That said, I do think it’s useful to have a couple of styles of nursing covers to hand for those occasions (e.g. going to church) when you might feel shy about whipping them out for the hungry bubba.
The latest brand I’ve discovered is called BabyBond™ and works on the principle that it provides mum with some modesty without actually covering up the baby. It’s basically a small piece of cloth folded in on itself, that looks sort of like a vest top but is worn like a sash around your top half.
Now I’m a bit challenged when it comes to instructions and it took me a while to figure out how to work this. Especially as when it comes to nursing, I’m a lift and go type of gal. So I was having all sorts of issues with my belly hanging out and trying to adjust my shirt up through the sash (DO try this at home first folks, not in public!).
Then I read on the web site that you nurse FROM THE TOP of your shirt and it all made sense. From then, it was a breeze.
Designed by Missy, a mama of four, BabyBond is a fab concept as it allows plenty of eye contact, and breathing space, for your baby. It really comes into its own as your little one gets older and is no longer complacent about being stuck under some kind of teepee just to have public access to your boobies.
While out with the BabyBond, Jed could happily latch on and carry on with his usual dinner antics of caressing my face, fiddling with my hair and yanking my earrings. He didn’t notice anything different and, more to the point, neither did any passers-by.
BabyBond folds up small enough to fit in your (over-sized) clutch bag, comes in three different styles (including one where you can nurse from below), in multiple sizes and trendy prints. If you breastfeed or plan on breastfeeding, you definitely want to get your mitts on one of these bad girls.
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