Leachco refers to their Snoogle body pillow as “the mother of all pregnancy pillows” and it’s certainly very popular with pregnant mothers-to-be. The total body pillow is shaped similarly to the letter “C” and can be used in multiple ways to provide support during and after pregnancy.
What else is there to know about this pillow? I’ve got all the details plus more in my review below.
- Dimensions: 60″ x 7″ x 25″
- Filling: polyester fibers (like firmly packed down alternative)
- 14.4 ounces in weight
- A single uniquely C-shaped pillow that supports and aligns hips, back, neck, and tummy
- Comes in a variety of fabric options with removable and zippered covers (see below for more details)
- The actual pillow is spot clean only but removable covers can be machine washed and dried
- The patented design was developed by a Registered Nurse and Mom
The Snoogle is a total body pillow, which means it provides support to all parts of the body with its C-shape. The filling of the Snoogle is made with polyester fibers but overstuffed, giving it a firm down alternative feel inside and 7″ height profile.
Women (or anyone!) can purchase a Snoogle in a range of cover options. “The Basic” has a non-removable cover and is 65% polyester/35% cotton. “The Original” has the same fabric blend but a sham-style removable cover that can be machine washed and dried.
There’s also a version called “The Chic” that offers a variety of cotton blends, including organic cotton and jersey cotton. They all feature a zippered removable cover.
My review is of the Original sham-style removable cover in grey.
Here is a breakdown of the options from the Leachco website:
- Replaces the need for multiple pillows during pregnancy
- Comes in several different cover materials, including 100% organic cotton and jersey knit (a mini version of the Snoogle is also available)
- Fairly affordable ~$60; price varies by retailer
- The cover is removable (in most cases) and easy to clean
- Helps to keep the spine, head, and neck in neutral alignment
- Pillow itself is spot clean only
- The sham-style cover may be difficult to get on/off
- 7″ height profile might be too tall in the head/neck area
- Can be cumbersome and take up a lot of room in the bed
- Return options vary by vendor/retailer
A little background: I’m a little more than five months pregnant with my second child and starting to get uncomfortable. I primarily sleep in multiple positions and switching primarily to my side has been a challenge.
After looking into pregnancy pillows, one thing became clear: Women love the Snoogle. The C-shape design curls around the entire body and is easy to move into a comfortable position – no matter what trimester.
I reviewed “The Original” – a polyester/cotton blend with a sham-style removable cover. This fabric isn’t overly soft, it has more of that crisp feel to it.
No matter which type of Snoogle acquired – they’re all stuffed with polyester fiber, giving it a firmer down alternative feel. It’s almost like stuffing sausage into a casing (sorry if that’s an off-putting comparison but that’s how it felt to me).
There are about six different ways to use the Snoogle (see below) but I think the most frequently used positions during pregnancy are the Belly Basic and the Back To Back positions. These allow a woman to rest her head, growing belly, and knees on the pillow and feel supported.
The other four resting positions are great for sitting up in bed, on the couch and especially post-partum when holding a little one and the adult needs a little support under his or her arms.
I think I’ve had an opportunity to use my Snoogle in just about every one of these positions. It is easy to get comfortable and feel supported but I was also taking up a lot of real estate in the bed (especially if the bed is a Queen or smaller and is shared it with a partner).
Ways To Use The Snoogle
Where To Buy
Leachco is the maker of the Snoogle but it cannot be purchased directly from their website. Instead, they have a list of authorized retailers. They are listed below:
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Toys “R” Us
- buy buy Baby
- Destination Maternity
- Babies “R” US
- Various local retailers
I think the C-shape and the versatility of the Snoogle make it a game-changer for pregnant women who are transitioning from a standard pillow (or two). It will support a woman while she is lying down and sitting up. It’ll also work when during pregnancy as well as the post-partum period and it’s not overly expensive.
I would personally go with one of “The Chic” options and choose a soft cotton or jersey knit cover. I like the softer feel and the ease of unzipping and re-zipping the cover whenever it needed to be washed – I struggled with that sham!