There’s no denying snuggling with a newborn is one of the greatest things in life. There’s also no denying that every once in awhile you need to put that little babe in safe place to chill. We all know and love The Boppy Company for their nursing pillows but they also make the handy dandy Newborn Lounger. We’ve been using it with Miss Margaux for several weeks now and I’m excited to share our thoughts. And because Boppy thinks Margaux shouldn’t have all the fun we are giving one away to one of you lucky readers!
The Boppy Newborn Lounger is a lightweight pillow designed with a recessed interior to be a cozy place for a newborn to rest. The Newborn Lounger is meant for awake time but it is no secret that newborns go from awake to asleep relatively quickly so your little one may catch a snooze or two here. The Newborn Lounger is super lightweight and has a conveient carrying handle so it is simple to move from room to room with a baby in your arms.
With two under two, I need all the help around the house I can get and the Newborn Lounger has been a huge help. Here’s why:
1) It is cozy. I’ve talked before about how Margaux loves to be held and if it were up to her she would be held 24 hours a day including when she sleeps which with a busy big sis, just isn’t possible. Due to the contoured, recessed nature and the angled positioning it creates Margaux loves it.
2) It is portable. I can easily grab the Newborn Lounger by the handle and bring it wherever needed. There are many other great infant seats but they require at least two hands to be portable. And lets be honest, what mom ever has two hands free?!?
3) The material is super soft and easy to clean. Not to mention, I love the gender neutral, subtle pattern. There are no slipcovers with the Newborn Lounger but they aren’t really needed because the entire lounger is machine washable and the fabric is super easy to wipe off (sort of a softer, lower pile of microfiber).
4) It is great for awake time. As Margaux has started to spend more time awake I love to place the Lounger on my propped up on my knees* and have chats with her, read books, etc. I used the traditional Boppy pillow for this same function when Eloise was a newborn and I prefer the Newborn Lounger – it creates a stable, comfortable place for Margaux to sped her waking hours. Otherwise, we use it for tea parties with big sis and other fun, floor time activities. *(it probably goes without saying but I am holding Margaux/the pillow during this time!)
Overall, we are really big fans of the Newborn Lounger. The downside? Not too much really. Some have mentioned they wished there were removable slipcovers. Personally, I prefer to not have another thing to wash and put back on. The material really does wipe clean very easily and you can simply throw the entire pillow in the washer. Lastly, the Newborn Lounger is for use up to 16 pounds and for some of you, that may be a short lifespan.
At the end of the day the positives outweigh the negatives for us – the Newborn Lounger is an essential piece of gear around our house these days and I know as Margaux starts to spend more time awake we will only grow to love it more.
Our Newborn Lounger giveaway starts today, January 27th and ends Saturday February 1st at noon CST. Winner will be chosen at random, contacted via email and have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Though we were not paid for this review, we were sent a Boppy Newborn Lounger to review. All opinions are those of The Wise Baby.