Every mama-to-be comes to a point in her pregnancy journey where sleeping on her belly is no longer comfortable, and sleeping on her back is a potential hazard. That’s right about the time that a ‘pregnancy pillow’ comes into play.
After searching several pregnancy boards and seeing what was available in Canada, I settled on the Snoogle pregnancy pillow to be my bed buddy. And I didn’t waste any time either.
After insisting to my husband that I would sleep much better with said pillow, we trekked on over to pick one up from the baby store.
When the young cashier asked me how far along (8 weeks) and remarked that ‘isn’t it a bit early for [the pillow]?’ I just about let my sleepless mommy hormones take over.
Thankfully, I was able to sleep like a baby that night with my new pillow, and many more nice since then. This bad boy even made the trek to Florida with us during our babymoon in April.
- The Snoogle is shaped like a giant, extended letter ‘C’, giving support to both your head and between the knees. I’ve found that as I get more and more pregnant, the support between my legs has become essential to ensuring I don’t wake up with lower back pain.
- You can put the Snoogle into several different configurations that a perfect for sleeping, lounging and eventually, breastfeeding.
- If I sleep facing the pillow, I have support for my belly and arms, and if I face away from it, I have adequate support that I won’t roll over flat on my back in the middle of the night but I can still sleep somewhat on my back without putting my baby at risk.
- Our retailer only sold one (hideous) cover in store. I suppose in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter what the pillow looks like, because no one is going to see it but hubs and myself – but it’d still be nice to have one that didn’t look like your great-grandmother’s curtains.
- The stuffing in the pillow seems to have worn out very quickly. Since about 8 weeks after purchasing the pillow the curve around my head has been fairly flat. I’m not sure if this is true of all Snoogles or just a defect in my particular unit, as I haven’t contacted the manufacturer about the problem. With an $80 price tag, I was expecting it to last a bit longer.
- Getting the cover on and off for washing is a bit of a chore. I couldn’t get it the first time and left the task to my ever patient husband. Now I’ve become an old pro at removing and replacing the cover – I just make sure I’ve got my patient pants on, since it can be a rather tedious, slow-going process.
Have you tried the Snoogle or any other pregnancy pillow? What did you think?
Note: I did not receive compensation of any kind for this review.