A good night’s sleep can be a real challenge when pregnant! I used to combat the awkward side-sleep-with-growing-tummy by placing a spare pillow between my legs and sometimes one behind my back, but found I was always waking during the night searching for it as it’d fallen on the floor. Other issues I had were the width of the pillow meant I was taking up more room, pushing poor hubby off the edge of the bed and ultimately lacking in bump support.
Then I was given the opportunity to trial an Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow. I fell in love with it as soon as I opened the box. Well-plumped with plenty of give; it meant that the super soft filling (60% polythylene & 40% polyester ball fibers) inside didn’t move or divide when I put any pressure on the pillow, unlike other cheaper pregnancy pillows I’ve tried in the past. This gives me greater confidence in the pillow, believing that when bub arrives he/she won’t sink down into the pillow as they’re nursing. The slight triangular shaping also is perfect for contouring my body as I lay on my side, keeping my body aligned to reduce aches and pains.
The need for only one pillow in the bed is a huge bonus for me. The generous length of the Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow means that it can offer support between my legs while also being comfortable so that I can rest my head on it, in place of my usual pillow. The best way to use the pregnancy pillow is to hug it tight: it can’t escape and it’s so very comfortable. Being symmetrical, the Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow is suitable whether sleeping on your left or right side (or if you toss and turn and like to mix it up, like me!). According to Ultimate Sleep, the filling within the Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow allows air to circulate which keeps mum and baby cooler while using it.
I was pleasantly surprised upon reading the tag of the Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow that the entire pillow (not just the case!) is machine-washable! I was extremely impressed; particularly as I intend on using the pillow for breastfeeding when our baby arrives and am aware of how messy bubs can be!
The shape and height are perfect for feeding bub, as it hugs right into my waist eliminating any gaps that stiff nursing pillows (from previous experience) tend to make. The length of it is good and will help support my babies body weight evenly when breastfeeding.
In addition to getting a great night sleep, I also love bringing my pregnancy pillow out into the lounge room to play in comfort for longer with our older kids (aged 2 & 4). The pillow help me to lie on the floor playing cars or blocks, or reading books without wincing and needing to get up after 5 minutes. The difference is amazing and the kids love it too!
The Ultimateskies Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Pillow is a complete game-changer to me, and is well worth the investment given the multiple uses for after pregnancy & post-baby sleeping as well as using it as a nursing pillow and to help support baby when learning to sit up.
Available directly through the Ultimate Sleep website: www.ultimatesleep.com.au and you can choose the colour of your pillow cover.