Kids grow at a rapid rate, and before you know it your little baby will become a child who needs a big kid bed and a pillow to rest their head on (where did the time go?!).
Children’s pillows were specifically designed for growing children and their different sleeping positions. You should never let a child under the age of ten use an adult pillow at bedtime, it’s both dangerous and can create complications with their physical development.
When Does My Child Need Their First Pillow
Generally children do not need pillows until they are at least 2 years old. This is when they usually start to develop sleep habits and are more likely to sleep on their side and back. Sleeping on their side without a pillow can be harmful for the child’s neck long term, the neck should be neutral at all times when they sleep.
The best way to find out if a child needs their first pillow is to check to see if they are placing their arm beneath their head while they sleep. If they are, a pillow is needed.
What Type of Pillow Should I Use
We generally recommend a bamboo pillow for children, for many different reasons. The advantages of bamboo are that they are anti-bacterial, moisture absorbent, allow excellent insulation, hypo-allergenic and of course very soft and eco-friendly.
Bamboo fabrics produce fewer allergens. With their natural anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic properties, they are a viable alternative for those with sensitive skin, asthmatics and allergy sufferers. They also suppress bacteria growth, which is why the health industry is on board when it comes to recommending bamboo!
Bamboo fibre is one of the most durable natural fibres out there. It is softer, more breathable and higher in quality than premium cotton, not to mention better for the planet.
The Eco Kids Low Profile Bamboo Pillow
The Bamboo Classic Low Profile Pillow is a healthy choice for a growing child and their different sleep positions. It is a traditionally shaped memory foam pillow that is extremely plush and comfortable for children and their developing postures. It is manufactured using premium density quick release; pin holed visco memory foam for superior support and comfort.
The plushness of this pillow makes it feel like you are sleeping on a cloud and is achieved through the addition of ventilation holes in the foam. This not only enhances the soft feel but also improves the airflow through the pillow. The pillow provides a superior level of comfort, pressure relief and support for the head, which will help provide a peaceful night’s sleep.