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Best Nursing Pillows in 2021

Updated 17-04-2021 – Lucy Walters

A nursing pillow isn’t just for breastfeeding. They’re also very helpful for bottle feeding as well. They can help get your baby into the right position for feeding, and take some of the strain off your arms. The pillow can also help you feel confident in holding your baby. The routine of the pillow can even help your little one adjust to other people feeding them. There’s so many reasons why you should have a nursing pillow. So, here’s our favourite, and the best nursing pillows for feeding your baby.

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Niimo Nursing Pillow

1 Niimo Nursing Pillow

Best Pick

The Niimo Nursing pillow is a multi-functional nursing pillow. It can also be used as your baby grows. When your baby is ready, it can be used for tummy time, and for providing support as your baby learns to sit up. 

The filling is a siliconised hollow fibre polyester, which is dust mite resistant, anti-allergenic, light and breathable. The cover is 100% cotton, and has anti-pill properties. The cover has a hidden zip, keeping the pillow comfortable for your baby, and is machine washable. There’s 6 design options, but you can buy additional pillow covers. 

There are 2 sizes, but there are some differences between the two. Both sizes have a hinge that converts the pillow into a cuddle nest, however, the hinge on the Alpha XXL is a wooden button which is a little more secure. The other difference is that the Alpha XXL can be used with Niimo’s carry handle, Nivetto, which is sold separately. If you are looking for more nursing products check out our guide on nursing pads and chairs.

Key features:
  • Multi-functional
  • Correct position for/after feeding
  • 6 design options
  • Additional covers can be purchased
Specifications:
Filling Siliconised hollow fibre polyester flakes
Sizes 2
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
Be Mama! Nursing Pillow

2 Be Mama! Nursing Pillow

Premium product

The Be Mama! nursing pillow is a unique nursing pillow with incredible benefits. Firstly, it has a natural and organic filling. It’s organic spelt husk, and as the inside cover has a zip, you can adjust the firmness by adding more husk, or taking some away. 

The other benefit of the spelt husk filling is that it has an aroma that babies find soothing. You can put the pillow on a radiator to gently heat it up and release the aroma making it more fragrant. 

The spelt has been mechanically cleaned so that all dust, pollen and other contaminants have been removed. It goes through a 3 step process including a drying process.

This nursing pillow comes in a choice of 2 colours. The cover is made from cotton. It’s removable and can be machine washed. As the pillow is made from natural materials, it should never be stored in an airtight container.

Key features:
  • Natural materials
  • Adjustable
  • 2 colour choices
  • Hand filled and stitched
Specifications:
Filling Organic spelt husks
Sizes 1, with adjustable filling
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
For Your Little One Breastfeeding U Pillow

3 For Your Little One Breastfeeding U Pillow

Value Pick

The For Your Little One breastfeeding U pillow is a great nursing aid, at a really reasonable price. It’s made from high quality materials, and is perfectly designed to help you get your little one into the perfect position for feeding. 

The filling is 100% polyester, and the cover is 100% cotton. It’s light, and breathable. It’s made in the UK, and there are other colour options available. Although, the price may vary depending on the colour and design. The cover is removable, and can be machine washed. 

This pillow can also be used for tummy time, and as a support when your baby is ready to start sitting up. It’s a little on the small side, and some buyers have said that it’s better suited for petite adults, or as a pillow to help siblings nurse the baby. For more feeding products, check out our guide on the best baby bottles.

Key features:
  • Cotton cover
  • 4 colour options
  • Removable cover
  • Firm and supportive
Specifications:
Filling Polyester
Sizes 1
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
Clevamama Clevacushion

4 Clevamama Clevacushion

Best for innovative filling

The Clevamama Clevacushion is just that. It’s a cleverly designed 10 in 1 nursing pillow suitable from birth – 2 years. It can be adapted as your child grows, and used in a variety of ways. 

This pillow comes with the pillow, a car seat support, 2 padded strap covers, and 2 toys. The car seat support provides extra comfort for your baby when they’re in their car seat, bouncer, or high chair. The toys are interactive, bright, and colourful. They can attach to the main pillow, making it perfect for tummy time, or as a support when your baby sits up. 

The pillow has zips, so the cover can be removed and washed, but it’s the filling that makes the Clevamama Clevacushion so, well, clever. The filling is a specially engineered Clevafoam. It’s lighter and more breathable than memory foam, and can reduce the risk of Flat Head Syndrome. It has been researched by the Bioengineering Department of Trinity College Dublin.

Key features:
  • 10 in 1 
  • 4 colour options
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
Specifications:
Filling Clevafoam
Sizes 1
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
Kakiblin Elevate Adjustable Nursing Pillow

5 Kakiblin Elevate Adjustable Nursing Pillow

Best for adjustability

The Kakiblin Elevate adjustable nursing pillow allows you to choose the height that suits you. It’s shaped like a butterfly, and you can turn the layers to adjust it to suit you and your baby. It folds over, a bit like a book, and can be tied up for storage. 

The filling is a PP cotton padding, with a thick fill, so it’s not too soft, and it doesn’t collapse in on itself. The outer cover is cotton. It’s light, breathable, and has a velvet soft touch feel. The pillow also has a wide curve, which means that it’s perfect for adults of any size. It’s also ideal for women after a C-Section, as the curve and shape of this pillow is designed to take the weight and pressure away from your incision. 

The pillow only comes in one colour choice – a stylish grey, and the cover can’t be removed. However, it can be wiped clean.

Key features:
  • Multiple heights
  • Butterfly shape
  • Comfortable
  • Suitable from birth
Specifications:
Filling PP cotton padding
Sizes 1, but adjustable heights
Machine Washable No, wipe clean only
Babybundle Widgey 5in1 Nursing Pillow

6 Babybundle Widgey 5in1 Nursing Pillow

Best for comfort

The Babybundle Widgey is a multi-functional nursing pillow. It can also be used as a baby nest for tummy time, and for support when your baby is ready to sit up. The shape is perfect for breastfeeding, and bottle feeding after a C-Section. The pillow is also shaped to make a very good back support for you. 

This pillow is filled with a standard pillow filling, but it’s highly compacted, which makes it soft, but firm, and very supportive. It’s also breathable, and doesn’t retain heat. The shape of this pillow has a deep curve, which makes it suitable for adults of all body shapes. 

The cover is made from 100% cotton. It’s removable, and machine washable. You have a choice of 5 colours, although prices vary. You can also buy additional covers. The inner pillow is also washable, though you may need to shake it back into shape after washing.

Key features:
  • Multi-function
  • Comfortable
  • 5 colour choice
  • Removable cover
Specifications:
Filling Synthetic pillow filling
Sizes 1
Machine Washable Yes, both pillow and cover
Bamibi Multifunctional Breastfeeding Cushion

7 Bamibi Multifunctional Breastfeeding Cushion

Best for firmness

The Bamibi breastfeeding cushion actually comes with 2 pillows. The first is a large pregnancy type pillow that can be used to help you sleep more comfortably on your side. This pillow can be converted to a nursing pillow using the peg button fastener. Once the pillow is fastened in shape, you put the smaller insert pillow inside. 

The smaller pillow makes the pillow suitable for newborns, up to toddlers. It can be used as a baby nest, or as a support for older babies who are sitting up. As your baby grows, and becomes more mobile, you can remove the inner cushion. 

The Bamibi breastfeeding cushion is a little larger than the avergae breastfeeding pillow, so it’s suitable for almost everyone. It’s designed to keep all the pressure off your body as you feed your baby, which means it’s ideal for anyone with back pain, or after a C-Section. 

Both the large and small pillows are made with a 100% polyester filling, and both come with a cotton cover included. The covers for both are removable and machine washable. You can purchase additional covers.

Key features:
  • 2 pillows
  • Additional covers available
  • Firm and supportive
  • Multifunctional
Specifications:
Filling Hypoallergenic polyester
Sizes 1
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
Natureca Organic Nursing Pillow

8 Natureca Organic Nursing Pillow

Best organic pick

The Natureca Organic nursing pillow is a comfortable, and stable pillow to help you feed your baby, even after a caesarean. It’s made from natural materials, and the filling is certified organic. 

The filling is organic, dried spelt hulls. The hills are grown in controlled organic farming. They’re then cleaned and dried before being used to stuff the pillow. The inner lining is made from 100% cotton. 

The filling has a natural aroma, which is soothing, and may encourage your baby to settle. The scent fades over time, but you can heat the pillow gently on a radiator, releasing the scent again. You can also add or remove some of the hull filling to adjust the pillow to exactly how you want it. 

The outer cover is removable, and has a hidden zip, so it won’t be uncomfortable against you, or your baby. The cover is machine washable. There is only one colour choice for this pillow, but it’s a cute design and will fit in with your nursery decor.

Key features:
  • Organic, natural filling
  • Comfortable
  • Supportive, but soft
  • Multi-functional
Specifications:
Filling Organic spelt husk
Sizes 1, but adjustable
Machine Washable Yes, cover only
iBaby iMummy Nursing Pillow

9 iBaby iMummy Nursing Pillow

Best for everyday use

The iBaby iMummy nursing pillow is a really lightweight pillow that can be converted into 3 different shapes. It’s a doughnut shaped nursing pillow, a C shaped sit training pillow, and a large cushion for your baby to sleep on. 

It’s made from a hypoallergenic polyester filling, and comes with a 100% knitted cotton cover. The cover is incredibly soft against the skin. The cover is removable, and has a hidden zip, so it won’t rub against your baby. It’s washable, but it shouldn’t be wrung out, and is best left to dry naturally.

There’s 2 pattern choices for this pillow, birds or flowers, but there is one big difference between them. The flowers pattern comes with an arm support pillow. The arm support pillow helps keep tension off your arm and wrist, which is very useful if your baby is a slow feeder.

Key features:
  • 2 pattern choices
  • Removable cover
  • Firm
  • Multifunctional
Specifications:
Filling Polyester
Sizes 1
Machine Washable Yes
Luchild Nursing Pillow

10 Luchild Nursing Pillow

Best for travel

The Luchild nursing pillow is a super lightweight, compact nursing pillow that is designed for everyday use. Its size and weight also make it perfect for travelling as it isn’t as bulky as some nursing pillows. 

It has a removable and washable 100% cotton cover. The cover is fastened with a hidden zip. The filling is 100% polyester, and gives a firm, comfortable support. This pillow is also ideal for supporting your baby as they learn to sit up, or during tummy time. It’s even firm enough to use as a back support for you. 

It’s the removable headrest that makes this pillow really special. The small cushion is made from the same materials as the rest of the pillow. It has extra padding around the outside, creating a secure support for your baby’s head. It supports the head at a 45 degree angle, which can help reduce reflux and spit up after feeding.

Key features:
  • 3 pattern choices
  • Light
  • Hidden zip
  • Removable headrest
Specifications:
Filling Polyester
Sizes 1, compact
Machine Washable Yes, cover only

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