Safety & Comfort for Mother & Child

A Family Business

Leachco, in Ada, Oklahoma, is more than a family-owned business – it is a family business. The banner for the “Our Story” page on the Leachco website shows Clyde and Jamie Leach with their sons, daughter, and son-in-law.

How It Began

The business began 1988 in a restaurant with Clyde & Jamie’s 7-month-old son Alex seated in a high chair. The chair was defective, and Alex began to fall out. Jamie grabbed her purse and used the strap to secure the boy in the chair.

Jamie is a nurse, and also sews. She fabricated a safety sling for infants and toddlers to prevent another incident. Her friends saw it in use and wanted it too, so she made it for them. As word got out, more requests came in, and making these became a business. She then began designing, testing, and marketing other infant safety products under the Leachco (Leach company) name. As the children grew into adulthood, they became part of the business.

Leachco now lists seven categories of products: Snoogle, Body Pillows, Feeding, Bathing, Travel, Safety, and Comfort. Feeding and Bathing are specifically related to the care of infants, and Safety is for infants and toddlers. Travel includes items from Feeding, Bathing and Safety, as well as a pillow made especially for travel – the Dozie Roll® Plush. Since Snoogle is the original Leachco body pillow, it is listed both in its own category and in Body Pillows.

Child Safety

The original drive in starting Leachco was child safety, and that is still a prime concern of the company. For instance, the feeding cushion Cuddle-U® has a sewn-in saddle/belt to hold the infant, and the bathing  cushions are designed to keep the baby’s head out of water during the bath. Two of the items under SafetyLoop ‘N Lead and Ride ‘N Stride® Snack Sack – are for keeping toddlers safe while walking about, and Prop ‘R Shopper® holds the older infant in place in the basket of a shopping cart, covering the cart handle for hygiene.

Pregnancy Pillows

As a nurse, Jamie saw the need of better support in bed for pregnant women, so the Snoogle Total Body Pillow was born. With a shape somewhat between J and C, it replaces several pillows in supporting the head, back, and belly, adjusting to changes as gestation proceeds.

To meet differing needs of individual users, other designs were introduced, now including 15 base models, some with variations (Snoogle has the most variations). Alphabetically, they are All Nighter®, Back ‘N Belly™, Belly Bumper®, Belly Up®, Best Rest™, Body Bumper®, Body Cloud®, Body Double®, Boomerest®, Dozie Roll® Plush, Grow To Sleep®, Pillooza® Plush, Preggle®, Snoogle®, and Swankle®.

Leachco Snoogle Chic   Leachco Cuddle-U   Leachco All Nighter

Leachco Swankle (Wedge)   Leachco Snoogle Loop   Leachco Preggle

Two Leachco models are #3 and #5 among the top-rated body pillows with over 1,000 customer reviews on Amazon.

Top-Rated Body Pillows on Amazon

 

Compiled from body pillows with over 1000 customer reviews (as of 10/13/2017)

 

Rank

Pillow Shape Manufacturer Average Rating Number of Reviews

Price

 
 

1

Body Pillow by Snuggle-Pedic

I

Relief-Mart /
Snuggle-Pedic

4.7

3,105

$69.99

 

2

Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

J

Leachco

4.3

8,261

$59.99

 

3

Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic Allergy

I

Aller-Ease

4.3

3,157

$14.99

 

4

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

U

Leachco

4.1

3,153

$64.99

 

5

PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow – Baby…

C

PharMeDoc, sold by Doctors-Deals

4.1

1,060

$45.95

 

Not all of these are true body pillows. The last model, Swankle®, is actually a wedge pillow. Dozie Roll® Plush is a winding travel pillow. On Body Double®, the sleeper lies between two wings.

In product descriptions on its site, Leachco generally does not state the interior content of its pillows, but in Q&A on Amazon product listings they say the pillows contain polyester fiberfill. There are no foams – such as memory foam, polyurethane foam, or latex – listed in Leachco pillows. The polyester fiber fill may be a down alternative, depending on its configuration. Also used as a down alternative in other ranked pillows is shredded memory foam, the filling of the top-rated Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxury Pillow and Body Pillow by Snuggle-Pedic.

Leachco does list the content of cover and liner fabrics: polyester, cotton, and blends of the two. Most covers are zippered so they can be removed and washed. Replacement covers are for sale, which means the user can put a fresh cover on the pillow while the other is in the laundry.

Three models of Leachco pillows will be reviewed here: Snoogle Total Body Pillow® (Original), Back ‘N Belly® Original, Snoogle Chic Jersey Total Body Pillow.

Marketing

Leachco products are sold through several retailers, in stores and online. Many of the stores also sell online, though a few do not. Also, many of the stores do not carry all the products, some carrying only a few. The online retailers include: Albee Baby, Amazon, Babies “R” Us, Baby News Online, Baby Supermarket, Babyearth, Become A Mom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Brookstone, buybuy Baby, Dainty Baby, Destination Maternity, Down Under Chicago, Gadget Deals, Kaplan Co., Kohl’s, MacroBaby, Meislin CNY Sales, Small Steps, Stork Landing, Toys “R” Us, Walmart. Some, such as Dainty Baby, list Leachco products on Amazon.

Leachco Body Pillows on Amazon

Sorted by Number of Reviews (10/13/2017)

Pillow Model

Average Rating Number of Reviews

Price

Snoogle®

4.3

8,261

$57.46
Back ‘N Belly® Original

4.1

3,153

$80.88

Snoogle Chic Jersey Total Body Pillow

4.4

619

$74.99

All Nighter®

3.9

382

$89.40

Back ‘N Belly® Chic

4.2

348

$99.95

Preggle®

4.0

224

$44.99

Snoogle® Loop

4.0

207

$59.11

Belly Bumper®

4.1

35

$81.95

Grow To Sleep®

3.8

30

$69.99

Swankle®

3.2

30

$35.85

Snoogle® Chic XL

4.5

20

$82.99

Preggie Pouffe®

3.7

19

$36.51

Body Double®

3.8

12

$54.37

Snoogle® Mini

3.6

4

$60.88

Body Cloud®

3.6

3

$99.95

Back ‘N Belly® On My Own™

5.0

2

$129.99

Pillooza® Plush

1.0

1

$269.99

Dozie Roll® Plush

$46.69

Snoogle® Half-Time

$55.70

Preggle® Chic Jersey XL

$59.97

Back ‘N Belly Bliss™

$99.99

Snoogle® Loop Chic

$104.95