Reddit reviews Leachco Snoogle Original Maternity/Pregnancy Total Body Pillow, Ivory
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The first and true original SnoogleSnoogle takes the place of multiple pillows to help support hips, back, neck, and tummyPatented design was developed by a registered Nurse and momEnjoy cuddle comfort and support without the extra body heat.Snoogle original has a sham-style removable cover that is machine washable
Yes, anything can have a dramatic impact on an individual.
From a total population standpoint is it normally a primary concern? No, most people do not even notice any issues that develop but then again, most people are not pushing their bodies or asking them to be high performance machines.
You are doing the right things by strengthening your muscular imbalances that have developed. Imbalance is one of the leading causes of injury behind only previous injury and severity of previous injury. My first recommendation would have been to get an assessment and to strengthen the weak areas. Since you have already tackled those issues, now you are also at the point of prevention.
What can you do and what's important?
What is important is the alignment of your hips and spine as you sleep. Prop your body up into a position where your hips and spine are aligned. I'll give some links on pillows that can help accomplish this.
Article on sleeping posture by Dr Quinn Hennoch DPT:
LifeHacker sleep posture article:
Pregnancy Pillow :
Side sleeper pillow:
Another common pillow position for back sleepers is a pillow, roll, or towel under the hamstrings.
If you have short hip flexors that put you in an anterior pelvic tilt (APT) this will especially work to take the pressure, from the weight and leverage of your legs, off of your low back.
It's a ridiculously comfortable pregnancy pillow. Keeps my back aligned nicely or can support my belly once it starts getting bigger. Plus I can use it as a nursing pillow after baby's born!
this one gives a reacharound
They just look like pregnancy body pillows...
Source: wife had it at one point
Edit: Guys trust me, you don't want one. I slept on the couch because not enough room for pillow + two people in a queen sized bed. Spent the money and got one of those adjustable bases...it's worth every effing penny.
I would go with a pregnancy pillow!
My hubs is getting me a Snoogle and I CANNOT WAIT.
I was gifted this one!:
It was a life saver! But I like to be cuddled up.. friends I know who really enjoy their space and don’t like to feel “constricted” didn’t seem to enjoy it as much.
I realize that it's really expensive for a pillow, but I WISH I had bought one of these for my pregnancy. I had a straight body pillow, plus numerous other pillows, but they only sort of helped. I tried out my friend's Snoogle one time, and was instantly jealous. If you can cough up the cash for it, DO IT. You won't regret it.
Have you heard of these? I'm not prego but I want one so bad.
I have the snoogle!
It's kind of the same thing. I LOVE it. I must admit, I tried sleeping with it in my first trimester and didn't like it. But once I was well into my second I thought it was amazing. Still sleeping with it now, and sleeping well even 5 days past my due date. I must say though... it's HUGE. It's really like having a third person on our bed. Though my husband doesn't seem to mind propping his leg on it, too.
A pregnancy pillow would be a splendid gift. Also you could spring for a mani-pedi or a Mamma Mio gift set (here or here)(I am in love with their tummy butter and their boob lotion, it really really helps.).
:-) I just bought a "Snoogle" off of Amazon the other day, and it is amazing so far.. It is basically a giant C-shaped body pillow, but it is worth its price tag for good sleep!
You need a snoogle.
I agree with grabbing something to eat. I'll also add getting this pillow. I'm carrying twins and this has been my best friend since about 11 weeks. I took a trip once without it and missed it so much! My hips were pissed off all day.
Indeed. My wife found the Snoogle to be well worth it as well for sleeping. It is a bit funny to recall the 'fort' of pillows that was amassed on her side of the bed as we got closer to term...:)
I had pretty bad hip/buttocks/leg pain then I got a lovely snoogle around 13 weeks and it's been better since.
It's never too early to invest in a Snoogle! http://amzn.com/B0000635WI
I also started with a chiropractor around maybe 18 weeks and am finding it to be extremely beneficial.
Best of luck to you!! And congratulations!! :)
I started using one of these when I was pregnant, and I will never go back. Best pillow ever!
Snoogle!!! However if I had it to do over again I would have gotten one of the ones with both sides.
My husband just bought me a Snoogle as we laid down to bed! I am sooooo excited! I should have it Saturday. I'm a belly sleeper and have had a lot of issues falling asleep so this will be amazing!!! I love him soooo much!
Two pieces of advice that I hope are helpful for you.
First, get a Snoogle... This will help her stay comfortable, and will give her something to wrap around so that she doesn't wake you so much during the night. It's been a life saver for the wife and I, and she'll get more uncomfortable as things progress.
Next, something that's worked for me, when the wife has been passing out early (which has been pretty consistent the entire time she's been pregnant, since she's a bit anemic), is to go lay down with her at 7:30, then when she starts to doze, go find something else to do for a few hours. When you come into the room later on, since hopefully the Snoogle will be keeping her comfy, you can slip into bed without waking her.
The Snoogle will take up a decent amount of space, so unless you have a King bed, you'll be relegated to a smaller portion of the mattress, but hopefully she'll stay sleeping, and you'll be able to get to bed at a more normal time, and sleep through the night.
Hopefully this is helpful, best of luck with everything!
the only pillow you will ever need
It's marketed toward pregnant women but you need not be one.
This but I totally need it :)
I got this in the mail yesterday
I slept like a baby. I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning due to being comfortable. The bladder ruined the moment.
Edit: My everything hurt and I've always wanted something like this even before I got pregnant. The back support makes all the difference.
Thanks! I'm 6 months along now, so sleeping is getting harder. I start sleep on my side, but sometimes wake up on my back. I have one of these ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI?pc_redir=1396582226&amp;robot_redir=1 ) and i use it to prop my legs apart to support my hips, behind me for my back, and under my belly to hold it up. Getting settled in to bed is like assembling a puzzle. Lol
For the discomfort, I found a combination of two pillows works swimmingly for me: the Snoogle, and a wedge pillow for under my belly. I just had the Snoogle for a while, but once my belly really started to grow I needed some additional support there. It's crazy how much my tiny wedge pillow helps.
I love my Leachco Snoogle. I saw it suggested here earlier in my pregnancy and it’s really gotten me through some bad SPD, SI pain, and even eased my heartburn. Would absolutely recommend to any pregnant person!
I would keep in mind, though, that they are big and awkward and some people think they are a waste because you have to find a place to keep it after you’re pregnant. It’s kind of a physically large item to give as a gift, so I hope you’ve gotten some hints she wants one!
Take a look at the Snoogle - it's pretty damn comfy and around $60. Also if you use it every day for a year or more then $100 is actually pretty cheap especially if it improves your sleep every night.
Hey. Chronic back pain/herniated disc sufferer here. I've had this problem for about 8 years now. I've been to multiple experts on the subject. Every single one of them suggest that laying on your stomach while you sleep actually worsens your back issues. They make it seem like it is the single worst thing you could do if you have back pain. The best thing you can do is sleep with a pillow inbetween your legs. I actually bought something called a snoogle, and it helped me out immensely.
The only "downside" would be that it's the size of a person. So storing it and washing it can be annoying.
Generally if you don't want to use the name around others, the easiest way to avoid slipping up is to not use it much when alone either. I hope the dog is okay with sharing it's lodging for the time being though!!
If your wife doesn't have a Snoogle yet, it might be a way to get back on her good side!
I purchased a [Snoogle](http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1394161187&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=snoogle "snoogle")
It could be the best thing I've ever bought.
This is the one I just got and I really love it!
Hey due date buddy! So excited about the halfway mark too! I switched from the pillow fort to a snoogle (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI)and i would highly recommend it if you are tired of dealing with all those pillows!
I am just about where you are, and have been having the same issues. For me, not being able to sleep on my back aggravates the back pain, so I got this from amazon, it has helped SO MUCH, plus using a supportive pillow while sitting: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000635WI?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01#
Omg my wife would kick me out of bed if I didn't tend to grumpy newborn.. then again I am also notorious for being sent at 3 - 4 am to get something to eat for her midnight crazy cravings.. And each pregnancy I make sure she has a snoogle. Every preggo needs a nice body pillow
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_a_it?qid=1463603649&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=amazon+body+pillow&amp;pi=SX200_QL40 my sister just had her baby and this is all she asked me for for Christmas haha she will appreciate it
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This is the best. I have tried a bunch of them, and have always gone back to my Snoogle. Yes, it's considered a "pregnancy pillow," but that means nothing--it's just an awesome body pillow marketed to pregnant women. Also, buy the pillow case that has the zipper, if not, it's a pain in the ass to get the cover on and off for washing.
I used a snoogle while I was pregnant and it was a game changer for me.
A pregnancy pillow!
The first thing I bought for my wife, after we found out we were pregnant, was the Snoogle pillow. Basically a contoured body pillow for you to sleep with. It especially helps in the later weeks of pregnancy.
A sitz bath is awesome, for you, right after childbirth.
The newborn Boppy is good for the beginning. We used it A LOT, especially in the first couple of months.
The regular Boppy is a must have, in my opinion.
Swaddling is the best, and BREATHABLE swaddle blankets are important. We have a couple of muslin blankets that we’ve used from day one.
The American Academy of Pediatrics book, ‘Caring for Your Baby from Birth to Age 5’, is a an absolute must-have general reference book to keep around, in my opinion. It gives you a lot of the exact same advice and tips as your pediatrician will. Every now and again, my wife and I read or re-read the section that correlates with his current age range, and then we read the upcoming age range. It also answers a lot of basic health and care questions that many people just don’t think to ask.
Also, quick piece of advice: Don’t get attached too early to any specific brand for anything that’s meant to go in a baby’s mouth (bottles/nipples, pacifiers, teethers, etc.). Your baby will choose her preferences. It kinda sucks to go ahead and buy and wash the full Dr. Brown’s bottle set, only to find out that your baby doesn’t like Dr. Brown’s, and prefers Munchkin Latch instead. Trust me.
I find it pricey when I compare it to Amazon.com, even considering the exchange rate. The last thing I was looking at was a Snoogle. $48.99 USD on Amazon.com. $89.99 CAD on Amazon.ca. $48.99 USD is only $62.47 CAD...like what the heck is that? I do like the Amazon reviews and bestseller lists - sometimes I look stuff up on there just for the reviews haha.
I just bought a snoogle and it's really helped my sleeping out.
My wife swore by this pillow.
I have the Snoggle too (here it is on Amazon), and it's been great! I have a queen sized bed, and my husband and I still sleep comfortably (I know, the pillow looks big!)
A maternity pillow like the Snoogle or a gift card to a place that sells bras.
We want snoogles!
maybe you need some more [bedding] (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/088/8/3/sailor_moon_blankets_by_sailorflower-d4ubi0s.jpg)
a snuggle pillow is nice if you have the extra cash
last but not least this
Hugs for youuuu <3
I think Alpacassos/Arpakassos are the cutest things ever. <3 :>
If you're a fan of round, big, soft cute things, I'd definitely recommend checking out www.squishables.com. :) I have a Squishable myself and can attest to how awesome they are for cuddling!
I've also heard great things about body pillows. Similarly, there's those "dakimakura"/Japanese body pillows where you can replace the pillowcase with your favorite video game/anime/TV show character/male/female/whatever if that floats your boat. Example here slight NSFW.
There's also the infamous boyfriend pillow.
Hope this helps! I love cute soft things myself. :> Thanks for the contest and good luck. <3
do you have one of those "Snoogle" full body pillows? or a cheese wedge pillow?
Gosh, I'm so sorry. If it really is a pilonidal cyst, you need to have the whole area removed. They should have taken the whole thing out the first time. If it is a PC, the recovery may be uncomfortable for a few months, but if you don't take care of it now it will get more painful, and can become infected causing more painful and expensive surgeries.
Here's my free advice (lengthy but worth every penny lol)
-Make sure your surgeon understands what they are talking about, and are current with what these cysts are and treatment. Don't be afraid to get a second opinion. Ask about the length of hospital stay and post op wound care. If they want to suture it closed, get out of there. That's a good way to have a reoccurrence and infection. Which I'm guessing you don't want.
-The wound is basically like taking an ice cream scoop out of your back. It may go to the bone. It will need to be left open and will heal from the inside out. Your body will create 'granular tissue' that fills it in. In a couple of months, skin will grow to cover it. You will NOT have a lasting scar at all!
-They may offer you either 'packing' or a wound Vac. Go for the Wound Vac. It gently pulls your tissue up, and in recent studies it's been shown that the wound will heal the granular tissue faster and with less pain and trauma to that area. They will have them at the hospital, and will give you a portable one for at home. My daughter carried it in a backpack so it wasn't really noticeable. But it does make a farting sound every so often. Not awesome for a 14 y/o shy freshman :/ )
-My husband had his wound packed with gauze (back in 1983). He had to have his mom change it twice a day for 6 weeks. If this is your only option make sure you get strong pain meds. I suggest for the first month or two go to the wound care clinic and have them do it.
While at the hospital:
-Get as much information as you can. Bring someone who can be your advocate. Obviously, in our case, as her mom that was me. It has to be someone who has a cool head and can listen to the care team to process what they are saying to help you. If you don't have a person to help, keep some note cards or a journal next to you and write down all of your questions as they come to you. Make sure they are answered in a way you understand. Don't be afraid to ask more than once or twice. My thoughts on hospital staff- If you're nice, ask the nurses about their families and don't yell at them you'll get much better care. Be assertive but not aggressive.
-Take any and all pain meds you need. It might start with (most likely) morphine, but they have everything available. Don't be afraid to ask. If you have a history of abuse, they can help monitor so you don't get on fragile ground. They gave my daughter an rx for morphine patches, Vicodin and Xanax for wound changes. Because they caused her severe pain but also anxiety. She never needed the patches and she stopped needing the others after two months. She takes a Tylenol or Motrin every few weeks now. Her granular tissue is healed, her skin is getting thicker, but it's still a bit tender.
You won't be able to sit on your bottom or lie on your back for a few weeks. Get this body pillow - called the Snoogle was recommended by her Physical Therapist while in the hospital. You could get one now, it might help release the pain in your lower back before surgery. It was VERY helpful and worth the trip to the baby store on the way home. These inflatable waffle pads are also great for when you can lay on your back without putting pressure on the coccyx -- and far better than the inflatable doughnuts they give to some people.
You won't be able to get it wet, so get some dry spray shampoo, and you can use these disposable wash cloths to bathe yourself as needed. Showering wasn't too hard, the wound Vac is sealed and I just set it outside the shower while she was in it. Once she was done with the wound Vac and able to shower again the wound care team recommended this tea tree body wash from Trader Joe's .
I have a list of post op necessities, I can post if want (even more) information lol. I figure knowledge is power, so if you go in knowing what you want, what to ask about, and knowing what's coming up, you'll feel more in charge and have control/agency over your own care.
Best of luck, let me know how it goes! Maybe it's not this at all :) 🤞
Someone on this sub-reddit said this pillow was a lifesaver. If I can find the thread I will link it.
Here is the thread I found the body pillow in:
I got my wife one of these pregnancy pillows when she was at 6 months and it completely changed things for her. She could actually get comfortable in bed and sleep well. She resisted buying one initially because she didn't think it would make that big of a difference. But it totally did.
I also took up grilling everything outside on our porch for the last two months of her pregnancy.
If “lots and lots of pillows” and “build a pillow fort” haven’t worked for you, there are specially shaped body pillows for pregnant women. Expensive, but some swear by them. Here’s an example:
If you can spare $50 Amazon has them for cheap right now. I got [this one] ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000635WI/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
That's the one I got, I like that it has a zip-removable case for cleaning.... her body is going to ramp up fluid production and some of those fluids will leak at night. Being able to wash it is a must!
The Snoogle body pillow has been my lifesaver since about week 22. I can't sleep without it now.
The Snoogle will get you mad points – http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-White/dp/B0000635WI
Wife went from sleeping 3 hours a night to a solid 8.
My partner has been over the moon. This is a man who was considering getting a vasectomy over the last year (and he's not even 30) - our pregnancy was a big surprise. But he's SO HAPPY and excited about the pregnancy; he always has a hand or two on my bump, and loves to lay with his head on my belly to hear & feel movement. And he genuinely loves my pregnant body, which is a relief sometimes when I feel like a land whale. (My self-confidence is sometimes really high - but it also falls victim to the fact that pregnancy has given me the unpleasant, uncontrollable ability to change my mind at a moment's notice and hold a vastly different position on something than I did 30 minutes prior. And I'm supposed to name a child with this kind of indecisiveness? DAMNIT.)
Being pregnant makes you feel a little bit like superwoman, once you get past the initial misery. Right at about 13 weeks is when mine finally knocked off. 16-17 weeks were SO AMAZING - I wish I could have bottled that whole time period and kept it going forever. Energy, libido, mood, everything was GREAT!! Now I'm starting to sneak into "Ehhh, nothing is comfortable anymore =(" territory, as well as dealing with my GOD DAMN BRAIN failing me at every turn.
Get a pregnancy body pillow. The normal flat ones they sell at home furnishing stores won't do it. I got a Snoogle and it is AMAZING. OMFG. Best sleep I've had in a long time, and it's actually been helping cut down the insane pregnancy dreams. I slept for 12 hours last night. A-mazing.
Once you get out of the first trimester - where YOUR body is doing all the really hard work - it's up to the kiddo to just get bigger and develop. So it's been really fun to track all the changes and see him on the ultrasound. Feeling him move is crazy, and getting crazier all the time. In the beginning (I first felt him at 16 weeks), I could only feel him if he kicked the front of my stomach. Now I can feel him moving around and kicking down or toward the back. It's very bizarre, but kind of cool!
I am 24+3 and got my half-moon style Snoogle in the mail about a week ago. It has definitely helped! I was waking up several times a night with hip pains. I tried shoving regular pillows between my knees (starting around 20 weeks) but it wasn't providing any relief, just something extra to fumble with in the middle of the night. Having some sort of contoured body pillow is worth every penny imo. I can switch from side to side without having to re-build my nest. I can roll back into it and rest my shoulders, without ending up flat on my back. It is so comfortable, that I drag it with me from my couch to my bed. My animals love it too. 10/10 will use even after I'm not pregnant anymore.
$52 through Amazon and worth every penny! I used a regular body pillow until about 18 weeks and then it really wasn't helping much anymore. This thing has saved my sleep.
is this the C or U?
my brain is mush and I can't handle any more online shopping right now, nothing makes sense
i usually sleep terribly, and once i tried this item, i would knock out comfortably. may be useful to help you rest up for next shift :)
You're a big girl now
Whenever she gets pregnant she will want to learn your pillow-fu ways. There's a reason pregnant women will spend $50+ on a snoogle
Lots of great advice already on this thread, but I wanted to recommend this book as well. It is witty and playful, but has a lot of really good information.
Also, be the best husband in the world and as soon as your wife starts getting big, buy her a body pillow. I made it through my first pregnancy without one, but now at 31 weeks along with my second, I can't imagine how I survived without it.
I loved my Snoogle , but fair warning, it is BIG. Between me, the pillow, the bump and the cat, my poor husband was forced to sleep in the guest room for the last half of my pregnancy,
This was the biggest Mother’s Day hit when my wife was pregnant. https://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Pregnancy-Maternity-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1Z6AHN6QU60PG&amp;keywords=snoogle+pregnancy+pillow&amp;qid=1557542569&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=Snoo%2Caps%2C153&amp;sr=8-3
For pregnancy back pain, a friend recommended the Snoogle and wow. Amazing. My daughter is almost 3 and it lives on her bed now -- but just using it for 2 years has trained me to be a better side-sleeper and have fewer aches in the morning!
Definitely get some support to distribute the weight. I had a full body length pillow (basically the length of 2-3 pillows) my first pregnancy. It was helpful. For my current pregnancy, I have this Snoogle, and it’s been a godsend since the first trimester for me.
NAH Sleep is important for every single human. I have this exact same pillow and my husband felt the same way. Our work around was to buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Pregnancy-Maternity-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI instead. It still has all the support and comfort of the other, but only half the size so my husband can slither up against my back and still have all the closeness. Gl!
Can you find out if she's sleeping with a curved pillow? I hate to think what sleeping during my pregnancies would have been like without mine. It was so amazing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000635WI/ref=asc_df_B0000635WI5437057/?th=1
ETA: I realize at $60 it might be more than you're looking to spend, but it's worth suggesting one to your friend if she's miserable sleeping and isn't using one.
We have this one it is amazing
A fucking Snoogle.
I didn't think I would need one when I first found out about them early on, so I didn't bother getting one. Then about a month ago, it started getting very painful to sleep (my hips and pelvis would ache no matter what side I was on) and making a pillow fort around myself only helped so much (they slide around too much and aren't shaped right) but by then I was like "Oh, I don't need it that badly and I don't want to spend $50 for something I'll only use for two months." I know I won't use it post-partum because I hate feeling crowded when I sleep.
Well now, I've a month left to go and I wish to god I'd bought the damn thing a month ago. Because I certainly can't justify spending the money now but it's impossible for me to sleep and I'm miserable all the time.
So I wish I had a Snoogle, but I stubbornly refuse to buy one with such little time left to go.
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Take the stress/guesswork out of what gear is the best; a fun read
An IOU, wrapped in a pretty little box, for a Body Pilow
Get yourself a Snoogle! That's the only thing that helped me. I use it with the curve at my back instead of hugging it in front like a body pillow. I was pain free 99% of the nights until around week 34. Now I get pain a few nights a week, but it hurts a lot less and is much easier to fall back asleep.
I know they're kind of expensive, but so worth it.
I prefer this.
Best thing on the god-damned planet. I'm in a relationship and it's still the best thing in the world to cuddle around.
I had a straight one too....the curvy is definitely better as it supports the back and neck at the same time. Also, it is firmer than my floppy straight one. Seriously, I swear by this thing. Here is the link to the one my hubby got me
Gift idea for a pregnant wife: Get her a maternity pillow! It will not only help her to sleep better and feel more comfortable, but she will be cranky all day! Here is a link to what I am talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370968766&amp;sr=1-1
No...I got the sleeping pillow that wraps around your body. I've been using pillows for support when I sit everywhere else. This is what I use for sleeping: http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372350794&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr&amp;keywords=pregnancy+pillow
Snoogle ($50 without cover, covers $29.99): https://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Pillow-Ivory/dp/B0000635WI
Theraline ($78 with cover): https://www.amazon.com/Theraline-Maternity-Nursing-Removable-Zippered/dp/B00MZBSU2M
This is the one I got the wife..
Pregnancy pillow. My wife loved this during and after pregnancy.