FAQ

  • What does "Anjadeer" mean?
    • Anjadeer is derived from a South Indian language; the Kannada word, Anjadiru, means don't be afraid.  The name reflects the mission of the company to "reduce the fear and stress of parenting" with products focused on comfort, connectivity, and safety of children.

 

  • What does "Sahara" mean?
    • Sahara means "support."  Our first product is Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow, it provides support for children's head and neck while they are in car seat or stroller.
    • First, Sahara provides neck support for the child while seated straight.
    • Second, when the child takes a nap in the car seat/stroller, Sahara provides support on both sides to prevent the head from drooping/slouching down as the car or stroller moves.  It ensures an undisturbed sleep for your child.

 

  • What are the various parts of the Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow?
    • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow has these essential parts:
      • Outer cover for softness and comfortable feel for your child's neck and cheeks.
      • Inner cover for waterproof protection of the foam inside.
      • Core of the pillow is made from memory foam for softness and comfort.
      • Optional embedded Bluetooth Speaker secured inside the inner cover pockets.

 

  • What materials are used in Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow?
    • Outer cover is 100% air cotton with optional printed materials.
    • Inner cover is 100% polyester meant to be water-resistant to protect the pillow core.
    • Core of the pillow is made from memory foam.
    • Bluetooth Speaker has plastic on the outside with electronics sealed inside.

 

  • Concerned about the impact on car seat operations?
    • Anjadeer has consulted with professionals and considered various factors for using Sahara safely with typical car seats in the market today.  Our patent-pending design considers safety of the child in all the parts of product as listed below:
      • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow does not hinder the working of the car seat because it does not attach to the car seat directly in any way and does not or connect to the car seat shoulder straps.  See correct usage instructions for Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow to ensure car seat's normal operations are not hindered when used correctly.
      • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow's neck cushion is thinner than the rest of the pillow to ensure it is properly tucked in behind the neck to reduce the head from leaning forward away from the car seat.  See correct usage instructions for Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow to ensure child's head is properly rested on the car seat when used correctly.
      • Child's head or the body is not prevented from it's natural movement because Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow provides a cushion in the front and sides that supports their heads and cheeks when children nap in the car seat and stroller. Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow is held in place by just it's positioning; no external straps are necessary and should not be used with this product.
      • After the successful beta testing of the product's features and market appeal with early adopters, we plan to perform the necessary testing to validate the safety of the product.
    • In designing Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow, as a mom and as Anjadeer's founder, I have also considered other concerns parents typically have about their child's safety when using buying new products for their kids. For example :
      • Sahara does not use any zipper or such choking hazards.
      • Materials used for Sahara are fire-retardant and the product's cushion cover doesn't become too hot when kept inside cars during the hot summer months.
      • Optional embedded Bluetooth Speaker keeps the volume low for little children and away from their reach, safely tucked away in the back corner of the pillow.  Parents/caretakers should operate the Bluetooth Speaker including charging it when needed, pairing it with their phones and playing age appropriate contents.

 

  • How can you clean Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow?
    • Only the Outer Cover is meant to be washed directly after removing it from the pillow and the inner cover.  It can be machine washed or hand washed but must be fully dried before using it again.
    • Remove the Outer Cover by unstrapping the Velcro at the top of the Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
    • Wash/dry the Outer Cover just like any children's cotton cloths.
    • After washing and drying, put the Outer Cover back on top of the Inner Pillow and fasten the Velcro straps before continue to use Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
    • Inner cover may be wiped dry for any spillage; while it is water-resistant, it is not water-proof (i.e. you should not soak it in water or other liquids).  Inner cover must always be covered by the Outer cover while Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow is being used.
    • Inner cover may also contain the optional Bluetooth Speaker.  The inner cover is not water-proof and the electronics/batteries of the Bluetooth Speaker should not get wet.

 

  • How to correctly and safely use Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow?
    • Sahara is meant for children aged 18 months and above.
    • It is meant to be used by children that are seated upright on a car seat or in a stroller.  It may also be used when children are seated in airplane seats.
    • Sahara is not meant for children in infant car seat or for kids seating in the rear-facing car seats.
    • See the pictures below for the correct positioning of the child & the Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow:

 

    • Keep the following requirements in mind when correctly using Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow:
      • Sahara must be placed and tucked behind the neck of the child so that the child's head is touching/resting directly on the Car Seat or the Stroller's backrest.
      • Sahara's front cushions should be evenly positioned on the child's shoulders.
      • Sahara's front cushions should be next to the cheeks of the child close to the face on either side.  Sahara should be close enough on either side but not necessarily directly touching the cheeks when the child is awake.
      • When the child is napping, the front cushions should be touching the cheeks to ensure the head is still held-up straight preventing the neck from tilting too much and causing soreness.
      • Child's head or the body should not be prevented from moving front-to-back or side-to-side as part of using Sahara.  Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow should only be held in place by the weight of the child sitting/sleeping on it; no external straps, etc. should be used with this product.

 

  • Why do we need the optional Sahara's embedded Bluetooth Speaker?
    • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow’s Bluetooth Speaker can be used to entertain kids while they are using Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
    • For younger kids, it can also be used to play calming lullaby songs to help them go to sleep while the family is traveling in long car rides.
    • Here are the safety features of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow’s Bluetooth Speaker...
      • The volume limiting speakers are configured to not play the audio very loudly.
      • The controls can't be reached by the kids while they are using Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow as per usage instructions.
    • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow’s Bluetooth Speaker must be paired with a Bluetooth audio device such as a modern cell phone.  However when pairing your Bluetooth audio device with Sahara, don't use the same device where you may also get car navigation directions or phone calls - as these sounds may disturb the child's nap or entertainment and the adult drivers may not hear it from back seat Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow’s Bluetooth Speaker.

 

  • How do you use Sahara's embedded Bluetooth Speaker?
    • Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow’s Bluetooth Speaker can be used by pairing with a Bluetooth enabled Audio Device such as modern Smartphones and tablets.
    • Sahara Bluetooth Speaker has three buttons and a charging port as shown in the picture below:

Sahara Bluetooth Speaker

    • Instructions to turn ON/OFF Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Press and hold the middle button for 1 - 2 seconds to turn ON the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker. You will hear the audio that says that the device is turned on.
      • Press and hold the middle button for 1 - 2 seconds to turn OFF the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker. You will hear the audio that says that the device is turned off.
    • Instructions to turn ON Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker in pairing mode:
      • Press and hold the middle button for 3 - 4 seconds of the Bluetooth Speaker.
      • The LED will turn ON in the blinking mode alternately flashing RED and BLUE. This mode allows you to pair the device with a Smartphone or tablet .
    • Instructions for pairing with the Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Once the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker is turned ON in the pairing mode as explained above, refer to your Bluetooth enabled Multimedia Device (Smartphone, Tablet, etc.) for instructions on how to turn on pairing-mode.
      • Pair your Bluetooth enabled Multimedia Device with the Bluetooth Speaker listed as BT-01 in the Bluetooth device list to pair with.
      • Once you are paired, you will hear a beep from the Bluetooth Speaker.
      • After that you can play any music/show on your Device for your child's enjoyment.
      • You only need to pair to your device once. Next time you wish to connect to Sahara Bluetooth Speaker, just turn the Bluetooth Speaker ON and the connection will establish automatically.
    • Instructions for disconnecting Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Turning off the Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker will disconnect it from your Bluetooth enabled Multimedia Device.
      • If you want your Device/Smartphone to forget/erase its pairing with Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker then refer to your Device/Smartphone for instructions to "un-pair" or "forget" Bluetooth connections.
    • Instructions for playing Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Click the middle button of Sahara Bluetooth Speaker once to play the audio.
    • Instructions for pausing and resuming Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Click the middle button of Sahara Bluetooth Speaker once to pause the player.
      • Clicking again the middle button of the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker will resume the paused player.
    • Instructions for controlling the Volume Level of Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Press and hold the plus (+) button on the right side of the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker to increase the volume.
      • Press and hold the minus (-) button on the left side of the Sahara Bluetooth Speaker to reduce / decrease the volume.
    • Instructions for controlling the track:
      • Click on the plus (+) button to go the next track. For example, the next song in the playlist.
      • Click on the minus (-) button to go the previous track. For example, the previous song in the playlist.
    • Instructions for charging the Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker:
      • Unfasten the Velcro strap at the back of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow's Outer Cover.
      • Remove Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker from the Inner Cover of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
      • Connect the included mini-USB cable to Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker's charging port.
      • Connect the other end of the mini-USB cable to your power source (either a wall outlet device or a portable USB charger or your computer).
      • Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker's LED will turn RED to indicate that the device is being charged.
      • When the Speaker is fully charged, the LED light will turn off. At this point, remove the mini-USB cable and secure the Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker back inside the pockets of the Inner Cover and close the Velcro strap on the Outer Cover of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
      • For safety reasons, do not charge the Sahara's Bluetooth Speaker while it is inside the Inner Cover or the Outer Cover of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.  Always remove it outside the coverings before charging.  Do not charge while the product is being used.

 

  • What are the age limits of the children who can use Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow?
    • Based on typical child growth patterns and average size of kids, Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow is meant to be used for kids ages 18 months and above.
    • However regardless of the age, the key requirement is for the child to be able to sit up straight in a Car Seat or Stroller and can safely/comfortably fit in-between the left-side/right-side of Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow then it can be used for that child.

 

  • What is "Try Sahara" Campaign?
    • "Try Sahara" is a beta testing campaign to get the initial feedback about our first product, Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
    • We are looking for a limited number of parents/guardians to try our product for their children.  Check this link for more details about what it is and how it works.

 

  • How does "Try Sahara" work?
    • "Try Sahara" is a simple three step process:
      1. You sign-up on this link providing basic information about yourself so we can see if you fit the criteria for our Beta Testing.
      2. If you fit the criteria, we will send you a link and 50% discount code to purchase the product, Sahara Head and Neck Support Pillow.
      3. Use the product and give us your feedback about the product. We will send a gift card as a thank you for your time.
      • You keep the product as-is with the understanding that it is a Beta Test version of the   product and under no warranty or support agreements from Anjadeer, LLC.

     

    • Why are we doing beta testing?
      • Anjadeer wants to create products that are helpful to your kids and makes sense to you as parents.
      • We are striving to make the product better and more useful for you before our full public launch.
      • We believe, parents, guardians, and caretakers of young kids to be our best guide in bringing useful products for you and your family.
      • We want to listen to you, hear/learn from your experiences in using the product and understand what makes it easy for you and what features you like.
      • We want to see what makes it fun and comfortable for your kids.  The kids need it use it and you need to feel good about using it for your children.
      • Beta Testing is our way to listen to you while you "Try Sahara".

     

    • What is the next step after beta testing?
      • After beta testing, these are the steps we want to do:
        • Incorporate any feedback into our design and the manufacturing process.
        • Send the updated product for any required formal testing and certifications.
        • Get your help to spread the good word to our future customers.
        • Open up our online store for parents and kids everywhere to enjoy the good experience you had in Beta Testing and get the benefits from your feedback in the improved version of the product.

     

      • What are the future product lines from Anjadeer?
        • Please stay tuned as we have more innovative products in the works.