what age is it safe for a baby to sleep with a pillow?
Red Nose does not recommend placing a pillow where baby sleeps unobserved. It is safer to wait until the child starts to sleep in a bed before introducing a pillow.
The Australian government states it is safer not to use a pillow at all for children under two.
They may cover the baby’s face and obstruct breathing or cause overheating.
Older babies in a cot can be at an increased risk of a sleeping accident by using pillows as a step to climb up and fall out of the cot.