The 10 Best Neck Pillows For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in March of 2018. When you're dealing with layovers, sitting through long train rides, and toughing out road trips, there's one thing every parent knows: a sleeping child means a happy mom and dad. That's why we found kids' neck pillows that might let your son or daughter snooze comfortably wherever your adventures may take you. They all boast features and designs made with young users in mind. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nido Nest U-Shaped

2. Hugmo Pink Unicorn

3. BCozzy Chin Support

Editor's Notes

June 12, 2020:

In creating our list of kids' travel pillows, we wanted to focus on playful designs, as parents often need all the help they can get convincing their little ones to take a nap. With that in mind, we decided to remove the Flying Bear because it looks more like an adult model, plus it loses its shape over time. Though the Animal Planet Giraffe has a cute aesthetic, we replaced it with the World's Best Critter Piller, which is quite similar but is available in more animal options.

When away from home, children often want to bring comfort items, like teddy bears or toys, along with them, so we like that the Kikkerland Zip and Flip and the Satellas Animal Pal transform into stuffed animals, giving cuties something to hug when they aren't snoozing.

Many travel pillows face one common struggle: they won't stay in place, especially on someone who moves around a lot in their sleep. To help with that, we looked for items with features that combat that issue, like the Nido Nest U-Shaped, which has a snap closure, and the Trunki Yondi, which has magnetic ends to hold it closed. The BCozzy Chin Support is another good one, as it wraps around the neck, doubling over itself, to prevent slippage.

As these items are for travel, we appreciated pillows that could be easily packed, and for that reason, the Trtl Junior, which can be folded, and the Byron's Games Trailblazers 360, which has a carrying bag, snagged spots on the list.

Special Honors

The Company Store Unicorn U-Shaped Neck Pillow The Company Store Unicorn U-Shaped Neck Pillow has life-like details on its fairytale creature, like a tasseled tail, 3D horn, and flowing mane. It has a soft fleece exterior and supportive polyfill, and perhaps the fact that the animal appears to be snoozing will encourage your kiddo to do the same. Safe to put in the washing machine and dryer, it's easy to keep clean.

The BuyBuyBaby Nuby Memory Foam Neck Support The BuyBuyBaby Nuby Memory Foam Neck Support has just the right amount of give to it, so it's firm without feeling hard. It's available in hot pink or blue, and suitable for a wide range of ages. The cover comes off easily for cleaning too, and the price puts it in the budget-friendly category.

4. Byron's Games Trailblazers 360

5. Trtl Junior

6. Kikkerland Zip and Flip

7. World's Best Critter Piller

8. Skip Hop Zoo Travel Rest

9. Trunki Yondi

10. Satellas Animal Pal

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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