Best Pregnancy Pillows 2017

Best pregnancy pillows 2017 - motherhooddiaries

As your bump grows, so does the discomfort when you sleep. Thankfully, supportive pillows have been created to help mums with bumps sleep better at night. Here are the best Maternity Pillows out there in the market in 2017.

Sanggol ® Maternity Support Pillow

Sanggol Maternity Support Pillow

The large Sanggol® U-shaped pillow measures at a whopping 140 x 85 x 18cm and a heavy 2.5kg. The pillow, made from quality high grade hollowfibre filling with a 100% cotton washable cover, follows the natural shape of the body and offers total body support, i.e. the baby bump, back, neck, shoulder and legs. The Sanggol® Pillowalso can be used for breastfeeding, as a baby crib or to support older babies while they are playing.

Pros:


The Sanggol® pillow is very comfortable to sleep in and helps to keep you positioned in bed to reduce any pelvic and back issues. It’s also multi-useful – you can nurse your baby or use it to prop older babies up during play too.

Cons:

After a while, the Sanggol® pregnancy pillow can lose a bit of its firmness during pregnancy and its sheer size can take up a lot of space in a king-sized bed.

Our opinion:

4.5/5 – The maternity pillow is very big so may not fit all beds and it’s quite pricey, however, the quality is good and it provides you with a lot of support all-over.

Price rating:

£££

Where to buy:

You can buy the Sanggol® Pregnancy Pillow from Amazon here

Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow

Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow - motherhooddiaries

The award-winning Theraline maternity and nursing pillow weighs in at 1.4kg and measures 79 x 49 x 21cm, equipped with a high-quality cover and filled with sand-like microbeads to conform to the shape of your body, no matter what position you sleep in at night. You can machine wash this anti allergenic pillow at 60°C and it’s free from harmful substances, making it warm and breathable.

Pros:

The unique shape conforms to your body and prevents back pain. Plus, it comes with an easy-to-clean cover, with a variety of different styles, i.e. Twill, Standard cotton, Jersey, Yarn dyed and Microplush.

Cons:

The Theraline pillowhas been known to not feel as soft as other pregnancy pillows and the bead filling can feel a little insufficient at times, meaning it can lose its shape. It can also feel a little too big and heavy, making it difficult to roll over in bed.

Rating:

5/5 – This award-winning maternity pillow has lots of rave reviews about its quality and durability. Even though it can seem a little tough and heavy, the pillow moulds to your body and allows for great support, which helps the baby too.

Price rating:

££

Where to buy:

You can buy the Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow from Amazon here

V-Shaped Orthopaedic Maternity Pillow

The V-Shaped Orthopaedic Maternity Pillow weighs in at 880g and measures at 60 x 31 x 30cm. It comes with 100% hollowfibre filling and contains Breathable Air Pass Fabric, which reduces sweating. The orthopaedic pillow reduces aches and pains at night and assists with comfortable positioning.

Pros:

This pillow is very cheap and has a simple design that’s easy and comfortable to use. It’s great for all sorts of sleeping positions and helps to support your neck, hips and pelvis during sleep.

Cons:

The V-Shaped Orthopaedic maternity pillow doesn’t come with its own cover

Rating:

5/5 – There are very few negative reviews for the V-Shaped Orthopaedic MaternityPillow and thus achieves its full 5/5 rating easily.

Price Pricing:

£

Where to buy:

You can buy theV-Shaped Orthopaedic Pregnancy Pillow from Amazon here

DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillow

DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillow - motherhooddiaries The Midwife approved and award-winning DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillow weights just shy of 1kg and measures in at 40 x 10 x 30cm. It has a dual purpose – you can use the pillow to help you sleep at night and wrap the long part of the pillow to nurse your baby. The DreamGenii Pregnancy Pillowsupports the bump, back and knees and encourages maximum blood flow to mum and baby whilst asleep and prevents you from rolling onto your back. It also aids for baby to adopt an optimum position for birth.

Pros:

The DreamGenii pillow keeps you in position on your side and prevents a backache. It also takes up less space on the bed than some other larger pregnancy pillows and it has a dual purpose – you can use the pregnancy pillow for breastfeeding afterwards.

Cons:

Due to its size, you may require a larger pillow from 6 months onwards, as it doesn’t become as supportive as some of the larger pillows during the latter months. You may also find it difficult to turn your head during the night and you will need an extra pillow to rest your head.

Rating:

4/5 – Although, a good all-rounder that helps to keep you positioned on your left during the pregnancy, the pillow wasn’t large enough to support larger bumps and you need another pillow for your head. Still, an award-winning high-quality pillow that does the job of supporting your back during pregnancy.

Price rating:

£

Where to buy:

You can buy the DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillow from Amazon here

CosyDreams Exclusive U-Shaped Body Pillow

CosyDreams Exclusive U Shaped Pillow - motherhooddiaries The CosyDreams U-Shaped Pregnancy pillow measures at 160 x 40 x 20cm and comes with an easy to remove and washable cotton case. You can also find extra covers available in a range of colours.

Pros:

The CosyDreams pregnancy pillow is comfortable and supportive and it is cheaper than most of the other pregnancy pillows in the market. It is made from superior quality material and it’s ideal for sitting up too. The pillow also supports the knee and the back.

Cons:

The CosyDreams pregnancy pillow can take up a large amount of space on the bed and its U shape design can place the head position at an uncomfortable angle

Rating:

5/5 – The size of the pillow compared to the bed is a small sacrifice to pay for total support. The pregnancy pillow can reduce or cure other back ailments like sciatica too.

Price rating:

£

Where to buy:

You can buy the CosyDreams Exclusive U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow from Amazon here

Superior Unique Total Body U Shaped Pregnancy Pillow

Superior Unique Total Body U Shaped Pregnancy Pillow, Bedding Direct UK The Superior Unique Total Body U Shaped Pregnancy pillow weighs in at a very heavy 2.6kg and with total full body dimensions of 10 feet long. The leg width is approximately 35cm and its leg length is approximately 150cm. The cream polycotton pillowcase outer material is made from a cotton blend and the filling is made from Spiral Hollowfibre. The pregnancy pillow provides full body support and is also machine washable.

Pros:

It is a very comfortable, big and sturdy pregnancy pillow, which can support you sitting upright and baby during breastfeeding. It also supports you sleeping on your left side and is big enough for taller women.

Cons:

The sheer size of the pillow can take up a lot of space, even on a king-sized bed and the cover can be difficult to remove, as it is a bit tight, causing jagged edges. The pillow has also been known to lose its shape after a while.

Rating:

4/5 – Although large, sturdy and comfortable, losing its shape can cause some discomfort for women during the latter months of pregnancy.

Price rating:

£££

Where to buy:

You can buy the Superior Unique Total Body U-Shaped Pregnancy Pillow from Amazon here

Love2Sleep Big U Maternity Pillow

Love2Sleep Maternity Pillow - motherhooddiaries The Love2Sleep pregnancy pillow is ideal for support during pre and post pregnancy. The pillow is filled with non-allergenic hollowfibres with a cotton rich cover that is machine washable.

Pros:

The Love2Sleep pregnancy pillowprevents you from rolling fully onto your back and helps you to switch sides easily during sleep. The pillow can also help to align your hips and ease the pain. It can also be used as a support when sitting up. It is great value for money.

Cons:

The pillowcase comes in a rough material, making it slightly too hard to sleep in. it also takes up a large space on a king-sized bed.

Rating:

4.5/5 – Although large and supportive with a machine washable cover, the pillowcase may seem too rough and tough for some mums. It also takes up a very large space on the bed.

Price rating:

£

Where to buy:

You can buy the Love2Sleep Big U Maternity Pillow from Amazon here

ProductProsConsRatingPrice RatingWhere to Buy
DreamGenii Maternity Support PillowKeeps you positioned on your side
Prevents backache
Takes up less space on the bed
Has a dual purpose
Need an extra pillow for your head
Not as supportive during the latter months of pregnancy
4/5£
Superior Unique Total Body U Shaped Pregnancy PillowComfortable
Big and sturdy
Supports you sitting upright
For taller women
Takes up lots of space on the bed
Loses its shape after a while
4/5£££
Love2Sleep Big U Maternity PillowPrevents you rolling onto your back
Can easily switch sides during sleep
Cheap
Comes in a rough material
Takes up a large space on the bed
4.5/5£
Sanggol® Maternity Support PillowComfortable
Supportive
Multi-useful
Loses its firmness
Large pillow
4.5/5£££
V-Shaped Orthopaedic Maternity PillowVery cheap
Simple design
Comfortable to use
Supports the body
Doesn't come with a cover5/5£
CosyDreams Exclusive U-Shaped Body PillowComfortable
Supportive
Cheaper
Made with high-quality material
Takes up a large space on the bed
U-shape design may be uncomfortable for head
5/5£
Theraline Maternity and Nursing PillowConforms to the body
Prevents back pain
Easy-to-clean cover
Comes in a range of colours
Not as soft as other pillows
Too big and heavy
5/5££

Our favourite:

The CosyDreams Exclusive U-Shaped pillow is not only super cheap, but it is great quality too, providing that all needed support for that ever-growing bump during the night. Plus, you customise your pillow with the range of available covers in different colours. Buy the CosyDreams Exclusive U-Shaped pillow via Amazon here.

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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