I am a stay at home mother with two little boys, a two-year-old and two-month-old. To say that I am constantly on the go is an understatement of gigantic proportions. We are constantly out and about, especially when the weather is nice and being outside is a necessity for my sanity. The hustle and bustle of our everyday lives can make breastfeeding on the go a little complicated.
I consider myself a rather conservative lady. For example, I prefer to wear clothing that covers me. Even in the summer time when the weather is hot and muggy I can be found sporting a pair of capri’s and a polo. Needless to say, I am not someone who would be very comfortable breastfeeding in public.
I didn’t breastfeed in public with my firstborn son. Instead, I took him into changing rooms, bathroom stalls, or the back seat of my car in order to feed him whenever we were out and he needed to eat.
Now that I have both a newborn and a toddler I find that I am unable to drop everything to run and hide when my newborn needs to eat. My toddler is too active a child to stay in a stall or changing room without trying to crawl out or open the door. Since we are always on the move and my newborn has to eat, I find myself open to the idea of breastfeeding in public if I am able to wear a nursing cover.
I was asked to do a review for Baby Bond, and after some online research of their products I decided that since I am a nursing mother and in need of a nursing cover, we were a good fit. There are three types of nursing covers to choose from. There is the Original Baby Bond, the Flex Baby Bond, and the Couture Baby Bond. I chose the Flex Baby Bond.
After I received my Baby Bond nursing cover I decided to practice using it at home before having it make its public debut. Although there is less room to maneuver with, I did end up mastering the art of this nursing cover and have used it countless times while out in public.
- The Baby Bond Flex (There are 3 different types of nursing covers. I received the Flex nursing cover) is 100 % cotton and is machine washable. The nursing cover is soft on my baby’s skin, lightweight, and can be easily cleaned. I washed it in Dreft before its first use and there was no shrinkage.
- The nursing cover is worn like a sash, there are two layers of fabric that pull apart to separate and cover you as you breast feed while creating access for your baby to latch on. This is great because the fabric can be stretched to cover more or less of you, depending on your comfort level. Another bonus is that I am able to keep my stomach and back covered while breast feeding. You nurse from the top of your shirt as opposed to lifting up your shirt from the bottom.
- You are covered but your baby is not. While I am modest and like to be completely covered, I also like to be able to see my baby while I feed him. Since this nursing cover covers me and not my baby I get to have a great bonding experience with my baby as I feed him. I also get to make sure he is latching on correctly. This is especially fabulous on those hot days when covering my little guy to feed him feels like cruel and unusual punishment.
- A terry velour burp cloth is included with the flex model of nursing cover. There is a band attached to the nursing cover that keeps the burp cloth in place while you are breast feeding. Although the velour burp cloth that is included is great, you can attach and use any burp cloth with the nursing cover. This is a great feature because I have a tendency of putting down the burp cloth and forgetting where I placed it. I also love the versatility of being able to change out the burp cloths as needed.
- When not in use the nursing cover can roll up tightly and be placed in a matching pouch (which is included).
- I really like the packaging of the Baby Bond; it is adorable and very boutique. Although the nursing covers are very reasonably priced at $35, the packaging and craftsmanship of the product makes it looks expensive. This would make a great baby shower gift.
Overall I am very pleased with the Baby Bond. It is a fabulous alternative to the nursing covers that completely cover your baby while breastfeeding. I love that I am able to breastfeed in public without feeling like I am on display. I can maintain my modesty while being able to bond with my baby. I would recommend this nursing cover for nursing and expecting mothers.
The Baby Bond is available for purchase at Baby Bond Nursing. All nursing covers cost $35.00, but if you enter the promo code “MART” you can save an additional 25%
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