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When did you give your toddler a pillow?

MY 18 month old sleeps with a teddy and mostly its under his head. I am wondering if he needs a pillow because he looks so uncomfortable. Do you give your toddler a pillow? If so when did you start? Where did you get a toddler sized pillow? And do you use a pillowcase?

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Kristal430

Asked by Kristal430 at 9:43 AM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I think 18 months is OK. The main conrcern is that babies are not strong enough to lift their head and make sure they have a proper airway. Certainly by 18 months a child is strong enough.
    BlooBird

    Answer by BlooBird at 9:47 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • 18 months
    nakita72

    Answer by nakita72 at 9:52 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I waited until mine were out of the crib and into a bed. So, for the first one it was 22 months and the second at 17 months. Then I just used a regular pillow with a pillow case.
    mupt02

    Answer by mupt02 at 9:59 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I gave my dd a small square, fairly firm pillow at 18 months.
    momov4kids

    Answer by momov4kids at 10:01 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Around 20 months. At Bed Bath and Beyond, I found what they called a travel pillow; it's about half the size of a regular one. They sell pillow covers for them. I put it into a standard pillowcase, with the wide side in first, then tuck the extra pillowcase fabric inside the case, and under the pillow. It works quite well.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 10:06 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • my dd was using a pillow by 12 mts. before that she would fall asleep on one, but as soon as she was really asleep would take the pillow away
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 10:44 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Wal Mart sells travel pillows and cases. It works great for little ones. My kids all started using pillows around their 1st birthdays. I think at 18 months a pillow will be fine.
    Heather881029

    Answer by Heather881029 at 11:24 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I gave my kids pillows around 9 months. I bought a small throw pillow from Wal-Mart.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 12:40 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • My kids all got pillows around 9 to 12 mths. I used the travel pillows that you can get pretty much anywhere.
    Mommah3

    Answer by Mommah3 at 10:01 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Mine slept with me until he was almost 21 months, but he got a pillow after that when we moved him to his own bed.
    LokisMama

    Answer by LokisMama at 8:23 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

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