From what age do children need a pillow? And what should I pay attention to when choosing a pillow for my child? These are questions we regularly receive from young parents. Discover our advice below!
We recommend a pillow only for children from the age of 2 or 3 upwards. Younger children don’t need a lot of head support when sleeping. Moreover, a pillow is not safe at that young age, due to the risk of suffocation. Do you notice that your child regularly puts the blanket, an arm or a cuddly toy under his or her head? Then it's time to look for your child's first pillow.
We always advise parents of young children to choose a machine-washable pillow. At this young age, accidents can happen very quickly and you will be happy to be able to put the pillow in the washing machine straight away.
It is important that you don’t pass on your own pillow to your child! An adult pillow is too high for a child's head and will push it up too much. So, when looking for the best pillow for your child, it is important that you choose a low pillow.
For children, we usually recommend the synthetic, refillable pillows by Auping. These pillows are filled with microfibres and are therefore ideal for people who like to wash their pillow regularly. You can put the entire pillow in the washing machine without having to zip the cover off. The cover of these Auping pillows consists of 50% organic cotton and 50% bamboo. That’s why the pillow feels wonderfully soft and has good moisture regulation. Bamboo also has an antibacterial effect.
You can also adjust the volume yourself afterwards if you notice that your child is starting to need more support. So this pillow grows with your child and moulds easily to the head shape.
We absolutely want you to find the pillow that suits your child perfectly. That’s why we developed our ‘Test Pillow’ programme. Feel free to try out the different pillows in our showroom, but don’t hesitate to test the chosen pillows for a few days, in your own bed, obligation-free. This way you can be sure of your decision.
Important note: testing your pillow at home before purchase, obligation-free, is a great advantage, but unfortunately we are temporarily unable to offer this option due to COVID-19. The health of our customers and employees comes first. It goes without saying that we will look for a hygienic way for you to find your ideal pillow in store. So don't hesitate to visit our showroom, we will be happy to help you.
Do you have any more questions? Contact us or visit our showroom. We will be happy to help you find the right pillow for your child.