Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When can my child sleep with a pillow?

When can my child sleep with a pillow?
Should my toddler use a pillow, and if so, when?

Expert Answers
Judith Owens, pediatric sleep expert
Though they're often sold with crib bedding sets, pillows are not recommended for children under 2. Kids that small can easily suffocate while using one.
Actually, older kids don't need pillows either. Parents often think a pillow will provide their child with extra comfort, not realizing that their child was doing fine without it.
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.

Info from Babycentre

Pillows could be dangerous for babies.
They can cause suffocation, either by the baby turning face down and burying his face in the pillow or by getting his head under the pillow. This is rare.
Babies do not need a pillow to sleep comfortably.
Do not use pillows until the child moves from the cot into a normal bed, usually at 2 to 3 years. Even then pillows are not essential, but children usually want to have one to be like everyone else. Once our shoulders are wider than our heads, most of us sleep more comfortably with a pillow.
Young children should start with a flattish and fairly firm pillow. Older children usually choose the type and size they prefer. The type of filling does not matter unless there is an allergy problem

I was just grabbed the infos from the Babycentre...
Actually time lying down bfeedkan Adam,just wondering whether baby need to sleep with pillow or not..
sb tengokkan structure kepala and badan straight aje..Adam jarang tidur atas bantal dia..worry jgak takut effect ape2 plak kn..
so I got the answer..

Neway I was tied up with bundles of works..miss to update my blog..:(
hopefully during CNY sempat update..
Adam 1st time nak g makan besar kat umah uncles from my hubby side..:)hehe
Gong Xi Fa Chai..


zahira said...

what i can say from my experience - not to use pillow for yr baby. sbb masa ziqri kecik mmg bagi dia tido pakai pillow for 2 months! & he likes to sleep 1 side only. as a result kepala dia leper sebelah. sbb that time kulit tgh lembut lg mmg tak bagi dia tido pakai pillow. let him move his head easily when he sleep. skrg kepala dah nmpk bulat ;-). Bila kepala dah keras blh lar cont pakai pillow, hehehe

Thara said...

this is one true fact. masa i pregnant kan aydein, i mmg byk terbaca psl ni. and when i attended my lamaze class pon, the midwives told us all the same thing too. so mmg sejak aydein was born, i tak penah biasakan dia dgn pillow, takut dia suffocated. pillow and bolsters are for his crib's decoration only. hehe. :P

hushuss said...

Good info Nadia. Huspa letak pillow tapi pillow tu end up dekat kaki bobot je. mmg dia takkan tidur atas pillow.

mommynadia said...

Adam pun nadia belikan Latex Infant Pillow,boleh elak baby ma nadia selalu bising sb bantal tu nipis bila Adam besar bila time tidor,bantal ke mana,Adam pun kemana..
tp kalau bb nak jg kepala bg cantik,kn nadia takut..

bolster,cot bedding semua behabuk dgn baby cot dia sekali pakai..

exactly,mmg tak tidur bantak pun..tu yg nadia risau terus google cr info..

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