Articles and Tips


BobbleRoos Blog is a great place to find some useful tips and tricks for your infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  Here are some of our most requested and most viewed articles (the links will take you directly to the full length article on our BobbleRoos Blog).

Toddler Pillow - How to use a BobbleRoos Toddler Pillowcase with Envelope Style Closure

Using a pillowcase seems pretty straight-forward, right? Well take a quick look and make sure that you are taking advantage of one of the coolest features of a BobbleRoos toddler pillowcase.  From time to time, we receive questions about the inner flap of fabric on our pillowcases which is sometimes called an envelope style closure (there are many different variations on this design).   Since it can be hard to describe the design of our toddler pillowcases, we took a few pictures for a step by step illustration on how to use this inner flap to conceal and protect the toddler pillow inside...(continue reading article)

When can I give my child a pillow to sleep with?

We get asked this question a lot - when is it okay to give my child a pillow?  With all the safety concerns regarding soft bedding items in cribs, you have to sift through a lot of changing opinions but most of the official guidelines really pertain to infants under 12 months of age (from organizations like The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) . So does that mean I can give my 13 or 14 month old a pillow at night?  Maybe, but maybe not....(continue reading article)

How to Wash Flannel Fabrics - Tips and Tricks for taking care of flannel

Ahhh….flannel, so soft to the touch, perfect for newborn babies’ skin. Brushed flannels (like we sell at BobbleRoos) have a raised fiber surface that makes the fabrics so soft to the touch. However after washing several times, sometimes the fibers get mashed down or worse yet, begin to “pill”. Pilling, the little raised balls that create a lumpy surface, can be common with cotton, especially flannel fabrics and any other raised fiber fabrics (fleece, knits, etc). So how can I preserve my soft flannel blankets and sheets? We have several tips to help you out. (continue reading article)

How to Swaddle a Baby with BobbleRoos Blankets using the Aussie Swaddle Technique

After the birth of both of my sons, it took quite a while to get good at swaddling. Even with a ton of practice, I was never able to get the wrap as tight as the nurses at the hospital. These days, there are a lot of special swaddling wraps and blankets out there (I tried a few with my second son), but I still think a good old fashioned cotton blanket works the best and is the most practical since it has so many other uses after those swaddling days are over...(continue reading article)


Top 10 Reasons to use a toddler pillow (plus one extra for mom)


In my previous post, I discussed how to choose a toddler pillow and when to start using one. I hear lots of input from parents so here are some of the best uses that I've heard for our toddler pillows:

  1. Use with kids (2+ years old) prone to ear infections or sinus troubles, or during cold/flu season
    Pediatricians sometimes recommend a toddler pillow for a little extra elevation of the head during sleep to help promote drainage (please check with your pediatrician first!). (continue reading article)