Opening and fluffing up your Sleepybelly for the first time.
In order to ship the Sleepybelly to you, we vacuum seal the pillow to protect it, as well as making shipping and handling more convenient.
Unfortunately the desiccated natural latex fibres inside the Sleepybelly – used for enhanced support and comfort – don't love this process 😞
It is completely normal for your Sleepybelly to need to be fluffed up and aired out for 24 hours after arriving.
The desiccated natural latex fibres used inside the Sleepybelly can often have a strong scent when they first arrive (being pregnant your sense of smell can be elevated, so this may be more unpleasant for some at first). Freshly manufactured natural latex needs time to breathe. Simply open up your pillow, fluff it up and let it air out for 24 hours.
Sometimes the latex has been compressed for a while and requires a little love to get it to its original shape. Don’t worry, this is completely normal and it won’t affect the comfort levels of your pillow!
You may need to give your Sleepybelly a good massage to break apart the compressed sections, then shake the pillow to spread the fibres evenly around the pillow.
24 hours after you’ve fluffed and aired your Sleepybelly it will ready for your first comfortable night’s sleep!
(Hint: the vacuum seal bag is also perfect for packing away your Sleepybelly if you’re travelling or putting it away into storage).
Choosing your configurations
One of the things our customers love the most about the Sleepybelly is how versatile it is. We suggest trialling a few different configurations over the course of 2-3 weeks to find what works best for you.
We’ve also found that what works best for our mums-to-be in the earlier stages of their pregnancy changes to a different configuration later in their pregnancy. Check out The Mama Physio’s guide to pregnancy pillows here.
1. Dual wedge configuration - for those who like to roll and side sleepers
This position provides belly support for those who like to sleep on both sides.
2. Long back support with belly support - for back sleepers
This position works best for those who wake up on their back in the night. The long back pillow prevents you from rolling completely onto your back in your sleep but allows you to lay so that you’re not completely on your side - which tends to be uncomfortable for back sleepers.
3. Long back support with belly support - for those with sore back or hips (pelvic girdle pain)
This position is great for the side sleeper as it provides belly support, back support and provides support between your knees to help with back pain or hip pain.