Experts recommend introducing kids' pillows and kids’ cushions to toddlers at around 18 months old. This is about the same time we would give them a blanket, which experts say is outside the time-frame of SID occurring. These would be our main points to consider when buying a high-quality kids’ pillow:-
Size - avoid a full-size pillow as these will be too big for a toddler and will not correctly support your toddler in bed. Select a specifically designed toddler or kids’ pillow.
Filling - you need a firm enough pillow to support your child, and one you are confident will not go flat after a month, which the kids' pillows we sell won't! It is also best to look for low allergen fillings.
Maintenance - who has free time with toddlers? Most mums don't, so check your kids' pillows are machine washable. In fact, we would advise avoiding any pillow with special washing instructions. If you have chosen a memory foam filling, look for loose or zippered covers.
Durability - you should expect your kids' pillows to last around 18-36 months. You need kids' pillows that will stand up to being used for that length of time, and capable of enduring a few pillow fights!
At Royal Design, you can shop online to find a wide selection of kids' pillows and kids' cushions, including fun characters for sale. You will find the cutest kids' cushions in all shapes and sizes, from animals to star shapes. All designed with busy parents and messy kids in mind, they are machine washable and robust enough to withstand the toughest love.