You may remember a while back in June when Breastfeeding week was upon us and I had written a featuring on helping to aid your breastfeeding journey. One of the items on the list was the fab Widgey Nursing Pillow from Perfect Happy People. As well as donating one of their lovely pillows for my bumper breastfeeding giveaway they also kindly offered one for review.
So why Widgey? I'll let them tell you a little bit about the product: "Our multi use pillow has many functions including pre-natal back support for you, optional between knees support whilst sleeping or as a wedge to rest under your tummy when sleeping on your side. Our Widgey Nursing Pillow can also be used as a baby nest. Rest your baby within the pillow. As you baby learns to sit, again you can use the pillow as a support to your baby should they topple backwards. In warmer weather and with the use of a playmat spend some time outdoors with the pillow as a baby nest to enable support for tummy play, and learning to sit unaided. We do not recommend the pillow is used on the floor. Never leave your baby unattended".
I used a nursing pillow when I was pregnant to help support my back and also for between my knees and under my bump when I was sleeping but to be honest it wasn't a very good one. It became flat really quickly and I should have replaced it with one of better quality to get the benefit I needed but it did ok and it did make a difference whilst I was using it. I so wished I'd have bought one of these Widgey nursing pillows though. It's firm and offers great support for your back. I have quite a bad back anyway so the Widgey is really helping to support it whilst sitting on the sofa so perfect for all your pregnant ladies out there.
When your baby is born this pillow will really come in handy for breastfeeding to help support your baby so your arms don't get tired holding him to the breast and also for bottle feeding so you can keep your baby close and comfortable. It's also good to help keep pressure off your tummy especially if you've had a c-section like I did, my nursing pillow really helped with that.
When your baby is around 10 weeks old you can use the Widgey pillow to place your baby in for support and to give yourself a little rest. It also gives your baby a chance to look at the world around them and take it all in. As your baby begins to learn to sit up the Widgey can be used as a nest to help support their back and also as a safe guard incase the topple over.
One of the things I really like about the Widgey nursing pillow is that it comes with a handy carry case so you can easily keep it clean and carry it into hospital with you to help you feed your baby. The cover of the Widgey can also be removed and washed helping keep it clean and fresh incase any milk is spilt on it. You also also purchase extra covers if need be so you could have all different cute spare designs.
You can purchase your very own Widgey nursing pillow in a range of 6 different colours and designs for RRP £29.95 and from a number of different retailers including; Asda, Tesco, Mothercare Amazon and Boots. Don't forget you can purchase them online direct from the company themselves at www.thebabycatalogue.com.
Overall the Widgey Nursing Pillow is a brilliant 4-in-1 pillow that can be used during pregnancy and for many months after. The price reflects the quality and the amount of use you will get from this will definitely be worth it.
Mummies rating - 9/10
Please visit www.widgey.com for more information.