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A beanbag chair for breastfeeding?

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LemonDrizzleCake11 Tue 11-Feb-14 14:15:51

Am hopefully soon to have another baby, and have realised the playroom has nowhere suitable for breastfeeding. Since that is where DS spends most of his time, I need to be able to breastfeed there. There isn't a lot of space, so I was thinking of a big beanbag type thing to sit on for feeding.

Does anyone have any recommendations for one that might be appropriate? Or an alternative solution? There isn't enough space for a proper chair.

PeterParkerSays Tue 11-Feb-14 14:19:55

I wouldn't have thought that a beanbag would support your back enough, and it's be a swine to get up from holding a newborn, particularly if you have a CS.

could you move DS's toys into another room for now, so you get a better seat but he's still near you?

strongandlong Tue 11-Feb-14 14:23:06

dunelm beanbag chair

I would have thought sitting down/getting up while holding a baby would be a bit of a struggle? And beanbags usually take up about the same amount of space as an ordinary chair.

Do you have a budget in mind? Colour scheme?

How about something like this: ikea easy chair or ikea sanby?

golemmings Tue 11-Feb-14 14:47:29

Don't recommend it. Ds had one in his room which I used for night feeds. I invariably fell asleep feeding him which you are unlikely to do watching a toddler but I wrecked my hips. I had just started running and assumed it was that making walking painful but after an expensive course of treatment it got a bit better. The pain only went when the cat threw up on the bean bag and we binned it. The hip pain was clearly a breastfeeding on a bean bag injury rather than a running one!

LemonDrizzleCake11 Tue 11-Feb-14 17:47:34

PeterParkerSays - its a good idea but our house is currently undergoing what is politely termed 'remodelling' but traditionally would be called 'building site stage' so moving to another room is not really feasible unfortunately.

Strongandlong - thanks for the suggestions. No colour scheme, budget probably up to around 150. The reason I was thinking beanbag rather than chair was that it would be easier to move out of the way

golemmings - never considered breastfeeding to be more dangerous than running, but will now bear in mind!

Lagoonablue Tue 11-Feb-14 18:24:07

No you need something to get up and down from easily. Can't go wrong with a. Glider BFF chair tbh. I know they are expensive but so comfy. And they support your back.

PeterParkerSays Wed 12-Feb-14 14:22:27

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, have you considered a deck chair which has firmer / sprung material, then you can add cushions to support baby, sit at dining chair height and fold it up against the wall or even hang it off a hook on the wall when not in use?

PeterParkerSays Wed 12-Feb-14 14:23:04

This sort of thing has a head rest as well to make it more comfortable for you.

LemonDrizzleCake11 Wed 12-Feb-14 14:37:15

Ooo PeterParker that could be a great solution - thank you!

FrumiousBandersnatch Thu 13-Feb-14 20:19:25

Or an ikea poang?

PrimalLass Thu 20-Feb-14 11:20:16

I got a glider chair from ebay for £100-ish. It was invaluable, as it had padded arms that helped support my (big) baby, and also the gliding thing helped me get out of it without waking him up.

tb Thu 20-Feb-14 20:52:52

There used to be nursing chairs - 19th C - they were like a small armchair with low arms. Might be worth looking around for one.

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