Boppy Washable Breathable Maternity Pillow

Last updated: November 8, 2021

Boppy Washable Breathable Maternity Pillow

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We looked at the top Maternity Pillows and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Maternity Pillow you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 149 expert reviews, the Boppy Washable Breathable Maternity Pillow placed 11th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Not too big, not too small, just right. The Boppy Pregnancy Support Pillow is a smaller-sized body pillow provides just the right support for hips, legs and bump. This pregnancy pillow offers the comfort and support mom needs without taking over the bed. So versatile, mom can even use it in a chair, on the couch or relaxing in bed

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

This pillow's smaller design stands out among competitors for taking up less space. The unique space can be used to support different areas of the body. Slipcover is removable and washable
Helps you sleep without experiencing any disturbances at night. You can use this for multiple postures without experiencing any discomfort. The finishing of the product is top notch so you can expect it to last for a number of years
More than a wedge, but not quite a full body pillow, this comma-shaped pillow can be used in several different positions, depending on where you need support the most. Some moms love having a couple of them to create the perfect nest for getting an excellent night’s sleep. It’s small enough to travel easily, too.
This is another uniquely shaped pillow that may end up being just the right shape to support your very pregnant body. Inside the nook, you can put a shoulder, your belly, or even your legs to support your back.
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The Boppy Gray Pregnancy Pillow is the right-sized body pillow for you. It is neither too big nor too small to help promote comfort and convenience. Ideally, it is designed to support your bump, legs, and hips, thereby, bringing an end to pregnancy-related complications.
The soft cover is made from jersey-knit cotton and has a zipper so you can easily throw it in the wash.
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Compact design doesn’t overwhelm your bed and home .Ultra-soft 100% jersey cotton slipcover is removable and machine washable
If you just need a little extra support for your knees to take the pressure off your hips, this is one of the best pregnancy pillows to try. Place the Boppy pillow just where you need it for side sleeping, then use the bolster to add additional support under your back, neck or belly. The kidney-shaped design of the multi-use pregnancy pillow lets you decide how much support you need without taking up all of your bed.

What experts didn't like

May not be ideal for users who prefer a firmer pillow, as the fill is on the softer side . Material may lose shape over time
The pillow seems a bit smaller than what was advertised.
For some moms, it’s a little too soft.

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Overview

Motherhood can be one of the most incredible experiences a woman can have. The months of excitement as you watch a baby (and yourself) grow and the delivery of your new family member can’t be beat. However, nine months of pregnancy presents its own set of challenges for an expectant mother.

As your stomach grows to accommodate your developing child, your body’s needs change along with it. Back pain, particularly lower back pain, is common when your stomach starts growing. Conditions like heartburn and sciatica can develop or worsen. You might have trouble sleeping or wake up during the night due to poor support from your mattress.

“Sleeplessness often begins well before the baby actually arrives, and a maternity pillow can help bring comfort during these long nights,”  Kate Desmond, an infant safe-sleep expert and a mother of two, says. “I am a back sleeper and early into my pregnancy I was told by my doctor that my back sleeping days were numbered. Practically overnight I had to become a side sleeper, and that transition would have been impossible without my full-body maternity pillow.”

Luckily, there are ways to get a great night’s sleep while pregnant. A maternity pillow is an affordable way to support your entire body as it changes with your growing infant. They are designed to help you stay comfortable and keep you asleep on your side — sleeping on your back or stomach can push on your organs and hurt your back.

“Look for one that fits your specific sleeping needs,” Desmond says. “Make sure the pillow you choose offers plenty of support when you lay on your side.”

Maternity pillows come in C, U or J shapes. J-shaped pillows offer the lightest amount of support. They look like a hook, and you sleep or rest with the bottom of the hook underneath your head and neck while the hook’s straight line runs in between your knees and hips. You can flip these pillows for sleeping on your right or left side. They’re best for expectant mothers who are used to sleeping on their sides and want a little more breathability and freedom as they rest.

The C-shaped pillows offer support for both your stomach and your back. They wrap around your body, with a small opening in the center of one side. These pillows will support your back, knees, hips, neck and head. They also help you stay on your side throughout the night, so they’re great for women who normally sleep on their stomachs or backs. You can also shift the side of the pillow under your stomach as it grows to prevent added strain on your back and hips. 

U-shaped pillows offer the most complete support for pregnant women. Your head and neck rest on the curved bottom of the U, and there’s a small opening at your feet. You’ll enjoy full support all the way down your body, from the top of your head to your ankles and feet.

“Just keep in mind these pillows are not small!” Desmond says, noting that you should evaluate the size of your bed and your partner’s sleeping habits before you decide which one to purchase.

Maternity pillows also come in a variety of textures and sizes for different types of support. Head over to our Tips & Advice section for input about choosing the best maternity pillow for your needs.

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