When should baby sleep with a toddler pillow?
If you haven’t heard of toddler pillows before, you may be wondering why a toddler can’t simply sleep on a regular pillow.
Regular pillows are designed to provide support to the adult’s head and neck. But a toddler doesn’t have the same proportions as an adult and resting on a regular pillow will place unnecessary strain on the neck and shoulders.
The continuous strain may lead to discomfort and sleepless nights or worse, poor posture.
Toddler pillows are designed around your baby’s proportions, allowing for a comfortable sleep while providing your little one’s developing body with appropriate support.
There is much debate as to when a toddler should start using a pillow. Many “experts” agree that the right time to give your toddler a pillow is when you transition baby from the crib to a bed, around the age of 18-24 months.
The answer you will get from parents, however, will totally different. Many parents report that they gave pillows to baby before this age without problems.
As every baby grows and behaves differently, it doesn’t appear to be a universal right time to introduce your baby to a pillow. After all it is up to you to decide when your little one is able to use a pillow. You will find out the fitted time when he or she is ready for it.
The purpose of giving your toddler a pillow to sleep on is to make him more comfortable. If your toddler is sleeping just fine without a pillow, just continue your little ones sleeping routine as normal.