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Baby Flathead Pillow
Not yet: Some babies still do not have adequate muscle/neck strength, and a conventional pillow may add to the (low-yet still possible) risk of a suffocating injury. There are wedge pillows specifically designed for infants that are acceptable. Best wishes. ...Read more
A blanket yes: But baby should not need a pillow ...Read more
I need help. My baby fell from bed w/ a pillow but i didnt see what happend i just woke to her cry and she was already under the bed when i saw her?
BABY FALL: How old is your baby? Approximately how far was the fall? How is baby acting now? If no visible signs of trauma to head, face, neck chest, belly, etc; AND baby is acting COMPLETELY NORMAL; there is likely no problem. If there is ANY trauma or you simply have uneasiness or need peace-of-mind; contact your baby's doctor or go to an emergency department. ...Read more
Is it ok to prop up my 10month old baby with a pillow or something at night if she has a cold? Will this cause everything to sit in her chest?
Not Safe Yet: The use of pillows is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years old due to the risks of suffocation and other injuries. Bed pillows can easily entrap and smother an infant or small child. It is also best to wait until child has graduated from crib to toddler bed where movement is not as restricted. A firm and small (airline-sized) pillow is best for a toddler. ...Read more
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