My tot has been clamoring for a pillow and from the various mommy message boards I read, I know this is a common toddler request. So, after reading the expert advice and researching different pillows, I got her this Toddler Memory Foam Pillow.
Medical professionals caution parents against introducing a pillow too young and say that most children do not really need them.
…pillows are not recommended for children under 2. Kids that small can easily suffocate while using one…If you want to introduce a pillow, it’s best to wait until your toddler moves from a crib to a bed. But if you want to give him one while he’s still sleeping in a crib, go with one that’s small (the size of an airline pillow) and firm. Stay away from feather pillows, which are too soft, can set off allergies, and can smother a child if his head sinks into it while he’s sleeping.
If you do decide to introduce a pillow, a great one that meets all these requirements is the Toddler Memory Foam Pillow. The pillow comes with a velvety soft, removable, machine-washable cover, but you can also get a personalized cotton flannel or poplin cover or purchase a separate cover that matches the room decor.
The memory foam is so comfortable, I want one now for myself. And because it is super dense and firm and just the right size, it is safer for my girl. So mama sleeps better, too.
WANT IT: Purchase the Toddler Memory Foam Pillow at One Step Ahead (use coupon code 15SAVONE for 15% Off Orders $100+ through 6/30) or under the name “My Very Own Pillow” at Target ($24.95).