Leachco Snoogle Original Total Body Maternity Pillow

Last updated date: September 3, 2020

DWYM Score

9.1

Leachco Snoogle Original Total Body 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.

Editor's Note September 3, 2020:
Checkout The Best Maternity Pillow for a detailed review of all the top maternity pillows.

Overall Take

You won't need to use four traditional pillows to get comfortable during your pregnancy, thanks to this large maternity pillow. It's c-shaped and designed to provide cushioning from your head to your toes. It also allows for better breathability, which means you won't feel overheated when you use it.


In our analysis of 174 expert reviews, the Leachco Leachco Snoogle Original Total Body Maternity Pillow placed 8th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Leachco recognizes Ella sparkle, meislin CNY sales, and dainty baby as authentic sellers or distributors of the Leachco brand Snoogle original total body pillow. Leachco does not confirm a relationship with any other sellers or the authenticity of their products as being authentic Leachco brand products. If you are like most people, one pillow throughout the night is just not enough. There's the pillow that goes behind your back for support, The one between your knees for temperature control and the two to Prop up your head to aid in breathing. And, if you're pregnant don't forget to add one more for tummy support. The Snoogle is uniquely designed to follow the natural contour and shape of your body from head to toe. Perfect for sleeping and relaxing. Complete with removable/washable cover. The horseshoe shaped head pillow allows you to attain the position and height that is just right for you. The extra long midsection is the perfect width for total back or tummy; depending on the direction you choose to snuggle up in your Snoogle. The slightly curved end tucks snugly between the knees as it conforms to your shape keeping you cool and comfortable all night long! Can help provide support for neutral positioning. For adult use only

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.0
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.6
7,923 user reviews

What experts liked

We found that the Original Snoogle provided joint and ligament relief, as well as a plush comfort for the back, hips, legs, and belly depending on your choices of pillow positioning.
- The Sleep Judge
The Snoogle is the definite winner in the adjustability category. It’s easy to adjust for both belly and back support and also offers a variety of seated positions. The Snoogle also appears easy to adjust while sleeping.
- Experienced Mommy
Helps to keep the spine, head, and neck in neutral alignment
- Mattress Clarity
The pillow's unconventional shape allows you to tuck it between your knees, alleviating back pain and sciatica; it can also promote proper breathing at night, which is beneficial for those with sleep apnea, acid reflux or heartburn.
- Sleep Advisor
Multiple reviewers call this total body pillow a “lifesaver,” with one explaining, “I can comfortably sleep on my back, side, and even stomach (for now, before I get too big I’m sure) by rolling and bending this pillow in any way that I need.”
- New York Mag
It follows the natural contour of the body; the extra-long midsection provides excellent support for your back or belly.
- CTOP Reviews
It's a pretty large pillow, but you can take the stuffing out of the inside and adjust the height to meet your preferences.
- Sleep Health
the Snoogle does offer a variety of covers in different fabrics, colors, and patterns
- The New York Times
Its unusual horseshoe shape allows complete flexibility and provides support wherever you need it most.
- Sleepopolis

What experts didn't like

there is a slight filling break-in time
- The Sleep Judge
If you opt for the Snoogle, I’d recommend upgrading to one of the covers with a zipper. The zippered removable covers unzip in the middle. You still have to stuff in the ends, but that seems much easier than stuffing the whole pillow into the cover.
- Experienced Mommy
Pillow itself is spot clean only
- Mattress Clarity
The only complaint that customers talk about with this pillow is that the removable cover can be challenging to get back on after washing.
- Sleep Health
When evaluating the Snoogle with physical therapist Ryan, we found that the pillow was too thick, overstuffed both for recommended alignment and comfort (it crooked our tester’s neck upward). It was too firm to wedge under the belly, but also offered little back support.
- The New York Times
I only wish the materials were a bit higher quality so that it could withstand use through multiple pregnancies.
- Sleepopolis

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. She writes about the ups and downs of parenting on her blog.

An Overview On Maternity Pillows

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.

The Maternity Pillow Buying Guide

  • Maternity pillows come in different lengths to accommodate women of different heights. Most of them are in the range of 55-65 inches. The size you order will depend on how tall you are and what type of support you’re looking for. Taller women, or women who need lower leg and ankle support, should go for the 60-65” pillows. Shorter women or women who mostly need knee and hip support should be fine with the 55” option. 
  • You won’t want to use a pillow that doesn’t feel nice against your skin. Take a look at what materials are used for the maternity pillow’s cover and filling before you buy. This is especially important if you have allergies — down filling would add an extra level of discomfort. 
  • Maternity pillows aren’t just for your nine months of pregnancy. If you rearrange the two legs of your maternity pillow, you can create a supportive seat for watching TV or reading in bed. You can also use one of the legs to support your newborn while nursing.
  • If you’ve got chronic pain, maternity pillows might be your saving grace. They provide superior support for your hips, knees, back and neck as you sleep.
  • Everyone has their preferred level of pillow firmness, and you’re going to be especially sensitive to a too-firm or too-soft pillow as your body changes during pregnancy.  Some maternity pillows are adjustable, so you can take some of the filling out or add more throughout your pregnancy. Others have a set amount of filling, so check and see how firm they are before you buy.
  • The right pillow will keep your spine in a straight line as you sleep. You can check and see if your pillow is the right height by taking a selfie while laying down. If your head is cocked upwards or sinks down and puts your neck at an angle, you’ll need a pillow that’s a different height. You can also try rearranging the pillow’s filling to get the support you need.