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27/6/18

Tess

What age do you start to use a pillow? Which pillow is best for toddlers?

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Posted a response on 28/6/18

Red Nose

Red Nose recommends delaying offering a pillow until baby is over two years of age and is no longer sleeping in a cot or portable cot.

Soft bedding is dangerous in a cot and should not be used. Soft bedding includes pillows, quilts, doonas, soft toys and bumpers. Soft bedding may cover the baby’s face and obstruct breathing and/or cause overheating.

Older babies in a cot can be at an increased risk of a sleeping accident by using pillows and bumpers as a step to climb up and fall out of the cot. It is safer to wait until the child starts to sleep in a bed before introducing a pillow or other soft bedding.

For more information please see: https://rednose.org.au/article/pillow-use

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