- Is it all about the material?
- How to take care of a pregnancy pillow?
- Other options
- It’s important to know!
- We read the instructions
Is it all about the material?
Due to the ever-increasing load on the spine and back muscles, already in the second trimester of pregnancy, finding a suitable comfortable position for sleeping is not so easy. To facilitate the process of falling asleep and harmonize the state, it is necessary to choose the right pillow design. But this is not the only point that you need to pay attention to when choosing the right model.
Comfort at night depends no less on how high-quality and safe the fabric of the cover and the filler are, than on the shape of the chosen product. As a rule, thick cotton fabric is used for covers, which can withstand repeated cleaning and washing, is resistant to abrasion and is sufficiently tear-resistant. The main material today is teak.
As a filler, it is preferable to choose synthetic materials, such as holofiber, artificial swan down, polystyrene granules. Of the natural ones, you can and should give preference to bamboo fiber, it is quite elastic, does not accumulate odors, is easily ventilated and dries quickly if necessary.
How to take care of a pregnancy pillow?
Proper care of sleep products is not limited to timely cleaning. Even new pillows for pregnant women must be shaken regularly, evenly distributing the filler inside, ventilated, dried in the open air away from direct sunlight. Can the pregnancy pillow be washed? Yes, you certainly may. Here the algorithm is very simple:
If the pillow is visibly soiled, it can simply be washed in the washing machine on the delicate cycle.
In case of slight contamination, it is enough to rinse the product properly in the bathroom.
You can dry the pillow only by first returning the product to its original shape.
After drying, the fabric must be ironed, paying special attention to the seams.
The last step: fill the washed, dried and ironed cover with filler and carefully fasten it.
If your pillow has a non-removable cover or cannot be washed entirely, then you can use a mild detergent solution that is applied to the soiled areas. Let the product work on the stain, and then remove it properly with a clean, soft, damp cloth. After that, the pillow must be thoroughly dried. In this case, the care of pillows for pregnant women should be more frequent.
If the surface has obvious signs of use, simply increase the concentration of the detergent and its exposure time to the fabric.
Never use aggressive bleaches containing chlorine! Not only will they discolor the pattern, it will not work to wash them to the end without full soaking and rinsing. And breathing chlorine vapor at night is not good for you or your baby.
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It’s important to know!
To facilitate the care of pillows for pregnant women, it is necessary to use special cotton replacement pillowcases. They are much easier to put in order, in addition, you can diversify the design of the pillow for pregnant women by choosing new shades and patterns of pillowcases. Here are a few helpful tips to help extend the life of your pillow:
- Do not use the pillow until completely dry. Cotton, even heavy cotton, can warp in areas where the fabric is still damp.
- Using cotton pillowcases will help keep the teak cover from getting dirty. Pillows are usually washed no more than twice a year.
- Most often, synthetic material is used as a filler. Of the organic options in pregnancy pillows, only bamboo fiber is used. It keeps its shape perfectly, does not lose its properties even after washing in a washing machine.
- Buying a pillow for pregnant women, you get a reliable assistant not only for the prenatal period. After the baby is born, your favorite pillow will become a comfortable support during breastfeeding.
We read the instructions
Despite the fact that most of the models are made exactly from the materials described by us above, before buying and even more so before washing, be sure to read the instructions for the product. The answer to the question: how to wash a pillow for pregnant women is right there. It is possible that inside is a completely different filler that requires different care. The fabric is not cotton at all.
At the same time, you need to remember that no matter what material your pillow is made of, it is possible to use only gentle washing and spinning modes for it. Some fabrics may noticeably deform and completely lose their shape after trying to straighten the product.
If you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and use your own experience in caring for things, you can easily save not only the appearance of the accessory, but also all its original properties.
Proper care of a pillow for pregnant women will help extend the life of the product and a convenient thing will come in handy more than once for a young mother.
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