I think we’ve all seen enough whinging from me when it comes to my lack of sleep (sorry!) but over the last fortnight or so my sleep has dramatically improved.
Because I’ve been sharing my bed with a lovely sausage (oooh errr) in the form of the bbhugme…
About a month ago on Instagram I asked for recommendations for pregnancy pillows (you can see what was suggested here if of interest as there’s a whole heap mentioned, across all budgets) and the pillow that I liked the look of the most was the bbhugme.
Created by a team of highly experience Scandinavian chiropractors, the bbhugme is designed to “grow with you” throughout pregnancy and beyond. It can be a maternity pillow now, when sleep is of the utmost importance, but then later it can be a baby nest and a nursing pillow. Oh and of course it can always be used as a back support and a generally lovely “thing” to cuddle. It is SO nice to cuddle.
I was lucky enough to get my hands (and bump!) on a sample for review but I was under no obligation to post about it nor would I sit here and tell you to buy one if I didn’t think it was amazing. There’s a lot of kit to buy when you’re pregnant and the last thing you want to do is waste your money on tat, but for me this product is an absolute game-changer.
The fact it has really helped me to sleep (ya know, when I’m not up five times a night to pee) is of course really important but I have found it a god send for lounging about the house too. For a long time now I haven’t been able to get comfy at all on the sofa and I’ve often gone to bed purely because I can’t relax, but now I can get the support I need.
I’m aware this looks ridiculous and I highly doubt this is an “advised way to wear it”, but when I’m relaxing in the evenings or on weekends I love to tie the bbhugme round my waist. It protects my bump, really supports my back when sat down AND gives me somewhere to perch my arms. It’s like a ready made portable armchair! Plus I can pretend I’m queueing for a lazy river ride at a waterpark which is a nice added bonus.
This video will give a much better overview of what you get in the bag (the bag is great for transporting it for travel by the way!), how you use it in bed and just how much I love it….
I really do LOVE it.
My only regret is not getting one sooner. And there’s no way I’ll stop using it postpartum. Regardless of the baby nest/nursing pillow potential, I’ll want to sleep with this bad boy for forever more.
As well as being gorgeously supportive, there’s added peace of mind that this is a safe product to have around babies and children. It’s constructed with eco-friendly bamboo (so so soft!) and BPA free silicon pebbles. The pillow and its accessories are certified by OEKO/TEX in addition to being food grade certified. If your bubba wants to chew on the pebbles whilst teething, that’s a-ok!
You can read more about the pillow on the bbhugme website and they also have really helpful vids and pics so you can see just how versatile it is. They ship to the UK (and elsewhere!) but you can also find them stocked in the UK on Scandiborn.
Now if someone could just invent a product so I wouldn’t have to go to the loo every 30 minutes, that would be ace.