snuggler is to wait until your child is out! Not dosing off, not napping, but once they are out (parents, you know what I’m saying). Baby Bird is two years old now and she wasn’t used to the Snuggler. Her head was held snugly in place at first, but because she hadn’t drifted completely off, she moved around a bit and her head slouched over. It was easy enough to adjust her head back in to place once she was done getting comfortable though.
That being said, the Head Snuggler is still in my car, attached to her car seat waiting for those beautiful hazel eyes to close once again. We don’t take many long drives during nap times, but having something like this on hand for the times we do, or for those times she just gets tired is wonderful. I will definitely use this product again, but this time I will wait until she has passed out before getting her comfortable in it.
You can purchase Head Snugglers through their online store for $19.99 each. They also have a list of stores across Canada that sell them… or you can win it!
Right now, Head Snuggler is holding The Biggest Slumper Contest on Facebook where you can win a Travel Prize pack including a Head Snuggler (total value over $250).
Or, you can win a Head Snuggler here.
Head Snuggler has offered to give one This Bird’s Day reader one (1) Head Snuggler as a giveaway.
Go to Melrose Kids and have a look at the three colours they offer, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one colour you would choose if you are the lucky winner. Include a way of getting a hold of you if you win. *You must do this for any additional entries to count.
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This contest is open worldwide and runs until 12pm MST on Thursday, August 12, 2010.
* I received a Head Snuggler for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.