In this post, I'll talk about baby sleep pillows. When should you give a pillow to your baby? When can you give a pillow to your little one? What kind of pillow do you give your baby? What type of pillows can help with nursing? When can you give your baby a pillow to sleep on? The NICHHD recommends that you avoid pillows completely, for babies one year of age and younger. They also recommend never placing a baby on a pillow to sleep and never add pillows to the crib, either.