It can be hard to get a good night’s sleep while pregnant. Leachco calls its Snoogle body pillow the “mother of all pregnancy pillows” because it’s a great option for pregnant people, but it’s also a body pillow that the whole family can use.
In my unbiased Leachco Snoogle body pillow review, I’ll cover my personal experience with this body pillow. But I’ll also include some recommendations on how to use the pillow while pregnant based on the experience of a team member who was pregnant at the time of testing this pillow!
So, is this really the mother of all pregnancy pillows? Let’s find out.
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How We Tested It
Before I get too far into this review, I should mention that the Leachco Snoogle, while just a standard body pillow, is marketed as a good option for people on the hunt for a full body pregnancy pillow. I tested the Leachco Snoogle out myself, but Emylee Barjuca, a Mattress Clarity team member, was pregnant at the time we tested it out!
So, this review will encompass my experience with the Leachco as a standard body pillow. But I’ll also reference Emylee’s experience with this pillow while pregnant. Emylee’s opinion should give pregnant individuals a good idea on whether or not this is the pregnancy pillow for them.
Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow Video Review
Take the Leachco Snoogle out for a virtual test drive with our video review!
Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow Key Features
Body pillows come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What makes the Leachco stand out? Here’s a quick rundown of the key features this pillow offers:
- As a unique C-shaped pillow, it is a head-to-toe body pillow
- It’s a great option for side sleepers or pregnant individuals looking to switch to side sleeping for their pregnancy
- It’s a very comfy, plush pillow but offers full body support
- It comes with various sham-style outer covers that all have different colors, designs, and materials
- It was designed by a registered nurse, and focuses on versatility
It should be noted, that while the Leachco Snoogle is marketed as a maternity pillow, and we’ve also named it one of the best pregnancy pillows, it is a standard body pillow. You can use it during pregnancy, but keep it around after the fact, too!
Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow Construction & Feel
So, what is the Leachco Snoogle pillow made out of and how does this impact the feel of the pillow? Let’s find out.
Leachco offers four different material types for the Snoogle’s removable cover:
- Supreme – 100% cotton that has a thread count of 300
- Organic – 100% organic cotton
- Plush – 100% polyester/cotton-blend jersey
- Chic – a cotton polyester blend, but the defining trait here is that Leachco offers this in print patterns.
All of these covers come in many different colors and designs for a good amount of variety. For this review, we received a pillow with the Plush cover. It feels very soft and with the addition of cotton, it should be fairly breathable, too.
You also have the option to purchase additional covers should you want to change them out regularly.
On the inside, you’ll find a 100% polyester fiber fill. This feels rather fluffy and responsive, but still very supportive.
Leachco Snoogle Firmness & Feel
The Leachco Snoogle pillow is packed full of its down alternative fill, but it comes in as a solid medium-firm body pillow. It’s not super soft, but not overly firm either. The down alternative does a good job of providing some plush comfort while still being firm enough to provide good body support.
And thanks to its unique C-shape, it can wrap around your entire body for belly and back support. It’s a great pregnancy pillow option for pregnant individuals looking for a total body pillow.
Pros & Cons of the Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow
Let’s go over some pros and cons to the Leachco Snoogle pillow.
- Leachco offers many different cover options, all removable and machine-washable
- It will replace the need for multiple pillows for pregnant individuals
- It does a great job of keeping your back, neck, and head in a neutral alignment, and could help reduce lower back pain
- It’s very versatile and can be used in many different configurations to match your sleeping position needs
- It’s rather large and can take up a lot of room
- Taking off and putting back on the outer cover could be difficult
- It has a rather a tall loft, coming in at 7” tall, which could crane your neck too far up depending on how broad or narrow your shoulders are
- The inner pillow itself is spot clean only
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When To Begin Using the Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow While Pregnant
There are many different ways to use the Leachco Snoogle. And because it can be used as just a body pillow, pregnant individuals can use this at any point during their pregnancy.
For those in the first trimester, if you’re a back or stomach sleeper, using the Leachco could be a good option to use to help train yourself to sleep on your side.
But for individuals who are naturally side sleepers, based on Emylee’s experience, using this anywhere from your second to third trimester would be best if you’re looking for a belly support pillow to use while pregnant.
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I should note that, however, this review is not to be used as medical advice for sleeping while pregnant. If you have concerns or questions about body pillows or pregnancy pillows to use, I recommend speaking with your doctor.
Cleaning and Care for the Leachco Snoogle
The removable pillow cover is completely machine-washable. Once every now and then, or when the pillow gets dirty, just remove the cover and wash. Here’s what Leachco recommends:
- Wash on a gentle cycle with warm water, using non-chlorine bleach as needed or depending on the color of your cover
- Tumble dry on the lowest heat setting
The inner pillow, however, is recommended to be spot cleaned only. This is because the pillow is rather large and could either become damaged in the wash, or damage your machine. To do this, just mix some warm water with soap and use a washcloth to remove stains when they pop up.
Leachco Snoogle Pillow Warranty and Return Policy
Here’s what you can expect when you purchase the Leachco Snoogle.
(Note: this is if you purchase from Leachco itself. The warranty and return policies may vary if you purchase from Amazon or a different retailer)
Leachco offers a 90-day limited warranty. This covers manufacturing defects and only applies to purchases made through Leachco’s website.
You have 30 days to decide if the Leachco Snoogle is the right choice for you. If, during that time, you can return the pillow for a full refund. Leachco does not cover shipping costs for returns. This return offer only applies to purchases made through Leachco’s website.
Let’s start off with my personal experience with the Leachco Snoogle. As a natural side sleeper, I fitted the Leachco around my shoulder, and had the pillow follow my back, and tucked the end in between my knees. Left or right side, it didn’t matter, this pillow felt fantastic. I really felt some good back support, and if you’re someone who wants to toss and turn less during the night, this is a great option. It’s a bit of a hassle to change positions with this pillow, so you’ll stay put.
There are many different ways to use this pillow, and there are different ways for back sleepers and stomach sleepers to use this pillow. But if you’re just looking for a body pillow, I’d stick with side sleeping.
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And, as a hot sleeper, I didn’t find that this pillow trapped too much heat. The pillowcase is soft and smooth, and very breathable. And if you do get hot, you can always adjust the pillow to a different shape.
When Emylee tested out the Leachco Snoogle, she was in her second trimester. Before finding out she was pregnant, Emylee was a natural back sleeper. As individuals move further into their pregnancy, experts recommend changing to sleeping on your side.
Emylee tested the Leachco in a variety of configurations, but she favored using the pillow on her side, following her back. She found that it provided great back and neck support, and didn’t think the loft of the pillow would cause neck pain to develop. But as a back sleeper, she found that this pillow helped her from rolling on to her back while using it.
She also tested the pillow against her belly. She found some great belly support here as well. And because you can shape this pillow into a donut shape, Emylee found resting on her stomach to be quite comfortable as well. However, she only recommended resting in this position for about 15-20 minutes to help relieve some lower back pain.
6 Ways to Use the Snoogle
At the end of the day, the Leachco Snoogle body pillow is a fantastic choice for just about anyone to use, pregnant or not. And pregnant individuals should find better sleep given the exceptional support this pillow can provide.
Personally, I liked using this pillow to snuggle while I rested on my side. The full body support was unlike any other body pillow I’d experienced. And that C-shape to the pillow really makes it stand out as one of the best body pillows!
How do I wash my Leachco pillow?
The pillow itself is spot clean only. However, the zippered removable cover can be machine washed. When it starts to look dirty or if accidents happen, remove and just pop it into the washing machine for easy care.
Are pregnancy pillows worth it?
Your body goes through a dramatic change while pregnant. Finding the right pregnancy pillow can take some trial and error, but it can be worth it to invest in one. They offer great belly and back support depending on your needs. And for individuals who don’t naturally sleep on their sides, using a pregnancy pillow can help make the transition to sleeping on your side easier.
What if I don’t like my Leachco Snoogle Body Pillow?
If you purchase the Leachco Snoogle from Leachco’s website, you have a 30-day trial period to test out the pillow. If, during that time, you decide it’s not the pillow for you, you can return it for a full refund.