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what age to start using a pillow ?

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poppy2133 Sun 24-Jul-05 11:22:25

At what age should you start using a pillow ? My son is 15 months - I just think it must come to a point where it's not comfortable anymore to be lying so flat. Any ideas ?

MrsBubsDeVere Sun 24-Jul-05 11:23:02

I gave both of mine a pillow when they were about 18months.

Seona1973 Sun 24-Jul-05 12:40:36

pillows, duvets, quilts, etc can be used from 1 year if you want to. My dd had her pillow from 1 year as she had a cold and it helped to elevate her head and also gave me somewhere to put the hankie with karvol on it to help clear her nose!!

bobbybob Mon 25-Jul-05 03:16:32

When they are old enough to ask for one.

chocolatequeen Mon 25-Jul-05 12:16:15

Am sure DS had one at 1. First was a tiny one, but defo had a proper one by 18 months at the latest. Felt exactly the same as you - that it can't be comfy to sleep without one!! I always thought that by 12 months, they have the strength and the reflexes to push anything off their faces if it gets covered, and therefore pillows weren't a problem. Could be wrong on that though - no medical training!

Nemo1977 Mon 25-Jul-05 12:24:55

Ds was 12mths as he went into a bed and it was winter. Sometimes he uses it and sometimes he moves his head off it.

WigWamBam Mon 25-Jul-05 12:28:04

My dd had a small, flattish one from the time she was about 12 months old, and then had an adult sized one when she moved to a bed at about 22 months.

Hulababy Mon 25-Jul-05 21:15:24

DD had a flat pillow (from Mothercare) when she moved into a toddler bed, at 18 months. She has had a proper pillow since being about 2.5 years.

womba1 Mon 25-Jul-05 21:34:54

My ds had a flat pillow in his cot from the age of 1 and a proper pillow when he moved into his bed at the age of 22 months.

hunkermunker Mon 25-Jul-05 21:36:18

DS is 15mo and wouldn't keep his head on a pillow - he wriggles about so much. He lies on his front, so don't want to tilt his head up as I know from experience it makes your back hurt!

MummyJules Mon 25-Jul-05 21:48:37

DD had a pillow from around 2 and really likes it..

loulabelle222 Tue 26-Jul-05 13:19:39

ds is 15m and has had a proper pillow since about 13m. I didn't know u could get smaller ones hehe!
He doesn't sleep very well if he hasn't got a pillow now but then neither would i !

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