You might wonder why researching and looking for the best toddler pillow for your young one is necessary. Why should he or she not sleep on a regular pillow?
The reason is pretty simple. Whereas a regular pillow is designed to support the head and neck of an adult, a child’s body is proportioned differently.
There is some debate among the experts as to when it is appropriate to begin using a toddler pillow. Most agree that the general time frame is between the ages of 18 to 24 months.
Here we’ll give mommies and daddies some insights into the different options available when looking for the best toddler pillow.
1. Little Sleepy Head Toddler Pillow
This made in the USA toddler pillow has dimensions of 13″ x 18″. Little Sleepy Head uses the finest quality materials that are 100% hypoallergenic. Easy to care for, this toddler pillow is machine washable.
One reviewer describes how her daughter could not get comfortable using a standard adult pillow, pushing it aside to sleep directly on the mattress. Now her daughter is in love with this pillow.
Another parent commented on the excellent customer service she received. After ordering her son’s Little Sleepy Head toddler pillow she found that the pillow was too fluffy and thick, making her son’s head sit too high. Immediately upon notifying the company of this, they sent out a new toddler pillow with less fill, free of charge.
- 100% hypoallergenic
- Machine washable
- Great customer service
- Too fluffy for some
2. Toddler Pillow from a Little Pillow Company
A handcrafted product made in Virginia, this 13″ x 18″ toddler pillow is 100% hypoallergenic and contains no flame retardants.
This toddler pillow can be ordered in white or prints so that no pillowcase is needed.
Made with a high quality 200 thread count, double-stitched Percale cover, it provides a very soft sleeping surface.
One mom notes that this toddler pillow seemed a bit too “poofy” at first, but flattened out a little with use, to where her son now sleeps soundly on it.
She did machine wash and dry the item as advertised. Also, she testifies that the product is durable and holds its shape after every run through.
- 100% hypoallergenic
- No flame retardants
- Precovered with double-stitched, 200-thread Percale cover
- Too poofy at first
- Flattens in time (depends on your toddler’s preference)
3. SlumberLux Toddler Pillow
This toddler pillow is made with premium quality materials by a family owned and operated company. Measuring 13″ x 18″ this pillow is not too fluffy and not too flat. It provides just the right amount of support for your young one.
The hypoallergenic microfiber filling is ultra soft. Also, it is encased by a 100% cotton cover.
SlumberLux offers a one year Comfort Guarantee. This means 100% satisfaction or your money back.
One parent had positive things to say about the hypoallergenic microfiber filling and 100% cotton cover, stating that it is soft and comfortable. It has no odor at all. Also, you do not need to air it out prior to using it.
Another mommy provided her opinion on what a good choice it was to purchase this toddler pillow. She said that her daughter simply carries the pillow around with her all day and that she won’t sleep on anything else.
- Medium fluff is perfect for all toddlers
- 100% cotton cover
- Hypoallergenic microfiber
- Kids might like it too much and refuse to use anything else as they grow 😅
4. Angel Baby Organic Toddler Pillow
Angel Baby pillows are unique for two reasons. First, the covers have 100% organic cotton. Second, Angel Baby’s pillows have memory foam. It adjusts to the contour of your child’s head and neck.
This memory foam is certified by CertiPUR-US to be 100% toxin free. For more details on CertiPUR-US please see their website.
This toddler pillow’s unique memory foam construction aids in body temperature regulation. Your child’s head and neck will not get too hot nor be too cold.
It is eco-friendly and does not have ozone depleters or lead, mercury, or other heavy metals. This 13″ x 18″ toddler pillow is 100% hypoallergenic, mildew proof, anti-microbial, and dust mite resistant.
Handcrafted in the USA, this product is durable and machine washable.
One parent commented that her son was not used to sleeping with a pillow when she gave it to him. However, it was “super comfy” for him, and that (when he wasn’t using it) she would even sleep with this pillow herself!
Another mom noted how well suited this toddler pillow seems to be for her son, saying that he looks for it at nap time.
- Certified 100% toxin free by CertiPUR-US
- 100% organic cotton
- Hypoallergenic, midlew proof, anti-microbial, dusti-mite resistant
- None so far 😁
As we stated above, this was but a brief article to advise that looking for the best toddler pillow for your child is a wise decision. Experts have shown that such a choice is a good one for the restful sleep of your young one as well as their healthy growth.
Just as there is some debate as to the best time to provide a toddler pillow for your child, there is a variety of choices you can find in the marketplace. The above examples are but a small sample.
Ultimately, of course, the decision on if and when to purchase a toddler pillow and which one to buy is yours as a parent. Let us know how it goes for you when you find the best toddler pillow for your child.
Editor’s note: this post was first uploaded in April 2017 and has received multiple updates, including the most recent one in June 2019.
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