Is a Neck pillow ok in a Combination seat?

MommyO

New member
Is it ok in any seat for that matter?

We moved Stachio up to a Combo seat about 2 mo ago. Peanut was outgrowing the bucket and Stachio had outgrown the RF weight limit on his (old style) MA & EFTA - 35 lb RF weight limit.

He was FF in his seats for about 2 mo, but we decided that since Peanut was ready to move up, it would make more sense to move Stachio to a Combo seat. At that time he hadn't fallen asleep in his seat in ages.

In the last month almost every time we go out he falls asleep in his seat...and his head flops way forward.

I know they typically say nothing in the carseat that wasn't provided by the manufacturer. Does a neck pillow count? I was thinking that it might help with the drooping head (blankets on either side of his head don't help...I've tried them.

If it is OK, can anyone recommend one? I found some for babies that are significantly thinner in the back (so I'm thinking wouldn't push his head forward from the seat) but they are too small for him. Is there such a thing as a toddler neck pillow?

TIA!
 

MommyO

New member
What seat is he in and does it have a recline?
He's in the Evenflo SafeKids 300 - no recline. He's FF because he outgrew the RF weight limit in his Convertibles and they got passed down to lil' bro.

Is he uncomfortable with it?

Wendy
With the pillow or the slumped head? He snores terribly with the slumped head and complains of a sore throat afterward. I also see him trying to readjust in his sleep.

The neck pillow...I got a small one but it is really too small to help him. I'd need something a little bigger.
 

wendytthomas

Admin - CPST Instructor
Staff member
Provided the pillow is used after the harness is done up, I don't see it as any different than head slump forward in terms of where his head is. If he's uncomfortable, I'd try something.

Wendy
 

Wreckgoddess

New member
Thanks for asking this question. I always wondered if they were okay myself. Not for a small kid of course, but for a big kid in a HBB or something.
 

MommyO

New member
Provided the pillow is used after the harness is done up, I don't see it as any different than head slump forward in terms of where his head is. If he's uncomfortable, I'd try something.

Wendy
Thanks Wendy. Definitely used after he's harnessed in. I couldn't see why it would be a problem on one hand, but on the other I was arguing with myself that it is being used in the carseat and that it could push his head forward...but you are right...not more forward than his head when it is slumped forward.

Sometimes I know too much (and not enough). I know to questions these things and I can reason both sides of the question and then I can't figure out what is the right answer!

Thank goodness for C-S.org! :)
 

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