As you all know I recently had my third baby, little Jacob and as you can imagine my house is full to the brim with baby paraphernalia. But one baby item that I had never tried out before was a nursing pillow. As any parent to a baby will tell you even though babies are tiny they do start to feel rather heavy, your arms begin to ache when you are feeding them. In the past, I have tried using cushions off the sofa to try and prop my babies up when feeding them, but I found this to be not very comfortable or practical.
When Jacob was born I was very kindly offered the chance to try out a Theraline Wynnie nursing pillow . Theraline is a company who specialise in maternity and nursing pillow's, but they also sell other products such as baby pillow's - to help prevent flat head syndrome, neck pillows, for children to use on car journeys and maternity products such as cesarean belts and breast pads.
|Theraline Wynnie Nursing Pillow|
We received a Wynnie baby feeding pillow in pale yellow, which is a lovely neutral colour that will work well for either a boy or a girl and fit in with any home's colour scheme. You can also get it in different colours and patterns, I recently noticed that Theraline have brought out some really lovely new covers. The pillow is shaped like a crescent and is designed to fit around mums waist and to support baby comfortably whilst feeding. The cover is removable and washable which is perfect as we all know how sickly newborn babies can be, my Jacob certainly seems to be sick on everything!
The first thing that I noticed when we received the Wynnie pillow was just how soft the cover was, it is a really nice super soft, fleece type material, which is so nice and snuggly for both mum's and babies. I also had a good squidge of the pillow and it is nice and firm but also really squidgy and not hard. When you place baby on the pillow they look really well supported and comfortable, Jacob always looks super comfortable when he is on it, he snuggles right into me which is wonderful.
Now Jacob is such a hungry horris of a baby he feeds every two hours, day and night and is currently draining 5 oz bottles, so he has ended up being a bottle fed baby. But I am sure that this pillow would be such a help to breastfeeding mothers. It is so easy to use you just place it around your waist and then rest it on your legs when you are sitting down and then place baby on the pillow putting them at the perfect height and position for breastfeeding. Getting the pillow in place is so quick and easy, I easily manage it with one hand whilst holding Jacob with the other hand.
Even though Jacob is a bottle fed baby I am still using the Wynnie pillow to feed him, as he is such a chunky baby and using the pillow stops my arms aching. The pillow is nice and comfortable for both of us and defiantly so much better then using the cushions on the sofa.
This pillow has little features to it that I really like, such as you can remove and wash the cover easily. I also believe that you can buy additional covers for the pillow which would be perfect for having a spare when your cover is in the wash. Another thing I like is that the zip for the cover is on the bottom of the pillow and it is hidden away, so that it does not dig in or catch on parent or baby. The cover has remained super soft even after weeks of use and being washed in the washing machine. The pillow has retained its shape and firmness very well, it looks and feels exactly the same as when we first received it and we have been using it daily.
Another great thing is that not only can it be used as a feeding pillow but also as a support for when the baby is a little bit older and is trying to sit up, it is the perfect shape and size to help stop them toppling over and help them gain there balance. My 16-month-old daughter is always pinching this and sitting on it to watch the TV. I think that we will be getting plenty of use out of the Wynnie and it will last us well past these early newborn weeks.
|Nice and comfy for mum & baby|
- Suitable for breast and bottle feeding
- Lovely, super-soft cover
- Removable,, washable and changeable covers
- Firm and comfy and perfect for supporting babies
- Can be used as a support for when baby is older to help them sit up safely.
- The pillow was a bit snug around my middle as I have
a bita lot of a mummy tummy after having Jacob, so if i was much bigger I don't think that it would fit me very well. So maybe they could make this in a range of different sizes to suit everyone.
I would give the Wynnie pillow a 9/10
You can buy the Theraline Wynnie pillow and all the other Theraline products on line from www.theraline.co.uk so why not go and have a look at the products they sell. I have heard that the maternity pillows are rather amazing. The Wynnie pillow we were sent is priced at £23.95 which I think is really good value for such a good quality and useful product.
* Disclosure - I was very kindly sent the Theraline Wynnie nursing pillow for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own honest account of this product.