Those of you who have been reading Momminâ€™ It Up for these past few days know that last week I had a somewhat dicey public-breastfeeding incident. Prior to that I had decided I needed a nursing cover, and that awkward experience sealed the deal. So I did some research online, checked out many a nursing cover, and decided on the Milkchic brand. After waiting breathlessly at the mailbox for a few days, I received it and eagerly tried it out this week in a busy public park. I am happy to say I LOVE it. It is fabulous! The fabric is lightweight, so even though it was very hot, it didnâ€™t make Sophia or me uncomfortable. The cover slipped around my neck like an apron, and the rigid boning at the neck allowed me to see Sophia while she nursed. I felt totally at ease nursing my baby while knowing that I wasnâ€™t showing anyone my goods! The covers are also, as the name implies, tres chic. There are so many fashionable patterns; it was hard for me to choose one! I finally decided on â€œCoconutâ€ and I love it! The best part, however, for a thrifty (some would say cheap, and they would be right) gal like me is that the price is so reasonable. Of all the covers I looked at, Milkchicâ€™s were priced the lowest at $20-$25 and designer Elizabeth Elder ships them ALL FOR FREE!! In a world where mail-order shipping is a price-gouging free-for-all, (thanks eBay sellers!!), this is a major customer benefit.
One of the other brands I checked out is the Modest Mommy Cover. My friend Krista has one and she adores it. She likes the fact that the neck strap is adjustable. This cover also comes in several fabulous fabrics. Krista owns the Chocolate Paisley. This brand is a little more expensive, and the shippingâ€™s not free, but it is a $5 flat rate, which is great if you order more than one product. Modest Mommy also offers matching burp cloths.
If youâ€™ve had a few peek-a-boob sessions yourself, I suggest investing in a nursing cover. Itâ€™s the new mommy must-have accessory! And when youâ€™re done with it, pass it along to another mom to save her any embarrassing experiences. Emily, I hope you look good in turquoise!