Few things tend to be as uncomfortable as having to sleep upright on a plane or a bus. Children are more flexible than adults, but giving them a kids travel pillow can make a huge difference! Neck pillows make a trip a lot more enjoyable and they can be a cute travel accessory too.
They function perfectly as a kids car pillow as well! So, after a trip to their grandparents or a tiring day, you don’t need to worry if their neck will ache when they fall asleep.
1.Select a pillow with firm and comfortable support.
You will need to strike up a delicate balance between comfort and support.
Press in the middle of the pillow to evaluate how quickly it regains its shape. If the pillow does not move (or moves only slightly) when you press it, it is too soft and unsafe for toddler use. Because it poses a suffocation risk.
If the pillow takes several minutes to regain its shape, it may be too firm and uncomfortable for your child.While the majority of toddler pillows have been designed to provide optimal support, it is still something to take into consideration.
2.Determine which size is most appropriate for your toddler.
Consider a toddler pillow. Several manufacturers offer pillows designed specifically for toddlers. Toddler pillows are smaller than standard pillows, The smaller size eliminates the excess fabric that may be a suffocation hazard. The pillows also are firmer than typical adult sized pillows. The larger the pillow, the more likely they will be to suffocate or to suffer from neck and back strain.
3.Assess the content of the pillow.
YoPillows can be filled with natural or synthetic materials.
- Opt for 100% polyester non-allergenic. Poly fill to avoid potential allergic reactions. Polyester, a synthetic fiber made up of three-dimensional clusters, is allergy and odor free. Polyester is more durable and holds it shape longer than natural fibers.
- Choose 100% cotton filling for its soft fabric and breath ability. Cotton filling creates a flatter, firmer pillow that is ideal for toddlers. However, natural fabrics like cotton may cause allergy issues and are not as durable as synthetic fabrics.
- Consider a pillow made of hypoallergenic foam. Sometimes referred to as posture pillows, foam pillows help to align the spine and neck to promote healthy posture while sleeping.
- Avoid feather or down pillows because they are typically too soft and unsafe for toddler use. They also can contribute to allergies.
Many organic toddler pillows are naturally hypoallergenic. If your pillow is not organic then it will be clearly marked as to whether it is hypoallergenic or not.
Overall it is very important to consult or seek advice from professionals or people that are experienced about toddler pillow. Make research and find pillows that are hypoallergenic even if your child has no allergies, even though manufacturers like to name out all the materials and products used on their products, you still can never be sure of what chemicals are inside your toddler’s pillow. When your baby starts to use a pillow, keep a watchful eye on them, not that you should be paranoid, but it’s important to always be alert and to make sure that the pillow and your child are a good fit.