Tara & I have followed Irene’s journey with BellaMoon from the early days. Irene’s passion and drive behind BellaMoon is just infectious, she is a complete inspiration designing and launching a new product and bringing her innovative idea to market all whilst working full time, being a mum to her beautiful girls, a wife and running a home!
I breastfed Zac and often used the lateral feeding position as that was when I could rest too, however my back and neck often paid the price as even though I was lying down I was tense and scared to move in case it disturbed the feed or worse still, woke Zac! (He was a terrible sleeper!) When I heard about Irene’s idea I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t out there already, it’s exactly what I had needed!
When the BellaMoon Full Moon arrived I literally couldn’t wait to try it out, I had been dreaming about it!! I opened the box up and zipped it altogether, and lay down to feed Rory, it was heavenly! It supported me everywhere that needed it, I could fully relax my whole body. Rory was also far better supported, the mattress part of his pod gives him more support so he doesn’t roll into me the same way he would feeding on the bed and subsequently I’ve noticed his latch has improved and the ability to latch on laterally.
It is clear to see that a mother has designed The BellaMoon, it creates and encapsulates the unique moments of nurturing between mother and baby while providing ultimate comfort and relaxation for both. There is a soft structural removable wedge between mum and baby which prevents mum from rolling but still allows full access for baby to breastfeed. The outer edge of the baby side is sloped to prevent baby rolling out of the bed.
The BellaMoon Full Moon doesn’t end there, it is a clever multifunctional design with several products in one:
- 1. A pregnancy pillow,
- 2. A breastfeeding day bed,
- 3. A breastfeeding night pod,
- 4. A sitting up breastfeeding pillow,
- 5. A breastfeeding privacy cover,
- 6. A tummy time pillow and
- 7. A baby lounger
There aren’t many baby products out there that have such longevity that you can use from pregnancy right through your breast feeding journey and beyond. The Full Moon retails at £199 which is at the higher end of the market, however I believe it is a solid investment for any mum/mum to be, after all you really can’t put a price on quality rest, every second is precious!
The BellaMoon would make a fantastic gift for an expectant mum, so many presents are given for the baby alone, to give something that’s as much for the mother as the baby would make the ultimate gift!
It’s safe to say I am an avid fan and I only wish I had one sooner! I’m looking forward to continuing our breastfeeding journey in The BellaMoon!