The NICHHD recommends that you avoid pillows for babies under one year of age. They recommend never to place baby on a pillow to sleep or add pillows to the crib, either. This is to reduce the risk of SIDS. Here are other ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.
– Never leave your baby unattended in your bed.- Have your baby sleep in the middle of the bed, between parents.- Don't co-sleep after drinking alcohol or while using sleeping pills or other medications, like antihistamines, that can make you extra-drowsy.- Keep extra pillows, comforters, quilts, and other plush items.
If you want to introduce a pillow, it's best to wait until your toddler moves from a crib to a bed. But if you want to give him one while he's still sleeping in a crib, .
Babies should not sleep in their parents' bed, which is called bedsharing.. Infants should never sleep on pillows, air mattresses, waterbeds, cushions, soft .
Place your baby to sleep in the same room where you sleep but not the same bed. Keep the crib or bassinet within an arm's reach of your bed. You can easily watch or breastfeed your baby by having your baby nearby. Babies who sleep in the same bed as their parents are at risk of SIDS, suffocation, or strangulation.
Co-sleeping with your baby might seem like the easiest option, especially if you'