Not content to rest on its laurels (the Boppy pillow was awarded the Baby’s Best Bet ten years in a row!), Boppy has designed a brand new Nursing Pillow. The new two-sided Boppy Nursing Pillow has two distinct surfaces to maximize comfort and grow with your nursing baby.
Features of the NEW Two-Sided Boppy Nursing Pillow
- Designed with a lactation consultant specifically for nursing
- Two surfaces – one firm, one soft to offer mom options to use what works best for her and baby
- Adjustable belt keeps pillow securely in place
- Fits most waists
- Easily cleaned – wipeable foam insert and machine washable pillow
New Boppy Nursing Pillow Review
We’ve owned a Boppy pillow since my first son was born – that’s six years, if you’re keeping track – so we were excited to get our hands on the newest version of this must-have baby product. It’s not exaggerating to say that the newest member of the Boppy family is dramatically different from the pillow we first used years ago. The new pillow, developed with a Lactation Consultant, maintains the C shape we’re familiar with and has an eye-pleasing design, but that’s where the similarities end.
The new pillow has two distinct surfaces. The firm side is created by a removable foam insert and covered in minky fabric. The insert has a raised edge that creates a contoured surface and is ideal for use with infants. The soft side is much more cushioned (even more than the original Boppy pillow) and helps maintain a comfortable nursing position as baby grows.
Another new feature is a belt that goes around mom’s back to help keep the pillow in place against your body. We aren’t as keen on this feature but can see how it might help some moms maintain a good nursing position. If you don’t like the belt, you can easily remove it.
The entire pillow is washable – a must have for a baby feeding product! Remove the firm-side foam insert and the belt and toss it in the washing machine.
Which Boppy is Right for You?
The Boppy family now includes three distinct nursing pillows: the Original Boppy Pillow, the Boppy Travel Pillow and the New Boppy Nursing Pillow. This graphic is helpful to compare and figure which Boppy is right for you.
New Boppy Nursing Pillow vs. Original Boppy Pillow
The new Boppy Nursing Pillow is thicker than the Original Pillow and really looks quite different. Here’s a side by side photo of the two so you can get an idea of the new size.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… We think the new Boppy offers improvements we didn’t even realize the pillow needed. We love the firm-side and foam insert to help position smaller infants and babies. Remove the foam inset, and the Boppy Nursing Pillow will grow with you and baby as your nursing position changes.
Or Not to Buy… Breastfeeding purists may say this product doesn’t do anything to help achieve the correct latch – and, indeed, no product will. But, as far as we’re concerned, anything that helps mom and baby find comfort while nursing deserves a thumb’s up and we know lots of moms (including us!) like the support offered by this nursing pillow.