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When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a pillow?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Babies should not sleep with soft blankets, pillows or stuffed toys.
They need a firm sleeping surface and should always be placed on their backs to sleep.

In brief: No

No. Babies should not sleep with soft blankets, pillows or stuffed toys.
They need a firm sleeping surface and should always be placed on their backs to sleep.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Avoid using those baby positioners to keep baby on back or side. Not proven to help. Also once baby can turn over on his/her own around 4-6 mos no need to put them back on their backs while sleeping. All suggestions will decrease SIDS risk. No tobacco smoking in the household will also help.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Never

There are safety issues with pillows and blankets.
Only have your baby in the crib.

In brief: Never

There are safety issues with pillows and blankets.
Only have your baby in the crib.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Young babies must not sleep with pillows.
If an older baby sleep with pillows, the parents will worry off and on that something bad still might happen. Since babies don't need any pillows, it is best to not have pillows around sleeping babies.

In brief: No

Young babies must not sleep with pillows.
If an older baby sleep with pillows, the parents will worry off and on that something bad still might happen. Since babies don't need any pillows, it is best to not have pillows around sleeping babies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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