I've been letting my DS have several small and thin blankets. He's 20 months But, I was wondering at age are any blankets safe. He does not care for his little blankets always throwing them off, but he actually cuddles under my comforter. When can he have a thicker cuddlier blanket? What about pillows? He doesn't have one yet. He likes to snuggle when he sleeps, but he can't since I'm not giving him anything snuggly yet because I'm not sure when he can have blankets and pillows.
blankets and pillows- safe at what age
You know what? My daughter has always had blankets and pillows. She's co-slept with me and her dad from birth. When napping on her own, she slept on her back.
But the general rule of thumb is when a baby can roll over, pillows are okay. The concern is if they smoosh their faces into a pillow and can't roll over off of their faces. But, realistically, the vast majority of babies, even tiny tiny new ones, can move their heads up and readjust if they're on a pillow.
Your son is 18 months old. If he's uncomfortable, he'll kick the comforter off.
DS2 is now 9 mo and when he sleeps alone I give him two fluffy blankets to keep him warm. I gave DS1 a pillow around a year.
When we co-slept he always had blankets, but now that he's in his own room and I can't seem him, I wasn't sure. I actually got a video monitor recently and I had it on one day and I noticed that he was breathing really fast. I turned on the screen and saw that his thin blanket was over his face. So, I went right in and took it off and his breathing went back to normal. It scared me a little bit. I guess at some point his body would have woken him up and told him to move? You think it would have happened before he started to breathe that fast. It's only happened once. Normally he throws all his blankets off anyways, so it was very weird.
DS really wanted a pillow, he was stealing mine, at about 20ish months. He hated blankets until about the same time. We're cheap, so it's always cold in our house, so it's either blankets or you freeze! Even with layers of PJs, he would still get really cold hands/nose and I would cover him up when he fell asleep.
DS has slept with cuddly blankets (minky and plush sort of ones) since he was about 6-8 months old I think. the smaller lovey ones (by angleldear) since probably 3 months. He doesn't sleep with them on top of him, only to cuddle with. He doesn't seem to care for a pillow, so he doesn't have one. When in bed with us, we have pillows but he does not seem anxious to share them, so we don't. I think he probably will be pillow free until he seems to want one.