Can I put a pillow in my daughter's crib?

Tara - posted on 09/30/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )

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Can I put a pill in my daughters crib for her to lay on to be more comfortable? She is now 11 months and I was wondering if you can yet. She tries to make a pillow out of her blanket but then she gets cold without her blanket.

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Brenda - posted on 09/30/2010

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i have for my 9month old i ust put it under the bed sheet so he cant put it over his face

Alexandra - posted on 10/04/2010

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My son has been sleeping with a pillow since he was 5 months old he is gonna be two I would say yes but just make sure is under the sheet so she doesnt pull the pillow on her face

Candice - posted on 10/03/2010

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My daughter is 11months and has been sleeping with a pillow for awhile now.

Kristy - posted on 10/03/2010

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I started sleeping my son on a babies pillow when he was about 3 weeks old. Its tiny. I know it's recommended that you sleep them flat, but he slept heaps better when I gave him the pillow. I think it may have had something to do with him being used to falling asleep on my breast after feeding. I did the same as Brenda, just put it under the sheet he is sleeping on.

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The advice in the UK is no duvets or pillows until the age of one. I'm not planning on giving our son a pillow when he turns one though.

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i would say yes? we do not have one in our daughters crib, BUT i like watching teen mom, and my bf pointed out HEY that baby is younger than nat and has a HUGE pillow in her crib! she is still living so i figure its fine.

Christine - posted on 10/07/2010

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Ya i would just use a flat pillow. My son is 14 months and doesn't have a pillow. He seems to sleep fine without it.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/06/2010

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i put pilliow under my oldest when he was about 10 months i think and to this day he still sleeps with one and hes almost 2 so i dont see a problem in it

Stacey - posted on 10/06/2010

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i wouldnt my son is 21 months old and has never had a pillow, i know everyone is saying if they can move their head about etc then yes but i would be careful as even tho they may be able to move around there is still the risk of sufforcationg especially if your child sleeps on their tummy x

Margaret - posted on 10/05/2010

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My son has a teddy bear that he uses as a pillow. They sell mini pillows, like travel pillows, kid sized. They sell them at walmart, I don't see any problem with it.

Tara - posted on 10/05/2010

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Also thank you Nikki, Krissy, Terra, and CJ for your advice and I will do that. Thank you for your time.

Tara - posted on 10/05/2010

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Thank you Christy, Ashley, Kristy, Ava, Candice, Katie and Alexandra, I will do what you guys say and thank you for taking the time to answer, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.

CJ - posted on 10/05/2010

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I think it sould be fine. My daughter slept better with a pillow than without, I gave her one at around 11 months. Just get a "breathable" one that's flat, not all fluffy :)

Terra - posted on 10/04/2010

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my daughter uses a pillow for her naps in her crib. its the only way i can get her to nap during the day but i also check in on her about every ten mins or so just to make sure. she doesnt get a pillow at night time yet, but soon she will. good luck :)

Krissy - posted on 10/04/2010

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i go with what brenda said put it under his sheet due to he can put it over his face and if he's pulling the blanket over his face i would keep an eye on that so nothing happens through out the night

Nikki - posted on 10/04/2010

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my son has slept wioth a pillow since 11 months, he is now almost 16 months and he wont sleep without one , he moves around so much in his sleep I dont worry because i know he will roll back over

Katie - posted on 10/04/2010

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You can just buy a very flat pillow...just about anywhere. I had a flat pillow that my mom gave me when I was younger and I used that. My daughter doesn't seem to mind it and if she doesn't want it anymore she just throws it to the opposite side of her crib. I think its safe as long as you get a flat one and just kind of monitor how she does with it. Maybe try using it during naps first and then work your way to all night.

Ava - posted on 10/03/2010

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Yep! I agree with Brenda. Put it under a tight fit bedsheet that she can't pull up or anything and you should be 100% fine!

Ashley - posted on 10/03/2010

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my daughter is 10 1/2 months & just started using a pillow. i wasn't originally going to give her 1 til she was in a toddler bed but her grandparents got her one of those pillow pets (the lady bug one--they r SO cute)...well she got really attached to it n drug it to bed 1 night so i said to heck with it n let her sleep with it that night. n it hasn't left the crib since! honestly tho she has always been a good sleeper but she has been even better since the pillow...sleeping in longer just seems more comfy n cozy--it may b a coincidence...but its worth a shot...no harm can come of it. ur daughter is 11 months so she knows how to move around plenty, so i say y not...give it a try:)

Christy - posted on 10/03/2010

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My son does the same thing with his blanket and he has a pillow in his bed. I think for him it is a comfort thing! My son is 22 months old and in a toddler bed.

Tara - posted on 10/03/2010

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Thanks Corrinne and thanks Tajma, but I think I will try the pillow since everyone else says it should be OK.

Corrinne - posted on 10/03/2010

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my son has slept with a pillow for about 2 months now it was the only way for him to stay asleep when putting him into his cot!!!!

Tajma - posted on 10/02/2010

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NO!!!!! she don't need it and it's dangerous. my son is 23 months and I have never used a pillow and he sleeps just fine.

Randie - posted on 10/01/2010

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I put one underneath my daughters mattress, but then once she was old enough to sleep well through the night and pick her head up and move around some I put an flat one for her one from the hospital they gave us..it worker well :)

Tara - posted on 10/01/2010

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Keri, where do you get the ones with breathable holes? And thanks, both of you guys!!!!

KERI - posted on 10/01/2010

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I have had flat pillows with breathable holes for my twins since about 6 months, i think youa re right, comes down to being able to turn their own heads...go for it

Aimee - posted on 10/01/2010

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yes u can put a pillow in your childs cots as she is old enough to turn her head .

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If she already is trying with her blanket then why not? I would just use a flatter pillow and no slip.

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