As a breastfeeding mama, I have to say that I have gotten some serious use out of my Boppy nursing pillow. It provides a really nice way for Darah and I to both be comfortable, which makes meal times much easier for both of us.
When we got our Boppy it came with a nursing pillow slipcover. We also registered for and received a second cover. I thought that the second cover was a bit excessive since we already had one, and I seriously doubted that we would get much use out of it.
I WAS TOTALLY WRONG.
Here’s the thing about breastfeeding: it can be EXTREMELY messy. It takes a while for you and the baby to get in sync on this thing, and as a result, milk is sort of going everywhere. The covers on these nursing pillows are absolutely crucial in order to extend the life of the pillow itself. I’ve already had to wash my nursing pillow a few times, and while it is still working pretty well, it doesn’t have the same firmness that it used to. A pillow cover can help prevent the milk from soaking into the pillow, though in my experience they are what I would call “water resistant” and not “water proof.” Therefore, having more than 1 is really ideal. If I had to do the registry thing over again, I would have requested one more cover for a total of 3.
I have found that breastfeeding pillow covers come in a very limited selection of patterns at major retailers, and they can be very expensive (Babies R Us is selling some of theirs for $20!). I have found some super cute ones that you can buy for a better price at Dance with a Dragonfly on Etsy!
Edited: Thankfully, prices seem to have come down since I originally wrote this piece. There’s now a nice selection of Boppy nursing pillow covers on Amazon starting around $9!
Erica’s covers are priced right, starting at $12.00 each. She has a huge selection of patterns to choose from, as well, so that you can have a custom made design that stands out from what everyone else has! Also, keep in mind that you will be spending A LOT of time looking at this pillow, so you might as well cover it with something beautiful.
Dance with a Dragonfly is a terrific resource for any breastfeeding mom. Trust me when I say that you will want more than 1 (or even 2!) covers for your pillow. Check out what she has to offer, and go ahead and buy something lovely from her! While the contest is running, you can snag 20% off any purchase of $15 or more (less shipping) simply by sending Erica a convo with “Stuff Parents Need” in the message along with what you want to purchase, and she’ll make a custom listing for you with the discount! Sweet!
Dance with a Dragonfly has kindly offered up a nursing pillow cover to a lucky Stuff Parents Need Winner! The winner will be able to pick from a selection of fabrics that Erica has on hand at the time of the drawing. The contest will run until Sunday, November 29th at 7:59pm CST, when the winner will be chosen at random and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be selected. You must include your email address in your comment or make sure it is listed in your profile! You must complete the mandatory entry in order for any subsequent entries to be counted. Open to residents of the United States.
How to Enter:
Mandatory entry: Go check out Dance with a Dragonfly . Come back here and tell me one other item she sells or describe your favorite fabric from what is shown here.
1. Subscribe to my blog via email or RSS. Leave a comment with your email address for the subscription (2 entries, so leave 2 comments)
2. Make a purchase at Dance with a Dragonfly (5 entries, so leave 5 comments).
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Disclosure: I received no product for this review, nor did I receive any compensation. i just think Erica has beautiful pillow covers!