The short answer is no!
With so many products available for pregnancy, infants, and beyond, it can be challenging to keep them all straight. You have probably heard a lot about baby pillows and nursing pillows, but here is one thing you may be surprised to find out – they can be the same thing!
What makes a baby pillow?
If you have seen the beautiful cribs in many baby catalogs, you might be confused to hear that babies really shouldn’t have pillows in their cribs until they are over a year old. Pillows can lead to suffocation or other dangers, which is why baby pillow is often a misnomer. However, babies enjoy resting on pillows, particularly during tummy time as this makes the position more comfortable.
What makes a nursing pillow?
Nursing pillows are a great way to make it more comfortable to breastfeed your baby. It can be difficult to find the ideal position for your baby to latch onto the breast, and once you find that position, it can be difficult or painful to hold it for the many hours spent nursing each day. A nursing pillow solves this problem by proving a secure and safe place for the baby to rest while you nurse, allowing both of you to be more comfortable during these special shared moments. Nursing pillows can be used as baby pillows during tummy time, which means you get two great products in one!