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A while back I was contacted by the nice folks at Diggity Kids to see if I wanted my daughter to try out one of their “Made in the USA” neck pillows. Little C already had a neck pillow that we had been using in conjunction with her FAA approved CARES harness since her head bobs so much using the harness that it sometimes wakes her up, but it really was too bulky to work very well. So, I was happy to try out a different product, and am always extra glad to try a product that is actually manufactured in my home country. I then asked if we could also do a giveaway so that a reader can try their various products as well, and they said yes! So, here are my thoughts on their neck pillow (and basic info on their other items) as well as information on how to enter to win your own!
In doing some research on Diggity Kids, I learned that the company was started by some parents who wanted comfortable seats for their children to sit on during long trips (that didn’t look like “baby seats”). They tried out several different materials, and then settled on a customized high grade, high quality piece of polyurethane memory foam. They make several different products that can be very handy when traveling including:
The Neck Pillow:
This is the one item that my daughter personally has and utilizes on trips. Just like all of their products, it comes in about a dozen bright colors. We chose fuchsia since my daughter is a “hot pink” kinda gal, though I see that color is currently on backorder for the neck pillow. The neck pillow has a microsuede cover that is washable and removable (essential for kid items) and is stuffed with a premium memory foam. What makes this item awesome is that it is truly made for kids. The neck support in the back is smaller than on many neck pillows, so it doesn’t push the neck forward, but instead encourages the neck to be in a relaxed position perfect for sleeping.
The pillow is also more firm than some others we have tried. I was a bit surprised at first at how firm it was, but it turns out that the firmness is very well thought out, and worked quite well for my two-year-old. Little C actually takes the neck pillow out of her bag on her own now and uses it herself when we fly on airplanes.
This item is designed for kids who are in booster seats who want a softer cushion to sit on. This can be really handy on longer car trips or even when on airplane seats that are less than comfortable. We aren’t to the booster seat stage yet, but even if you have a nice booster seat at home, I would be willing to bet that the ones you rent at car rental agencies are not as comfortable, so this could be handy in those situations as well.
The “Keester” comes in two different widths, depending on your type of booster seat. Of course, it is handy not just in booster seats, but when sitting anywhere that isn’t as soft as you wish it were.
The third product in their “travel system” is the seatbelt cover. Its purpose and design seem to be pretty self explanatory.
You can purchase the items together as a whole “travel system”, or just pick and choose the item(s) that would work for your family.
For young kiddos who aren’t yet in booster seats, I would recommend just getting the neck pillow like we did. The items are a little bit pricier than what you might pay for some similar items at other stores, but there really is a difference in quality. The whole travel system is $63.95. The neck pillow that we have sells for $23.95. I noticed that their whole site is offering free shipping until July 31, so hurry if you want in on that offer.
To win a whole travel system giveaway courtesy of Diggity Kids, just put a comment on this post stating how you think these products would help your family. You will even get to pick the color of your travel system! Entries must be received by Thursday August 2nd at 11:59PM Central. Good luck to all who enter, and thanks again to Diggity Kids for providing the neck pillow for my daughter to try, and the whole travel system for a Mommy Points’ reader!