When Can A Baby Sleep With A Pillow?
Refrain from letting your newborn sleep on a pillow to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Newborns just need a surface which is firm and flat to lie on. Baby should also be put to sleep on his/her back which is the safest position. Side sleeping has a higher risk for SIDS than back sleeping. Make sure your baby's head remains uncovered during sleep. Do not place your baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, or other soft surface to sleep. While babies should sleep on their backs, other positions can be used during the time babies are awake. Babies can be placed on their stomachs while awake with an adult supervision to help develop muscles and eyes and to help prevent flattened areas on the back of the head.
Baby does not need pillow till around 2 years old. If you want to give him one earlier than that, wait till your baby can turn from front to back and back to front. Give one that is firm and small in size. Lie baby on the back to sleep without pillow is to prevent suffocation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Flat spots on the back of your baby's head will go off in a few months' time after your baby learns to sit up, spends time on tummy while awake and playing, or when you cuddle your baby in an upright position.
When we went from childbirth edcucation at Mount Alvetnis, they mentioned no need pillow for newborn but my mum realized my girl kept turning to her right hence she asked us to give pillow to prevent flat head and to help her turn her head to the left.
I let my baby lie on a pillow, cause my mum say if lie flat, the back of baby head will become flat. You can buy the pillow with a hole in the center, so that ur baby head will be round. :)
I just let him lie flat, which is recommended to prevent any suffocation, in case the baby turn etc. possibility of