When should a Child Use a Pillow?

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Decorating a child’s bedroom can be a real fun that many new parents look forward to. Choosing colors for the walls, for your baby’s bedding or the accessories needs patience and simplicity. You are in a hurry to make everything in order, but you have to keep in mind that your newborn baby doesn’t need a pillow in the earliest years of his or her life.

The pillow is very important also because the baby’s skull is soft until they are 2 years old. So whatever you do, you should keep that in mind.

Newborn Babies Do Not Need a Pillow

As a new parent, you keep thinking about your baby’s comfort. However, any soft bedding material in the baby’s bed is a danger for suffocation. Newborns have very little head and neck control, and they will not be able to move their head to breathe if pillows or other soft bedding cover their noses and mouths. The pediatricians advises parents to use a firm sleep surface, avoid pillows and blankets.

When your baby is around 2 to 3 years old, you can put your baby to a normal bed with a toddler pillow, that is thin and firm. At that age period, a child can turn his/her head to breathe comfortably.

What Kind of Pillow Should You Choose?

This hypoallergenic materail filled pillows have many benefits and is best for the tender heads of the babies. You can wash them because they are filled with 100% organic cotton. For those who want to keep their babies away from chemicals, this could be one of the best ones. Supportive toddler pillows are preferred because they are thin but at the same time equally supportive. These kinds of pillows make the baby comfortable in every position she likes be it on the tummy, on their back or, any of the sides.