As a breastfeeding mom, I soon discovered that a baby – even though just a wee one at 9 pounds – FEELS much heavier after holding her for thirty minutes to feed and another thirty because she has fallen asleep while nursing. Yowsers! A girl’s arms could get some guns on ’em after that kind of strength training!
I’ve tried all the nursing pillows… even the one I *invented* with Tween – a bed pillow on my lap to hold that little one all night long. I graduated to the Boppy after that and liked that it could hold the little ones while they learned to sit up or while they had tummy-time, but I felt that it was always a little saggy while I tried to hold them during nursing.
During this pregnancy, I pulled the Boppy out and it was so saggy. I decided to find something else. I bought My Brest Friend for nursing and it has been heaven-sent with the back-support and strap to tighten or loosen depending on my waist size, but I missed the baby lounger and pillow that Clara could use for tummy time and practice sitting up.
Moms love mombo, the nursing pillow with more to love! mombo has a unique shape and a two-sided design called Firm2Soft, with each side offering a different experience. The firm side gives essential support for mommy and her nursing baby. The soft side is extra cozy—an inviting place for lounging or tummy time. And mombo is the only nursing pillow with a vibration feature, to give baby the ultimate soothing experience while lounging.
I like the mombo Nursing Pillow with the vibrating insert. We used to have a vibrating chair, but something had to give with all of the baby gear, and I ended up giving our vibrating chair and bassinet to a friend of ours who gave it to a friend of hers. With MES, I admit I kind of missed the vibrating gadgets. With Clara, I NEED the vibrations! Clara is one gassy girl, and that vibrating insert is PERFECT for when she has a tummy ache. She loves to lie on her back on the vibrating pillow. The vibrations help her relax and help her sleep a little better (and a little longer) during naps.
mombo is also great for tummy time. I find that she really works to pick her head up more when her face isn’t mashed against the floor. The pillow also keeps her from banging her head against the floor if she does get too tired.
The bigger kiddos are SO excited that Clara is now getting big enough to sit up! mombo helps her achieve this goal. Tween says that Clara looks like she is sitting up in an arm chair when she usesmombo. Clara is definitely better able to play with her little toys and to look around when she has mombo to support her. Clara loves to lounge in the mombo.
I have to admit though that the circular opening – while perfect for Clara to sit in or snuggle into – is very narrow for my waist. I know I’m not as thin as I should be, but after my weight gain of pregnancy, I can not put the mombo around my waist. I have accommodated this by using it around my side providing a little bit of back support and a place for Clara to lie while she nurses. I like the firmness that the mombo provides because it keeps Clara in one place and awake.
Clara and I love mombo. It is one of those great baby gadgets that does the work of FOUR gadgets while only taking the space of one! LOVE IT!
Look for mombo’s assortment of pillow styles and slipcover fashions. Select your style from Standard, Deluxe or Nude™. Then choose multiple slipcover fashions so you’ll always have a spare!
|Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3. She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed. She is thrilled to have welcomed a baby girl into the family on March 23, 2012.|