Just over two weeks ago, I admit to squealing in excitement when I saw that my DreamGenii Support Pillow had arrived. I know a number of people that love this pillow and with quite a few uncomfortable nights under my belt already in this pregnancy combined with early backpain, it was all I could do not to race up to bed and go to sleep there and then. It was just after 1pm…
What is it?
The Dream Genii Support (and feeding pillow) is a revolutionary support pillow that aids restful sleep by supporting your back, tummy, and legs and encourages you to sleep on your left side and discourages you from rolling onto your back. You can use it as a nursing pillow once your baby is born but for this review, it’s purely from the support angle as I’m still pregnant! It’s won a lot of awards and is even recommended by midwives.
Who is testing it?
Moi, almost 5 months pregnant with second child, slim framed, already with quite a protuding bump which I am carrying all to the front. I am a bit of a mover in the bed and don’t like to be too hot.
Straight forward. You lie on the back support with the long bit in front of your tummy and then tucked between your legs (around the knee).
Normally it takes me a while to settle, but the first time I used it, I was literally asleep in minutes as I seemed to be wrapped in this snuggly cocoon. It was the best nights sleep I’ve had for ages! It’s funny but even though I still shuffle around a bit, I very quickly got used to moving the leg support in a seamless fashion. Baby 2, like ‘the bambino’ though, does love kicking like a maniac when I first settle myself onto the pillow…
I realised that although I have quite a bump already, I must be really slight as I don’t cover all of the back support so I do find that I need to pull it in behind me a bit. The pillow is soft, yet firm and so far it doesn’t make me feel too hot. I’ve had over two weeks of brilliant sleep and very long lie-ins at the weekend. Deeeeeep sleep!
Before this pillow, I seemed to find that I could not go to sleep on my left – now it’s the only side I settle to sleep on. I do still slip onto my right side occasionally and it actually feels very comfortable still. It scores extra brownie points for being surprisingly compact – it doesn’t hog the bed…unlike the boyf (tee hee…). It’s also a very good pillow – I am leaning against it in bed right now… The bambino loves it too and sits enveloped in it – my friends child loves hers too!
With this kind of sleep, you must be kidding me! I fell asleep for three hours yesterday afternoon when I should have been working. It was like I was drugged (I wasn’t) but it was a fantastic deep sleep!
RRP Â£45 and Â£39.99 from Vive La Maternity
An absolute must have! This should be top of your list for your pregnancy survival gear! It is a bit more expensive than other pillows but you get what you pay for and it is well worth the money.
Rating: Outstanding 5/5