Living in a two-bedroom condo seems do-able for Darren and I along with our first child. We love to travel and rarely spend any time at home. Even on the weekends, we usually make our way to the beach or somewhere new. As I get closer to the due-date, I know that our excessive travels and adventures will come to a lull for a few months or maybe longer depending on the babies needs. Like a lot of new parents, we don’t have room to buy every baby product available. It’s important to find products for our baby that have multi-purposes to save on space. One product that serves many different purposes is the Boppy Pillow. The pillow can can be used for four different baby activities: feeding, lounging, playing, and sitting. A new Boppy pillow retails for $29.99. On top of that, a washable slipcover will need to be purchased to protect the pillow, which start at $9.99. The Boppy pillow has almost become a staple baby item for parents. As a first time parent, I didn’t really understand why a simple curved pillow for a baby was so irreplaceable, but after research and reviews from current parents, I stated to see the wonder unfold before my eyes.
Babies that are bottle fed and breast fed can both use the Boppy Pillow. It places the baby in the right position for feeding and you in a more comfortable, ergonomic position to help relieve stress on your back, neck, and shoulders. Whether you choose to nurse or bottle feed, the Boppy pillow brings you closer to your baby, creating a stronger bond.
The Boppy offers a snug place to let your baby lounge, whether they are newborn or several months old. The pillow allows for the baby to lean back and relax while their head, shoulders, and sides of the body are supported. The way it hugs the body makes them feel very secure and relaxed.
Another important time for very young babies is tummy time. Your child should spend at least a half hour a day on his or her stomach. The Boppy Pillow is a great place for this, since it props your baby up and helps develop neck muscles, encouraging your child to hold his or her head up. Boppy Pillows can also help strengthen muscles in the neck and back, prevent a flat head, and improve your child’s coordination.
After your baby is a few months old, you can use your pillow to help the baby learn to sit. The Boppy Pillow surrounds your child, allowing you to be certain your wobbly baby won’t fall over. It offers a little bit of support to help with development, but doesn’t create dependence on the pillow; your baby learns to sit on his or her own. By setting your child in the center of the pillow, he or she will have almost 360 degrees of a safety net for each topple over.
Boppy Pillows come in various colors so you can choose the one that fits your personal taste. They can also be covered with different designs and shades. With its removable cover, it’s very easy to clean when those unavoidable accidents happen. The removable cover also means that you can change the way it looks very easily making it suitable for a girl or boy at a very low cost. Whether you buy the Boppy new or used, I’m sure you’ll find at least one thing that makes it irreplaceable.
What do you like or dislike about the Boppy? Did you find at least one great use for it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!