I've really enjoyed my body pillow for the past 2weeks!! I'm 12/13 weeks pregnant & have been having somewhat a difficult time getting comfortable & staying asleep. However, since receiving this pillow I've been sleeping like a baby! I love how the pillow breaks apart into three pieces because sometimes I don't really want to use the head piece, I prefer my own pillow. I mainly use the longest piece to sleep in between my legs & prop my belly on. Then when I flip over without the pillow, I love the lightweight back support I receive from the pillow! I must say, I'm kind of scared to take the casing off the pillow. The first night of using the pillow, I did notice a little stuffing coming out! Besides that I haven't been disappointed! Didn't know what I was missing until I got this pillow.
I just received my Boppy pillow as a shower gift and I am so happy. I work in a dental office and am on my feet most of the day. At day's end my hips and legs ache and now I go home and take a nap with the pillow and wake up feeling much better. It is soft and flexible and I can mold it under my tummy and legs and it makes relaxing much easier. I have not washed it yet, but I think it will wash up easily. This is my new gift to my pregnant friends! I am so happy I got one.
Despite its sort of complicated appearance (3 oddly-shaped pillows that velcro together, multiple position suggestions), this pillow does exactly what a pregnant lady needs. As soon as I laid down with this pillow, it was pretty intuitive where all the pieces should go - and it was exactly what my body wanted.
This is my third pregnancy, and I have had several types of body pillows. None of the other pillows worked for ALL areas of my pregnant body; this pillow successfully addresses the need for between-the-knees support, belly support, and neck/shoulder support for side-sleeping. Side sleeping can be painful, and unfortunately side-sleeping is the way to go for pregnant ladies. This pillow eases the discomfort of side-sleeping in a way no other has for me.
*Very comfortable - reason enough to purchase this pillow
*Multiple uses - the pregnant body changes so much, so it's nice that this pillow can adapt for the consumer's changing needs
*Very attractive fabric - pretty, stylish light blue/green/gray and yellow pattern on white background
*Unwieldy shape and size for storage - I don't like keeping this pillow out when I'm not using it because it's so big and oddly-shaped, so storage is kind of annoying
*No slipcover - I imagine one would have to have this laundered professionally due to its size
*A little hot - I find I can't sleep with this through the night because I get too hot, but it's great for falling asleep
*Wimpy filling on the ends - the body of the pillow is stuffed nicely, but the ends are a little light on the stuffing
*Slight chemical smell at first - this went away after a few days out of the package (probably just my sensitive pregnancy nose)
Chances are, most consumers will find a way to make this versatile pillow work for their pregnant bodies. Seems like a good investment - anything to get comfortable!
Worked great at first but quickly went down hill from there. In less than a month of owning this, the fabric fasteners and sticky dots no longer stay glued to the actual lumbar support. They keep separating and detaching so now, every time I come to work, I find the lumbar support lying on the floor. The fabric fasteners seem to stick to the fabric chair without any problem but they don't stay glued to the actual lumber support itself. This has become a nuisance because everyday I now have to remove the fabric fasteners and sticky dots from my chair, reattach them to the lumbar support and try to get it back in the right spot on my chair.I'm to the point of investing in a new one and throwing this one away.