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Argos Sleep Body Pillow

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Brand: Argos / Type: Support Pillows

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      31.05.2013 18:55
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      An economic choice of maternity pillow

      Pregnancy throws up many surprising facts and a plethora of good advise from everyone. I've had helpful tips from family, friends and even the man who came to prune my trees! One fact I didn't know pre pregnancy was that sleeping on your left hand side is better for the baby. This was a new one to me but given that it was the mid wife advising this, and a quick google backed her up, I resolved to modify my sleep habits to give my little one the best start!

      A sleep pillow seemed like a good solution to let me curl around in a left position and then to support the bump in later pregnancy. A sleep pillow is basically a pillow that is about two or three times as long, but thinner, than a normal pillow. There are many suppliers on line including some specialists who have produced slightly different shapes. I wasn't sure whether I would take to this so I didn't want to spend too much. A quick look showed that prices can go up to as much as £60 so I was delighted to see Argos had one for twenty which on the sale that was then on, had been reduced to £9.99. I went along up the store to pick one up not realising the item is click and collect only. My mistake. It was was easy enough to order the item in store. I was given a reference number and was surprised that I didn't have to pay on advance. I returned in a few days to pick up the pillow and was shocked at how flat it was. It rapidly regained its shape though when taken out of the pack and left on the bed for a few nights.

      The side of the bed that I sleep on means that for it to be on my left it is down the centre of the bed. This lifts the covers and leaves my partner complaining about drafts. It's a good huggable size and now my bump is big, I can tuck it underneath for support. I'm definitely not always sleeping on my left however I think the pillow means that I spend more time like this. Post birth, I am thinking that this pillow could be used when beast feeding so it will be used for longer.

      I would recommend this pillow to anyone who wants to try one in maternity. It's an economical choice so even if the left hand sleeping and bump support doesn't work out for you, it's not too much of an investment.

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      03.09.2011 18:38
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      Definately a pregnancy must but maybe not the best choice if you can afford better.

      I was around 6 months pregnant when I found it became completely uncomfortable to sleep and so whilst having a browse of the Argos catalogue I came across this 'Body Pillow'. At first I was intrigued as to how it would work at making me comfortable however I decided it was a shot and therefore I will be reviewing this product today.

      *~* Price and Availability *~*

      I paid £26.99 for this just over 3 years ago but from checking it just now it is only £19.99 so a pretty good saving from what I paid. These pillows are available from a variety of retailers but this particular one I assume is only available from Argos stores.

      *~* The Body Pillow *~*

      This pillow is 145cm length wise and 40cm width wise. I found that this was long enough for me to lie on my side with my bump resting on the pillow and then putting 1 leg almost across it so that it was level with the rest of my body.

      As soon as I started using this it was incredibly comfortable and I was able to get a much better nights sleep. Towards the end it was helpful but I was still restless, of course being 9 months pregnant there was a reason.

      I am not the only one who enjoyed this product. I frequently found my partner using it when he had a nap and after I had had my son we used it as a long pillow that stretched across the width of the double bed. He still uses it now, I am a bit gutted I never took it with me when I moved out as it was incredibly comfortable and definately not only useful for pregnancy.

      It only comes with 1 pillow case and spares are £7 each so a bit pricey but they can be easily washed and I have found the stitching to be very tight and in 3 years use it is still strong.

      After prolonged use the stuffing inside seems to seperate and it becomes lumpy. It is stilll usable but definately a lot less comfortable than when originally bought. Of course I doubt that this is meant for prolonged usage so that's most likely why.

      It also I feel is possibly a little underfilled, I would prefer it to be more squishy which would increase the comfort level but that's not to say it's not comfortable just that I feel it could be a little more.

      Some information from the Argos website about washing and drying:

      *White.
      *Product filling complies with furniture and furnishing (fire safety) regulations.
      *Made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
      *Size (L)145,(W)40cm.
      *Machine washable at 60°
      *Tumble dry on low heat.

      I would give this overall 3 out of 5 stars. It's satisfactory and does the job but it could be better. I would recommend for £20 to use it for pregnancy though, you will definately sleep better.

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        04.07.2011 12:06
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        Must have during pregnancy

        When I was 6 months pregnant I was struggling to get comfy in bed so decided to invest £20.00 (well £19.99) of my hard earned cash in a maternity pillow from Argos.

        The reason I chose the pillow from Argos was that it was once of the cheapest on the market and Argos is convenient to my house.

        Sleep Body Pillow.
        *White.
        *Product filling complies with furniture and furnishing (fire safety) regulations.
        *Made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
        *Size (L)145,(W)40cm.
        *Machine washable at 60°
        *Tumble dry on low heat.

        I use the pillow by lying next to it with one leg over it, this way it supports my bump this way. It's firm and has been a god send for a better nights sleep.
        The down side to this pillow is that it quite large so when I have to swap sides in the middle of the night I have to wrestle with it to get it under the duvet and often end up taking out my bedside lamp or smacking my husband over the head with it!!
        So far this pillow has been great and definitely worth the money. I have been told they are also useful after the birth for feeding and supporting baby. But I am yet to see that.
        I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is pregnant and struggling to sleep or get comfy.

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