pillow?

Jessica - posted on 12/23/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )

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At what age do you start giving you September baby a pillow? I want to give my son one, but is there really a point if he is all over his bed and doesn't sleep in one spot. And i still get a little worried about SIDS..

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Karen - posted on 12/25/2010

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i gave mine one when he started rolling his blanket up under his head (about 10 months) but what i do is put it under his crib sheet so that he can't move it around or get it over his head.

Jessica - posted on 12/26/2010

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My chiropractor recommended not using only a very thin one or none at all until at least age 3 or 4, their necks have not developed yet and need to be on fairly even surfaces. We'll be waiting a while, family history on both sides of bad neck and back problems.

Tranda - posted on 12/30/2010

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My son has been sleeping with a pillow for awhile, infact now he sleeps with his pillow pet! My doctor told me at his 2 month visit not to worry about sids cause he was rolling over to sleep on his stomach. If he was strong enough to roll over the risk of sids decreases, infact at 6 months they are greatly decreased. So if you have a strong healthy baby you don't need to worry about sids cause it isn't a facter after 12 months...

Erica - posted on 12/29/2010

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My baby has had a pillow for quite some time. He had reflux when he was younger and it helped to prop him, when we started using it I would put it under the crib sheet but one day after washing when he was about 10 months old I decided not to struggle the tight fitting sheet over the mattress and the pillow so I left it out. He has done fine and sleeps much better with it.

Kristina - posted on 12/29/2010

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I have had the same experience as Amanda B. My son had a sinus infection and was very congested. Adding a flat pillow helped him breathe and sleep much better. He is also a mover, but does seem to stay in the same vicinity within his crib. I place him on the pillow from his head to his upper chest. He seems to like the extra coziness. And the pillow he uses is a lot older like Amanda B's. LOL

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My daughter (15 months) just loves pillows and has had one in her bed from about 12 months but she's liked to go and sleep on mine prior to that. Most nights she wriggles off it and ends up lying flat but it's there if she wants it.

Kate - posted on 01/07/2011

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our lil man has used a pillow since a very young age. as did his sister. they both suffered from sevre reflux and it was abou the only thing that would help soothe them. at first i used one fairly fat one and put it under the mattress so if porpped the whole bed up, but then we began using a tri pillow. putting him fairly high up so his back and head were on it and the sides of the pillow kept him from rolling. he sleeps much better with than without. but up to u if u want to then i say do it.

Joey - posted on 01/07/2011

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I'm glad you are worried about SIDS but honestly i heard that the occurrence of SIDS goes down drastically after six months and is non existent at a year. So i believe you are fine. I just recently bought my daughter a toddler bed, and i also bought her a sheet set and with the sheet set came a small little throw pillow, she sleeps with that small pillow and with a pillow pet she got from nanna. So i think your little one may be okay.

Alecia - posted on 01/07/2011

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Our daughter is almosty 16 months old ( on Jan 17th ) and she still sleeps in her crib without a pillow. It's best for babies and toddlers to sleep on a flat, firm mattress. I've actually heard that even adults don't really need to sleep with a pillow.

Kayla - posted on 01/06/2011

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My 16 month old daughter has had a pillow since we moved into her toddler bed at about 14 months. She is no really all over the bed. The pillow is a flatter pillow. She also has a pillow pet that she loves to sleep on for nap time.

Susan - posted on 01/06/2011

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we don't use a pillow for our son who just turned 16 months because there's been no real need. for that matter, we don't use blankets either. we just make sure he's snug in his footsie jammies. he's seems quite content with his lovey and fitted sheet and I know he's safe.

Lisa - posted on 01/05/2011

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My son is now 16 months and has slept with a pillow since he was about 11 months. It is an older flat pillow and he stays on it pretty much thru the entire night

Hope - posted on 01/04/2011

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my fifteen and a hald month old has a pillow, but he doesn't really lay his head on it he more lays his body over it.

Cindy - posted on 01/04/2011

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Is it necessary to intro pillow to our kiddy so soon other than a need (eg alleviating it due to sinus)?
My son has one since birth. However, it is for him to secure it. Not so much of sleeping onto it as he also moves around.

Katie - posted on 01/03/2011

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We bought our son one of those pillow pals that you see for sale now everywhere. Sometimes he lays his head on it, sometimes he doesn't He never sleeps in the same spot, so I really don't see any need for a pillow just yet. I figure when we start getting him to sleep in a toddler bed we will get him a pillow. For right now, he is just as happy sleeping on his stuffed animals.

Bree - posted on 12/31/2010

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We just bought our 15 month old a pillow. It's adult sized but firm. It's kind of thick, but she just lays right on top of it so it's not just her head. She has started sleeping better since giving it to her. We're working on making her crib a more comfortable place and this was one step. I wasn't sure how it would go, but so far so good!

Renee Marie - posted on 12/31/2010

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My little one has been sleeping with a pillow sence she turned one. She liked to drag my pillow around and lay on it on the floor so i put one in her bed she sleeps on it all night. It was nerve wrecking at first when i put the pillow in her bed i`d be checking on her through the night but i found the pillow kept her comfortable and she sleeps on it all night.

Kelly - posted on 12/30/2010

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I haven't and I don't see a need to give one right now. I didn't sleep with a pillow until I got pregnant (at age 29) so I don't think it's a necessity.

Lacey - posted on 12/30/2010

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i gave my little boy a pillow wen he was 12 months purely because he would go into my room before bed and take mine lol. he has a very thin pillow though and i put it under his head and back but he always seems to fold it under his head aslong as he is comfy i dont really see a problem

Jess - posted on 12/29/2010

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Jessica, I would be surprised if your kids aren't already climbing out of their cots well before 3.

Ava doesn't have a pillow simply because she has never needed one and she also has had a 3 near miss SIDS, so our doctor recommends she sleep with nothing in her cot.

Jessica - posted on 12/29/2010

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Maybe I'm paranoid (I've been told I am) but I don't plan on giving my little ones pillows til at least 3 when we plan on putting them in toddler beds. I just see my kids using the pillows to climb out of their crib and fall and break something.

Amanda - posted on 12/29/2010

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My son has been using a full-size pillow for many, many months now. It started when he had a cold; we were using it to help prop his head. It really seemed to work. I lay a large part of his upper body on the pillow. He does move around a lot some nights, but other times he lays in that spot until morning. He seems to like it, so I let him keep it. I will admit, the pillow is a bit older, so it's also a bit flat.

Amanda - posted on 12/25/2010

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My son's started using one just after his 1st b-day he started draging mine out of my room and using it on the living room floor, he used the throw pillows alot too so i got him one for his crib. He doesn't stay laying on it throughout the whole night but i don't see it as a danger either

Nichole - posted on 12/23/2010

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Mine uses a pillow. Has for awhile now. He is all over the place too, so usually ends up sleeping with his feet on the pillow...lol. My son rolls, walks, sits, stands, and all that so I figured he be fine with a pillow. And he's done great, and he sleeps better when he has one.

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