We all want a comforting place to lay our heads, so why should our children be any different?
Once children make the move from the confines of a cot to the vast freedom that is a bed, a pillow is a whole new concept and finding the perfect one can be challenging. So here are our top picks:
The 8 best toddler pillows for Australian children:
1. Teenii Tot latex pillow from Madii & Dylan
The perfect transitioning pillow for first time pillow users, the distinctive wave design and softness of the natural latex will conform to your child’s head while providing proper spine alignment and neck support. On top of all this, the self-ventilating core increases air circulation which will helps to keep your sweaty toddler cool and comfortable in any sleep position.
Made from organic latex, these pillows are hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites, mildew and bacteria.
2. Baby pillows twin pack from Celeep
Made of a 100 percent soft cotton cover over a microfibre filling, this pillow provides the premium comfort and support your baby needs. With just the right amount of fluff, your baby will sleep peacefully, with his neck and head nicely supported.
And although these pillows are mould, mildew and dust-mite resistant in addition to being 100 percent hypoallergenic, it’s good to know that you can still easily wash them. Just toss them in the washing machine and go!
3. ClevaFoam toddler pillow
Perfect in size and design, this pillow helps ensure a peaceful and restful night’s sleep and is just right for your toddler’s first pillow. Researched and developed with the University at Trinity College in Dublin, the ClevaFoam Pillow is the only pillow scientifically proven to reduce the pressure on the back of your baby’s head by 50 percent and increase support by 80 percent; all helping to prevent Flat Head Syndrome.
Designed with safety in mind, ClevaFoam is lightweight and breathable with reduced heat retention, making it suitable for use with babies. Manufactured using fabrics and foams that are hypo-allergenic, PH balanced and toxin free makes the pillow suitable for use with babies who suffer from asthma and allergies. The Airflow fabric draws away moisture and increases airflow and is also Oeko-Tex 100 certified for use with babies. Suitable from 12 months +.
4. Memory foam toddler pillow from Aloudy
The special design of this clever memory foam toddler pillow will keep your toddler’s head and spine in the correct alignment and relieve pressure on the head and neck. In fact, its curved design ensures that your toddler’s head remains naturally placed while he sleeps.
Made from 100 percent premium quality hypoallergenic materials, this is a super soft-yet-firm pillow that offer the ultimate in support for little heads.
And because memory foam can’t be washed, the pillow comes with a fitted cotton cover that can be zippered off and tossed in the wash.
5. Latex toddler pillow from Tiny House
Soft, durable and well known for retaining its shape, this lovely latex toddler pillow offers great air circulation and heat dissipation that will keep your littlie comfortable no matter what the weather.
The contoured profile of the pillow conforms to the curves of the head and neck during sleep and provides optimal support whether your toddler is a side, back or stomach sleeper.
Coming with a removable waterproof pillow protector, this pillow is designed to last and last.
6. Natural fibre small toddler pillow from Innature
This gorgeous all natural, non-chemical, breathable wool and organic cotton/hemp toddler pillow is handmade in Auckland. Lovely and soft, the pillow will naturally compact and felt-up with use.
The pillow offers the perfect dimensions to support your toddler’s head while supporting their neck and shoulders too. Both wool and hemp have water absorbency properties so this pillow will help keep your toddler’s temperature regulated, keeping them warm in winter and cool in summer.
Because these pillows are made from 100 percent natural fabrics, they do smell like wool – which is one of the best smells we think, but something to be aware of.
7. Hypoallergenic microfibre toddler pillow from TILLYOU
Not too small, not too large, this is the perfect take-it-everywhere pillow for toddlers. Filled with 250g dense yet soft fibre, the pillow is a perfect balance between thin and fluffy, and provides the right amount of support for your toddler’s neck, head and spine.
Not recommended for babies or children under 2 years old.
8. My Little Dreamy Pillow from KeaBabies
Raved about by parents everywhere, the KeaBabies toddler pillow is hypoallergenic and ergonomically designed and tested on toddlers to give them the best spinal support without compromising on their comfort.
And because we all know that mess always happens with kids around, this toddler pillow is completely machine washable. Which is nice!