You may be thinking “a pillow is a pillow. Why do I need a specific one for my baby or toddler?” Well, there are a few reasons why a baby pillow made for babies is the way to go. First of all, a regular-sized pillow is built to support the head and neck of an adult—someone who is much larger. This means your baby or toddler will be straining to make this pillow work. The damage that straining like this can cause go deeper than your baby getting a bad night’s sleep. This can lead to long-term posture problems. To avoid issues, buy a baby pillow meant for this smaller person, and ensure it has these three qualities: is free of allergens, has the right amount of support, and has the right fill.