As your toddler continues to grow there will come a time when your little one will need a pillow to remain comfortable throughout the night.
Toddler pillows, also known as infant pillows were designed for the sole purpose of providing your baby with a comfortable night’s sleep.
This buyers guide will provide you with everything you need to know about toddler pillows.
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Why you shouldn’t give your toddler a regular pillow
If you have not heard of toddler pillows before then you may be wondering why a toddler can’t simply sleep on a regular pillow.
A regular pillow is designed to provide support to the adult’s head and neck. A toddler does not have the same proportions as an adult and resting on a regular baby pillow will place unnecessary strain on the neck and shoulders.
The continuous strain may lead to discomfort and sleepless nights or worse, poor posture.
Firm vs soft
You will need to strike up a delicate balance between comfort and support. If you press down on a pillow and it does not regain its shape then the pillow is too soft and is unsafe for your toddler to use as it poses a suffocation risk.
On the flip side if you press down on the pillow and it doesn’t move at all then the pillow may be too hard to provide comfort.
While the majority of toddler pillows have been designed to provide optimal support, it is still something to take into consideration.