Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sleep with or without pillow??

Saya jenis yg tido mesti pakai bantal. Kalo bantal x comfortable sure x lena saya tido. Tapi ni bukan citer pasal saya OK...Ni citer pasal Qaseh.

Perihal tidur Qaseh dari lahir MIL bagi tidur dengan bantal. So saya yg kurang pengalaman ni mengikut je la. Even mana nap time dalam buaian pon bagi bantal. Sbb nk elak kepala terkena lantai if something bad happens. (For safety purposes we put the tilam kekabu bwh buaian).



Tapi since Qaseh dh pandai mengiring dan menerap dulu. Saya x bagi dia tidur dgn pillow. Because at last the pillow will end up under her body not her head. Karang x pasal sakit badan plak..Dah le gaya tidurnya agak lasak.


MIL ade pernah tanya kat saya "Qaseh tidur x pakai bantal ke?" So I gave the same answer as above. Then I start wondering. Whether there will be any effect if Qaseh sleep without pillow? Is it bad or good??.



So today I googled it. Found this from babycenter.com

When can my child sleep with a pillow?

Should my toddler use a pillow, and if so, when?

Expert Answers

Judith Owens, pediatric sleep expert

Though they're often sold with crib bedding sets, pillows are not recommended for children under 2. Kids that small can easily suffocate while using one.

Actually, older kids don't need pillows either. Parents often think a pillow will provide their child with extra comfort, not realizing that their child was doing fine without it.

If you want to introduce a pillow, it's best to wait until your toddler moves from a crib to a bed. But if you want to give him one while he's still sleeping in a crib, go with one that's small (the size of an airline pillow) and firm. Stay away from feather pillows, which are too soft, can set off allergies, and can smother a child if his head sinks into it while he's sleeping.

And this one from www.babblesoft.com

When should you give your baby a pillow to sleep?

There is no rule about needing to give your baby a pillow to sleep on. Yes, it’s more comfortable for us, adults, to sleep on a pillow. After all, it is one of our sleep associations. And, because we are bigger, a proper pillow supports our neck in such a way that our bodies can fully relax at night. Buy the wrong pillow and you can wake up with a cramped neck.

But, children are smaller and the wrong pillow when they are too young can be a bad idea. Not only can it increase the SIDS risk as I mentioned above, but baby can roll off if it doesn’t have side support. If baby is old enough to move around and the pillow is too large, the pillow might move on top of baby, making it dangerous for him. In addition, if your baby is pulling up, he can use the pillow as a launchpad out of the crib. No one wants that! He might be climbing out soon enough on his own. No need to give him props.

Therefore, I recommend avoiding a pillow for your baby until she is well into being a toddler over 2 years old. And, if she is content not to use a pillow at all, don’t even worry about it. My eldest son didn’t care to sleep on a pillow until he was close to 2 1/2 and then we gave him a very flat pillow.



So, from the two sources it is best not to sleep with a pillow until she's 2 years old. Lega le xde bad effect sbb x bagi Qaseh sleep with pillow.


What about your experience?? Care to share? Kot2 ada yg saya tak tau. Caring is sharing!!



7 comments:

ezan said...

sarah pun tdo xpakai bantal.. sebab sarah tdo lasak.. hehehe...

tp ezan pun xtau specific reason bagus ke x pakai bantal ni.. good info apash.. thanks for sharing.. :)

btw, baby yang xpakai bantal ni kepala bulat.. cam naak mat saleh. xde lekuk.. hehehe..

Huda said...

husna pun tido x berapa nak bantal..mula2 time tido tu mmg atas bantal, pastu dh ke mana2 :) lasak kan..so kiteorg smua tido atas toto je skang ni..hik3..x per kut..

lin muhamad said...

aku rasa penah ckp kt ko dlu psl ni,takyah kasik baby tido guna bantal..aku penah terbaca tak elok.tryla google..sara since baby sampai skrg tido tak berbantal.lgpn dia mmg tido lasak.bantal tu buat sendal tak kasik dia jatuh katil je.

ApasH said...

ezan: setakat ni mmg pale Qaseh xde lekuk..hehehe

huda: x sakit badan ke tido atas toto jer??

Lin : ade eh? cane eh aku leh lupe..

Anita, Mummy Adzryl said...

heeee. bagus info ni!

tp as for me, mmg x suka kasi my baby pakai bantal. dari lahir i mmg x kasi dia pakai bantal. even if my mom or MIL letak bantal kt bwh kepala dia, slow2 i akan tarik gak x kasi guna. x suka. sbb kononnya nak kepala anak cantik kan. i mean, kasi bulat je kepala dia tak mcm kemek like some babies. hikk. biasa la, suka hati jer kan i nih. :P

btw, i rasa pun x elok pakai bantal la. 1stly, kasi kepala dia cantik jer bulat.. :P 2ndly, risau gak takot bantal tu tinggi sangat dari badan kan.. 3rdly, sbb reason article tu la.. takot sesak nafas ke apa kalo bantal tertekup kt muka.. hishh..

btw, walaupun i x amalkan kasi adzryl pakai bantal.. tapi kitorg ada guna infant pillow tu jgak! hahahaa. tp dia bukan mcm bantal sgt. mcm ala2 tilam sbb very nipis. haa try guna tu okeh! ;)

Lina said...

ms lahir, aleesya pakai infant pillow. then slowly change to small pillow. since she sleeps with us on the bed, die nak pakai 1 of my soft pillow pulak. lena je tido plak tu.. hihi. tp ms mula2 nak tido je, after that dah guling2 x guna bantal pon.. lasak sgt!

ApasH said...

Anita : kalo bantal nipis je xpe la kot.

Lina : pasal tidur lasak tu le yg sbb x kasik dia tidur ngn bantal. Lgpon tidur atas tilam empuk..x yah bantal pon xpe..hehehe