I’ve known about the Boppy feeding pillow ever since my nephews (ages 8 and 4 years) were born, and what a big help having one was as my sister-in-law learned to nurse her oldest son. Having the additional (and comfortable) support made feedings so much easier. Studies have shown significant increases in breastfeeding success by people who use a c-shaped nursing pillow like the Boppy.
The idea is so simple, but Boppy has designed it so well. In case you’re not familiar with it, the Boppy Feeding Pillow is essentially a crescent-shaped bolster pillow (my husband says it looks like a giant neck pillow; you know, the kind you take on the airplane when traveling). The pillow is made to fit comfortably around the front of the waist, and provides ergonomic support, eliminating much of the arm and upper-back strain associated with frequent infant feeding.
But the Boppy doesn’t stop there. As your baby grows, you can also use the pillow as a prop for your baby during supervised “Tummy Time”, and additionally as a support once they’re learning to sit up by themselves, making the Boppy pillow a versatile and important addition to a nursery. It’s also just a super comfy pillow, so I can definitely see wanting to keep it around even after we’re done using it for those purposes I already mentioned 🙂
We received one of the delightfully designed Heirloom Boppy Pillows with the Fox & Owl printed fabric, which is perfect for us for so many reasons. We particularly love Foxes and Owls and have lots of references to each animal in several areas of our house, and definitely in the nursery space; the fabric fits right in with our decor (which, you know, isn’t the most important thing, but is nice nonetheless!) Boppy also makes many other adorable and stylish slipcovers that you can purchase separately.
Speaking of fabric, the adorable fabric I was just gushing about is a completely removable and machine-washable slipcover, and the pillow itself is also washable, because you know, messes happen. Taking care of it will be easy!
The tagline on Boppy’s website is “Support for All Momkind”, and I gotta say, the Boppy is fantastic for breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and makes feeding more comfortable for Dads and other caregivers too. It’s no wonder Boppy has won so many awards since its creation in 1989, anyone can use it and benefit. Thanks Boppy!
Deal alert: Through December 1st, 2015, purchase a specially-marked Heirloom, Luxe, Bare Naked or Slipcovered Boppy pillow and you will receive a coupon inside the package for a free $29.99 Shutterfly photo book plus $20.00 towards your next Tiny Prints order, to capture all those precious moments with baby!