During my pregnancy with Liam, I slept with pillows all around me or with a simple straight body pillow I purchased from Target (neither of which were supportive enough for pregnancy). Since I know how precious sleep is any more, I knew I had to have something more substantial for this pregnancy. I called out to you all for suggestions on your favorite pregnancy pillows and this one came up multiple times, so I decided to give it a try!
I was giddy when it came in the mail. All of my sleep problems had a hope of diminishing.
Well, there’s the Bump Nest pillow in all of its glory! It’s really helped me focus on sleeping primarily on my left side (so I actually sleep with it in the other direction…long portion on my front and the short supporting my back).
It comes in multiple options for fabrics, so you can get it personalized just for you and your bedroom decor.
I chose the Stone Scallop as it seemed to be the most relaxing to my eyes and fit just fine with my decor. The fabric is quite soft and is made of a stretchy knit. Both the pillow case and pillow are machine washable and dry-able (Bonus!). The pillow case simply unzips and the top and you’re good to go.
The company also is conscious of giving back, so they create baby hats with the scrap material from the pregnancy pillows. Warm comfort all around! I love that.
The pillow comes with details on how to care and maintain your pillow to make that $99 investment continue to stay a good one.
If you’ll notice, the Bump Nest’s motto of ‘Shake. Fluff. Repeat.’ is mentioned a few times and rightfully so. However, I wasn’t too thrilled about this at first. They mean it when they say it. The cotton in the pillow slides, and in my pillow ends up settling towards the two ends of the pillows. The head support portion becomes saggy after one night of sleep.
I’ve gotten into the routine of shaking and pushing the cotton towards the head and away from the ends every night before bed. I also use a really thin organic shredded rubber pillow (a thin down pillow would also work beautifully) right underneath the head support portion of the Bump Nest to ensure I always have the head support that I desire. Since adding that extra little pillow, I don’t have any problems with the Bump Nest.
Overall, I’m getting better sleep while pregnant. My back feels more supported, my legs are able to stay level with my hips and my arm doesn’t just fall over my belly, but is supported by the pillow. It’s great to cuddle with and don’t tell my husband (he’s a cuddler and would always spoon with me at night, which when you’re pregnant isn’t the most comfortable thing), but the Bump Nest creates a division of the bed, so to speak. Don’t worry, though, he still cuddles with the short back portion of the pillow. So, I guess you could say we’re both getting good use out of the Bump Nest!
Oh, and look who decided after day one to take over the pillow after I wake up…
Well, thank you for your pregnancy pillow suggestion. I’m a fan of the Bump Nest!
I was provided a Bump Nest pillow to review. I didn’t receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy for further information.