South African based nurtureOne developed their pillow in order to help parents provide a secure, peaceful, resting environment for their little one. Ahead of its launch in the UK, we were asked to give our thoughts on the product, having had one since Georgia’s early days here, 10 months ago.
Reviewers: Kieran, Bronwyn and Georgia.
The nurtureOne pillow is a brilliant quality product. It washes well and is made from very high quality fabric and can be folded / rolled up so no problems taking it away with us (which we did quite a bit).
Essentially it is a pillow, so there’s no confusion on how to get the best use out of it. We’ve had Georgia sleeping in her crib, in the bed, on the sofa and even in our laps – all the while feeling comfortable and confident she was safe and secure.
We started using the pillow when Georgia was about a week old and wouldn’t sleep – and if she did she had to sleep on us. I remembered the nurtureOne had been bought as a present by my step-mother so thought I’d give it a go – and amazingly she started sleeping on the pillow, not us!
From then, I would use the pillow in her crib, and if I had her sleeping in the bed with me. I felt confident she was safe and that this was one less thing I would have to worry about. It is also great for feeding – we would feed her whilst she lay on the pillow, meaning if she fell asleep on the bottle, transferring her to her crib would mean she wasn’t disturbed.
We travelled to France when she was just 3 weeks old, and I wasn’t going without this pillow. It rolled up quite compact and was a godsend on our holiday. She slept just as she would at home, and I am convinced this was because she felt content in her pillow. We travelled to South Africa 4 months later and it worked this time round too. It didn’t matter where we were, or which cot / bed she was sleeping in, it was just like being at home in her crib.
The biggest benefits we found was that she started sleeping a little more independently – this gave me a break, and a chance to get a few hours of sleep too. It makes travelling easier, washes well and dries very quickly – often I would run it through the machine in the morning, and it would be dry and ready come night time. The cost is £90, but if I had to do it again, I would pay that instantly. My husband has bought the pillow as a gift for 2 of his expectant friends, and would say it is the best gift he can give a new parent – the gift of sleep!
We stopped using it when she grew out of it at about 8 months, but by then she had a strong sleeping routine and so there didn’t seem to be any issue.
- Provides a comfortable cacoon like place for baby to sleep
- Easy to transport so your baby doesn’t realise she’s sleeping in a different environment
- Washes Well
- Easy to transfer baby from cuddling to cot – this is supposed to be brilliant for breast feeding babies but I didn’t breast feed so wasn’t able to comment on this.
- Price, retailing at £90 for a pillow can be considered on the more expensive side.
Functionality / usability – 10
Aesthetics and design – 10
Value for money – 7
Quality – 9
Innovativeness – 7
The nurtureOne cushion retails at £90
Designed and developed in South Africa by Jenny Spiro and Esther Nieder-Heitmann, the nurtureOne pillow is said to be an ideal sensory environment for your baby, allowing for a smooth transition from feeding to crib, regulating body temperature and sustaining good sleeping patterns
You can have a look on their website here: nurtureOne