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Product Spotlight - Pillows/Sleep Gear

edited October 4 in May 2020 Moms

This was last week's missed product spotlight, but a good one, so I'm posting a week late.

Each week we'll spotlight a new category of product. Feel free to comment on threads like these throughout your time at the board, not just when they're in their week in the spotlight, if you discover something new OR are new to the board. This week it's.... Pillows/Sleep Gears!

FTMs are encouraged to ask questions & STM/+s encouraged to share their knowledge based on experience. You can use any or all the prompts relevant to you below to share info in an easy-to-read format. Pictures/screen grabs, if put in spoilers, are welcome!

For all...
Any pillows you're using/considering?
STMs....
Did you use a pregnancy pillow last time? Any reccomendations?

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Re: Product Spotlight - Pillows/Sleep Gear

  • ruby696ruby696
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    I used a snoogle last time because I heard such great things about it. It was not for me. I still have it and maybe I'll try again this time, but I think just using regular pillows would have done trick. One issue was, I'm a pretty small person, so the snoogle was hard to get in and out of. I also didn't like ditching my regular pillow.

    Eta: autocorrect 
    mdfarmchickm6agua
  • I used the Boppy pregnancy pillow with both of mine and I liked it. I sleep with a memory foam pillow so I wanted a pregnancy pillow I could use for the rest of my body. The Boppy worked okay for that. I'm a stomach sleeper, so when I got to the point where I couldn't do that anymore, I used to throw my leg over and rest my belly on to get that stomach contact I need to fall asleep. Postpartum, I used it to help maneuver in and out of bed and press again my incision, since I've had c-sections both times. The slipcover was easy to get on and off for washing. It's a little flat and has been in the attic for a few years, so I'm considering getting a new one. 
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  • I have the snoogle pillow. I used it last time and mh hated it because it took up so much of the bed. It went every where with me if I was needing to sleep. I don't know what I'm going to do this time though because currently DD spend half the night with us from about 1am to 6am and if she'd not pressed up against me she throws a fit. I must say in about 2 months though we went from spending 1 hour in her own bed at night to an average of 5 hours so maybe by the time I need one again she won't be in our bed anymore. 


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  • edited October 4
    I have a Snoogle and I liked it, but I do miss my memory foam pillow when I use it.  It also made me really warm, but maybe that won't be as big of an issue this time, since I'll be pregnant mostly in the winter.  I did splurge and bought the all cotton cover with a zipper for it, which was 100% worth it because the cover it came with is a PITA to take off and put back on!  The cover I got is brown, and so I affectionately refer to my Snoogle as "the giant turd".  :lol: MH started sleeping in the guest room when I broke it out because it takes up so much space, but I secretly loved having my own bed anyway.  ;)


    ETA photo of "the giant turd"  :lol:
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    BFP!  8/24/19 at 12 DPO
    EDD: 5/3/19  *please stick, baby*


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  • I've ended up using both the snoogle pillow and a wedge pillow to help me towards the end of the twin's pregnancy. My lungs were so smushed that I needed to be propped up towards the end other wise I'd be so short of breath it would wake me up.
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  • I just used a wedge pillow and stuck a regular pillow between my legs last pregnancy. It worked out really well! 
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  • @stella_700 A wedge pillow is a great idea. I'm short, so I've been worries about breathing in 3rd tri. One baby is pretty uncomfortable. I don't know how you sleep at all with two.
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  • The more pregnant I get the more I decide how many pillows I need. By third trimester I usually use the boppy wedge to relieve pressure from my hips and the regular boppy pregnancy pillow to simulate sleeping on my belly like @thepretzelchick

    Right now I'm still just sleeping with a regular pillow and a pillow between my legs. 
  • @ruby696 I'm also a short girl. Don't be surprised if your husband ends up sleeping in another room towards the end. I ended up with the wedge pillow and the snoogle on our queen mattress and I snored like a freight train. I was dealing with a bunch of pregnancy nasal swelling and congestion.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009HHLBKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is the one I bought. DH just used it the other night, he's been sick.

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  • I've had a wedge pillow saved in my Amazon cart for a while, but it was... ahem... for other reasons.  :wink:
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    MMC: 11/16/18 (9w6d)
    CP: 2/3/19 (5w3d)
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    EDD: 5/3/19  *please stick, baby*


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  • m6aguam6agua
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    I'm a short girl 5'1 and I had the Snoogle and I LOVED it! However I bought the jersey knit cover and that was so much better than the cotton on.

    I highly recommend a king size bed if you can swing it. My first pregnancy I we had a full, it was awful for the 11 weeks I was pregnant. For my second we had gotten our King and it was amazing! I do have to have a step stool at some point because the bed is too high up for me to get in without straining and stretching uncomfortably.

    For after birth I loved using the Boppy to sit on.
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  • @m6agua We have a king at our home in NY MH for some reason needs to jump to get into it. He's 2 inches taller than I am but can't get into it. When he's been drinking he falls out multiple times trying to get into and and I want to end him. Especially when we had the crib in the room and he woke up the baby. I love our king bed all summer. I currently have a twin next to our queen to be able to cosleep comfortably with our 16 month old. It's a little ridiculous and MH said we should just get a king but I told him we'll be moving in 2ish years and don't need to end  up with two king sized beds. 
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  • I usually start out with a regular body pillow since I’m a side sleeper anyways. Somewhere in the second trimester I’ll likely start sleeping sitting up/propped up since I get horrific heartburn that no meds can touch. 
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  • @shamrocandroll bahaha I love multi-use products. I have been thinking about one of those for a while too 😂
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  • I hated the Snoogle because I roll around and change positions a lot throughout the night. It’s really hard to do that with a snoogle because it is giant and you have to roll over it and then flip to change sides. Doing that multiple times each night is not only annoying, but there is more of a chance to wake you up and not be able to fall back asleep. Most of the times, I ended up chucking it off the side of the bed halfway through the night. 
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  • personally, I don't think I could ever sleep with a pregnancy pillow without kicking MH out of the bed - They take up so much room! I did get just a regular $5 body pillow from wal-mart last time and it helped a lot with side hip pain - I definitely couldn't go a night without starting mid 2nd trimester. 
  • @peachnectarine I also roll over a lot in my sleep, which is why I didn’t bother getting a pillow last time. I probably won’t this time either.
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  • I loved the Snoogle pillow. I can’t remember when I started using it last time (late first or early second tri). I haven’t pulled it out yet. I agree with PPs it does take a lot of space, but we have a bigger bed this time and I can’t wait to use it again. 
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  • I had a snoogle but I love using my regular pillow and had a hard time with putting my face on it. So I have a setup with my regular pillow (tempurpedic ftw) and then two body pillows. 
  • @Linsbins yesss 🙌 I also tried the snoogle but it didn’t even come close to the comfort level of my tempurpedic for my head. We sound exactly the same I also do my tempurpedic and two body pillows 😂😂 

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  • Last time I just used a body pillow to prop my belly and a leg on, but LO has it on her bed now so I need to buy a new one. In the meantime I am already using a regular pillow between my legs because my hips are uncomfortable (and one butt cheek keeps cramping up). 

    I’d definitely feel guilty bringing something huge into the bed with us as we are in a queen. I’m uncomfortable much earlier this time so might need more support by the end. 
  • I'm secretly dreading switching to a body/pregnancy pillow, because of how much room they take up in the bed. I'm a minimalist sleeper (I only use one pillow and a weighted blanket), but MH uses three pillows and two blankets, so our bed is already crowded. Not to mention that three of our dogs (the biggest ones - 130lbs, 125lbs, and 75lbs) all sleep in the bed with us, as well. I know that will all change soon enough, but I don't want it to. My bullmastiff is a velcro dog and any time she gets kicked out of bed she rests her head on my side and whines and wags her tail against the dresser to wake me up so she can get back in bed.
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  • I'll be changing up my pillow configuration to see if it will help my chronic lower back pain I've got going on right now. The RE who did my ultrasound yesterday said that I've got a retroverted uterus. That so much explains while my pain is in my back rather than cramps in front even when I have my normal cycles.

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    Feb IVF cycle 12 ret, 8 fert, 5 frozen
    Late March FET with 2 untested embryos
    1st beta 338
    Nov 2017 boy/girl twins
    2nd FET Sept 9
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