A beanbag chair for breastfeeding?
LemonDrizzleCake11 · 11/02/2014 14:15
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 · 11/02/2014 14:19
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 · 11/02/2014 14:23
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 · 11/02/2014 14:47
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 · 11/02/2014 17:47
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 · 11/02/2014 18:24
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 · 12/02/2014 14:22
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 · 12/02/2014 14:23
This sort of thing has a head rest as well to make it more comfortable for you.
LemonDrizzleCake11 · 12/02/2014 14:37
Ooo PeterParker that could be a great solution - thank you!
PrimalLass · 20/02/2014 11:20
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 · 20/02/2014 20:52
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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