Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give Away: Blessed Nest Nest Egg


From the moment I laid eyes on the Boppy to the first and last time I tried to use it I wondered what the big deal was all about. Why does every mom feel like she can't live without her Boppy? I just didn't get it. I thought the nursing pillow was cumbersome and got in the way more than it aided the process. It didn't bend and stuck out like a sore thumb- and so did the fabric. So, I nursed my first child hunching over him or trying to hold his increasing weight off my lap and at my "level". A nursing pillow is a must have for all nursing moms I could agree with that but I just needed to find the right pillow. That's when I was at a friends house and her little preemie was propped up on the Blessed Nest. She raved about the pillow and how she used it for nursing as well as in her son's bassinet to prop him up and prevent acid reflux episodes.
The Blessed Nest is indeed a blessing. It is a soft, organic terry and cotton pillow filled with buckwheat hulls. Now, I know the word buckwheat hull doesn't make me think "soft pillow" but you would be surprised! The hulls move about freely making the pillow moldable and movable to any form you need while once the hulls are rested next to each other they lock together like a puzzle making the pillow comfortably supportive. My favorite aspect of the buckwheat pillow is that air is able to circulate between the hulls making the pillow non-insulating. So, does not mom and baby don't get hot (especially nice if you use a nursing cover too!) AND when you have a bun in your oven and use the nest as a body pillow you won't overheat when the hot flashes come on.

The covers are soft and stylish (i.e. The pillow doesn't sit on your couch and say "This house belongs to baby now!!" And best of all, the slipcover easily zips off so you can throw it and any spit up mess in the washing machine.
Since I was uncomfortable nursing sitting, I nursed laying in bed as often as I could. But being a new mom I often dozed off in that position and if I was nursing on the side that required my son to lay next to the edge I was always worried he would roll off. The Blessed Nest pillow can be used as a barrier between the edge of bed and baby for this purpose. Unlike a light cotton pillow that could roll off the 6 lb Blessed Nest will stick in place.

In addition to its substantial weight the pillow is just the right size. At 30 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 5 inches tall, its large for a nursing pillow and an infant body support but not a gigantic body pillow. The Nest Egg is a smaller more portable option. The oval shaped pillow is great to have in the car or to pack in your large stroller basket so you can have a pillow on the go. Its light and just what you need when trying to nurse in an already uncomfortable public place.

In the above photo the mother is using the Nest Pillow and the Nest Egg.

Who would like a Blessed Nest Nest Egg? One lucky winner will win a Nest Egg, a $42 value!! Comment on this post by midnight Wednesday, December 3rd for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen randomly.

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44 comments:

Felicia & Brandon said...

The boppy is so cumbersome. Hopefully this would be better.

Erika said...

This looks so soft and comfortable. I bet it would make nursing even more enjoyable.

Dawnell said...

That is so cool. So many new baby items I've never even heard of...

Brian and Amelia said...

That looks like a great alternative to the boppy, for once! I would love to have one for this next baby!

suburban prep said...

My sister is due anyday and she will be nursing this child just as she did her now 2 and 3 yr old. This would be a wonderful item for her to have.

Kim and Nathan said...

What a great product. As a newborn nurse helping breastfeeding moms, I could totally recommend this.

shan said...

I agree about the Boppy! I love how they keep coming out with better stuff!

Kristie said...

this is great. I would love to try it out

Jon and Angela said...

Looks like a great product.

Aimee said...

This looks awesome! Just what I'll be needing in a few short months...

Em and Ms said...

I wasn't in love with the boppy either, and ended up not really using it. I'd love to try this with my next baby.

Melissa said...

I had such a difficult time with nursing the first time around, I'd love to try out something that would make it easier this time!

Mary said...

wow i need this.

Holly said...

I would love to try this! Looks like a great nursing pillow.

Dan, Heidi, & Maddy said...

Looks awesome!

Aubrey said...

Nursing was pretty awful for me the first time, maybe this will help the next time be easier!

Rob said...

Love to try it out!

Dustin & Erin said...

We love our Boppy... but if you say this is better, we may need to try it out!

Keeling said...

Would love to win!

Marla said...

Boppy got lost a long time ago...I'd love this!

Laurel said...

It looks so good! It looks a lot better than the boppy. I could never get comfortable with the boppy and this would be perfect for the next babe!

Ricki said...

I never got a Boppy, but feel I could have used one or something like it. Next time it would be great to have one of these Nest Eggs.

Sara G said...

I will be needing this in about 7 months!!! Great giveaway!

Shanna said...

I would love to try this!

Erin said...

This looks like a great alternative to slouching over nursing baby. I'd love to try it!

Brooke said...

I hate my boppy, and have been looking for a better alternative this time around. This could just the pillow for me. And perfect timing too...

Jenna said...

This would be a great baby shower gift for my friend. Thanks!

Julie said...

Not a huge boppy fan either. Looks neat!

mimi said...

me for my friend!

meg said...

This beats the standard pillow I used for almost a year-
What a luxury for #2!

Ashley said...

This looks so great! I would LOVE this for my next one. Coming soon hopefully!!! Being comfortable when nursing is a must.

Amy J. said...

I love that new Baby items are becoming available all the time! They just keep getting better and better!

Kristin and Mike said...

With a new one coming in Feb. This would be a great addition to the baby supplies

annafly said...

My friend is having her first baby soon and having recently been laid off this would be a great gift to give her!

Heather said...

I would love to give it a try. I didn't mind the boppy though.

Lise said...

This looks like a dream come true for my little bun in the oven. I always struggle so much getting the nursing thing right, hopefully this would make it easier.

aprilmay said...

Love it!

Poulsen Family said...

I would love this! Curse that boppy, worst money I've ever spent.

Colleen said...

Oh, what a blessed idea! Please enter me!

Tim, Laurel, and Olivia said...

I want this for #2!!!

heather h said...

These are so cool! My Boppy didn't work so well since I am short-waisted, had a c-section, and was determined to hunch over my baby for some reason while nursing, too. Yikes! My little one also had reflux, and we really didn't have much other than propping her on a little pile of blankets. This is the coolest!`

Holly said...

I'd love to get rid of my boppy! Thanks for finding this one!

Jeff Hansen said...

My wife would love this I am sure:)

Jillian said...

I too dislike the boppy. This looks like a blissed thing that I need!!! Make back hurts so bad after a night feeding from leaning over my baby!