June 1, 2015

Review: Mimos Baby Pillow


Excuse the dopey picture, but it's used mostly for a reference as to how large this pillow is :)
For those of you parents who are worried about your baby developing a flat head aka Plagiocephaly, this is a great solution for preventative measures. 

It's essentially a little baby pillow designed to prevent your baby from having a flat head by easing the pressure on your baby's head with even weight distribution over a much larger area of contact. Simply put, it's like a nice cushion for your baby's head.

Keep on reading to see my thoughts on this pillow! 


So does this pillow work? Absolutely! My baby girl is only 6 weeks old at the time of this review/filming this review, and since we used the pillow from birth, I can't confirm whether or not this pillow works for corrective measures (though I have seen some reviews that says it does help), but for preventative measures it is great. My doctor has no concerns with Cambria having flat head and I can see that her head is nice and round.

This pillow retails on Amazon for approximately $120 and would definitely be worth it if it prevents flat head. Just to get it out of the way, I was sent this pillow and a pillow cover by the company, but this in no way changes my opinion. With my son when he was born (2.5 years ago) I purchased the Ubimed Life Nest and this is the same idea and I believe I paid close to $150...but if this kind of pillow existed back then (well maybe it did but I didn't know!) I would have definitely have purchased it on my own.

As a parent, there are so many things you can worry about for your child when it comes to their safety, especially when they are so new and helpless, but I believe that this pillow helps to ease some concerns and, while the pillow is a bit pricey for what it is, it is a worthwhile investment for your child...especially if you know you will have more than 1, you can always save this pillow for future children! Anyways, back to the point, not only does this pillow help prevent flat head (if your child does develop this it can become quite pricey to fix it, so why not prevent it?), it helps minimize my fear with SIDS just in case baby does happen to roll their face onto the pillow, why you ask? Because the pillow is made of a lightweight mesh material and is super easy to breathe through, I tried a few shallow breathes and have no concerns with suffocation. 

And I know that "back is best" and lay Cambria on her back for most of the night, however she tends to stir around 4:30-5 am and is finicky when I lay her on her back...she could sleep for 5 minutes, or 50 minutes. When I lay her on her stomach and put her face on the upper part of the pillow, she is guaranteed to sleep at least 2 hours longer. And since this pillow is so breathable, I'm more comfortable putting her on her stomach to sleep that morning stretch. My husband is paranoid when it comes to SIDS and even he has peace of mind when she is on her tummy on this pillow.

Just for a quick size reference, the pillow I was sent is XL, I believe there are only two sizes XL and XXL, Cambria was born at 7 lbs 6 oz and is now just over 9 lbs and her head fits perfectly in the XL pillow and she still has room to grow. 

9 lb baby on the XL pillow

Pros
  • Lightweight, very portable
  • Extremely breathable, made of mesh all throughout and easy to breathe through
  • Machine washable
Cons
  • Pricing

I've also done a video review on this pillow (click image below), so hopefully between this blog post and the video review, I've covered off everything! If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message and I'm more than happy to respond. Also check out the Amazon site as there are other Q&A posted there.


Happy baby sleeping!