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Any one know where I can purchase a good baby pillow? And at what age should we be using it? My sons got a flat head at back of his head and his over 12 months and not sure if his ready to use a pillow.

Posted anonymously, 10th May 2016

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  • I didn’t use a pillow till mine were 2/3 years old. My daughter had a flat head as well and i had a physiotherapist looking at it. She advised exercises and positioning.

  • We didnt use a pillow until my son was 21months and was in a big bed. Its personal choice. We went straight to a normal pillow though

  • I bought our daughter an infant pillow from baby buntings.

  • Target have great “your first pillow” pillows!

  • Im pretty sure I saw childrens pillows at Kmart on the weekend. Otherwise I know baby Bunting stock them.

  • I know that physician recommends toddlers from the age of 2 and above to have a pillow because kids move a lot in bed.But,if you know your child then you can easily buy them from most places and I bought mine from Adair kids for my two years old.

  • I starting using a baby pillow from 12mths onwards. Most stores like Target, Kmart etc have them.

  • I saw some in Kmart about 2 weeks ago :)

  • My eldest uses a Tontine pillow i got from Target from memory? My toddlers still dont use a pillow at 3. Ive tried when they moved to big beds but neither liked them. They sleep fine without. Best to get a very low, kind of firm pillow when u decide to get one.

  • I remember buying a junior pillow from Myers (because I had a voucher to use up). I think my daughter was a toddler at the time.

  • My kids love the IKEA one found in the baby section – it’s very thin and perfect size for a beginner pillow. You can buy pillow cases for these there too.

  • Each of my children had a tea tree bark pillow as babies then they moved onto a Tontine Baby pillow. My 3 year old twins still use their baby tontine pillow. I got the Tontine from Target store.

  • A baby tends to need a low pillow when he/she start sleeping on their side to support the neck or they are tilting head down onto shoulder.

  • With two of my three kids they started using it at around 2 and a half, my third child is nearly four and has never taken to it.. He only ever uses one when he comes into our room for a snuggle… But as soon as he wants one he can use it..

  • We started using a pillow when my son was 18 months, mostly because he insisted that he do everything we were doing. We bought a Tontine one (“My first pillow”) from Spotlight. It’s really low.

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