What to Do With Your Tummy Cradle After Pregnancy
With all the high-end options out there, purchasing a pregnancy pillow can seem intimidating and maybe even a little unnecessary before your belly gets too big. But as you start to grow, so does the need for relief — trust us, a good pregnancy pillow like Tummy Cradle quickly becomes a great investment.
To stretch your investment even further, we decided to whip up a list of things you can do with your Tummy Cradle after your little one arrives:
We know technically this doesn’t involve using your Tummy Cradle, but we can’t pass up the opportunity to hear your opinion!
With pregnancy still fresh in your mind, giving Tummy Cradle an online review is crucial to improving the product for expecting mothers in the future. If Tummy Cradle saved you during your pregnancy or you can think of some ways it could be better, take a quick minute to let us know on whichever platform you made the original purchase: Amazon, BabyLogic or right on our website. You’ve already paid for the product, so now it’s time to pay it forward with a review, benefitting all other future moms interested in Tummy Cradle!
Use it as a Prop
As your body begins the healing process, it’s important to find comfortable ways to rest. Sleeping after birth can be just as challenging as it was when you were pregnant — and not just because of the new baby. Studies show that postpartum hormone levels often decrease the quality of a new mom’s breathing, making it more difficult to get a good night’s sleep without waking up hourly.
The good news? Sleeping elevated cured this version of sleep apnea for half of all mothers tested. Inflate your Tummy Cradle to the point it’s comfortable for you to lean on without sitting too upright, cover with a blanket and enjoy some consistent sleep — at least until the next time your little one starts calling.
Use it as a Makeshift Massage Table
Parenthood can make anyone tense, and massages are an effective source of relief for both parents — finding a spot to lie in the house that’s not too soft (or too hard), however, can just add to the stress. With its unique ventilation system and adjustable firmness, Tummy Cradle suddenly turns from pregnancy pillow to makeshift massage table post-pregnancy … for both mom and dad.
The toughest part is choosing who gets to lie down first!
A Toy for the Bigger Kids
It’s maybe unrealistic for you first-time parents to hang onto your Tummy Cradle until your babe is old enough to have fun with it. For those of you out there who already have older children, however, you know that anything from wrapping paper to old TV remotes can get a kid excited — and the Tummy Cradle is another one of those things that can fascinate curious kiddos!
Whether it’s a portal to the best blanket fort ever or the giant, bass guitar in a home concert, your kids will probably be the ones to surprise you with the most imaginative uses of Tummy Cradle. Of course, be careful while playing.
Sometimes if you love something, you have to let it go — at least letting go of your Tummy Cradle means helping out another future momma! We know face-down pillows are a luxury for many pregnant women, so treat your friends to the same kind of comfort you found when you were expecting.
Another thing to consider: if you think you’ll get pregnant again sometime in the future, Tummy Cradle’s inflatable composition makes it super easy to store. It won’t be in the way like traditional pregnancy pillows made of memory foam, polyester fiber or micro-beads.
Whether it ends up in the hands of your best friend, your kiddo or at the back of your closet, we hope this list inspired you to make the most of your Tummy Cradle postpartum.