The Original Comfort-U Body Support Pillow – ideal for pregnancy. The Comfort-U is the solution to all your pregnancy ailments, easing discomforts from swollen feet and legs, painful joints, lower back and hip pains.
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This is my first pregnancy, and sleeping was becoming a big problem for me. I have sleep issues at the best of times, and pregnancy was only making them worse. After trying some other pregnancy pillows that did nothing for me I was looking for something to assist me, and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to try the Fosslakes Comfort U Pregnancy Pillow. After two weeks of use, I have been very pleased with this pillow.
* It's versatile. The pillow can be used in a number of different positions, offering women a number of supported sleep choices. Remaining in one position for the entire night can be uncomfortable (even with support), and the Comfort U pillow allows options for movement throughout the night.
* It's robust. The pillow has plenty of stuffing, making it thick and firm enough to hold you in place without flattening out through the night. It requires very minimal (if any) plumping up each night. When sleeping on your side with your knee and shin on the pillow, the pillow is thick enough to hold your leg almost at hip height, meaning less pain and discomfort in the morning. You're also not leaning on your baby bump at all :)
* It's comfortable. While the pillow is firm enough to be supportive, it's soft enough to be comfortable and cuddly. Even though it's a support pillow, I often find my husband cuddled up in it if he has a nap in the early evening. My two cats have even made it their favourite daytime sleeping spot - and they're picky!
* It takes up a lot of space. We have a Queen sized bed and this pillow takes up around half of it, width wise. My husband is very tolerant and was happy to give up some of his space, however some men may not be so willing (or able) to do so. I would think that this pillow would be best suited for people who have a King sized bed. It's important to note though that if the pillow was smaller it probably wouldn't be as supportive.
Before I began using this pillow I was waking up with sore hips. I was also frequently waking up on my back, which is not recommended while pregnant. Since switching to the Comfort U Pregnancy Pillow I have not woken up on my back at all. I've been waking up feeling rested, and with little or no pain in my hips, or anywhere else.
I would recommend this pillow to anyone experiencing sleeping difficulties when pregnant, as it assists you in comfortably adjusting to the recommended sleeping positions (which were new to me). I would also recommend it to anyone that is experiencing joint pain, and to anyone really (pregnant or not), as my husband also loves it.
The price of the Comfort U pillow may be off-putting for a lot of people. However if you're finding it difficult to sleep, and/or you are spending your days in pain, I would see this as a great investment in your wellbeing. Pregnancy is stressful on your body and this pillow may just make it all that little bit easier.
The Comfort U Pregnancy Pillow gets 5/5 from me!
Being in the 3rd trimester, I just accepted that I'd be having a lousy sleep every night. I was using a boomerang pillow, then a pillow between my knees, then my feet were propped up on yet another pillow. As I'm unable to sleep on my back, everytime I rolled over I would wake up to bring all the pillows with me.
The Fossflakes comfort U pillow actually has allowed me to have a decent sleep as the pillow surrounds and supports my whole body. It has helped to ease my back pain, and my swollen ankles and feet.
Only downside is that it is quite large and takes up a fair bit of room in the bed, we have a queen size bed.
All in all, its a great pillow and I would recommend it for any pregnant woman looking for a comfortable sleep with your body totally supported.
Have been sleeping on this pillow ""comfort u" since l was 20 weeks pregnant. I am so comfortable that i can't believe it, i wish i had this pillow for my first pregnancy. My sleep has been great and l only have four weeks left, such a great investment i made for myself. I can't wait to try the Babyskies 3 in 1 feeding pillow next.
I have not been sleeping well for ages (even before I was pregnant). But I have to say that this pillow is excellent! I have been getting leg spasms right begfore bed but they are far fewer and i seem to be able to get more comfortable much quicker.
I am also looking forward to using it when baby comes to help with breastfeeding and keeping him safe if he is in our bed.
First off I found the comfort U pillow to be a fantastic design. The shape as great and it really did contour to your body.
The first night with the pillow, I set it up and laid down to watch some tv. It was very comfy and I was looking forward to getting a good nights sleep on it. When it came time to sleep, I actually had a lot of difficulties. I normally sleep with a flat soft pillow and this pillow was 3 times the fullness and hight of my normal pillow.
I decided to put the U part at my feet and just use my normal pillow for my head, but again I had the same difficulties wrapping my legs around the pillow due to its fullness. After a few hours I had no choice but to kick it out of bed. It was too full and very uncomfortable.
That means the pillows useless right? Wrong. Because I have such bad SPD I can no longer sit and play with my daughter, now I curl up the pillow and use it as a bean bag. It's very comfortable. I also still use it to watch movies and I'm sure it will come in handy once bub is born especially for breast feeding.
I think having sizes like regular pillows ie. soft, medium and firm would really improve this product immensely because as I mentioned the design is amazing and I do think a lot of people will and can benifit from a pillow which such a unique design.
I am actually considering unstitching the pillow to remove some stuffing so I can use the pillow for sleeping again because at the moment I using 4 soft flat pillows to get the same affect this one pillow can achieve.
I REALLY hope they decide to realise different sizes.
The Fossflakes™ Comfort U pillow is certainly a pillow for that expectant mother or anyone actually who looks forward to a comfortable sleep. Its unique design gives you figure hugging support and allows your body to sleep in a natural position. The Fossflakes™ Comfort U pillow has multiple options for use whilst sleeping allowing you achieve a good sleep.
But, it's not only good for sleeping, it is fantastic all round use including a comfortable place to sit with head and back support, raised leg seating and a safety barrier for a young baby.
The Fossflakes™ Comfort U gave me a comfortable sleep and allowed me to wake up feeling energized and not sore. It certainly is highly recommended for those seeking that etc support.
There are a few downsides, however these are minor. This includes the pillow case design causing for a lengthy and almost frustrating time period whilst trying the get the cover on the pillow, a larger zipped area on the pillow case remove that issue completely.
When testing the ability to pack the pillow up it took only a few seconds for the zipper to break on the bag which the pillow arrived in. This again is very minor and in no way affecting the pillows performance.
The pillow is very large and heavy and we found that the pillow made it quite difficult for two of us to be in a queen sized bed with the pillow.
I felt the pillow was more tailored to a smaller framed person. Following the instructions I found it harder to set the pillow up properly to sleep with (keeping the inner U from being to tight). However once I had set the pillow up to match my frame I definitely had a comfortable sleep. A model with a larger U would certainly help those of a larger frame.
Overall this pillow is a fantastic pillow and lives up to what it promises. I have enjoyed testing this product and waking up without any aches and feeling refreshed.
When I found out that I had been chosen to try out this pillow I was absolutely thrilled! This is my second pregnancy and after experiencing symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) at the later stages of my first pregnancy I have had symptoms from very early on and realised quite early in the piece that a lot of my pain was related to having to sleep on my side every night and having 8 hours of pressure pushing on my pelvis.
I'd been looking for a good body pillow to help take the weight of the baby whilst laying on my side as is recommended and hadn't yet found one that I thought would do the job.
On taking the pillow out of the packaging, I was suprised at how small it seemed. The 'arms' of the pillow were much narrower than I had expected and it didn't seem to be that puffy. Following the directions, I shook the pillow out and was quickly proven wrong in my assumption that the pillow didn't have much height.
The arms puffed out dramatically and whilst they remained narrow in width the height improved significantly in just a few shakes.
Getting the pillowcase on proved to be a struggle and at the time I remember thinking that I should have gone against my instincts and put the pillow case on BEFORE fluffing which is not what's recommended in the instructions that you receive with the pillow.
It took the help of my DH as well to get the cover on, but once the arms were in to the bottoms of the ends it was a simple matter of shaking the pillow into place and zipping the cover up.
I ditched all of my other pillows as I wanted to see how the pillow performed by itself and was not disappointed. Having a pillow between my knees did little to resolve the problem as a lot of the strain on my hips and back related having my stomach area dragged downwards by gravity as well as only having my knees seperated to an appropriate distance rather than hips, knees and ankles.
The only disadvantage was that it did take me a couple of days to get used to the general bulk of being surrounded by the pillow although the 'nested' feeling is very comforting :).
Finally... Would I recommend this product?:
As a pregnancy pillow I would 100% recommend this pillow for women who suffer from back and hip pain. Using the pillow certainly helped me reduce my pain and also helped in reducing the strain I felt in stomach muscles that was caused by the weight of the baby dragging my stomach downwards whilst lying on my side.
The high price would certainly put this pillow out of my purchase range normally however I feel that the likelihood of a long life of the product would certainly make it worth the expense if I were able to lay out that amount of money on a pillow in one go.
The general concensus seems to be that pillows should be replaced every 2-3 years with a machine wash once or twice each year. The stuffing in this pillow apparently stands up to washing very well and won't become lumpy or out of shape with machine washing. That means that the pillow conceivably could be used for many, many years without loss of shape or comfort.
I sleep much better with this pillow. On average I wake up at least 2 times less during the night and when I do it's a simply a case of rolling over rather than trying to drag several seperate pillows with me. I LOVE this pillow, and really wish that I'd had one for my first pregnancy!
Obviously as my bub has yet to be born I've yet to use this pillow as a breastfeeding support but there is information provided with it that shows you several ways of supporting the baby and I will be looking forward to trying that out as well as it looks to be a very comfortable position to feed in.
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