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When can a child start to sleep with a pillow?

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gummylump

Asked by gummylump at 12:08 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Health

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  • My son was 12 months old when I asked his doctor about it. He said it was fine. So I am not 100% sure about the age it's okay to start. But I started my son at 12 months with approval from his doctor.
    DDry

    Answer by DDry at 12:22 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • I was curious about this too and found some information about it. The doctor's on the one site said that it matters your child. Some babies it is good to start them early because of ear infections and congestion problems because it will raise them to a better sleeping position. Another thing they pointed out was if they are sleeping in a toddler bed that it would be a good time to introduce them to a pillow or if a baby likes to climb out of their crib because most will through out stuff before climbing out and it is something soft to land on. I guess it is really just up to a mother if they think they're child is ready.

    I don't have my daughter sleeping with one yet and she's 16 months old.
    Babyduche

    Answer by Babyduche at 4:11 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

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