Why We Like It:
This sizeable pillow holds the baby high enough to keep your back in alignment, and it's very easy to remove the cover for machine washing.
But Take Note:
The slipcover is hang dry only, and this pillow cannot double as an infant lounger.
Firm, supportive, soft, and roomy—the My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow tops our list for several reasons, even if the name is a little silly. We love the wrap-around design with an adjustable velcro strap to accommodate various body types. Most important of all, it has a raised end that supports the baby’s head while they’re nursing. Plus, the spacious pillow had ample room to hold little ones at an ideal height for breastfeeding. While using this at home, our editor loved how the pillow kept her back in alignment during feeding without sacrificing comfort.
This pillow attaches around your waist—and stays put even if you stand up and move around the room—with a silent-release buckle, which we could effortlessly open with one hand. That means you don’t need to worry about a loud sound each time you're done nursing—because who wants to risk waking a sleeping baby? A nearby front pocket was a welcome addition to the nursing pillow, especially since we fit a 40-ounce cup inside it to stay hydrated during nursing sessions. This is where you can stash a baby bottle, too!
The zipper of the slipcover wraps almost completely around the pillow, making it easy to get the fabric on and off for washing (no nail breakage here!). While the cover is machine washable, the company recommends hanging it to dry instead of tossing it in the dryer. One drawback is that the not waterproof, so a major spill or spit-up could reach through to the foam pillow inside if you don't remove it quickly.
In testing we also discovered that you should position the strap to cover its Velcro closure, just to protect your and your baby's delicate clothing. Also note that this pillow cannot double as an infant lounger.
Price at time of publication: $53
- Dimensions: 23 x 15.5 x 5.5 inches
- Material: Polyester (slipcover), foam (pillow)
- Machine Washable: Yes (slipcover)
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.parents.com/best-nursing-pillows-7152673
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