when is a good time to give my baby a pillow?

Jessica - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 13months old and gathers her blanket up every night to form a pillow under her head.

Is it to early to give her a thin pillow or does it increase the risk of SIDS?

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Rachael - posted on 07/30/2010

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just be careful if you decide on a pillow and she has her blankie that there isn't enough stuff in the crib for her to pile up and climb out of the crib. My son still doesn't use a pillow, but that is just my choice, he is comfortable without one. Also if you opt for a pillow make sure it is not too thick and that it doesn't bend the neck at a funny angle.

Desiree - posted on 07/26/2010

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my daughter will be 15 months in a couple days & she's had a pillow for months no just cuz she enjoys curling up & wrapping her arms around it. she gets to sleep easier with it. we discovered it when she was playing on my bed one night b4 bedtime =]

Stephanie - posted on 07/07/2010

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my 14 month old has been using a pillow for a few months now, not saying when is a right time for you, but Maggie just falls asleep and sleeps better with it.

Maggie - posted on 06/18/2010

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I believe that pillows are okay after 12 months. I think we may have given her one a little earlier in hopes that she would sleep better.

Kristen - posted on 06/17/2010

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My daughter is almost 14 months and she had been using a stuffed animal as a pillow, so I broke out the sewing machine and used a flannel receiving blanket to make a 12" by 10" pillow for her. She loves it!

Dannielle - posted on 05/05/2010

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does she sleep on her back? my baby is a tummy and side sleeper, she loves to hug her blanket, but doesn't put it under her head so i haven't thought about getting her a pillow yet. if you can find a small, thin pillow, i would go for it.

Rylie - posted on 05/04/2010

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this doesn't really have anything to do with this post just thought it was really cool that sarahs daughter and my daughter were born on the same day and year =)

Sarah - posted on 05/04/2010

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my daughter who was 1 on the 29th april has had a pillow for at least 3 months now, she finds it more comfortable and sleeps better with it but its all to do with if you feel comfortable about it or not but i personally dont see any harm with it

Katie - posted on 05/04/2010

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i don't think it could do any harm. but if she's comfortable with her blankie then let her do that :)

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