Today I wanted to do a product review of two popular nursing pillows: the Ergo and the Boppy Luxe. Originally, I purchased the Ergo nursing pillow because I had seen it online at the ABC kids expo and it seemed like the latest and greatest product in the breastfeeding world. I heard good things about both pillows and they both had good reviews but I ultimately decided on the Ergo because it seemed to be all the talk around town so naturally I wanted to give it a try.
My thoughts on the Ergo nursing pillow:
Pros: removable cover makes washing it a breeze, the shape of the pillow allows for the baby to lay in it while nursing and the U shape allows the pillow to be placed around moms belly.
Cons: the baby is only able to lay in the generic nursing position, the density of the pillow doesn’t allow flexibility for the baby to be positioned in football position or any other position due the pillows firm shape. The U shape can be difficult to place around your belly if your stomach is not completely flat, which most new moms will be struggling with a baby pouch the first couple weeks, due to the pillow being hard and not easily moldable to different body types.
Bottom line: I had a hard time with this pillow when I started breastfeeding because after delivery I still had a baby belly and the pillow did not mold to my belly it would just protrude out instead making it difficult to nurse with and ultimately I used a regular pillow instead that was softer.
When I wanted to try nursing in different positions, for example the football position, this pillow did not allow flexibility to be able to do this and I had to resort to a regular pillow again to place on the side of my body instead.
While I don’t hate this product because it can be used for nursing in a generic position by a mother with a belly that does not protrude out too much I don’t love it either because I don’t think it is versatile enough to be used in more than one position.
Review: Like it
My thoughts on the Boppy Luxe Nursing Pillow:
Pros: removable cover to allow washing ease, soft to provide comfort to baby and mom, easily moldable into different nursing positions, soft to allow molding around different belly shapes.
Cons: softness of pillow can cause issues of lopsided nursing if you are sitting on a surface that is not completely level
Bottom line: After trying this pillow out at a friend’s house I ran to Target as quickly as possible to purchase it to replace my Ergo pillow that disliked using.
Disclaimer: I have not tried the regular Boppy pillow, only the Boppy Luxe.
Bottom line: I love this pillow and how versatile it is. I am able to put it on the side of my body if I want to nurse in football position or in the front of my body to nurse regularly. The softness allows ease to mold it around your belly regardless if you have a little extra cushion there still.
Review: Love it
I hope this review on these two popular nursing pillows is helpful to you new mommies or soon-to-be mommies. I know when I was on the search for baby products I had no clue what to look for. Now that I am a new mom and have used both pillows for a while now I know what to look for in a breastfeeding pillow.
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. Both of these nursing pillows were purchased with my own money and all thoughts and opinions are my own.