For many children, long car journeys are the perfect opportunity to have a nap. A mixture of tiredness, bored over endless traffic jams on the UKs motorways and sometimes the heat of the car make it very hard for kids to stay awake. Unfortunately, this can lead to situations of sore neck, with heads lolling to one side for want of something more comfortable than the average car back seat.
So I personally think that the latest invention from Trunki, the Yondi Pillow for big kids, is a great, practical idea that may make journeys a more comfortable for little ones. The Yondi pillow is a soft neck pillow that is secured by hidden magnets. The pillow secures the head whilst your child sleeps, so the head is not lolling from side to side. The fabric is soft and comforting, and I love the fact that each Yondi is also an animal, so children can choose their favourite, and they can double for a cuddly friend too.
We were sent Pablo Panda to review on our recent trips to Wales, and Joe instantly fell in love with it. On our car journeys to Mid Wales we often have a lunch stop, so the trips can take around 4 hours, sometimes more, from leaving the house. Joe often has a snooze mid way, but he also enjoyed using the pillow when he was awake just to make the car more comfortable.
The Yondi was a great fit without being too tight around the neck. It was warm without making the neck sweat, and when Joe did drop off to sleep he slept well for at least a couple of hours with the pillow. His body still dropped to the side as it always does, but his neck was offered some protection from getting stiff and sore.
I think a Yondi would be great for using during flights too, especially long haul ones. The clip for attaching a blanket would be a useful for combating the chill that is often felt on aeroplanes. We will be taking this with us when we jet off on our Summer holidays.
To view all varieties of Trunki Yondi pillows, click here.
*We were gifted a Yondi Pillow for Joe to review.