I'm a modest gal, when it comes to breastfeeding anyway. I have nothing against the mamas who can just whip it out in the middle of a restaurant, I am simply not comfortable doing it myself. That said, I've been breastfeeding my baby now for 13 months and have fed him just about any place imaginable: planes, trains, restaurants, parks, the ER, a bar... No, I didn't have to run away to the bathroom to get some privacy, I simply pulled my handy dandy nursing cover out of the diaper bag and bada boum, we're good to go!
There are a ton of brands out there, heck, you can even make them yourself if you're crafty, which I am not. There are 2 key things to look out for: 1) You need the neck to be a bit rigid so that you are able to look down inside to see your little one (don't worry, no one else can see in there, unless they're standing like directly over your head!), and 2) enough material to cover you fully, especially width-wise if you're like me and have to pull up your entire shirt because you never bothered to buy proper nursing shirts!
Bebe au Lait is an extremely popular brand of nursing covers and other products for mothers and babies that has been around for 10 years. Their covers don't just do they job, but come in such fabulous patterns that you will actually look forward to using them and wear them oh-so-proudly! Trust me, other breastfeeding moms will stop you and demand you tell them where they can get one!
I've been a big fan of Bebe au Lait since I started breastfeeding, so I was so excited to try out their latest design: The Muslin Nursing Cover. Here's the front and back of the packaging, outlining the great points such as the patented "rigiflex" neckline, breathable material, and multifunctional uses:
Upon opening it up, the material really stood out to me as remarkably different from all other nursing covers I've come across. The muslin cotton is extremely lightweight and breathable, and seems like it'll be a great option for the summer. Actually, it's great for the winter too - how many times have I been in an over-heated indoor area , trying to breastfeed under the cover and man, I am just roasting alive! Then I think about how hot my little guy must be in there!
I did worry that being so lightweight, people might actually be able to see inside the cover... but after trying it on I realized that is not the case. Can you even tell my little (errr, big!) 13 monther is in there?
Of course I had to test out the cover's mulitfunctional uses as well. As a shade on the stroller, yes, it did well while parked indoors. But if trying to use it while walking around outside, you might need some clips on there. The nursing cover is also great as a makeshift blanket for your little one (if he'll stay on it!) as it is quite large.
So, I'm totally in love with the muslin nursing cover by Bebe au Lait, definitely worth checking out - they have 2 designs and have muslin swaddles and blankies as well! While you're over there, surf around and you'll see what I was talking about with the awesome design choices they have!! I mean, look at some of these - gorgeous!!!
Bebe au Lait will be giving away one of their Muslin Nursing Covers to the grand prize winner of my New Mom Necessities Giveaway, which includes a total of 15 awesome products valued over $600!!
ENTER TO WIN HERE!!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)