Remember, what the Lord said; he said the kingdom of heaven belongs to children. Usually a new born baby sleeps 20 hours a day if undisturbed. The baby does not need a pillow to sleep; it just needs warmth and snugness.
This can be provided to the baby in question by a loving and caring parent. In the initial stages the baby is not aware about its surroundings; however, when the bovine mind of a baby starts to recognize things around then the parent concerned would need to be very precautious in the way he/she makes the baby sleep.
It naturally transpires that around the age of 2 or 3 a pillow can be given to a baby and this has been medically testified. The first word that a baby says is ma or pa and this is evidence enough that the baby is craving for something. It goes without saying that you cannot cuddle your baby all night long; so a pillow can take your place instead.
Besides, the décor around the baby’s bed needs to be taken care of. The pillow should be soft and the material used to make the pillow should be chemical free; as the baby might inhale the toxic stuff. It has been advised by authorities that the laundry on a baby’s bed should be fluorescent and animal pictures should be present in them.
There is an old saying as you sow, so you reap. However, the bottomline here is that your baby needs to be nurtures properly to grow up to be a normal adult. It has been proven medically that a properly nurtured baby can grow upto 3 mm in a night.
It seems normal for everyone to use a pillow when they go to sleep. You might even think it’s the only way you can sleep comfortably, however, when you are talking about a baby you would be wrong to think they can’t sleep without a pillow.
How old does a baby need to be before you are able to give them that beautiful pillow that matches their crib bedding? Well unfortunately you really should wait until they are out of a crib and into a toddler bed. Doctor’s also say around two years of age you can start giving a toddler a pillow if you want.
Don’t be fooled, just because you find it more comfortable to sleep with a pillow it is not necessary for a baby or toddler to sleep with a pillow to be comfortable. A toddler can very easily sleep comfortably without a pillow for a few years. However, you may find they begin to think of their pillow as something that provides security more than comfort for sleeping.
Some tips below may help you to choose pillow for your baby and toddler.
• Pillows that are made from cotton is a breathable fabric and can help keep baby dry and comfortable during the night. It is a good idea to choose organic cotton, as these have not been harvested with the use of chemical pesticides. It is imperative to choose fabrics free from pesticides.
• It is advisable to select colorful and cushy types having pictures of flowers or animals.