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Old 03-25-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am thinking of making a boppy type of nursing pillow. I am wondering about using PUL with shiny side out as the main pillow and then make pretty covers to put on it. Has anyone tried this and can you think of a reason not to? The only thing I was thinking is that pul does have some stretch to it so I'm not sure how that would affect the end result. I also thought of recycled wool but not quite sure about that yet.

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I don't see why that wouldn't work that way you just wipe it clean and put a new cover on when it gets puked on, peed on, spilled on, etc I don't know why it would matter if you put shiny or soft side out though?
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I don't see why that wouldn't work that way you just wipe it clean and put a new cover on when it gets puked on, peed on, spilled on, etc I don't know why it would matter if you put shiny or soft side out though?

I was just thinking for wipe-ability to put the shiny side out. I have never used a nursing pillow and I am imagining a sour milk smelling pillow
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I was just thinking for wipe-ability to put the shiny side out. I have never used a nursing pillow and I am imagining a sour milk smelling pillow
Oh yes very smart
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It would be great for wiping, but it could be hot, it will be basically like having plastic wrapped around your waist.
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It would be great for wiping, but it could be hot, it will be basically like having plastic wrapped around your waist.
Hmm, I didn't think about that. Baby will be coming at the end of May too.
Can you wash a boppy and not have it get twisted in weird shapes?
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I would do shiny side in, less sweaty and still waterproof so you could spot clean.
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Re: boppy material

I would make covers out of PUL with the soft side out. you can buy PUL in pretty patterns. I think it will work well. If you put the shiny side out and put another cover on top of that, I'm afraid it might be too difficult to put the second cover on because the PUL can be 'sticky'.
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Hmm, I didn't think about that. Baby will be coming at the end of May too.
Can you wash a boppy and not have it get twisted in weird shapes?
I just listed my boppy on my local CL. I purchased it used, I washed it A LOT(last one was a puker) and it still looks basically new. It is a newer version, I have seen some of the older ones that go wonky over time. I think the outer material was not strong enough and they may not have had enough stuffing so things started to stretch out with use and washing.

On that last thought if you do decide on PUL I would make a primary cover out of something with less stretch(a center panel with a bit of stretch so it will wrap around you)but will not warp out of shape, PUL can and will not go back into shape once it is pulled out.

I used to keep a large prefold or a folded receiving blanket under the baby when I was nursing, it caught most little drips and messes and cut down on washing.
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Hmm, I didn't think about that. Baby will be coming at the end of May too. Can you wash a boppy and not have it get twisted in weird shapes?
Yes I think you can -- maybe just don't dry it.
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