Pediatricians recommend pillows not be given to children under the age of 2 years. However, there are some children who may begin needing some nighttime lift earlier than that and then others who aren't ready for one until even later. Unless you feel they are needing something to sleep on earlier than 24 months (usually indicating this by sleeping on their arm, a blanket or stuffed toy), it's best to wait until the recommended age before introducing them to one. Then be sure to give them time to use it as they feel the physical need.
Also know that a pillow may not be necessary all night in the beginning. Some parents have asked us if there is a problem because their toddler is off the pillow by morning, wondering if the pillow is too high... (read more)
The first thing to know is that a toddler should not be given an adult size pillow. They need one sized for their small necks and bodies, which is why A Little Pillow Company's Toddler Pillow at 13" x 19" is made to fit the toddler, not the bed. Pillows that are too big can cause neck and back pain and sleeplessness.
In addition to the physiological reason behind a small profile pillow, another benefit is how it can encourage a restless child to move less during the night. Many, many parents are surprised, but pleased, at finding that their toddlers are more stationary as they learn to stay on our pillow while sleeping. Please remember though, as every child is different they will adjust at different rates to a new pillow. At 13 inches x 19 inches our pillows are the appropriate size and loft for 2 - 4 year old children... (read more)
Today we are going to teach you how to add some "cute" to a plain white pillowcase and have fun with your kids at the same time. Here is a list of what you will need:
Welcome to the new look of A Little Pillow Company's website. We have expanded our line of offerings to include such items as crib and toddler sheets (twin, full and queen sizes coming soon) and luxury linen decorative pillows so we thought it was time to freshen the site and reflect this.