Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Turkey Hunt - San Diego Bebe Nursing Pillow

When I found out that I was having twins (6 days before they were born, but that's another story for another day) I didn't really know anything about specialty products that are available for moms of multiples. I knew we'd eventually need a double stroller but besides that I didn't even realize they made other products for twins. I had two Boppy's left over from Willow that I used for breastfeeding, for the first few weeks when they were really tiny I was able to feed them at the same time, but as they started to grow I had to switch to feeding one at a time. I had a rocky breastfeeding relationship with all three of my girls, but I think a big part of my problem with Ella and Madeline was an inability to tandem breastfeed. I was feeding each girl for 30-45 minutes at a time, so by the time I finished with one it was time to start over. I spent my nights thinking that there had to be an easier way, and there was I just didn't know it yet!

DoubleBlessings.com is one of the leading retailers for twins products. They offer a wide variety of products for moms of multiples, including the San Diego BeBe Twins Nursing Pillow. After looking around at all of the great items they have to offer to make a MOM's life easier, I knew that I just had to try a San Diego Bebe Twins Pillow out for myself, and Sandy from Double Blessings was kind enough to send one to us to try out! Here's a bit of information about the pillows from Double Blessings:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

"Made of baby-safe, patented eco-fiber that is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, non-flammable (no fire-retardant chemical additives), and is recyclable, odor-free, glue-free, foam-free, lead-free and Phthalate-free.

Available in super-soft plush fabrics in a variety of chic colors.
  • Designed GREEN for your twins’ healthy futures!
  • Signature Privacy Cover is detachable and provides complete discretion - anytime, anywhere
  • Patented angled surface designed to position babies towards mothers' breasts
  • Detachable back pillow positionable anywhere along spine where mom needs it most
  • Adjustable strap comfortably fits up to a 52" waist
  • Convenient dual pockets: one side for bottles, the other side for phone or remote
  • San Diego Bebe - also available for nursing one baby"
Our Opinion

*We chose the purple one, the minky cover is great quality and super soft which is really comfortable for both mommy and babies. Our girls love to rub their hands against it while they're eating like a lovey.

*The bottle holders are a great addition! You can hold your own water bottles or if your babies have transitioned to bottle feeding you can use them to hold spare baby bottles. The holders are very stretchy, we use Tommee Tippee bottles which are much wider then your average bottle and they fit nicely.

*The opposite side  has an addition pocket to hold your cell phone, remote, snack etc so you don't have to search for everything. You can sit down and do your most important job - feed your babies!

* For a mother who is still breastfeeding but would like a bit of privacy when company is over there is a built in cover made of a breathable mesh that allows you to be discrete, but still see your babies. The material is light and airy so you don't have to worry about baby overheating.

*The opening to place the pillow around your waste is much larger then that of a boppy or traditional nursing pillow. There is a belt attached to the back that allows for a tighter fit. My boyfriend and I have both used it to feed the girls and we can both use it comfortably. It's really great for plus size women or that post twins belly.

*This pillow has lots of room for baby! Our girls are almost 6 months old and 16lbs each and the fit comfortable on their own side of the pillow without rolling off.

We'd recommend the San Deigo Bebe Twins Nursing Pillow to a  mother expecting twins, and the Singleton Pillow to any mother. I prefer the San Diego Bebe Nursing Pillow over all of the other nursing pillows I've tried over the past 3 years.

How to Purchase
The San Diego Bebe Nursing Pillow is available on DoubleBlessings.com for$69.99 for the Twins version and $59.99 for the Singleton version. Additional covers are also available.

How to Win
Double Blessings is one of our amazing sponsors for our New Mommy Package for the Holiday Turkey Hunt. They've offered one lucky Life Unexpected: Adventures of a SAHM reader the chance to have their own San Diego Bebe Nursing  Singleton Pillow in their choice of color (depending on availability). SInce Double Blessings wants to help out MOMs  get their breastfeeding relationship off to a healthy start, if you happen to be expecting twins you can choose a Twins pillow! Check back Friday for your chance to win!

I received one or more of the above mentioned products in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation for this post and my opinion was not influenced in any way. Please see our Disclosure policy for more information. 









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