Best Nursing Pillow for Plus Size Mom
For plus-size parents, finding a carrier or nursing pillow that fits comfortably can be frustrating. While baby products on the market tend to focus on age and appropriate sizing for babies, they can lack size inclusion for parents who aren’t considered ‘average’ size.
At Tushbaby, we recognize that those wearing and carrying a baby come in all shapes and sizes, and we designed our product to accommodate that. Available with a Waistband Extender, Tushbaby can be worn in several positions, so everyone can find what feels best and change it up as needed. Plus, the Tushbaby Hip Seat Carrier can be used in the feeding position as a nursing pillow substitute. Serving multiple functions, the Tushbaby Carrier can help provide back support for babywearing, nursing, and even storing your stuff. In this blog, we’ll review how Tushbaby (and its Waistband Extender) makes for the best nursing pillow and baby carrier for plus-size moms.
Plus Size Nursing Pillow Options
Table of Contents
- Do nursing pillows come in different sizes?
- Do all nursing pillows have adjustable straps for plus size?
- What is the best shape for a plus size nursing pillow?
- Can I adjust the height of a plus size nursing pillow for better nursing posture?
- What else to consider when choosing a nursing pillow for plus size moms
- Where can I buy a plus size nursing pillow?
Do nursing pillows come in different sizes?
Not all nursing pillow brands offer different sizes, which makes it difficult when you’re in search of a plus-size nursing pillow. But we know that everyone’s bodies are different. The Tushbaby carrier can be used interchangeably as a nursing pillow and can accommodate parents and caregivers of many sizes.
Do all nursing pillows have adjustable straps for plus size?
No, not all nursing pillows have adjustable straps for plus size wearers. This can make it incredibly challenging to find a comfortable fit. And because a nursing pillow is intended to make feeding more comfortable, one that doesn’t fit properly defeats the purpose for the wearer!
The ability to adjust your carrier or nursing pillow to fit your waist snugly is KEY for good carrying support and feeding posture. The Tushbaby carrier has an adjustable waistband with the option to add a Tushbaby Waistband Extender, making it the best nursing pillow for plus size moms. The Tushbaby alone can accommodate waists between 23-44 inches, and the Waistband Extender allows you to add an additional 24 inches around the waist.
What is the best shape for a plus size nursing pillow?
Ultimately, the best shape for a plus-size nursing pillow depends on what fits your body best. Remember, your nursing pillow should fit snugly around your torso or waist to provide the best positioning for nursing your baby. This does not mean tight, but rather a snug enough fit so you achieve maximum support.
With the Tushbaby carrier’s adjustable waistband, you can adjust the straps up or down to what truly suits your body best. With this secure fit around your waist, you provide ample support for your lower back and even free up a hand for nursing. This means your carrier will stay in place, and you don’t have to fuss or finagle while trying to nurse your baby. So go ahead and scroll that phone for a moment; momma deserves a break too!
Can I adjust the height of a plus size nursing pillow for better nursing posture?
When choosing a nursing pillow, it’s important to find one that works for your baby and can adjust to fit your body’s needs. This includes ensuring your nursing pillow suits your torso to encourage good nursing posture. With a good feeding posture, you should not lean forward to bring your nipple to your baby—instead, your nursing pillow or Tushbaby carrier should sit high enough that your baby meets you at your nipple.
This can be tricky to achieve for nursing pillows that don’t come with adjustable straps, which puts you at risk for strained muscles, unnecessary back pain, and tense shoulder/neck muscles. Momming is hard enough without added back pain, so good posture is critical. With the Tushbaby hipseat, the adjustable strap allows you to move your nursing support to a height that meets your needs to keep a safe and secure feeding posture.
Even if you’re bottle feeding, extra support is always recommended! You can use your Tushbaby in the feeding position to allow extra support for your lower back and even free up an arm. Plus, you’ll need a place to store a bottle and perhaps some burping rags. Tushbaby’s five functional storage pockets and hideable bottle holder have you covered.
While we know the decision of breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding is a personal one, we designed our Tushbaby carrier to accommodate mothers no matter how they choose to feed their little ones. Simply strap your Tushbaby high and tight and lay your baby across the plush seat in the feeding position—just one of four carrying positions you can enjoy with your new Tushbaby plus-size carrier/nursing pillow.
What else to consider when choosing a nursing pillow for plus size moms
Along with comfort and proper fit, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind when looking to get the most out of your plus-size nursing pillow:
- Versatility: There are many nursing pillow positions you can take advantage of if you’ve got the right fit. From feeding your baby in one of many positions to helping your baby with colic relief and even tummy time, you and your baby can benefit from a nursing pillow that suits your body and needs. And once you’ve found that perfect fit, why not replicate that feeling with your baby carrier, diaper storage, and more?
- Storage: With Tushbaby, you can get the most use out of your nursing pillow/baby carrier/ ‘parent utility belt.’ That’s right; our parents love Tushbaby so much that they wear it even without a kid in tow. When using it for nursing, you can even store your nipple cream, burping rags, pacifier (in your Paci Pod - our hanging storage case for pacifiers), and any necessities for successful feeding right on your hip. Store all you need right at your fingertips in Tushbaby’s five functional storage pockets.
Where can I buy a plus size nursing pillow?
With the many benefits that Tushbaby can provide, including being a perfect plus-size nursing pillow, there’s no need to look any further. Designed by moms and for moms, the Tushbaby carrier can serve many functions for making the day-to-day parenting more seamless. Now that you’ve found a nursing pillow that suits your body type, we highly encourage you to take full advantage of all the ways you can use your nursing pillow and carrier.
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