Babies aren’t supposed to sleep with anything in their crib or sleeping space to avoid suffocation risk. When you get the all-clear to use a pillow—usually between eighteen months and two years—it can be tough to figure out the best choice for your baby. Toddler-specific pillows are smaller and firmer than their adult-size counterparts. That makes them easier for toddlers to handle and easier for them to fit in a crib or toddler bed. Toddler pillows may also be made of hypoallergenic materials or materials that wouldn’t be a choking hazard if they were to come loose. Here’s what to consider when choosing a toddler pillow.