FixAFlatBabyPillow

Mustard seed pillow & other ancient hacks for baby &mom

Salt Lake, Utah On Etsy since 2016

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FixAFlatBabyPillow

Mustard seed pillow & other ancient hacks for baby &mom

Salt Lake, Utah | 329 Sales

Announcement    I hope you and your family are safe and well. If you require the postpartum products I make, please know that nothing I make is proprietary in nature - everything has been made for generations using easily available materials found around the house. So if you have a baby with a flat spot or have given birth and require a belly bind, please know that you can make versions of these items at home (depending on what you are making you will need some old fabric, a thread and needle and some grains and you should be able to make something functional:)

Below are DIY videos for:

Head-shaping baby pillow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBseLjjqwbI
Belly bind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkVXljXARmY

Should you have any questions or require any assistance, I would love to be of help. Wishing you and your family good health and happiness - Samyukta

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For those of you who do not have the time to make your own postpartum products, I offer products that my family and I have personally benefited from. My store has evolved since I first opened it. At that time, I was pregnant and had made a mustard seed pillow for my soon to be born baby. As I planned on selling pillows that prevent plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome, the store was named FixAFlatBabyPillow. Since then I added belly binds and flaxseed packs - other traditional products that have been in use for hundreds of years and have benefited me and other new moms and babies the world over. I recently added a stretchy swing, ( something I made for my son, as he was fascinated by the hammock my baby slept in.) I hope you will enjoy browsing my selection of all natural infant pillows, belly binds and heat / cold packs....and fabric swings.
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Processing time:
2-3 business days unless custom or commissioned pieces
On custom orders, processing time will be about a week depending on the project.
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Shipping ( 2-5 business days) DUE TO COVID THERE MAY BE DELAYS
*All baby pillows are shipped using USPS and come with a tracking number. For other items, please see individual listings. If you are in a hurry, just let me know and I’ll do my very best to accommodate your request at whatever the service costs...please message me your requirements.

*International shipping for one baby pillow is $30( $24 for Canada.) Additional items will be charged according to the location and items purchased. Buyers responsible for all customs fees, duties and taxes. Please note that I will not be responsible for customs delays.

*Add-on shams/pillow covers purchased in the same order ship free anywhere.

*If you require signature confirmation of delivery, please let me know and the service will be added at cost to your order (for orders that have been marked as delivered, items will not be replaced or refunded.)

Email:
fixaflatbabypillow [at] gmail.com
www.fixaflatbabypillow.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2020

I hope you and your family are safe and well. If you require the postpartum products I make, please know that nothing I make is proprietary in nature - everything has been made for generations using easily available materials found around the house. So if you have a baby with a flat spot or have given birth and require a belly bind, please know that you can make versions of these items at home (depending on what you are making you will need some old fabric, a thread and needle and some grains and you should be able to make something functional:)

Below are DIY videos for:

Head-shaping baby pillow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBseLjjqwbI
Belly bind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkVXljXARmY

Should you have any questions or require any assistance, I would love to be of help. Wishing you and your family good health and happiness - Samyukta

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For those of you who do not have the time to make your own postpartum products, I offer products that my family and I have personally benefited from. My store has evolved since I first opened it. At that time, I was pregnant and had made a mustard seed pillow for my soon to be born baby. As I planned on selling pillows that prevent plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome, the store was named FixAFlatBabyPillow. Since then I added belly binds and flaxseed packs - other traditional products that have been in use for hundreds of years and have benefited me and other new moms and babies the world over. I recently added a stretchy swing, ( something I made for my son, as he was fascinated by the hammock my baby slept in.) I hope you will enjoy browsing my selection of all natural infant pillows, belly binds and heat / cold packs....and fabric swings.
--------------------------------------------------------
Processing time:
2-3 business days unless custom or commissioned pieces
On custom orders, processing time will be about a week depending on the project.
-------------------------------------------------------
Shipping ( 2-5 business days) DUE TO COVID THERE MAY BE DELAYS
*All baby pillows are shipped using USPS and come with a tracking number. For other items, please see individual listings. If you are in a hurry, just let me know and I’ll do my very best to accommodate your request at whatever the service costs...please message me your requirements.

*International shipping for one baby pillow is $30( $24 for Canada.) Additional items will be charged according to the location and items purchased. Buyers responsible for all customs fees, duties and taxes. Please note that I will not be responsible for customs delays.

*Add-on shams/pillow covers purchased in the same order ship free anywhere.

*If you require signature confirmation of delivery, please let me know and the service will be added at cost to your order (for orders that have been marked as delivered, items will not be replaced or refunded.)

Email:
fixaflatbabypillow [at] gmail.com
www.fixaflatbabypillow.com

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About FixAFlatBabyPillow

Sales 329
On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: In this video I share how to DIY a head shaping pillow for your baby. It's super easy and very forgiving!

Ancient traditional products from across the world for a healthy baby and mommy

Ten years ago, as a first time mom, I drove myself crazy, obsessively researching everything I would need for my baby - from car seats to VOC in paints. It was exhausting. But there was one product I knew I could blindly rely on - a pillow filled with mustard seeds. This ordinary looking pillow has been used in North India for millennia and prevents flat heads in babies.

Back then, I had no idea about Etsy.... so one afternoon, between nursing my newborn and trying to catch up on my sleep, I cut up an old garment and hand-stitched my very first mustard seed pillow. Though it was an ugly, misshapen thing, it got the job done.

During my second pregnancy, I saw a sewing machine at Costco and despite never having stitched in my life, I bought the machine. Then I spent the next couple of weeks Youtubing "how to sew" which led me down the rabbit hole of "how to thread your sewing machine" and "how to cut fabric" (thank you Youtube:)

Eventually, I could stitch a straight line and ended up making a baby pillow for my daughter. Though the love and attention that went into both pillows was the same, the second pillow was much more presentable.

I wondered if there were other moms with whom I could share this product and thats how I opened my Etsy store - FixAFlatBabyPillow. Although I started off with the intention of selling just baby pillows ,along the way, I added a few other items that I had used after giving birth and had benefited from like the bengkung belly bind used in Malaysia, as well as flaxseed packs that work great for a sore back or tired eyes - afflictions most new moms face at some point.

If you are an expectant mom or a new mom,I hope you will also benefit from the all natural alternates that my store offers. Wishing you and your baby health and happiness always!

Shop members

  • Samyukta K

    Owner

    My Etsy shop is a chance to indulge my passion for all things natural. The items I sell are all traditional postpartum products I have used and benefited from.I hope to share them with other moms who can benefit from their use as well.

Production partners

  • Kurt

    Salt Lake, UT

    In order to grow my little store, while still caring for my young family, I was looking for some outside help - Kurt, who has a sewing business has been a god-send!

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Last updated on May 22, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Why is a non-toxic nursery important for the health of your baby?

Given the amount of time your baby spends sleeping, the FixAFlatBabyPillow, made from one natural ingredient - mustard seeds - offers a non-toxic alternate to the head shaping pillows currently available.

Here is part of an interview with the co-founder of The Honest Company as to why this is important... "the air intake of a resting infant is twice that of an adult per pound of body weight...if that air is loaded with VOCs, that baby’s exposure is double that of an adult. Also, children’s bodies are growing and developing rapidly, so chemicals that can harm development can do maximum damage at this critical time."

You can read more here:
http://goop.com/the-toxic-load-of-diapers-plus-other-ways-to-make-a-home-safe-for-babies/

What organizations do I support?

In gratitude for all that my family has been blessed with, I make a yearly donation to www.Ichafoundation.org

This is an organization in India started by Madhu, an amazing lady I have the good fortune of knowing. At the age of 55, she gave up her thriving business, sold her jewelry and apartment to adopt 15 children (and counting,) most of them with severe disabilities. She strives to provide these babies with the same love and standard of living that she provided her biological son with.I admire her courage and hope to support her in my own small way.

Do I offer an environmental conscious and zero waste option?

In my daily life and while making anything for sale, I try my best to not put anything into the trash that can be recycled...so every scrap of fabric is collected for recycling. FYI, H&M has a fabulous program where you can drop off unwanted, old, torn clothes( including scraps,) in exchange for a 15% off coupon!

When I buy something online and it comes in a huge box with tonnes of bubble wrap, brown paper, printed invoices etc. I am saddened by the amount of waste that purchase has generated.

So with my store I do not offer printed invoice and instructions, things that I make available online.

Please contact me if you want a plain packaging option wherein the item will be placed directly in a padded envelop - a safe, but plain choice.

Are items ready to ship? If not, how long does it take to make an order?

Most items are ready to ship. I usually drop off the package within 24 hours of receiving an order, unless it is a Sunday or the weather is bad:)