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Baby Elephant Ears Review: Keeping Baby’s Neck Supported and Stylish

Baby Elephant Ears Review: Keeping Baby’s Neck Supported and Stylish

There’s nothing worse than having an infant who just can’t seem to get comfortable and then feeling like there’s nothing you can do to help them feel better! That it until Baby Elephant Ears was founded – when a busy Mom of 4 realized that her baby’s constant cries were due to the pain in his neck and decided to create a supportive (and cute!) pillow to help ease it.

Keep reading to find out more…

For Moms & Moms-to-be

THE PRODUCTS:

Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort. Offered in a multitude of diverse prints and/or Organic materials, Baby Elephant Ears are also ethically manufactured (meaning they’re manufactured locally and as green as possible) and made with sustainable materials.

Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, Baby Elephant Ears can go wherever baby goes. From strollers and swings to bouncers and changing tables, these cute and functional neck support pillows can be used whenever and wherever support is needed. Furthermore, Baby Elephant Ears is fully washable and requires no attachments, straps or special skills – which us Moms know is a huge selling point!

HOW TO USE:

Baby Elephant Ears work by simply placing the pillow behind your baby's head and pulling the bottom of the Baby Elephant Ear lobes snugly under your baby's chin. This is great because it can literally be used anywhere – no annoying ties, straps or attachments needed! Plus, it will give your baby superior head/neck support and encourage healthy, strong posture development compared to other similar type pillows on the market.

Designed to best support the 0-2 year old cranial-spinal developmental stages, Baby Elephant Ears can and should be used as long as it fits the child safely & securely.

Since the primary use for these pillows is in a baby’s carseat, here is more info about how to safely do that:

Baby Elephant Ears do not attach to the carseat or harness and is intended to be placed behind your baby's head once he/she has been fastened securely and properly into the seat. Please refer to your manufacturer's instructions and any applicable local/state laws, if need be. Many of the warnings against aftermarket products pertain to supports and accessories that attach to the carseat in some way and could potentially alter the fit of the harness/straps or interfere with how the seat functions. In fact, several carseat safety sources recommend using a rolled towel or small blanket as a head support for your baby. However, Baby Elephant Ears accomplishes this much more safely and stylishly!

Carseat safety resources:

http://www.car-safety.org/

http://www.buckleupkids.state.mn.us

http://www.carseatsmadesimple.org

 

THE COMPANY:

Baby Elephant Ears was created out of parental concern, not financial desire. Alicia Overby, mother of four, truly loves being a Mom, but in 2005, when their second child, Finn, was an infant her heart ached for her tiny baby boy. Finn cried all the time and just couldn't seem to get comfortable. They literally had to run the vacuum cleaner for hours on end because the noise was the only thing that seemed to calm him.

After seeking help from the medical community, as well as alternative medicine, they eventually ended up in the chiropractors office where Finn was successfully treated for a subluxation. The chiropractor explained that Finn's discomfort was most likely the result of the strain Finn experienced during labor and this pain was now being exacerbated by the normal lack of infant neck strength. The hope was that Finn would experience relief in his sore neck and his digestive tract would be aided by proper head, neck and back alignment.

The chiropractor then suggested the Overbys try using something to better support Finn’s head and neck when he was in a seated position (such as a car seat, stroller, or carrier).  Unsatisfied that she couldn't find anything on the market that perfectly fulfilled her needs, Alicia did what any good parent would do – she took matters into her own hands and crafted her own infant support pillow. This is when Baby Elephant Ears was born!

Over time Finn changed and adjusted to life outside of the womb with much help from his new support pillow. Alicia determined the experiment had been a success worthy of sharing with others and decided to begin expanding the company into what it is today!

PRICE:

Individual Baby Elephant Ears pillows are $21.95; $29.95 for the Organic version. Gift sets, which include the Ears and a Large Coordinating Blanket are $49.95.

WHERE TO BUY:

You can purchase Baby Elephant Ears via their Online Store.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

As a new mom, there’s probably nothing worse than constantly hearing your baby cry and knowing that no matter what you do it’s just going to continue. A lot of this can be copped up to “colic”, or some kind of food sensitivity, but even then it’s hard to predict what’s really going on.

But did you know that a lot of infants have issues with their necks – either because of their positioning during labor, or even soon after the fact – and that these issues can not only lead to on-sight pain, but influence the digestive system as well?! While chiropractic can be a help in these instances, it’s not a cure all. Plus, many people aren’t “believers” in infancy chiropractic, so that causes a whole other issue…

With all that said, having the proper neck alignment and support can truly do wonders on an infant – for both their physical and emotional well being. Think about how you feel when your neck is strained and your alignment feels out of whack?!

This is why Baby Elephant Ears is so great! Not only does it give your child the neck and head support they need, it can also help ease gastrointestinal issues – meaning you will have a healthier and much happier baby! Plus, all the products from Baby Elephant Ears are adorable and will help give that plain ol’ boring carseat its own stylish edge – which is obviously much cuter than a rolled up towel would be!

Great for babies, great for parents, and great for friends and relatives seeking thoughtful and creative baby gifts, Baby Elephant Ears truly is a product I am excited to use my next go around J!

Is your child fussy, colicky, or just can’t seem to get comfortable? Then you should definitely give Baby Elephant Ears a try, because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle, so why not take one today?!

For more information about Baby Elephant Ears, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as well.

And don’t forget to CONTACT Healthy Fit Fab Moms today to learn how we can help you and your family live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life! Please LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to stay connected as well!

 

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