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Babies should never be given a pillow before 12 months, and best advice is to wait until 2 years - even after that, if they sleep happily without one, then there's no reason why they shouldn't continue without one for longer. You might want to place a pillow case under their head if they are prone to dribbling so that you can keep the top of their sheet clean. Pillows present a danger to babies under 12 months with risk of suffocation.
If you do want to introduce a pillow for your toddler then there are a few considerations. Although you don't have to buy a pillow sold specifically for toddlers, you should ensure that any pillow they use is firm but not thick because deep pillows can lead to bad posture. If your baby suffers allergies, then an artificial fibre presents the safest option. You may also want to check that the whole pillow is washable so that you can clean it should the need arise.
Expectant mothers in the late stages of pregnancy may want to pamper themselves with a pregnancy pillow. These come in various shapes (sausages, crescents and other patented shapes) and are designed to provide support for your back. One of the more popular brands of nursing pillow is the Widgey! Most pregnancy pillows double up as nursing pillows, helping you to cradle your newborn baby whilst breastfeeding, or helping Dad to support the baby while bottle feeding too.
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