I know, you were probably hoping for Are you Vermont enough?: Part 3. Sorry to disappoint ;)
BUT, a couple of the comments we received on our 2-part Are you Vermont enough? topic did mention how hot/what a pain nursing covers can be- and thus, this post was conceived. (In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)
Seriously though, if this saves any nursing mommas a couple of bucks, than I would consider it a success. So here goes…
First of all, nursing covers in general are overpriced- in my opinion. Essentially, it is a tablecloth with a neck piece around it. If I had ANY sewing capabilities whatsoever, I would make my own (maybe with a little Ikat???). That said, if you are a fairly modest momma- such as myself- the aforementioned pricey nursing covers are nonetheless a must-have, and therefore invaluable. That’s right, an over-priced invaluable commodity: how’s that for a hyperbole?
I had bought a Bebe Au Lait nursing cover, similar to this one:
While Bebe Au Lait offers lots of cute patterns, at close to 35 bones, this sucker wasn’t cheap. Moreover, after using it a few times, I realized how HOT it gets under there! Geez Louise, I might as well have been nursing in the Sahara…under a down comforter.
Then my sister gave me this nursing cover (gotta love sisters- 30 years old and still getting hand-me-downs!), made by Udder Covers:
Udderly fabulous! I have to give this one two thumbs way up- cheesy glamour shot and all! It is SO much lighter & more manageable. Also, it folds and stuffs into a diaper bag or purse much easier & more compactly. Now, for the best part…these sell for less than $20! Now, that’s a bit easier of a pill to swallow :)
What about you mamas? Any other nursing cover reviews to share? What’s your hooter hider of choice? Has anyone attempted to make their own nursing cover?
BTW- if you want to see some LEGIT glamour shots and have a little giggle, check out this tutorial. Thanks for showing it to me Jordan!