But if you're one of us covered up mothers then you have way more decisions to make. How? There are so many options...
I've tried using the blanket method. It fell off more than it was on. It was hard to help a newborn attach when I was blind to the action. Once my baby got older she would tear it off. And it was way too warm. Blankets are my least favorite way to cover up.
I own two different covers that are of similar design. It's practically a thin blanket with an adjustable loop to keep it strapped to your neck. It also features a rigid neckline that allows you to see your baby and to help with airflow. They leave your back completely bare however. Not all of my outfits are nursing friendly and so it leaves me feeling exposed. My muffin-top is something I try to keep tucked away. Plus, my daughters were constantly flailing their arms and shifting the cover. It takes some precise clamping and tucking to keep my session private. And even though the material is very thin it still gets rather warm.
I have never owned the poncho, infinity scarf, shawl, or tube. I've heard pros and cons to each one. If you would like to shed some light on your experiences with any of these then leave me a comment below.
My favorite right now is the Boho Mama Bamboo Breastfeeding Cover. It is such a unique design. They list twelve different ways that you can wear it, but I'm sure there are many more. I especially like that it can be altered to accommodate your needs each time. Plus, as your positions change as your baby grows you can modify the style in which you wear it.
The Boho Mama is made from Organic Bamboo Modal. Did you know that bamboo is amazing?? It is. Here are some facts:
- Naturally soft. Bamboo apparel is softer than the softest cotton, and it has a natural sheen like silk or cashmere.Bamboo drapes like silk or satin, yet is less expensive and more durable. Bamboo/Organic cotton blends are also extremely soft but heavier in weight.
- Allergy reduced. Bamboo’s organic and naturally smooth fiber properties are non-irritating to the skin, making it ideal for people with skin sensitivities or other allergies and dermatitis. Some people can still experience chemical sensitivities, however, depending on the manufacturing process used to produce the fiber.- Thermal regulating. ensuring that you are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Bamboo clothing's excellent wicking properties also make it ideal for warm summer days.- Absorbs moisture. A cross-section of bamboo fiber reveals various micro-holes, allowing bamboo cloth to have superior absorption. This allows bamboo cloth to absorb and evaporate human sweat rapidly. Bamboo fiber is four times more absorbent than cotton.- Breathable. The porous qualities of bamboo fiber account for it's breathability; clothing made of bamboo resists clinging during hot weather or exercise.- Anti-bacterial. Bamboo fabric contains a naturally occurring anti-microbial agent, kun, that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it, which means it helps keep you odor free.- UV protection. Bamboo naturally provides added protection against the sun's harmful UV rays.
I found this on http://eartheasy.com/wear_bamboo_clothing.htm check out their page for a few more fun facts.I have an exercise shirt that is made from Bamboo and I love it. It is as soft as a feather. I wish I could sleep in it. In fact, I wish my bed sheets were made with it. It would be heaven! The Boho Mama is so soft to the touch. I love wearing it. My girls love touching it. It makes me want to nurse naked, but I'm pretty sure that is pushing the "Free the Tatas" movement a little too far. I wasn't sure if I would actually wear my nursing cover as a stylish accessory, but after seeing it in person and touching it, I completely would. Plus, it's machine washable so you can wear it all day long and then wash and pack the next day.
The Boho Mama comes in three different colors. I chose black because it matches nearly everything. However, I wish I had gotten gray now. The gray won't heat up in the sun as much in the summer. It won't show lint quite as noticeably. And I own too much black. Gray would have looked better with my dark hair. It also comes in a beautiful though. I hope they keep expanding their color selection though! A pretty turquoise would be perfect!!!
Overall, I love this wrap. If you're going to cover up then you should do it in style. Nursing is a special moment and shouldn't be ruined with feelings of dread, embarrassment, or frustration. Covering up with the Boho Mama makes nursing in public easier and a little more enjoyable.
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