It was a beautiful Mother’s Day afternoon, a nice day for a picnic at the park. My husband was keeping our two little ones happy and busy while I attended to our baby boy.
It was the perfect setting to enjoy one of the amazing privileges of motherhood. I donned my nursing cover, placed the baby underneath, and upon latching on, he immediately went from cries of hunger to gulps of satisfaction. I was in motherhood bliss.
… until, days later, I noticed this picture. Look closely … past my cute littles.
Yes, that is the rear view of my nursing experience. My nursing cover only offered privacy in the front but neglected to cover up my exposed backside. The image bubble in my mind of the contented mama and satisfied baby burst as I saw the reality in that photo. Now embarrassed at the thought that someone else at the park saw my wardrobe malfunction, I became more conscious than ever when nursing in public … even with the use of a nursing cover.
So when I recently saw a friend of mine using the Covered Goods nursing cover, I was intrigued, to say the least. And once I received my own in the mail, I excitedly tore open that package to try out the cover, and much to my baby’s delight, she immediately received an unexpected feeding.
You can find lot of nursing covers for sale, but I wanted to share about Covered Goods because this is really unlike any of the ones out there. Believe me, I’ve seen all kinds throughout the years, having breastfed all my kids (my oldest is already 10), and now, I’m on #5.
Why do I like this nursing cover so much?
Because something is always worth owning when you can find at least one more use for it.
This is described as a “multi-use nursing cover”. Need to cover the car seat while your infant sleeps? This one won’t blow away in the wind. Going to the store but shudder at the thought of your child touching the germ-infested shopping cart? This handy item stretches right over the kiddie chair of the cart.
Because it always feels 5 degrees hotter when you’re nursing a baby.
Since this cover is made of a very lightweight material, it helps with the temperature problem. Particularly during the summer months, my children always emerged from under the nursing cover red-faced and sweaty. But if my baby could speak, she would tell you it feels much cooler under Covered Goods.
Because I have a 4-year-old who wants to play peek-a-boo with the baby while I’m breastfeeding.
Covered Goods has some spandex in the material, so it loosely fits around the baby. It’s enough to deter any accidental lifts from curious tots or even from your nursing baby. You can even dare to feed your little one on the windiest of days … this nursing cover will stay put.
Because no one needs to see my bare back. (It’s not a pretty sight.)
Nurse your baby anywhere. On a stool, a backless bench, or even a picnic blanket at a grassy park. You can feed your little bundle comfortably, knowing that you have complete coverage.
Have I convinced you yet? This really is the best nursing cover I’ve ever owned. I only wish it had been around when my other children were babies. Do you know an expectant mom who could use this?
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