When to give a toddler a pillow
Before you embark on purchasing a pillow for your toddler, you should first consider toddler pillow safety. ⛑️
There is a lot of conflicting advice online, with some sites advising to wait until the infant is 18 months, whilst others suggest to wait until the child is 2.
The NHS recommends avoiding using pillows and duvets in your baby’s cot until they are over 1-year-old.
Using a pillow before this age increases the risk of suffocation, choking and SIDS.
So, when is the right time?
You should consider implementing a toddler pillow into your baby’s sleep routine when they show signs of being ready around 18 - 24 months old. ✅
If they are sleeping pillow-free or comfortably with a baby pillow without showing signs of discomfort, you should perhaps wait a while longer.
Alternatively, you could start using a toddler pillow when transitioning them from their cot to a toddler bed.
What type of pillow is suitable for a toddler?
However, you need to ensure the pillow is appropriate for the child's age. 🤔
You should check that the pillow has been designed to accommodate your toddler's sleep needs.
The pillow should be:
- Soft on the toddler’s head to prevent flat head syndrome
- Supportive and high enough to keep the neck aligned with the spine
- Highly breathable and made with the safest materials
- Hygienic and washable to prevent bacteria and stains from accidents
These factors are why we think the Panda Memory Foam Toddler pillow is an excellent choice. 👇
Does the Panda Toddler pillow sleep hot?
Memory foam is typically warmer than other pillow materials. 🌡️
This might make some parents wary, as toddlers can’t regulate heat like adults. 🥵
However, we found our tester slept cool and comfortable throughout the night.
There was no noticeable change in temperature–which may be down to the temperature-control capabilities of the bamboo cover. 🎍
Panda Toddler pillow composition
The Panda Toddler pillow has been made with safe and cosy materials for your toddler. 🧸
- 3rd generation memory foam
- In-built pillow protector
- Bamboo viscose pillow cover
The soft, pressure-relieving memory foam is gentle enough to support your baby’s head and neck and prevent a flat head. 🥰
Yet, it has the right degree of firmness to encourage the neck to stay lifted and aligned with the spine.
The hypoallergenic materials will help to prevent dust mites and keep your baby’s skin safe throughout the night.
The odour-resistant and washable bamboo cover also encourage the pillow to stay clean and prevent allergies. 🤧
But how do we know these materials are safe?
Well, every thread, dye, and material inside the pillow has been rigorously tested to ensure it meets the highest health and safety standards.
The Panda Toddler pillow is Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® and REACH certified to ensure no harmful chemicals have been used to manufacture this product. ✅
How much is a Panda Toddler pillow?
The Panda Toddler pillow is competitively priced compared to other memory foam pillows and baby products.
Other brands compromise on quality to keep their prices low, but the Panda Toddler pillow is high-quality and affordable. 💰
Unlike other toddler pillows that have to be constantly replaced, the Panda Toddler pillow will keep its shape.
In fact, it’s guaranteed for a full 10 years–so you could even pass the pillow down to your younger children once they are at the appropriate age.
Panda delivery conditions
The Panda Memory Foam Toddler pillow is delivered in a neat recyclable cardboard box. ♻️
Delivery is free for all orders over £30 and should arrive within 2 - 3 working days.
Our Panda Toddler pillow was delivered by DPD, who gave us an hour time slot on the day of delivery to let us know when they would arrive. ⏲️
You can see the unboxing process below!
Overall, we were delighted with the seamless delivery process.
Often, memory foam products experience off-gassing, creating an unpleasant smell when first opened.
However, we experienced little to no off-gassing from the Panda Toddler pillow,
Panda Bamboo pillow guarantee
Not only does Panda offer a 30-night trial period with their pillow range, but also a 10-year guarantee.
Even some of the most luxurious pillows will go flat after a year and are typically only guaranteed for as much as 3 years.
However, Panda has complete confidence in the lifeline of their pillows.
In fact, our Panda Toddler pillow still looks as new as when we first got it. ✨
All Panda pillows bought directly through the Panda site will qualify for the 10-year guarantee, whilst others will need to be registered.
Should I buy the Panda Toddler pillow?
If you are looking for your toddler’s first pillow, we highly recommend the Panda Toddler pillow. ✅
Our experience testing this pillow and the overwhelmingly positive customer reviews suggest this could be the best pillow available for toddlers.
And you can always send it back within 30-nights if you prove us wrong!