If you’re a mom or mom-to-be you know that dreaded back pain is going to visit you at some point.
I always end up having lower back pain and neck pain during my pregnancies… along with a bunch of other aches and pains (oh the joy) but my back always seems to kill me. Sadly, the pains don’t seem to get any better after having a baby either! I found myself hunched over trying to breastfeed (which can affect baby’s latch too), my body was just so out of whack!
I was thrilled to be able to try a Back Buddy support pillow. I actually got it before I even found out I was expecting our third baby, but now I’m even more excited to be able to use it!
What is it exactly?
I know, I know, the name is pretty self-explanatory but it’s so much more than that. The Back Buddy was designed by a mom of three and her husband who is a chiropractor. It is made from a firm but cozy foam that has amazing lumbar support. I love that there is support under your arms too.
My favorite part about it?
Aside from the amazing support and back pain relief… the pockets. I just love pockets! If you’re using it for nursing your babe (or not) stash some snacks, a water bottle, the remote, phone charger, or whatever else you’d like to have nearby!
I know so many foams are damaging and really not good for you, but after looking into it a little bit, I found out that the Back Buddy is certified by CertiPUR-US. It is made without harmful PBDEs, TDCPP or flame retardants, phthalates, formaldehyde, CFC’s, mercury, lead and other heavy metals. It is also tested for performance, durability and emissions. Phew!!
Another smaller concern I had was regarding the cover that I chosen for it. I picked the cream “Paisley” pattern because I love neutrals and it only made sense because it matched my daughter’s name. I was a little worried about it shedding off on me because the it was so soft because as you know, I wear black OFTEN, but nope, no shedding!
The Back Buddy is the perfect support pillow for during pregnancy, the postpartum period, recovery from surgery and really anyone who has back pain or wants to work on their posture! This is a must have baby shower gift or a gift to yourself!