Doctor insights on:
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
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?
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
Safe: It is safecto use.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
None!: Although most people use them, pillows really aren't good for our backs and necks, and can worsen our posture. Especially for a child who sleeps face down, i'd recommend not using any pillow at all. ...Read more
Since I was a child ,I bang my head on my pillow to self sooth, to sleep . Never seen a doctor about it. I'm 34 and still do it. Any info would help.
Not broke/don't fix: I'll agree it sounds peculiar but if it works for you why worry about it. Per-sleep rituals are common to all of us, but most just decide to give it up, get in bed, get into position and let go. If you are embarrassed by what you do you need to find an unrelated therapist and explore the issue. Perhaps they could help you alter the pattern to something that feels right. ...Read more
My six weeks baby.likes to sleep in a pillow I'm afraid about her neck but she falls asleep easily and sleeps more than two hours, is it okay!
High risk of SIDS: Sleeping on a pillow has been found to pose a higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While the risk of this happening is still small, it is certainly more with pillow use. I don't know if I would take that risk to get some extra sleep. She will learn to sleep well without use of the pillow - she just needs a little more time to accommodate to that. ...Read more
Will my 1 month old baby's spine be affected by sleeping on a contoured pillow? He sleeps on this while he is next to us in the living room. Thanks!
Sleep environment: His spine is not going to be harmed but I am concerned about a 1 month old sleeping on a pillow for other reasons. All infants should sleep on their side or back on a firm surface without pillows or on couches etc to minimize the risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome). I review every infant death in our county and unfortunately sleep environment is the biggest risk. ...Read more
Had massage on stomach used pregnant pillow didn`t have hole in the middle not comfy but didn`t hurt, bh after massage. Could pressure have hurt my baby?
Depends.: Where you are in your pregnancy, how big your abdomen is and how much pressure was put on it (and your baby), the strength and intensity of the massage, and possilby other factors all can have an impact on abdominal soreness after massage. The short answer is that if it hurt you it could have hurt your baby, though reassurance is probably more in order. See your OB and find out. No more massages! ...Read more
Neck and chest and left side of head itch no swollen or rash help please??? sleep on furry pillows and use baby lotion and wash with dove and nivea
Skin irritation: Focalized itching without rash is rarely due to underlying organ disease. I suspect skin irritation (sun coming through car window, the furry pillow, etc). Try changing both the pillow and the lotion. Rec fragrance-free non-alcohol containing lotion such as Vanicream, Eucerin or CeraVe. Use 2-3 times daily and always after bathing. ...Read more