The bbhugme nursing pillow has been hailed as the ultimate accessory for feeding your little ones at home or on the go. Recently bbhugme also recently launched 8 brand new sleeve designs so parents can personalise their nursing pillow to their own tastes. But what did 5 of our trusted parent testers make of the pillow and new gorgeous sleeve designs? Keep reading to find out why one of our parent testers put the bbhugme Nursing Pillow in her top 5 products for new Mum’s.
Parent Tester 1 - Ruby
Upon opening the bbhugme nursing pillow I noticed immediately that this was a high end superb quality item. I've used nursing pillows in the past and they have always been so big and cumbersome, feeling very heavy and not portable at all! This on the other hand felt very lightweight, easy to use and to take around with me. It came with a travel bag which can be easily carried over your shoulder or on the handle of the pram.
Just having had my fifth child I would say a nursing pillow is one of my top 5 products for a new mum. The bbhugme does what it says, it literally hugs around you. You can tie the ends around your back so the pillow is secure under the baby and wont move whist you are nursing, this also allows for great support to baby head and neck. It has pebbles on each end of the cover allowing for a softer or firmer feel to the pillow depending on how you like it.
The pillow comes in plum or blush pink but there are also plenty of other designed covers available to purchase separately. My favourite has to be the leaf print, its modern and funky! All covers are machine washable at 40 degrees, this was very important to me.
Now we’ve been using the pillow for a while I don’t know what I did without it, I take it everywhere with me. It has many other uses too, like a neck pillow for when mama needs a little snooze on the sofa or a pod to rest baby in!
This would be a great gift for a new mum and something that would definitely been used throughout parenthood, not just for nursing.
Parent Tester 2 - Tanya
The first word that comes to mind with this pillow is wow. This has got to be the best nursing pillow I have used!
Parent Tester 3 - Natalie
When I discovered I was the lucky parent tester to receive this Nursing Pillow, I was slightly sceptical of how much I’d actually use it and whether I’d find it useful. How wrong was I?! It’s become a part of my feeding routine and comes with me whenever we travel or visit our family.
The Pillow arrived really well packaged. I love how the pebbles are chew friendly, gives me peace of mind. Plus, the colour is great and just as I expected.
Previously, I had pour posture when feeding and got backache, I find by tying the pillow around me gives me great support. It’s also means I have a hand free and I know that my little one is well supported and comfortable.
Parent Tester 4 - Michelle
Recently the lovely guys from the Natural Baby Shower very kindly sent me the bbhugme Nursing Pillow to review. I have never come across one to look at or hold before so I was mega excited to be given the opportunity to test.
It arrived a couple of days later, very securely packaged and of course I just couldn’t wait to rip it open.
Within the parcel was the nursing pillow which already had a grey sleeve cover over it and 2x purple pebble rubber grips to tighten the pillow at both ends, all of which came in a great portable storage bag making it easy to carry when taking it out and about. We were also sent an additional sleeve from bbhugme's brand new 2019 designs, this time in a stylish white marble print
The concept of the nursing pillow is that you tie it around your waist with the two end tails and baby sits/rests on it while, feeding creating a more supportive and better feeding position for both you and baby, this can be for both breast and bottle fed!
I found that after a couple of times of using the pillow, both myself and my little boy were naturally falling into better positions, with him feeling closer to me and both of us not so hunched over and the pillow enabled me to get more of a natural grip around him and keep better posture. It didn’t feel weird or uncomfortable at all to wear, it just naturally moulded around my body shape and the soft cotton sleeve made it feel warm and cosy.
We also took the pillow out and about with us. I just hooked it over the pram or you could also wear it over your shoulder as the strap can be made longer/shorter. It certainly made life feeding a baby outside of the house much easier as we now had a much better support while sitting on upright coffee shop chairs and once finished, it was stored back in its carry case….no fuss or faffing.
I also used the pillow to help support and prop my little boy Sidney up against. Again, due to the pillows beaded like structure, it moulded around him and allowed him to find a natural position which was comfortable for him while wriggling about.
I could see the same concept working whilst pregnant, helping with those sleepless nights while struggling to get in a comfortable position in those last few weeks of being heavily pregnant and with your due date looming!
I’m also looking forward to taking my pillow on holiday with us and helping with the flight which is always a struggle when travelling with a baby. I can see the pillow adding the extra support we need in a restricted area and helping my baby feel safe, secure and having constant snuggled contact, cocooning him around me.
In short, this is a really great thought-out product. Its super soft and stylish and I just love that you can change the sleeves with all the different print options available to suit your own personal taste and the sex of the baby. It’s super easy to use and has many different functions outside of it’s primary nursing use and has now become part of my daily essential baby kit. My posture has got better since using it and helps me feel more relaxed.
Would I recommend it to others…Yes!! Both me and Sidney love this Pillow and its been a joy to test!
Parent Tester 3 - Rachel Whittle
This nursing pillow is such a breath of fresh air! It’s completely different to a traditional U shaped pillow and so much better. It’s such a versatile piece, and a complete necessity in our household.
Charlie absolutely loves the bbhugme nursing pillow. The beanbag texture of the pillow moulds to his body making it super comfy for both me and him; never loosing it’s shape or going lumpy like other U shaped cushions go after a while.
The unique shape of the pillow really makes it stand out from the rest. The tube feature makes it really easy to contour round any shape or size and the excess material makes it easy to pull the cushion tight to you or loosen it which is great for when the little cherub starts drifting off!
I absolutely love that the bbhuhme nursing pillow comes with a super handy carry case. I mean everything should have this right? I can throw it on the pram, in the car, on a plane. It’s the perfect travel companion especially for a hungry and sleepy little one!.
It looks super cool on the couch or bed too! Which is a perky little bonus of the cushion! And I love that you can buy different sleeves for the cushion for a fresh new look wherever it is!
Parent Tester 4 - Jessica Wetherall
I’ve been really impressed by this product, from its packaging to its high quality materials
Unpacking the pillow you will notice it comes in a handy travel bag with a handle making feeding away from home easier. We also chose the dusky pink covers which are a gorgeous shade of pink, they also come in a little cloth storage bag which is very handy if you want to take an extra cover out with you.
We’ve been using the nursing pillow since leaving hospital 5 days ago and I can honestly say it’s been a life saver anyone who’s bottle or breastfed a baby will know how uncomfortable it can get especially on your back
I’ve been letting Baby Evie lie on the pillow which is across my lap and it’s the perfect height, you don’t have to bend your back to feed them. The extra long cover means you can tie it around you making it extra secure.
The pillow it’s self is full of little balls making it really squishy and mouldable for baby to lie across, Evie looks very comfortable on it.
The product it’s self is very modern looking and the bbhugme branding is very visible. I really like the silicone ends which easily slide on, holding the cushion in place in the cover, I’ve not seen any thing like this before.
I would definitely recommend this nursing pillow to new parents when you think about the amount of time you spend feeding your baby anything that makes the experience more comfortable Is a must for me.
Parent Tester 5 - Wan Ditchburn
The bbhugme pillow I received from Natural Baby Shower arrived in perfect packaging and in a perfect condition. Very quick delivery too. I have the dusty pink colour, which is a very nice looking colour and it does not get dirty easily.
The pillow was a life saver for me when I went on holiday with my baby and I realised we will not get a bassinet on the plane. We used this pillow to feed our baby, and also to let the baby sleep on it so I was able to have my hands free. It has made my 10hr flight a lot easier as she slept through and I didn’t get a dead arm from holding her as she slept on me.
The pillow is also useful while we are on holiday as I curl up and use the blanket to cover it and made it as a cocoon shape for my baby to sleep in. It is also great when she is on the floor playing with her toys as she can just lay her head on the pillow which has helped with her reflux as well. All round it was useful for so many reasons.
I would highly recommend this product to any other mum and I wish I had known about this before, it would have made my life so much easier so I’m delighted I now have one. I will definitely get the bbhugme pregnancy pillow for sure when we are planning our next baby.