they are both considered ok from 1 year. Ds likes olbas oil on a hanky put into his pillow case at night as it helps him to breathe (when he has a blocked nose). We also use a plug in karvol vaporiser.
DD1 got a duvet & pillow when she moved into her bed aged 2, but I think they are fine from age 1.
Re the snotty nose, have you tried books under the head of her bed? We (I) love olbas oil too & have just bought a "vapourisor" which appears to be a small fan which blows over a stick soaked in olbas oil!
DD (and I) have both been having olbas oil on a tissue in our rooms as I've also caught the cold. Its good poor DD does seem whenever she gets a cold to start coughing and then be sick in her bed a lot which doesn't help her. I might try raising her bed a bit with books.
Stupid question but where can you get pillows/duvets for toddlers from? Just mothercare?
I just used a normal sized flattish pillow and a single sized duvet although mine didnt get a duvet until they went into a bed - they were in grobags until then. Ds stayed in a grobag until 2 1/2 years but had a pillow from before then
DD1 is in a toddler bed but has a single sized pillow & duvet as i wasn't sure how ling she'd be in it & didn't want to have to (potentially) buy all new bedding in a few months time! I got a cheapy "value" pillow from the supermarket (as I didn't want a big thick one) and a 2.5tog duvet from Next (coz I wanted a light one for the summer)