How to Choose the Right Pillow for Your Toddler
Posted on 01 July 2014
Once your baby becomes a toddler, you might start thinking about using a pillow. There are lots of reasons pillows are a good idea for toddlers: they can help positioning, which is especially useful for wriggly children, they provide a comfortable resting place for your little one’s head, and many toddlers enjoy snuggling down to sleep on their pillow, with some finding comfort in carrying their pillow around and cuddling it for comfort during waking hours, too.
When choosing a pillow, the most important consideration is what it’s made of. Look for a pillow which uses breathable cotton and natural fabrics, rather than synthetic materials. Natural fabrics are usually more gentle on a toddler’s delicate skin and have a lower risk of allergies and irritation. Many toddler pillows are flatter than adult pillows, and you may prefer to start your toddler with a flatter pillow to begin with. Naturepedic has a really nice classic white, organic cotton pillow option. Available at Nest Bedding.
Safety is also key; it’s important to note that, due to risk of suffocation and SIDS, pillows are not recommended for children under two years of age. Before two, babies and young toddlers should sleep without a pillow, and you should also avoid keeping toys and other objects in their cot or bed with them for the same reasons.
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