How do I choose the best toddler pillow?
It is critical to allow your baby to "sleep well" throughout the first few years of his or her fast growth. Sleep is believed to be the baby's primary priority.
Should toddlers sleep with pillows?
1. Should infants sleep with pillows?
Yes, but not too early. So, what's the right toddler pillow age?
Pillows are not advised for newborns under the age of one and should not be placed in the crib, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The spine and neck of a newborn are flat and straight, and have not acquired a physiological curvature like adults. If the infant is propped up with a pillow at this time, the baby's cervical spine will be compressed.
The baby has not yet developed neck curvature at the age of three months. At this point, whether the infant is laying flat or on his or her side, the head and body are at the same level and do not require a pillow, but will be uncomfortable if one is used. Pillows can generally be used by a baby when he or she has reached the age of one year. Between the ages of 18 and 24 months, the baby's small neck begins to "bend," and it is advised that at this point, you begin utilizing pillows!
2. Why is it not suggested offering a pillow to a baby too early?
I. Babies have limited movement; if you give your baby a pillow to sleep on, he may be unable to turn his head or his head may become buried in the pillow, putting the baby at risk of asphyxia.
II. Newborns do not need pillows because they sleep flat, with the back and rear of the head in the same plane, which prevents muscular stiffness, so whether he sleeps flat or on his side, he does not need a pillow.
The pillow's function is to maintain the physiological curve of the neck, which develops gradually throughout the course of a baby's development.
3. How do I pick a baby pillow?
From birth to maturity, the infant's neck curvature physiological curve changes continually; the cervical curvature of the baby at different ages is not the same, therefore the height of the pillow should also be adjusted and updated as the baby grows. In summary, a baby cannot sleep with adult pillows, nor can he or she sleep with a same pillow since childhood.
4. How to know what pillow height is best for your baby?
A basic criterion for assessment is that the baby's head and body can be kept at the same level on pillow, whether sleeping on its side or lying flat.
Tillyou organic toddler pillow size are 13"x18" and fit 14"x20" pillowcases
5. How to pick a pillow texture?
A pillow that is overly soft might become a 'hidden killer' for your infant in terms of safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against using excessively soft objects for newborns, such as pillows, scarves, toys, and overly soft mattresses and so on. Soft objects tend to sink the baby's face into them, resulting in deadly asphyxia and an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Too hard a pillow is also not ideal; not only is it unpleasant, but it also has the potential to cause distortion of the baby's growing skull, resulting in a flat head, partial face, and so on.
The method for determining the texture of the pillow is likewise quite straightforward.
If the baby's head is fully buried in the pillow, this indicates that it is overly soft.
If the pillow cannot be placed near to the baby's head, there is no visible sink, and the pillow is too hard, it is unsuitable.
The proper pillow should have a quick rebound with hand pressure, as well as a specific sink when sleeping on, just near the head and neck.
6. What is the proper pillow inner material?
Pillow stuffing for babies should include good breathability, good moisture absorption (not easily moldy or sprouting), soft and firm, lightweight, and simple to clean. To be safe, pick a material that has no unpleasant flavor, is non-toxic, non-hazardous, and is hypoallergenic.
Material safety: No formaldehyde, no odor, non-toxic and non-hazardous.
Health and hygiene: Good ventilation, the pillow stuff is not easy to moisture, it is not easy to breed bacteria, mites, and not easy to mold and sprout.
When it comes to toddler cotton pillowcases, the most popular cotton may be safe, breathable, and easy to clean. You may select a hue to help the baby sleep, or a pattern that the infant will enjoy.