When Should I Give My Baby A Pillow?

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Are pillows recommended for babies?

Babies don't need pillows and adequate clothing—instead of blankets—can keep them warm. ALWAYS keep cribs and sleeping areas bare. That means you should also never put soft objects or toys in sleeping areas. ALWAYS place a baby on his or her back at night and during nap time.

Can my 15 month old have a pillow?

Wait until they are 24 months old.

The recommended age for using a pillow is now 2 years old. Before then, there's a danger of suffocation due to the extra material in the bed. Your child's own development will be a large factor in determining when they can use a pillow.

Are babies comfortable without a pillow?

Babies should sleep on a firm, flat surface free of pillows, blankets and other soft bedding until at least age 1, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' safe sleep guidelines, and ideally not until 18 months or later.

  • Practice tummy time. Provide plenty of supervised time for your baby to lie on the stomach while awake during the day.
  • Vary positions in the crib. Consider how you lay your baby down in the crib.
  • Hold your baby more often.
  • Change the head position while your baby sleeps.
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