Luna Lullaby Travel Pillow Review
Pros: Compact, cozy material, great price
Cons: Too soft, only the cover is machine washable
Manufacturer: Luna Lullaby
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 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.
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 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.
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