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$245
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 23 2014
$245
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 23 2014

About

Parents, have you ever looked in the rearview mirror or looked back for few seconds during red light and see your little ones head slumped to the left or right while sleeping in the car? I have.

If you are like me, you are always worrying that your little ones will have a sore neck when they wake up or feel sick after twisting their neck like that. So, you probably tried to stuff regular bed pillows, or blankets or anything you can find to support their little head but nothing worked.

One day while watching my son sleep in the car; I started drawing out the idea of a product that would ease his discomfort and hopefully make his car naps enjoyable.

After creating prototypes after prototypes, having done tons of trials with my son and friends, we finally came out with Pillo-Guard, the portable head support.

Why is Pillo-Guard different from other pillow products?

1. Pillows on each side provide a complete support and comfort.

The side pillows, are attached to the base, stay ready for your little ones to lean on when they are tired, or to rest their head when they sleep in the car. Close proximity of the pillows to the head allows the kids to adjust their upright sitting position to a more comfortable one.

2. It is not intrusive.

Pillo-Guard is not attached to their neck or body, so they won’t feel tied up and restricted.  The space between the side pillows and the head allows them to move freely.

3. It is convenient.

There is no need to remove the pillows when the kids are awake. The pillows will not restrict their movements.  They can move and play without even noticing that the pillows are on their side.

4. Extra pillows can be added for more upright position.

For younger and smaller children, additional pillows can be attached to the side so as to provide a more upright position or more neck support. The additional pillows can be adjusted higher or lower, more to the back or forward. 

By placing the additional pillows more forward, they will reduce the tendency for children to fall upfront.

5. Both kids and adults can use the Pillo-Guard

Everyone deserves to have a comfortable sleep in the car. So, why can’t adult use it too?

The Pillo-Guard is strong and can support not only kids but also adults.  It can be used on the front seat or back seat, for short or long trips.

What is it made of?

My patent-pending pillow design is safe and soft for kids.  There is no hard material like plastic or metal inside the product.

Pillo-Guard is washable and hypoallergenic.  It is 100% hand-made. 

  • Fabric: Fleece (Cotton and Polyester)
  • Base content: Soft Polyurethane foam
  • Pillow content: Firm Polyurethane foam and Polyester fiberfill

The pillow contains only a good quality grade of Polyurethane foam inside the pillow.Polyester fiberfill is used in many stuffed animals.

Pillow size

  • Base size: 20” X 11.5” X 0.5”
  • Side Pillow size: 7” X 4.75” X 2.5”

How to install it?

Adjust the height to provide maximum support and comfort to your little ones. Then tie the string on the post of the vehicle’s headrest and on the back of the headrest.  

 Color Options

The pillows are available in Pink, Blue, Light Grey and Charcoal/Dark Grey colors.  Other colors will be offered in the future.

Your support counts!

I believe this product will help not only to your kids to get a comfortable and more enjoyable sleep in the car, but also to the parents by giving them peace of mind while driving.  Less distraction means a safer road for everyone.

With your support, I hope to bring the Pillo-Guard to the retail markets and launch it with you.  All support counts, even by passing on my Kickstarter link to your friends or families.

The pledge from Kickstarter will fund the initial full manufacturing run and to fulfill all Kickstarter orders.

I really appreciate all your support and would love to hear from you any comments, or feedback regarding my first project.


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Risks and challenges

I have selected a manufacturer. My next steps are to do a full production run with them and navigate the import/export process. I committed to our delivery timeline. It is achievable even if I encounter some unforeseen setbacks.

I see getting the word out as my biggest challenge. The response from the Kickstarter community will help me gauge the public’s interest and determine my next steps. However, I am confident that using social media and with your help we can overcome this challenge.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Get 1 Pillo-Guard with a special price. Choose your favorite from available colors.

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    1 BLUE Color - Pillo-Guard.

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