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Doesn't prevent rolling onto my back
33 weeks now and have been using nightly since 29 weeks. I have been lucky to not have had any pain or discomfort anywhere in my body. The only reason for purchase was to encourage side sleeping as I kept rolling onto my back. Unfortunately I still roll onto my back. I think the gap is too big so I put an extra wedge pillow in there but I still manage to roll onto my back. Also, I have to get comfy by putting a euro pillow in between my legs to keep the pelvis/knees supported. On the plus side, I do notice the support for my belly but I was ...already getting that from a basic wedge pillow. I have been known to spin and kick 90-180 degrees at night, so one big advantage is that the bellybean keeps me exclusively within the boundaries of the pillow on my side of the bed. So even though I still roll onto my back, the partner is happy to not get kicked in the legs/abdomen/head anymore and for that reason alone I would continue to use even after giving birth. I wouldn't re-purchase or recommend however, because ultimately it didn't address my specific needs.
Not what I hoped for
I like the idea of this pillow, but it just hasn't been very effective for and I am no thinking of buy another pillow. I am 26 weeks and have been using it on and off for 2 months.
Positives are it is small and I don't have to rotate it during the night. It supports my stomach and helps to prevent rolling into my back.
I have started using it every night for the above reasons but every morning I now wake up with back pain which don't get if I slept without the pillow.
I don't know if I'm not using it properly or if it is just not supportive enough for me but it's not comfortable.
Purchased in February 2020 for A$80.00.
Much easier to turn over
It has helped with my hip/ back pain & it is much easier to turn over in the night using this rather than the other pregnancy pillow I have but I still need to put a pillow between my knees in addition to this. It does help me to stay on my side, I do occasionally wake up half on my side/ my back but much less than when using the other pillow. I bought mine second hand for $30 & wouldn't want to spend more than that on my bellybean.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$30.00.
Could have been better
I use this pillow religiously since 13 weeks and I am used to sleeping with it. However, the gap between is quite large and I don't feel supported all the times. My main concern is that it doesn't obstruct me from rolling to my back, which is a negative for the price. It does provide support for my belly though.
Doesn’t provide the support it states
Hmm I’m not 100% on this pillow. I think the gap in between is a little too big as it doesn’t support my back like it says it does. Convenient when turning around in the middle of the night and not having to stuff a pillow under my bump but i still require a heap of pillows to support between my legs and upper body. Unfortunately I’m still uncomfortable while sleeping, not the best pillow for support. Could also do with a little more padding. I would recommend unfortunately, for suckered into Facebook ads.
Purchased in July 2020 for A$85.00.
A game changer in pregnancy pillows.
This pregnancy pillow is simply perfect.
Not only is it beautifully made, it has allowed me to have the best night sleep I’ve had in a long time!
The pillow supports your belly, back and hips brilliantly and does not take up a lot of room in bed unlike the U shaped pillows.
Although the BellyBean may seem slightly expensive, I can promise you’ll soon forget about the cost when you’re sleeping so comfortably.
Purchased in July 2020.
Nice but average maternity pillow
I've had my belly bean for about a month now, I do like it however it doesn't provide enough support for my back, its perfect on my bump but I still wake up with a really sore lower back, I think it just might be too wide for me (I have had to put extra stuffing in the middle of it to try and bulk it out a bit more). I am finding I need to place an extra pillow underneath it behind my back for extra support. Love using it for sitting up in bed etc & its a nice size plus the cover is really soft. Its an average maternity pillow for me but it seems like it works wonderful for others as per the reviews on here, I don't regret buying it though as it is still useful however I do feel that the price is a bit steep.
Purchased in May 2020 at Belly Bean for A$85.00.
Very good support to my back, no back pain at all
My back started to feel a bit sore at around 14 weeks. I didn't like the idea of very bulky maternity pillows since they take up so much space. I am so happy that I picked belly bean. It's very compact and yet gives very good support to my back and tummy. I am 30 weeks now and still enjoy very good sleep. Very happy with my purchase.
Purchased in March 2020.
So happy I bought it!!!
I was looking forward to purchasing the Bellybean but became sceptical after reading a few negative reviews. After purchasing it I certainly am so relieved that I did! It took a couple of days of getting used to but wow is it helpful and I’m still only 20 weeks. I can only imagine how much more I’d love it as my bump gets bigger!
Purchased in June 2020.
Great product but overpriced
I really love my bellybean, it's not bulky and certainly helps with the comfort. I still use a pillow between my legs but this is still less bulky than traditional pillows. Happy with the quality. The only thing that is disappointing is the price. I feel $90 is excessive considering its basically an hourglass shaped pillowcase with 2 small round pillows at either end. I thought maybe the pillows might be made out of something special but they are just plain pillows. Could certainly made at home for a fraction of the cost.
All in all, happy with the product but sad I paid that much.
Purchased in April 2020 for A$90.00.
With my first pregnancy i used a range of pillows and cushions to help me sleep but even so, from 33 weeks I was constantly tossing and turning due to pain in my left hip and right ribs.
When the pain started up again around the same pregnancy I couldn’t deal with the thought of running a business, keeping a 3 year old alive and happy and running a home on no sleep.
I read good things about this pillow and eagerly awaited its arrival. The first could of nights it took a bit of getting used to but after that it has been a game changer. I stil...l use a cushion between my knees but the belly wan supports my bump and stops me laying flat on my back. I’ve had 6 weeks of sleep I didn’t get with my first pregnancy and it’s all down to this pillow!! I really feel I need to talk to some of the negative reviews on this site. Clearly people don’t understand the time, effort and money that goes into developing, prototyping and launching a product and business. My friend is a seamstress and even if these only took 2 hours to make she’d be charging $100 for her time alone. No they aren’t $20 bit they’re also not made in a Kmart sweatshop by children. And no the owners aren’t making a massive profit on them, their selling their unique idea which has helped 100’s of women in the hope they make just enough to make a living. So, amazing product and a reasonable price.
Purchased in April 2020 at Website for A$90.00.
I purchased the belly bean pillow in early 2017 in my first pregnancy and loved it, I couldn’t go without it. Fantastic quality, Australian made and product satisfaction certainly justifies the price. I continued to use this pillow whilst breastfeeding as it was personally the perfect shape to sit along my lap while feeding my newborn. Happily pulled it out of the cupboard recently for my second pregnancy and still highly recommend it. However I am sleeping differently, first pregnancy I found fantastic support with the pillow running verticall...y along my body- one end of the pillow between knees and the other resting against my stomach, this time around running horizontally- one end supporting my tummy and that other end supporting me from rolling onto my back. So versatile. Thanks belly bean team
Purchased in April 2017.
Quality & Comfort
I recently purchased this product after reading so many positive reviews online about it. I am very pleased with the quality and comfort it offered me. To be honest, I was fairly shocked to see the overly harsh and accusative review that was on top of the page when I first opened this site to give my feedback. Yes, it is a simple design but I found it very effective and just what I needed after tossing and turning for nights and trying to get comfortable! Thanks Bellybean; I will be telling my friends about this wonderful pillow.
Purchased in March 2020 for A$72.00.
Please read before buying: do not buy
so I was just curious about this pillow, and I have such a hard time sleeping at night, I thought I would give it a go. This is actually the biggest waste of money and purely just another ‘pregnancy gimmick’ to suck you in to take your money. Looking at the pillow you think it’s some unique jelly bean shape pillow- but it’s actually not it’s just two single round pillows in a bean shape case. It is actually so uncomfortable and I honestly can’t even use it for anything because it serves no purpose. Also for the price, you’d think that you would...get it in some kind of nice packaging at the very least- but no, it came directly from China- smelling like China in nothing but the shipping bag. I have honestly received better packaging off eBay. If you are pregnant looking for something to relieve your back pain.. stick to a heat pack. More women should write up about how useless this product is. If you want to get a sense of it like ‘try before you buy’ go and get two miniature type pillow stick them either side with a 5cm gap and try and lay in between.. make sure the gap doesn’t get bigger when you lay in between... SO uncomfortable. If I could I’d sue these people, that’s how frustrated it makes but it could just be the hormones. Lol but seriously the anger comes back every time I look at it. So I just felt like you all needed to know the truth. Do not buy it! Xx
Purchased in March 2020 at Bellybean.com for A$160.00.
Can't sleep without it
This pillow is perfect for me, when combined with a pillow between my legs. I'm short in height and quite small, and can snuggle perfectly into this pillow. I also live in the warm tropics and didn't want a huge pillow taking up the bed. Ive been using the belly bean since about 15 weeks and am now 30 weeks- cant sleep without it now. Not sure about back support (back pain isn't an issue for me anyway), but this pillow definitely supports my tummy and stops me rolling onto my back or tummy during sleep (previously I slept in all positions).
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