Getting a good night’s sleep is a must when you’re spending most of your energy growing a baby! That’s easier said than done, especially when you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy. Here are our top picks for helping you get that much needed rest. Because no matter what anyone says, you’ll never sleep when the baby sleeps.
Here’s the deal: Designed and developed by a Registered Nurse and mom, this c-shaped pillow supports and aligns your hips, back, neck, and tummy.
Material: Polyester fibers
Love it: This is the one-stop-shop of pregnancy pillows that can be used during all trimesters. Several different cover options (including 100% organic cotton or jersey knit) means there’s one that will fit in with your bedroom décor.
Not so much: The footprint is pretty large in relation to other pillows. The actual pillow is spot-clean only but the removable covers are machine washable. It may be hard to reposition in the middle of the night.
What are moms saying? “This is the only pregnancy pillow that allowed me to get a good night’s sleep. I love how supported my belly felt and putting it in between my legs instantly relieved my back pain.” –Katie K.
Bottomline: Takes up a lot of room in the bed, so it may not be your partners fave, but it’s an essential in those later months of pregnancy when it’s almost impossible to get comfortable.
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Here’s the deal: A versatile, portable pillow provides support to your bump and back with its innovative design featuring a built-in jersey stretch panel.
Material: Polyester fill
Love it: Works wonders when you’re sleeping but also provides support when you’re lounging on the sofa and need a bit more support.
Not so much: Some moms found the pillow inserts to be a bit lumpy.
What are moms saying?: “This pillow offered just the right amount of support. I didn’t want a huge pillow in bed with me but this helped on those nights when I needed just a little something to help me get some rest.” –Joanna B.
Bottomline: A nice-sized pillow that gets to the point of providing support where you need it most.
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Here’s the deal: This Dual-Layer designed wedge has soft memory foam on one side and a firm layer on the other makes this pillow slightly customizable. The company also offers an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
Material: Ventilated foam filling
Love it: This small, lightweight, and compact pillow is perfect if you’re a mom-to-be on the go (it even comes with its own carrying case). Easy to use as you reposition during the night.
Not so much: On the small side so it may not provide the support you need later on in your pregnancy.
What are moms saying? “Having this wedge pillow has allowed me to sleep a lot more soundly and stays in place throughout the night.” – Kelsey L.
Bottomline: An affordable option that won’t crowd your bed.
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Here’s the deal: The Boppy Original is the OG of baby pillows. Not only can you use this versatile pillow after the baby is born to provide a comfortable place for nursing or bottle feeding your babe, you can also use it for tummy time and learning to sit once they’re a bit older. Some moms have also used it before baby even makes their appearance by helping support their bump.
Material: Polyester, cotton
Love it: This pillow does it all--nursing and bottle feeding support, then through the different developmental stages as they get older. Feel free to break it out earlier, though, when you need a place to do some work or have a bite to eat as it accommodates your growing belly.
Not so much: Many moms feel it doesn’t provide enough support as a nursing pillow and since it’s not a “traditional” pregnancy pillow, it may not offer the help you need to get comfortable enough to catch some z’s.
What are moms saying? “This pillow was perfect throughout my pregnancy. I would use it for eating and doing work on my laptop. I would literally put it around my waist while sitting down and do what I needed to do!” – Liz A.
Bottomline: The true workhorse of pillows. Use it while you’re pregnant, then in the early infant
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