Last year Lansinoh Lanolin won Gold in the Best Breastfeeding category, however when I recently asked my testers – nearly a year on – what product they had thought was the best product they tested; nipple cream was not mentioned at all. Perhaps it is because there is no affection, wonder or surprise in such a basic and necessary product. It is simple; if Lansinoh’s nipple cream does the job, then there is no contest. Phew! Instant relief, and everyone’s forgotten what sore and cracked nipples felt like.
However, I was particularly struck but one product that kept getting mentioned but hadn’t even made it onto the shortlist. Were these mums not scoring it highly enough at the time or is the price too high? Dawn told me: “ I loved the Floppeze pillow, a fantastic product that is useful for many things.” Kate said: “I was lucky to test breastfeeding products last year and absolutely love my Floppeze pillow. I was really surprised to find it hadn’t won an award. This is my 3rd baby and I wish I had discovered it first time.” Carol added, “I was also fortunate enough to test breastfeeding products last year. I loved the Floppeze pillow. It was fantastic and so versatile and all my friends loved it too. I’ve now passed it on but it will be sorely missed. Why it didn’t get an award?”
Floppeze Pillows were originally designed to help Breastfeeding Mums by elevating the baby to the right height for latching on to the breast, promoting the flow of milk and alleviating back strain. Floppeze’ s unique shape lends itself to a multitude of uses making it more than just a Breastfeeding Pillow or support pillow; its unique shape also becomes your child’s friend.
Emma thought it was so brilliant that she blogged about it saying, “I also tested the Floppeze nursing pillow which is my absolute favourite item – I reviewed it in more detail on my blog Mellow Mummy.”
The Medela Swing breast pump won the silver. “I have sung the praise of the Medela Swing to anyone I could. I loved it and would never of tried it had I not tested it. I was really surprised how well it worked for me in the beginning, as most pumps never worked for me,” enthused Krystie.
Lisa endorsed it as a fantastic breastfeeding product: “the Medela Swing pump was fab and I have just started to use it again since having my third baby last month.” Elaine added, “The most useful as a first time mum was testing the Breastfeeding products and I’m another who raves about the medela swing pump – it saved my sanity and has helped another friend keep going with Breast feeding – I have just dusted it down for the imminent arrival of baby no 3!!”
What great product did you think really should have been a winner?
Breastfeeding, baby bottles or anything to do with baby foods and weaning, I’d love to hear your recommendations here.