When can I give my toddler a pillow? How can I encourage my toddler to sleep better?
Our Bobbleroos Toddler Pillows are a favorite with toddlers/preschoolers, parents AND pediatricians! We hear from many parents telling us about how a perfectly sized toddler pillow makes a big difference in sleeping habits, helping both the child and parent get more restful sleep.
So when can my toddler start using a pillow? We typically recommend our toddler pillows for ages 2 years and up, but it's best to check with your pediatrician first. Your pediatrician will be up to date on changing safety recommendations but more importantly, they will also know your child's heath history including any issues that may impact your toddler's sleep, including allergies or asthma, muscle tone, neck and head control, etc. Some pediatricians will recommend a toddler pillow to slightly elevate a child's head during colds or after frequent ear infections requiring ear tubes to help promote drainage. But always check with your pediatrician first to know if your child is ready for a pillow.
Our toddler pillow inserts measure 12x16 (approx. 3" high) and can be purchased alone or in gift sets with extra pillowcases and matching toddler blankets. Our toddler pillow inserts are custom made and are lightly filled with 100% non-allergenic polyester fiberfill, covered with a durable white cotton fabric. Our toddler pillowcases are made out of your choice of fabrics - soft and durable 100% cotton flannel, 320 thread count cotton, percale cottons, or satin pillowcases for the ultimate luxury. Made in the USA. Machine washable. Personalization available.
Our toddler pillows also make great travel pillows for kids of all ages (and adults), and make a great youth pillow for sleepovers, camp, or slumber party gifts. If your child already has a toddler pillow and you are looking for a larger youth pillow, check out our larger 16x20 Youth Pillows. Pricing starts at $17.50 for a toddler pillow and pillowcase set, plain pillow inserts are also available starting at $7.99.
My child is ready to sleep with a pillow - how do I choose? A toddler pillow can also be a great transitional tool when your child is moving from the crib to a toddler bed. For many kids, this happens around ages 2-3 (and may coincide with potty training). Some parents say they knew their child was ready for a pillow when they started balling up a blanket to sleep on or using a stuffed animal as a pillow. Let your child pick out their favorite fabric for the pillowcase and don't worry about it matching a certain room color or bedding theme. Pick a fabric that they will form an attachment to (trucks, fish, butterflies, etc) and let them cuddle up with the pillow during the day as well as night. We can also embroider the pillowcase with your child's name to make it more personal and unique. Continue reading more in our recent blog post....