Pillows

@mansha (6301)
India
November 6, 2006 4:15am CST
I need to buy a good pillow for my 4 month old, how do I decide which one is good what is the criteria ? can anyone tell me?
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
6 Nov 06
i THINK THAT IS TOO YOUNG FOR A BABY.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
8 Nov 06
Okay I will wait a few more months. Thank you.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
6 Nov 06
Babies don't need pillows. Wait a few months and then get a small, thin pillow from a baby shop. Make sure it doesn't have feathers or anything that can stick out. Until then, just use an empty pillowcase.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
8 Nov 06
Thank you For the suggetions its the best response. I will do so. How old should the baby be when I should go for pillow. I don't have parents hence I will need all the advice You can give.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
9 Nov 06
If I recall, my son was almost old enough to ask for a pillow when he got one. He never had a pillow in the crib but after he got his own bed he got a very small and thin pillow, it was the same pillow I had when I was little. When he was almost four, he started stealing pillows from my bed so then I got him a bigger one. I have a bad habit of using too many pillows myself but it's not good for the back or the neck so as long as there are no complaints, I would suggest no pillor or just a very thin one.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
9 Nov 06
If I recall, my son was almost old enough to ask for a pillow when he got one. He never had a pillow in the crib but after he got his own bed he got a very small and thin pillow, it was the same pillow I had when I was little. When he was almost four, he started stealing pillows from my bed so then I got him a bigger one. I have a bad habit of using too many pillows myself but it's not good for the back or the neck so as long as there are no complaints, I would suggest no pillor or just a very thin one.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
Check the manufactures recommendation. They have ones specifically for young children
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@mansha (6301)
• India
8 Nov 06
Thank you but I was looking for someone who has used some product and could tell me.
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I test the pillows I like at the store.I lay my head on them to see how firm they are and I go from there.I love a firm pillows
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@mansha (6301)
• India
8 Nov 06
We are not allowed to do so in stores around here. But I wish they would.
@webduck (238)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Four months old is way to young for a baby to have a pillow. There would be more danger of smothering than any comfort it would provide.
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@xXmeganxX (4422)
26 Jan 07
hi there, doctors and people do advise all the risks of putting a child to sleep on a pillow, but i never took there advice to be honest, y baby has had a pillow since she was around 3 months old, she just finds it easier to sleep and hugs it while sleeping and she still uses one now, if you do intend to buy one now or in the near future, just buy one that's soft and not too puffy and it will be fine, but it has been fine with my child! :)
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@nawaab (168)
• India
24 Jan 07
u better make one at home using what is called "RAI" in hindi .. fill sum rai in a bag .. ven child places his head on it .. it gradually moves aside .. avoiding any unneccesary pressure on his little head
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@pooja_cg (1735)
• India
15 Nov 06
buy a soft pillow which is "U" shaped.its specially for infants.
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@pooja_cg (1735)
• India
15 Nov 06
buy a soft pillow which is "U" shaped.its specially for infants.
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@meetsammy (579)
• India
15 Nov 06
when ur buying a pillow always take care that the pillow shouldnt be too soft and neither should it be too solid....the foam content shouldnt easily bend by your hand....but again it shouldnt get too tough to bend it also...
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@gittabest (1949)
• Iceland
10 Nov 06
I thought 4 months old kids didn't need a pillow...
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@gittabest (1949)
• Iceland
10 Nov 06
I thought 4 months old kids didn't need a pillow...
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@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
9 Nov 06
thats way to young for a baby...i didnt start puttin a pillow on my son since he was 2 years old. i was afraid he would suffocate.
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@Nuubit (185)
8 Nov 06
I would personaly wait until they're a year old for a proper pillow, but pillows are known to give neck problems at young ages. I would wait until then to get a good nice pillow. I would go to your local baby stores and ask the clerks. Remember to test the pillow to see if you can still feel your hands, make sure it doesn't have feathers etc incase the baby gets into them. Although just letting them sleep at this age is fine, they dont really need a pillow until they're at least a year old. It's nice to have a nice cover and good place to sleep, which is nice and comfy if you understand what im saying at all.
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8 Nov 06
Hi there. Safety would be my primary concern.
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@magikrose (5423)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I have 4 children and I didnt give them a pillow untill they were about a year old. By adding a pillow to your crib now you have a very high risk of SIDS and you dont want that. At 4mo old the child is still learning to turn there head when they sleep. Please wait till your child is about a year. I know it sounds like a long time but you will greatly reduce the risk of SIDS.
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@gnt23tr (1015)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Nope I am sorry.
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
8 Nov 06
Pillow with baby on it - pillow with baby on it
I think that's way to young to buy one!