After complaining of feeling something like a zombie through these last few months of pregnancy due to lack of sleep and being uncomfortable, I was sent a Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow to test and review. This is one of those items that I really wanted to buy during my first pregnancy but never got around to. Instead I used to lay on a row of four cushions, which (a) still wasn’t comfortable and (b) were never there in the morning because they had fallen out of the bed!
Again, I intended on buying a maternity pillow this time around but just haven’t had the time to go near baby shops or do the research so the Theraline Maternity Pillow could not have come at a better time for me.
When the box arrived I thought it was going to weigh a tonne but no, it was weightless and I couldn’t wait for bedtime to come so that I could give it a whirl. I even switched off my laptop an hour earlier than normal with the excuse that I was going to “read a book” before switching my light out, just so that I could get to bed! The pillow comes with a brightly coloured removable pillow case for ease of washing. Mine is the yellow one with flowers on it. What I really like about the pillow case designs is that they don’t shout out “baby pillow” and so can have years of use once you no longer need it for maternity and nursing. It can become a cosy pillow to snuggle into whilst reading a book, or a back support for those hours sat on the sofa with a laptop on your knee (when the kids are in bed of course!).
The pillow is very long which means it can give you full body support. I had been feeling very “unbalanced” in bed over the last few weeks. I’ve always slept on my front and so course, once the bump starts to show this becomes impossible. Yet when laying on my side I either feel like I’m squashing the bump or in some cases about to fall out of the bed because I keep rolling onto my back and forgetting that I’m not as small as I used to be. The Theraline pillow has a slightly curved shape but is so manoeuvrable you can basically manipulate it into any shape you want to suit you. The best way to describe the lining of the pillow is rather like a bean bag, only smoother and with no noise. It moulds to your body shape and supports you right where you need it. The thing that I noticed from the first night that I used the pillow is that I didn’t move all night, I woke up in exactly the same position as I had gone to sleep, which in my book means I was comfortable. Of course now that I’m getting bigger and have to take many more trips to the toilet in the night, I’m still waking but thanks to the Theraline pillow I’m falling back into a blissful sleep much quicker than before.
The Theraline Maternity and Nursing Pillow retails at around £45-£50, which really isn’t bad when you consider how much use you will get out of it and as any mother knows, sleep is priceless!
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