The Toddler & Kids Pillow by Snuggle-Pedic is a smaller version of the top-rated Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Shredded Memory Foam Pillow (Ultra). While the Ultra comes in three sizes, Standard (20”x26”), Queen (20”x30”), and King (20”x36”), the Toddler & Kids is smaller, 18×13 inches. Whereas the sizes for adult pillows are standardized, those for children’s pillows are not. Basically, a kids pillow is smaller than Standard.
Like the Ultra, the Toddler & Kids is filled with shredded memory foam, a mix of regular memory foam and Biogreen Memory Foam. These are the same foams used in Relief-Mart’s mattresses sold under the Selectabed, TempFlow, and Snuggle-Pedic brands. Memory foam trimmed from slabs for these mattresses is shredded for use in the pillows.
The regular memory foam is certified by CertiPUR-US as free from heavy metals (such as mercury and lead) and harmful chemicals (such as phthalates) and low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The VOCs in Biogreen Memory Foam were measured in tests at UL labs as 00.039 mg/m3, which is less than 1/5 the level permitted by the strictest VOCs standard, GreenGuard Gold.
Shredded memory foam has several advantages. Like down, it can be reshaped for the individual user. Unlike down, it holds its shape, does not fall flat. It is softer than solid foam, yet supportive. It is also cooler than solid memory foam, even ventilated foam. For children who differ in size, and are also growing, this means a pillow can be molded to the child, then re-adjusted as the child’s size increases.
The cover material on the Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow is the same Kool-Flow knitted fabric used on the Ultra and the Body Pillow by Snuggle-Pedic. It is a blend of 43% rayon from bamboo, 56.4% polyester, and 0.6% lycra. Knitted in are micro-vents. These let more air flow through the cover for enhanced ventilation. This helps keep the pillow both cooler and drier. Lycra gives the fabric more stretch so it better conforms to eh head and neck of the sleeper.
The Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow is described on the Snuggle-Pedic site, but it is sold on Amazon, as are their other pillows and the mattress.
Sleep Trial and Warranty
The Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow has the same 90-day sleep trial period and 20-year warranty as the other pillows by Snuggle-Pedic.
The overall average customer rating on Amazon for the Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow is 4.5 out of 5 stars. However, it is 4.6 for verified customer reviews (VCRs) – those by customers who actually purchased the product on Amazon. Of 106 VCRs, 85 (80%) rated the pillow with 5 stars. This compared with the 4.5 average VCR rating for the Ultra Shredded Memory Foam Pillow.
4.5 is the highest average customer rating for children’s memory foam pillows with 100 or more customer reviews, of which there are only four.
The closest is the Milliard Memory Foam Toddle Pillow with 100 customer reviews (98 VCRs). It shows the same 4.5/4.6 average, but only 77% of the VCR ratings are 5-stars. It also differs in construction in being a contour pillow with three layers of ventilated memory foam. Also, the cover is 75% cotton. It is not as versatile as the Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow, but the height can be adjusted by taking out one or two layers.
The advantages the Snuggle-Pedic Toddler & Kids Pillow has over the other children’s memory foam pillows are:
- It uses shredded memory foam,
- Using Biogreen means less VOCs and a cleaner smell,
- The silky feel and extra breathability of the Kool-Flow cover, and
- The longer sleep trial and warranty.