Pillow Form (EMPTY) For DIYers To Fill w/ Seeds Or Grain For Flat Spots - Make A Head Shaping Pillow To Prevent Plagiocephaly From Day 1

Pillow Form (EMPTY) For DIYers To Fill w/ Seeds Or Grain For Flat Spots - Make A Head Shaping Pillow To Prevent Plagiocephaly From Day 1

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: rai, mustard seed, cotton, no VOCs, all natural, odorless, non toxic

MAKE YOUR OWN HEAD SHAPING BABY PILLOW TO PREVENT FLAT HEAD SYNDROME NATURALLY:

I sell ready-to-use mustard seed baby pillows that weigh about 2 lbs. It costs $8 to ship this pillow anywhere in the US. For international customers the cost of shipping is often equal to or more than the cost of the pillow.

With that in mind, I started offering an empty pillow form that can be filled by DIYers with mustard seeds bought from their local Indian store, Whole Foods etc. (or you can use rice if that is available on hand.)

The seeds should cost about $7+ at an Indian store.

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THIS LISTING IS FOR AN EMPTY PILLOW FORM( if you require a ready-to-use pillow, already filled with mustard seeds, please check out the listing linked at the bottom of this page*)

-One empty pillow form approximately 12 inches long and 8 inches wide. If you prefer a different size, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you.

-The form will have an opening on one side (you may opt for a zippered opening) to allow you to fill it with mustard seeds

-The pillow form is made using 100% napped cotton fabric.

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TWO SEALING/OPENING OPTIONS:

ZIPPERED FORM
This form costs $4 more than the non-zippered option.

-In case baby spits up or vomits, just empty the form of seeds to wash the form and/or seeds
-Zippered form makes for easy sealing
-Zipper is auto locking so you do not need to worry about seeds coming out
-Can easily adjust the amount of seeds in the pillow if required

NON-ZIPPERED FORM
This form has to be sealed with a thread and needle and once made into a pillow cannot be washed.

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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TO DIY YOUR OWN PILLOW:

Making the pillow is pretty easy to do. Buy about 2 - 2.5 lbs of mustard seeds or rice (the exact amount will vary by a few ounces based on the size of the seeds or grain you use,) fill the pillow form using a funnel and stitch/close it shut.

If you prefer, you can watch a 1 1/2 minute video on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBseLjjqwbI&t=17s

If you have any questions, contact me and I will be happy to help.

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ADD-ON PILLOW COVERS AVAILABLE:

You can buy the pillow form with an add-on pillow cover that ship for free with your order. Prints vary.

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SHIPPING IN THE US - EXPECT DELAYS DUE TO COVID

-Free shipping in the US via USPS First Class Mail
-Tracking Included
-ESTIMATED delivery in about 7-10 business days in the US, due to covid it may take longer.
-If you require GUARANTEED delivery date, then please choose expedited shipping at checkout

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - EXPECT DELAYS DUE TO COVID

-ESTIMATED delivered due to COVID is now up to 20-30 days depending on where you live and how long it takes to clear customs. Please know that once a package is shipped by me, I have no control over the shipping carrier and am unable to offer refunds due to shipping related issues.

-Please note that First Class International Mail has something called customs tracking and is based on whether or not the country it is going to scans their mail or not. If it is not scanned, you can only track the item till the border, sorry. This costs about $14-$15 and will reflect at checkout.

-Outside the US, expedited shipping is in the $30-50 range and not worth the expense, so I do not offer it. For this price you might consider paying for the ready-to-use pillow I previously mentioned.


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FAQs:

Q.In addition to the pillow form, what is required to make the pillow?
You will require:
- about 2 - 2.5 lbs of seeds or grain to fill the pillow form
- a needle and thread to sew the opening shut (unless you opted for a zippered opening)
- a funnel

Q. What is the benefit of making my own pillow?
You can save on the cost of shipping a heavy ready-to-use pillow.

Q.Does the pillow fix plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome?
If used from day one, the pillow is said to prevent flat head syndrome. In mild cases, it can help correct plagiocephaly. I even had a customer who saw improvements though the child was due to be fitted for a helmet(please refer to the review posted on March 13,2017.)

Recently, I read a comment on Youtube by a parent(not my customer) who had a similar experience, you can read the same under comments by Alexander Rubio here:

"Well he has only had it(the helmet) for a week... But so far not much... I saw faster results with a pillow I made full of lentils.. Lol a grandma advice.! .. But it works(the lentil pillow)... Now a little is left to be fixed.. Hoping the helmet would do it.. I guess just gotta be patient."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXDovOgEy6E&t=176s

Although I hope it will always be this effective, I cannot guarantee that this will be the case for all children. Based on traditional wisdom, the sooner you start using the pillow (before the skull bones fuse around 6-9 mts,) the more effective it will be.
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Q.What about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(SIDS) and the recommendation to have no pillows in the crib?
Please consult a physician before use. If they/you have any concerns, please return the item for a full refund.

While looking at other head shaping pillows and how they were being used, I found that many parents place the pillow directly on the crib mattress, under a fitted sheet.
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Q.Does the pillow come in different sizes?
The beauty of this pillow is that it grows with baby. At approximately 12 inches by 7.5 inches, it can be used from birth through 9 months, or until the baby starts rolling and moving. If the baby's head is small at birth, just tuck the corners in round baby's cheeks/ side of the chin during the first few months to provide extra support.

If you have an older child and are unsure of whether this size will work or not, then place a 7.5"X12" piece of paper under your baby. If there is room on all sides, then you should be good for 1-2 months(unless there is a sudden growth spurt.)

If you require a custom size I am happy to make one to your specifications. Custom orders take an additional 2-4 days and incur $5 charge.
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Q.How do you use the baby pillow?
Evenly spread the seeds, then nestle your baby's head into the center of the pillow. The seeds will adjust accordingly. Simple as that.
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Q.Why are mustard seeds used as a filling?
These seeds are tiny and pliable and conform to an infant's head more easily than a grain such as rice( used to make baby pillows in the Philippines and parts of China.)Also, since ancient times, mustard has been known for its therapeutic qualities, especially when it comes to easing symptoms of cold and congestion.

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Q.Can the pillow be washed?
The pillow with a zippered opening can easily be emptied and washed. The non-zippered form cannot and must be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and then air/sun dried.
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OTHER USES

Once your baby is done with the pillow you can repurpose it in several ways:

HEAT PACK: If you opted for a pillow form without a zipper, then you can place the pillow in your microwave and heat in 30 second intervals until desired warmth is reached (this depends on the power of your microwave so please stand by to hit stop if needed - do not overheat.) Always test for hot spots and overall temperature before use.

ICE PACK: Leave it in the freezer for use as an ice pack (I place it on the back of my son's neck when he has a nose bleed.)

LUMAR/NECK SUPPORT: I have a customer who said this: "Most lumbar support pillows are made of memory foam that are both too hot and too high. Right now my husband is using a folded towel that doesn't conform comfortably." She bought a baby pillow and said it was perfect as a neck support.

Either way, I hope that this is something that can be used for years to come and provides lasting value for your whole family. When you need to dispose of your pillow/pack, you can safely compost it without worrying about clogging up landfills and leaching poisonous flame retardants into the earth!

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IF YOU WANT TO BUY A READY TO USE BABY PILLOW INSTEAD, CHECK OUT THIS LISTING*

https://www.etsy.com/listing/512217698/flat-head-prevention-baby-pillow-infant?ref=listing-shop-header-1
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Samyukta K

Samyukta K

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Ansh Dec 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent product and Samyukta was very kind with her instructions. She even sent a handwritten note with further guidance and best wishes. Thanks Samyukta!

navneet Nov 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Pleased with my ordee overall!

Christina L Feb 15, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I was very pleased with my zipper pillow. It holds the mustards seeds that I purchased separately very well. Using this pillow case combined with the mustard seeds has been helpful. I'm very glad this seller makes these pillows for parents looking for head pillow solutions.

tanyadua Mar 16, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

The pillow was very well made and neatly sewn. Received it well on time. Seller was very responsive.