Review: ClevaCushion 10 in 1 Nursing Pillow

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THIS sums up my review: I wish I had the ClevaCushion from the onset of my pregnancy.

The firm foam would have cushioned my aching back through my final trimester and provided much-needed comfort as a back rest. Now that I am breastfeeding, it is a great relief to my aching neck and shoulders while my baby is latching correctly. I can see how C-section mummies would find this very helpful, as it minimises pressure around the tummy area.

According to the ClevaMama website, the foam used in ClevaCushion shares many features with the memory foam but this low resilience polyurethane ClevaFoam is made with an open cell structure, thereby making it lighter and more breathable, with reduced heat retention. As a result, I was treated to a comfortable, supportive and snug feeding session with my little one.

The adjustable waist strap attached to the pillow allows you to adjust accordingly without having to worry about the pillow slipping off in the middle of a feed. This was one problem I faced with the previous nursing pillow I had.

Besides being functional for adults, the ClevaCushion can be modified for a variety of baby support tools. Among them are tummy time play support, bolster support, high chair support, and pram insert.

I also tried placing my little one on the ClevaCushion to see how she liked it. She used to be cranky when she was on the previous nursing pillow. As my husband and I strapped her in together with the baby support cushion, we were pleased with the cushion’s safety but sceptical about how long she would sit before becoming fussy. With some hanging toys above her, she sat on the cushion and entertained herself for a good while, which gave me some precious alone time! Once again, I believe the firm foam and insert provided “snugability” as though she was being hugged.

We then tested the pillow for tummy time. Disclaimer: My daughter hates tummy time. So, we were in for yet another surprise when she played happily with the rattle that was provided alongside the cushion. It is attachable to a loop behind the cushion.

My baby looks comfortable whenever she is on the cushion, whether for tummy time or sitting.

Another feature that I like about the cushion is how the manufacturers paid attention to details, ensuring better comfort. I really appreciate the cushioned strap pads which made it more comfortable and less abrasive like most straps. They are removable, which means I can use them for the car seat, too.

The only improvement I would recommend is changing the cusion cover material which tends to attract lint. Nevertheless, the cushion cover and insert are washable.

While the ClevaCushion may look like any other nursing pillow in the market, it is way ahead of the others that I have tried. It is versatile and, as advertised, it does function in many ways.

Pros: Firm cushion; good support for mum and baby; attention to detail.

Cons: Need a lint roller to remove lint.

ClevaCushion 10 in 1 Nursing Pillow
Manufacturer: ClevaMama (http://www.clevamama.com/)
Distributor: Global Product Solutions
Age: 0+
Features:
1) Made with ClevaFoam which has been scientifically proven to reduce Flat Head Syndrome in infants.
2) Soft but firm, the nursing pillow provides back support while pregnant and helps create a secure and safe feeding environment.
3) Includes extra insert support cushion to allow you to use as a nursing pillow or a comfort nest for baby.
10 different uses: Feeding pillow, baby seat, back support, buggy support, pram support, tummy time, bolster, high chair, bouncer, and stroller.
Material: Low resilience polyurethane foam (hypo-allergenic, PH balanced and toxin-free), polyester fabric (PH balanced, guaranteed to be gentle on baby’s skin)
Availability: Mothercare
Price: RM381.50 (including 6% GST)