February 22, 2015

Review: Leachco's Snoogle - Total Body Pillow

Well I decided that if I'm going to do reviews on mommy-products, I might as well post them in separate entries so it's easier for people to filter through. Duh.

So on my pregnancy journey, another fun body change that I've recently encountered...BACK PAIN. I'm sitting at 21 weeks now and have gained a total of 11 lbs, I didn't think I would have to face this for awhile...but my body decided otherwise. My first sleep deprived night was around July 22nd, woke up and my lower back was SORE, complained most of the day, grunted and groaned but was otherwise fine. Decided to be cheap and instead of buying one of those Snoogle pillows, I borrowed two long cylindrical body pillows from my parents, back felt better the two nights I used it, but not as perfect as it once was. At my ultrasound I was mentioning the pain to my dad...ok ok...complaining to my dad, and what is waiting for me when I arrive home but a new Snoogle complete with a separate pillow cover :D

Man alive, I have to say that I'm a Snoogle believer! I was skeptical at first, but the first night that I snuggled with my Snoogle...I had THE BEST night's sleep that I think I've ever had in my entire life. Other than waking up to go pee twice during that night, I slept through completely and it was fabulous. Every night that my Snoogle is cradling me and loving me, it's the most restful sleep I've ever had...I keep joking with my husband that even after Baby Bean is born, I'm going to snuggle with the Snoogle.

Snuggling my Snoogle

Here's the review I posted on the Snoogle on the Babies R Us website.
"I am a Snoogle believer.

First-time mom here and started experiencing pregnancy back pain at around 20 weeks. I tried a few long cylindrical body pillows that my parents had laying around because I didn't want to shell out $70 for a Snoogle. These pillows helped a little bit but took up a lot of room on the bed and shifted a lot. Ended up getting the Snoogle to try it out and I LOVE this pillow! The first night that I slept with the Snoogle was literally the best sleep I have ever had in my 29 years on this planet. Other than waking up to pee twice, I slept through the entire night and woke up feeling rested (which is definitely a first!). 

For your reference, I am 5'2" and 110 lbs so this pillow is as large as I am. I normally sleep with one of those Sealy ergonomic pillows that have a curve for neck support, and this Snoogle replaces it. It takes me a few minutes to position myself on the Snoogle before bed, but I find that my neck does not hurt at all and support is provided at my neck, belly and hips/legs. I keep it one position on the bed and don't find that there is a need to flip it as it snuggles and supports me on either side for sleeping.

Would definitely recommend this pillow, it may not be for everyone, but it's been a lifesaver for me!"