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    I'm thinking of getting a baby pillow for my soon to arrive baby to prevent her from having a flat head.

    The ones I have found that are available in Australia are Mimos Baby Pillow and Mije Baby Head Rest.

    Does anyone have any feedback on any of these? Are there any others that you would recommend instead?

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    The pead in SCN where my girls were supplied pillows for this reason. I'm not sure of the brand but he said any "peanut" pillow for babies are suitable.
    The girls were transferred to a nearer hospital and only had them for a week.

    I did however get mini neck pillows at around 4 months as advised by my GP/OP to keep them elevated while sleeping, they had terrible reflux.

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    Have a look at the SIDS website. Pillows are NOT recommended for babies until 12 months of age. They are a suffocation risk.

    My ds & dd never had pillows and didn't have flat heads at all.

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    I have a love nest? Or something love pillow, more like a thin foam thing with a hole in the back of it.
    I used it after about 1week of age and stopped when she could turn her head/shoulders.

    I WOULDNT credit this as the only thing that stopped her head being flat. By far.

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    My dd is 15mths and she still doesnt have a pillow and never has. To prevent flat head you give bub's tummy time and make sure bub's head gets equal laying time on each side. (I used to alternate which side dd's head faced for one nap, and did the oposide side for the next nap.)

    I wont be giving dd a pillow untill she is in her own bed for SID's reasons mostly.

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    My dd is 16mo and we have just given her a little pillow in the last month, we gave it to her because she had a runny nose and would sleep great with it in there, now she is better she won't sleep with out it..
    She is still in a cot, should we be looking at putting her in a toddler bed now?

    I thought pillows were Safe over 12 months, I didn't know that it was dangerous if there still in a cot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunkamunka View Post
    My dd is 15mths and she still doesnt have a pillow and never has. To prevent flat head you give bub's tummy time and make sure bub's head gets equal laying time on each side. (I used to alternate which side dd's head faced for one nap, and did the oposide side for the next nap.)

    I wont be giving dd a pillow untill she is in her own bed for SID's reasons mostly.
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    Dd would sometimes sleep on her tummy if she was laying right next to me or on me or if she fell asleep during tummy time. She loved her tummy time which I started whilst in the hospital. Dd got a pillow just before 2 it was used to elevate her during her sleep to reduce coughing and it was my pillow so she would think she was still with me

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    Thanks everyone. I've done some thinking based on your responses and have decided not to get one now.

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    My child is coming to 18 months and i too have heard pillows arent reccommended till after 12 months. I agree also with the tummy time advice

    I bought my kids pillows from http://www.pillowsonline.com.au/kids-pillows/

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    Joyaa, where do you sell these mimo pillows? Kind regards, Vital Mum


 

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