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Luna Lullaby Travel Pillow Review

Cozy material with a compact design that's affordable
Luna Lullaby Travel Pillow
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $27 List
Pros:  Compact, cozy material, great price
Cons:  Too soft, only the cover is machine washable
Manufacturer:   Luna Lullaby
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, and the BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Sep 26, 2018
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  • Nursing Comfort - 35% 3
  • Ease of Use - 35% 5
  • Material - 15% 2
  • Ease of Cleaning - 15% 4

The Skinny

The Luna Lullaby Travel Pillow is a good option if you are looking for a compact, travel-friendly nursing pillow that can be used for multiple purposes. The cover is super soft, with a fleece-like material, that both mom and baby enjoy snuggling into. The L-shape design makes it a good choice for parents of different sizes. Unfortunately, this option can be a bit too soft for younger infants, as they tend to roll towards mom. As the baby grows and gains more head and neck control, this issue resolves itself but the first few months can be a struggle. It is also on the small side and may not meet the needs of some users for an everyday pillow. Overall, this is an affordable and comfortable choice you can use after your nursing days are over.

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Pros Compact, cozy material, great priceEntirely organic, mold-able, easy to clean, portableExcellent support, quality construction, ergonomic shapeEasy to use latch system, wide space for baby and mom, pocketLightweight, easy to use, versatile
Cons Too soft, only the cover is machine washableExpensive, heavyLess versatile, no back strap, small size rangeLarge to store, lower overall quality of materialsShifts, does not fit moms of all sizes
Bottom Line Cozy material with a compact design that's affordableEasy to use, high quality option for straightforward breastfeedingHighly supportive pillow perfect for prioritizing good postureA close fitting, supportive pillow for moms and babies of different shapesBasic pillow that gets the job done and has earned its popularity
Rating Categories Luna Lullaby Travel... Blessed Nest Organi... Ergobaby Natural Curve My Brest Friend Deluxe Boppy Bare Naked
Nursing Comfort (35%)
3.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
5.0
Ease Of Use (35%)
5.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Material (15%)
2.0
10.0
3.0
3.0
5.0
Ease Of Cleaning (15%)
4.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
8.0
Specs Luna Lullaby Travel... Blessed Nest Organi... Ergobaby Natural Curve My Brest Friend Deluxe Boppy Bare Naked
Dimensions 20"L x 9.5"W x 5.5"H 26"L x 16 W x 5"H 25"L x 13"W x 8"H 20"L x 17"W x 5.5"H 23.5"L x 19"W x 6"H
Weight 1.2 lbs 5.5 lbs 2.3 lbs 1.4 lbs 2.2 lbs
Belt No No No Yes No
Free of Flame Retardants Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Materials Core: Synthetic Fiber
Cover: Polyester
Core: Organic Buckwheat Hulls
Cover: Organic Cotton Canvas
Core: Polyurethane Foam
Cover: Polyester Velour and Cotton Poplin
Core: Polyurethane foam
Cover: Polyester
Core: Polyester Fiberfill
Case: Polyester, Cotton
Removable Cover Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Machine-Washable Cover Only Cover Only Cover Only Cover Only Yes
Firmness Very Soft Average Very Firm Firm Soft

Our Analysis and Test Results

Luna Lullaby solely manufactures nursing pillows and covers. Their mission is to instill confidence in new parents with the ability to soothe and comfort their babies after they experienced personal struggles with their own babies. They consulted with childcare experts, researched, and Luna Lullaby was born. All of the pillows are manufactured in the USA.

The L-shape design of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something makes it easy...
The L-shape design of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something makes it easy to fit on different shape bodies.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Performance Comparison



We love the compact, yet effective design of the Luna Lullaby Lil...
We love the compact, yet effective design of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Nursing Comfort


The Luna has a soft, minky material that is comfortable against the skin and a nice compact shape that makes it easy to nurse in chairs, beds, and almost anywhere. However, the pillow is so soft that it may not offer proper support when feeding younger infants. The soft nature of the pillow can result in babies rolling into you. This issue can create a need for multiple repositionings during a single feed. This issue usually gets better as the baby gets older and has more head and neck control.

The travel friendly design of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something makes...
The travel friendly design of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something makes it easy to nurse when out and about.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The compact L-shape design makes the Luna more compatible for parents with different shaped bodies, compared to the full size Luna Lullaby. The sides of the larger version extend so far that it can be cumbersome instead of comfortable. This problem is avoided in the travel version thanks to a lightweight, effective design. The smaller size makes it perfect for nursing in a variety of chairs and to bring along on outings, as it can easily fit in the bottom of your stroller or keep in the back of the car. It is also perfect for tummy time, or as a comfortable pillow to rest your head in the car.

The plush cover of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something is so cozy you may...
The plush cover of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something is so cozy you may want to snuggle with it, even when you are finished nursing.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Materials Used


The cover on the Travel Pillow is a super-soft synthetic material that almost feels fleece-like. It's cozy against mom and baby's skin, but the downside is the material can get hot and make everyone a bit sweaty if you utilize it in warmer weather.

With no hardware to deal with, the cover of the Luna Lullaby Lil...
With no hardware to deal with, the cover of the Luna Lullaby Lil Something has an extra fold that opens easily when it needs to be washed.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


Removing the cover of the Luna Travel Pillow is easy with no zippers or fasteners. The cover folds over itself, making it simple to open and slip the pillow out. The cover is machine washable, but the pillow itself is not, so you'll want to remove the cover as quickly as possible after any mess to avoid it hitting the pillow. The cover needs to be line dried which is a bummer and means you'll need to use the pillow without the cover if your little one needs to feed while the cover dries. Once the cover is dry, it only takes a minute to reassemble.

Juliet Spurrier, MD, and the BabyGearLab Review Team