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    when did you give your baby/toddler a pillow

    as per title just wondering what sort of age people gave their child a pillow for the first time? my son is 13 months and we are considering introducing one but have read some articles that say 2 years plus although others say 12 months?

    thanks in advance

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    both my sons had cot pillows from 12 months old

    i gave my daughter a small cot bed pillow from 12 months and she was fine with that.. il be doing the same with my 8 month old

    My little ones have always spent time in bed with me. I figure they're used to pillows in my bed so they should be ok... However, I've always introduced a pillow when they move out of the cot and into a big bed of their own. I'm way over-protective though!

    Usually about twelve months, but its normally a cot pillow rather than a full size one.

    Generally I think the guidance is to not use pillows or duvets until they are over a year as they can't regulate their own body temperature. My 6 year only had a pillow when he went into a bed at about 2, same with my 3 year old. I expect I will do the same with my 12 month old, however it is a personal thing i guess.
    if you want to elevate their head (to aid congestion) try putting a pillow underneath the mattress to create a gentle slope.
    As with a lot of parenting you have to follow your childs lead and use your common sense, I'm sure you will know whats best

    Not until they went into a bed at about 2 for me :thumbsup:

    around age 2 when they went into a bed

    They used to say ''never give a child a pillow until they ask for one''

    awww, how cute!

    Mine wont be having a pillow, and shes 11 months. She has got a cot duvet but i still do the foot position thing with it.

    about 2-she was sleeping with her head on a soft toy-so gave her a flatish pillow

    Our son had a cot pillow at 17 months and loves it. He used to be up and down the cot but now stays put on the pillow.

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    Our son had a cot pillow at 17 months and loves it. He used to be up and … Our son had a cot pillow at 17 months and loves it. He used to be up and down the cot but now stays put on the pillow.



    my son is the same which is why were considerin a cot pillow at the moment he pulls his cot bumper down to create his own pillow!

    thanks for all the anwers:thumbsup:
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