Of all the clothes, gadgets, lotions and potions I received at
my baby shower, one present stands out: my Boppy nursing pillow.
It is something I wouldn't have purchased myself. I thought it
another unnecessary piece of baby gear destined to clutter up
the house. Instead, I've used my nursing pillow every day for
nearly ten months. It is by far the most useful baby accessory
The Boppy nursing pillow
fits comfortably around the waist, providing a platform for baby
to lie on. Baby's weight is supported at nursing level for nearly
hands-free breastfeeding while still maintaining close body contact.
As a nursing pillow, the Boppy can be used during any sitting
activity including dining, reading and computer work. The U-shaped
pillow also serves as an excellent support for babies learning
to sit up on their own. The Boppy has endless uses as a floor
play object and also comes in handy as a safety barrier and door
The Boppy is widely available at major retail outlets. Check the
Boppy website for your nearest retailer.
Our Boppy, originally for nursing, has also been used as a toddler
seat at the table and floor; foot rest; back and bottom cushion
for weary parents; doll accessory; couch and TV pillow; bed
pillow; puppy rest and cat bed. It's very sturdy and has lived
through two years of punishment from a family of five with only
fading to show for it. -- Gina Ritter
The care instructions on the label recommend machine washing on
cold using the delicate cycle with no bleach. Though drying instructions
are not listed on the label, the website states that it may be
dried in a dryer. Due to the large size and awkward shape of the
Boppy, it may not fit in all machines. Furthermore, washing in
cold water may not eliminate any bacteria present. Washable Boppy
slip covers are available from some retailers at an additional
Though the Boppy is designed to fit a wide range of body shapes,
one size does not fit all. Extremely petite or full-figured women
may not find the Boppy comfortable.
Boppy is hypoallergenic, but chemically sensitive families should
be aware that the Boppy is stuffed with polyester fiberfill.
are sewn in Mexico.
See the entire line of Boppy products; read about the mother behind
the Boppy in the About Us section.
Review by Bridgett Torrence
Bridgett Torrence is a
freelance writer and mother of two living in coastal southern
California. She enjoys natural parenting, whole-foods cooking
and speculative fiction.