Several factors can affect your choice of pillow to purchase for your toddler, such as:
If your child is allergic to certain materials, you might want to find a hypoallergenic toddler pillow. Synthetic materials, while not ideal, are naturally resistant to molds and mildews. If your child has no allergies, you might prefer a more natural pillow.
The younger your child is, the firmer you’ll want the pillow to be. Once your children are a bit older, you can allow them to enjoy soft, fluffy pillows that weren’t safe for them as babies.
Ability to wash.
Make it easy on yourself. Look for a pillow that’s machine washable. Messes happen, especially with toddlers, and the last thing you need is a pillow that can’t be washed with the stomach bug visits.
SO WHAT IS THE PERFECT AGE TO BRING ON THE TODDLER PILLOWS?
Here are some signs that your toddler may be ready.
Baby’s shoulders are wider than her head.
By this time, chances are she’ll enjoy having some support under her head. Her body will also have grown to be able to push her pillow away if needed.
Baby enjoys laying on your pillow.
If baby can crawl around on your bed and mimics you laying on your pillow, she’s probably ready for her own pillow.
Baby lays her head on stuffed animals.
If your baby likes playing with stuffed animals, and especially if she lays her head on them, you’ll know she’s ready for a toddler pillow.