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SueDonim Fri 17-Apr-20 17:21:06

I’d prefer the advice of the entire NHS and the Lullaby Trust to that of one GP who may or may not be up to date with current practises.

paddyanne Fri 17-Apr-20 17:05:41

Suedonim the pillows were bought on the advice of the GP .

SueDonim Fri 17-Apr-20 15:53:49

No pillow is safe for a small baby, according to the NHS Why would you take the risk of SIDS?
There's no research to show whether cushions or pillows marketed as suitable for preventing flat head are either safe or effective. They are best avoided. www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/sudden-infant-death-advice-being-ignored-due-to-flat-head-worries/

All my GC have slept in grobags. They’re very easy to use and much better than faffing about with top sheets and blankets.

Small amounts of milk that were brought up onto the sheet were mopped up with a muslin or cloth until it could be changed properly next time the baby woke.

Callistemon Fri 17-Apr-20 15:21:23

I don't think the OP means a pillow. Like half a fitted sheet which could be slid off the end of the mattress.

But I wouldn't use them, better to lift the baby, make sure he's ok if he's been a bit sick and change the whole sheet.

paddyanne Fri 17-Apr-20 15:08:22

My GC all had pillows after a friends baby had flat head syndrome and had to wear a helmet to reverse it .They said the cause was sleeping on her back .The pillows have a hole in the middle like a doughnut and are firm so baby cant suffocate on them

Hithere Fri 17-Apr-20 13:12:36

Sorry, when I wrote recommended but it is not accurate.

I should have written - the new guidelines are only to use the mattress sheet and a sleep sack on the baby.

Apologies for the confusion

emmasnan Fri 17-Apr-20 13:07:42

Its now not considered safe to put any extra things in the cot especially under a baby's head. www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Hithere Fri 17-Apr-20 13:03:49

Now it is only recommended to use one sheet (covering the matress) and nothing else for the first year - to reduce the SIDS risk

After 1 year, normal bedding and pillows can be used

Duff Fri 17-Apr-20 12:16:38

When my kids were born we made lots of like one side of a pillowcase out of a sheet to put under babies head so that if they spit up you didn't have to change the whole sheet waking baby, is there a modern equivalent.