Ahhh sleep. Like so many mums, you probably never gave it a second thought before falling pregnant. But now, there’s a baby-sized bump in the road stopping you from reaching ‘destination dreamland’. If a good night’s sleep feels like something of a distant memory we’re here to help. We’ve hunted down the best maternity pillows that will have you drifting off to sleep in no time.
We asked our Facebook group members to recommend the best maternity pillows they used and these are the brands they recommend.
Snuggle a Snoogle
Snoogle Chic Full Body Pregnancy Support Pillow (approx $150 delivered to Australia): The Snoogle has rave reviews thanks to its full body support, easy-clean cover and optimum firmness. If you like your pillows not too hard but not too soft, this one is a winner.
“I have a Snoogle which is amazing! I wake up not wanting to get out of bed and leave my pillow behind” – Kirsty S
Ultimate sleep, ultimate Z’s
Ultimate Sleep Pregnancy Pillow ($320): The full body U-shaped pillow has been designed to support the entire body. And unlike other pillows, this one can be added to your laundry. It keeps its shape and volume even after frequent washing and usage – a new Mumma must!
Do the double
Mamaway Breastfeeding and Support Pillow ($149.95): You get real bang for your buck with this guy. The award-winning nursing pillow moulds to your body to give ultimate support and comfort – hello winning combo!
Bean a long time coming
Belly Bean Maternity Pillow ($72): Made in Australia, the Belly Bean may be small in size but is BIG in benefits. Designed to keep growing bumps comfortable while supporting hips and back, it’s a favourite for mumma bears wanting minimal disturbance for baby daddy too.
“Love the Belly Bean. I’ve used it for both my previous pregnancies and used it while breastfeeding as a nursing pillow” – Kirsty H
Boyfriend Pillow ($124.95): This maternity pillow from the makers of the Boyfriend Pillow offers 360 degrees of complete cloud-like body comfort. And when the baby arrives, simply alter the position and becomes your feeding best friend day and night.
“I love my pillow. It’s great because I can’t sleep on my stomach anymore but it helps me get close enough while still sleeping on my side.” – Kate M
Boppy Total Body Pillow ($169.95): Is your neck giving you grief one night then your back and bump the next? The Boppy is the answer. Its clever design consists of three separate velcro pieces, allowing you to customise the pillow’s shape to suit your nightly needs.
“I ended up buying a Boppy and found it perfect. Definitely recommend packing it in your hospital bag” – Amy C
Lean on me
Pregnancy Sleeping Wedge ($15): The Sleeping Wedge is ideal for anyone not wanting a full-length body pillow. The wedge gives support wherever you need it most – tummy, legs or hips, leaving your growing bump happy and your bank account too!
Float like a butterfly
Butterfly Pregnancy Pillow ($120): A light and compact pillow for pregnancy snoozing on-the-go, the Butterfly gives support where it’s needed. Australian made, the wings make sure your back, bump, knees and hips are in a good position for restful sleep.
“Perfect support without taking up to much room” – Lisa G
A firm flip
Jill and Joey Pregnancy Wedge ($53.36): Just a whisper of the words memory foam and we feel like we’ve been given a giant cuddle. Well, imagine resting your precious baby bump, back or knees against a pillow made of the stuff. This clever wedge is said to soothe pelvic pain and help sleeping with its dual-support design. Flip one side for firm and the other for soft.
Straight to sleep
Tummy Snuggler ($89): Your growing bump may be the most visible issue affecting your sleep, but bad posture (thanks pregnancy!) can also cause back and neck pain. The award-winning Tummy Snuggler cushions your bump while keeping your back nice and aligned through the night.
Mum’s the word
Inspired Mother Maternity Pillow ($80.59): No frills, no fuss. This maternity pillow means business. Designed and inspired by Australian mums, it’s generous in length and made from 100% cotton, so you can keep your cool and adjust the shape and cushioning to where you need it most.
A lucky number
Lucky 7 Body Pillow ($89): The 7-shaped pregnancy pillow encourages a comfortable side sleeping position while providing the ultimate resting place for your head and neck. Bye-bye backache!
“It’s the perfect shape for under head and between legs at the same time. It’s also amazing for breastfeeding” – Nicole M
Slumber on the side
Side Sleep Pillow ($34.95): Designed to make adjusting to side sleeping easier and more comfortable by aligning your neck and back, we love the Side Sleep Pillow. There’s even a cozy little nook for your ear!
Comfort and cuddles
CuddleUp Body Pillow ($99): Cocooning around you like a lovely hug, the CuddleUp follows the natural contour and shape of your body. It supports the abdomen and back, is great for relieving painful pressure points and elevates the shoulders, arms, legs, and feet to reduce swelling.
Cradle, baby cradle
Cradletight Maternity Pillow ($69.95): Designed and made in Australia the Cradletight is an all-in-one wonder. It works to give you optimum comfort and support when you need it most.
“I love my Cradletight pillow as I can wrap my legs around it” – Melody H
Foam for you
Clark Care Pregnancy Support Pillow ($99.95): With washable covers and high-quality Dunlop foam inserts the Clark Care pillow ticks all the functional boxes. Its wrap-around shape and wedge-like design mean your comfort is taken care of too. Win-win!
Your dream Genie
Dreamgenii Pregnancy Support & Feeding Pillow ($69.95): The Dreamgenii is as clever as it is compact. It supports your bump, back and knees all while you (attempt to!) sleep. It also doubles up as a feeding pillow once bub has arrived
A natural nights’ sleep
Tetra Organic Pregnancy Pillow ($169.95): Using only natural tea tree flakes as a filling, the Tetra pillow is completely chemical-free. Shift and shape the filling to where you need the support most and enjoy your deepest slumber yet.
Continue your search for the best maternity pillow
If you’re searching for the best maternity pillow, and you’re still not sure if any of these are right for you, continue your search online by jumping into one of our closed Pregnancy or Baby Facebook groups and ask thousands of other Australian mums what they recommend – ‘What to buy’ is the most talked about topics, followed by MIL vents!
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