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Feeding pillow. widgey, mothercare or argos own brand???

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princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:04:22

www.mothercare.com/Widgey-support-cushion/dp/B000IVQYVU/sr=1-1/qid=1254603518/ref=sr_1_1/276-4006017 -3162850?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=79275031&mcb=core

www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3761030.htm

or

www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Multi-purpose-support-pillow/dp/B001NZLGJA/sr=1-10/qid=1254603753/ref= sr_1_10/278-9487110-8821649?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=42860041&mcb=core

Anybody have any experiences with these?

I borrowed one the last few times so haven't ever bought one.

tia

sausagerolemodel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:10:29

I bought the mothercare bolster which is a long straight pillow not the L-shaped one here - but if they are made of similar materials then although comfortable enough, the covering of the actual pillow (as opposed to the slip on cover) is that really horrible papery fabric (like disposable boiler suits) and it very quickly gets really bobbly and all the fluff on the surface rolls up into big blobby sausages. So wouldn't recommend it if shaped pillow is made of same fabric. Also, pillow cover only has tiny overlap and no fixings, so blobby pillow escapes from cover too easily.

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:12:35

hmm that sounds annoying.
Thanks for replying.

I have read good reviews about the widgey but don't want to buy the named brand just because it's a branded one if a bog standard one will do iykwim.

MrsBadger Sat 03-Oct-09 22:13:04

I couln;t face shelling out the cash so bought one of these instead

greensnail Sat 03-Oct-09 22:13:17

I had a widgey pillow and loved it. It was great for getting comfy when pg, fine for feeding with and good for propping up DD when learning to sit up.

BertieBotts Sat 03-Oct-09 22:13:31

No experience but I'd go for the Argos one on the strength of those reviews. Also it looks nice in the picture (though Argos pictures can be misleading...)

GhoulsAreLoud Sat 03-Oct-09 22:14:50

I had a mybrestfriend pillow which are supposed to be brilliant but hated it and always fed DD using a noral sofa cushion which was much better.

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:19:02

Mrs B I had one of those with ds and it was never high enough. Was too flat. I use it now to lean on, while I drink my tea in bed in the morning though grin

Ghouls I did that with ds (after I ditched the v pillow) and always found they moved about etc.

I think I maybe drag dh to mothercare tommorow and feel the pillows in store. grin I could always ask the Argos people to bring one out for me to give it the 'firm' test too....

GhoulsAreLoud Sat 03-Oct-09 22:22:18

Really mel? When I said sofa cushion I meant, like a scatter cushion? Not a part of the sofa, if that makes any sense...

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:25:13

yep, I used to pile a few up and they'd all slip about. I want firm and still!!

MrsBadger Sat 03-Oct-09 22:25:17

hmm - to be fair I never needed anyhting to rest dd on while I fed her and did mostly use it for sitting up in bed...

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:26:20

I get very achey arms MrsB and I know I'll be feeding for ages and ages!!!

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:28:41

can anyone help me on my thread about shows??? In childbirth....grin

greensnail Sat 03-Oct-09 22:31:18

The widgey is very firm and still! It sort of grips onto your body more than other cushions, so it stays still.

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:32:58

Ooh sounds good snaily

GhoulsAreLoud Sat 03-Oct-09 22:37:14

I can sell you my mybrestfriend cushion if you're interested, very, very firm, I give you good price grin

GhoulsAreLoud Sat 03-Oct-09 22:37:46

It has a strap to attach it your body, if that sways you...

princessmel Sat 03-Oct-09 22:47:46

Thanks Ghouls, but my mum is buying it for me and she'll want to go and see it and buy it with me iykwim grin

Thanks though!

redtabby Sun 04-Oct-09 16:28:45

I use a doomoo cushion for breastfeeding, which I love, and also use a widgy for propping baby up. I also use the widgy for breastfeeding sometimes, when I am in the sitting room, where I keep it, and it works fine, I just prefer the squidginess of the doomoo, which is very comfy for us both.

maygirl Sun 04-Oct-09 21:37:42

I have the argos one, soft and fleecy on one side and cotton on the other which I liked, used cotton side on hot days or if DS had a temperature. Worked really well for us, it is alot softer than others I have seen/borrowed at friends houses, but I got on better with the squidginess!

insertwittynicknameHERE Mon 05-Oct-09 12:12:14

thrupennybits.co.uk/home I bought one of these to use with DD2, although no longer BF'ing it is great as a support for bottle feeding as well. It is the best cushion I have ever used for BF'ing.

sjp0408 Mon 05-Oct-09 14:52:30

I would highly recommmend the widgey. Was given one as a present while pg, still using it to feed DD, now 18 months. Nice and firm, gets them up at a good height so your back remains straight. DD now asks for Widgey when she wants a feed.

Carrie06 Mon 05-Oct-09 17:49:06

avoid the widgey; waste of 25 quid. put ds on it and he was nearly level with my chin. it is too firm and high. ended up using normal pillow or cushion from the sofa. i would have bought the argos one but had already spent too much on widgey......now using it to prop ds up against.

princessmel Mon 05-Oct-09 17:52:31

lol at the 2 last posts, totally opposite!

I bought the widgey!

I felt the mothercare one in store but it seemed so squidgy and I thought the baby would be too low down. I wanted a feeding pillow that wouldn't need any extra pillows underneath it to make it higher. I just hope the widgey isn't too high!

maygirl Mon 05-Oct-09 22:07:16

Are you tall? I'm really short, so probably why the argos one worked for me!

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