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When did your baby start sleeping with a blanket and a pillow?

My daughter is 19 months. She doesnt like blankets and she will throw the pillows out of her crib. lol

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MLM0503

Asked by MLM0503 at 10:34 PM on Dec. 4, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Well mine started at birth. I just depends on your child. She will use it when she wants to.
    akmami0f4

    Answer by akmami0f4 at 10:38 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I didn't see any point of a pillow for the babies. They slept perfectly well without. But when they started with allergies and drippy noses, then a pillow did help direct the dripping downward. I'd say maybe about a year we started putting pillows in their beds.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:38 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Pillows are not good for kids. Many kids kick off blankets so just make sure her pajamas are warm.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:38 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • My babies have had blankets from day 1. My oldest got a pillow shortly after 2. Her pediatrician recommended waiting til atleast 18 months-2 years before introducing pillows because neck control is still immature.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:41 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • 15 months for a pillow & covers right away..pillows are not safe for babies they could suffocaite.
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:43 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • blankets from birth, pillows at around their first birthday
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2009

  • I guess I just thought that a pillow would only help with the SIDS thing. My baby is only 6 months old but I never gave her a pillow. Then she got H1N1 (so said the doctor) and she had HORRIBLE congestion. I used two king sized pillows and stacked them up, so they fit the width of the crib and almost sat her up rather than lay her head down on the pillows. I only did that until she could breathe again because she's such a sleep wiggler. As for blankets, she liked swaddling for a couple of months. She likes a blanket before she sleeps but throws it off later in the night. I try to make sure she has warm jammies. I'd say don't worry about it until she asks for them. Hehe.
    MommyToMarsae

    Answer by MommyToMarsae at 1:22 AM on Dec. 5, 2009

  • From birth, lol. I coslept and didn't remove my pillows or blankets like some experts say to do. When they switched over to their own cribs they took their own little blankets. They got their own pillows at 9 months because they kept sleeping on stuffed animals so I got them one and they love their pillows still to this day.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:52 AM on Dec. 5, 2009

  • My kids have always slept with blankets from birth and at about 15 months we give them a pillow.

    Mazie0723

    Answer by Mazie0723 at 11:01 AM on Dec. 5, 2009

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