Giveaway: Blessed Nest Nesting Pillow – $100 ARV CLOSED

January 7th, 2012 by Dionna | 49 Comments
Posted in Feed with Love and Respect, natural parenting, Reviews and Giveaways

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This is a joint giveaway with Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

This is a giveaway of the The Nesting Pillow – an incredible nursing pillow from Blessed Nest. One lucky reader will receive a gift certificate for $100 to the Blessed Nest – enough for one Nesting Pillow and shipping/handling (depending on where the recipient lives), making this giveaway’s total value $100!

From our reviewer, Dionna at Code Name: Mama:

About Blessed Nest

Blessed Nest was created when Heather Anderson’s friend, Donna, asked for Heather’s help in designing a nursing pillow that would fit her needs. Donna had a very active and wiggly baby and a painful cesarean incision, and the pillows she’d tried did not feel comfortable. “Stacks of pillows wouldn’t stay in place, one popular nursing pillow had to be strapped on and the other one wouldn’t fit around her without causing more problems than it solved. And the thing that all of those pillows had in common was that they just made her feel awkward and frustrated rather than the confident, nurturing mom we both knew she was.”1

Heather put her creativity to work and designed the very first Nesting Pillow, and Donna loved it so much that the two decided to make it a business. Heather is proud that Blessed Nest “was founded in friendship, love and motherhood.” One of the best things about Blessed Nest is that their products are made in the US by mamas just like you!

Blessed Nest isn’t just a business, though, it is a natural family living community. The women of Blessed Nest have collaborated with several other nurturing-minded parents to bring you a blog full of natural family living goodness. The Blessed Nest Perch has articles on child safety and wellness, family health, holistic nutrition, and more.

The Nesting Pillow

I have been enjoying this pillow since I received it in my second trimester. As most pregnant mamas know, you need more support once your belly starts growing, and this pillow was lovely. I used it most often in front of my body between my knees. The buckwheat hulls inside conform to the shape of your body with a little plumping, so you can make it as thin or thick as is comfortable for you.

As evidenced by my post on the many uses of the Nesting Pillow, I found many other ways to use the pillow while pregnant: as support during squatting or yoga, for back support, and to help hold me up during a back rub. And now that I have a little one, there are even more!

To give you an action example of how easy and comfortable it is to nurse with the Nesting Pillow, my hubby created this video of me nursing sweet Ailia (you can see a pictorial guide on how to nurse a newborn with the Nesting Pillow at The Blessed Nest Perch’s Nesting Pillow Guide):

Here is the lowdown on the Nesting Pillow from their website:

What makes the Nesting Pillow different is that the filling allows you to get your baby into the proper position, and then it conforms to baby’s body and its weight helps it to stay put. The miracle of buckwheat hulls is that they move around like a bean-bag and then interlock together like puzzle pieces, giving stable support whatever size, shape or position you are in (and where you’re sitting!).

The Nesting Pillow is about 26″ wide, 16″ deep and 5″ high. The inside pillow is made of 100% organic cotton* canvas (from a US mill!) and can be spot cleaned and thrown in the dryer for about 15 minutes to keep it sanitized and free of dust mites. Of course, the slipcover is really easy to take off and get back on, so you can wash it with your regular laundry as often as you need to.

There are 7 beautiful slipcovers to choose from,and you can buy them separately so that you have an extra on hand. I got the Paloma print, but I also love Kaleidoscope and Pink Willow.

The Nest Egg

I sweet-talked Blessed Nest into selling me the Nest Egg at a discounted price, and so I wanted to share a little bit about this pillow as well. Kieran quickly confiscated this comfy pillow for use under his head, but there are many other ways you can use it.

It could be an extra lift under your breast, arm, or elbow while nursing or simply holding a baby. It makes a great travel or toddler pillow. And our favorite use is as a surrogate hand on those rare occasions Ailia actually lets me lay her down to sleep by herself. I put the Nest Egg so that it rests on her chest and I can move my hand away from her. Obviously you need to be extremely careful about where you put it, and vigilant that the pillow does not slip anywhere near baby’s face.


You can purchase your own Nesting Pillow or Nest Egg by ordering directly from the Blessed Nest website. Amazon also carries several Blessed Nest products.

For a limited time, Blessed Nest is offering Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network readers a special deal – receive 10% off your entire order when you use the coupon code Nesting.


For your own chance to win a Nesting Pillow from Blessed Nest, enter by leaving a comment and using our new Rafflecopter system below.

One winner will receive a $100 gift certificate, which will cover the cost of a Nesting Pillow. Contest is open WORLDWIDE (but shipping will be more expensive for international residents).

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us why you want to win a Nesting Pillow! You must enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter entry system for your entry to count, after leaving a comment on this blog post.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries. If on Blogger, you can enter it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} naturalparentsnetwork {dot} com

This is a joint giveaway with Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all three sites!

See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Just click “Click for instructions” for guidance and then “I did this” — any comments or extra information such as URLs can be entered into the “Extra Info” box. Give it a try or visit the Rafflecopter tutorial, and email or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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Contest closes February 8, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

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  1. From Blessed Nest’s About page.

49 Responses to:
"Giveaway: Blessed Nest Nesting Pillow – $100 ARV CLOSED"

  1. Rajae

    I’m due in March, and the nursing pillow I have is absolutely worthless. I would love to get this high-quality (and non-toxic) nursing pillow for my second baby!

  2. Rajae

    I love the materials used for the Nesting Pillow and Nest Egg!

  3. Jennie

    I’m due Feb 24 and would love to use this nursing pillow on baby #2! No more straps to wrap around my waist when getting ready to nurse!

  4. Wendy R

    for when i have a baby

  5. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama   ithoughtiknewma

    This would be so helpful for my baby girl on the way!

  6. Laura   lovelikewinter3

    I would love to win this to help my close friend (due in April). She plans on breastfeeding for at least a year, and she has 2 other children, so anything to make her life easier. I think it would make a great surprise gift for her, and I would love to be able to give it to her. Thanks!

  7. corey

    This would be perfect for my littest one – he falls asleep anywhere and anytime.

  8. corey

    It was started by two friends – one a seamstress and the other a struggling breastfeeding mother.

  9. tess

    i’d love to win this i am preggo now and cant wait except this is my 3rd child and we werent planning it and i gave everything baby away- so now i am needing help
    tcogbill at live dot com

  10. Solducky

    I would love to use it for nursing my 5 month old!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  11. Shannon @ The Artful Mama   The_ArtsyMama

    I would love to win this pillow because I like that it is an natural alternative to the other nursing pillows out there.

  12. kelly l   MJDsMommy

    I would love to win this for my sister, she just gave birth and is having trouble nursing. I think this might help.

  13. Jessie

    I’m due with my first at the end of March and up to this point couldn’t decide what kind of nursing pillow to get, or whether it would be necessary to get one at all. Then, I saw these! They’re amazing!!! Now, THIS is exactly what I was hoping for!

  14. What a lovely giveaway! I would like to win a Blessed Nest pillow, because I’m seeking a better (easier) alternative to use to nurse my second baby with (due in April). I found that the Boppy just didn’t work very well…but since it was all I knew about, I made due. This time around, I think I would have a better nursing experience, with a better pillow. Thank you!

  15. Emilie C

    my sister in law is due in April, this would make an awesome gift!!

  16. Emilie C

    i learned the pillows are filled with organic buckwheat hulls and the package is biodegradable

  17. Heather!

    Looks like a great way to cradle your little ones! Comfortable for them and for you…what else could you ask for?!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  18. Allison   eco_nester

    Hey! I love this giveaway!!! I am 15 weeks pregnant with our first baby! We are trying to do everything organic for our little one, but it can certainly get expensive! I LOVE the Blessed Nest Nesting Pillow and winning one would be AMAZING!!! Yea for giveaways! =) I hope I am doing the rafflecopter stuff correctly….

  19. Allison   eco_nester

    Where are we supposed to tell you what we learned about the Blessed Nest company? I can’t type text into the Rafflecopter box and can’t see where to post it. I will post it here…. I learned that Blessed Nest is a company that was founded in friendship, love and motherhood. A company can’t get much better than that!

  20. Clarissa   ClarissaBing

    I would love to win this because I am tandem nursing my 3 year old and my 3 month old and anything to make that easier and more comfortable will be so welcome!

  21. Amy   Peace4Parents

    As a short person I have experimented with lots of nursing pillows. The Boppy has been helpful although I could use a bit more support so I think this one may be interesting to try also. :) I love that it doubles for a pregnancy or other supportive pillow, too.

  22. Vanessa

    I’m due with our second babe sometime in March :) I’d lov to win the gift certificate, as after we had our first baby I gave away all of our baby items because we were moving out of country. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Vanessa

    i learned that their products are filled with organic buckwheat hulls, and made locally by moms, aunts and grandmas :) I love buckwheat hulls, I’ve used them alot in yoga pillows which are fantastic :)

  24. Erin

    This nursing pillow looks great! Would love to have one for my next nursling : )

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