For Kristine Currier, coping with an uncomfortable seat belt during pregnancy was a struggle she knew she shared with other soon-to-be moms. Rather than persevering through the pain for nine months, she decided to become a mompreneur and create a product that really makes a difference.
The Owie Pillow is an out-of-the-box product that helps redistribute the pressure of a seatbelt on the stomach, effectively relieving stress and pain on the area. Kristine first imagined the product in 2006 while pregnant withher first child and suffering through a job that required her to be in the car for hours in high heat index weather. “I cannot be the only person that finds the seatbelt uncomfortable,” she thought to herself. Sure enough, by the time her second child came around, she knew it was time to get creative.
While the Owie Pillow is a life-saver for moms, it also helps those who are recovering from surgeries, suffering from other abdominal problems, or travelers who just want a little added comfort on the road. Simply place the soft pillow under the lap portion of the seat belt and secure it with the built in velcro loops. It makes long road trips, short outings to the store, and even plane rides comfortable and fun again.
The Owie Pillow comes with a removable cover that easily slips off the pillow and can be thrown into the washer. Choose from silver, pink, or black covers, all of which come with chic, sparkling sequins built into the fabric for a feminine and flirty touch.
Once the pregnancy or recovery days are over put the Owie Pillow to good use in other ways. It can be used as a lumbar support tool, a neck pillow, or just keep using it attached to the lower lateral safety belt or the shoulder strap for continual comfort.
The Owie Pillow was a winner of the 2011 Leading Moms in Business Award by Start Up Nation, and has been featured on Fox 5 News, Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine, and numerous blogs.