I'm NOT a fan of nursing in public.
Don't get me wrong, I don't care if YOU do it. I'm not going to stare disapprovingly at your baby eating his dinner. I support your right to feed your baby, however you choose.
As for me and mine, we'll be in the car. With the sun shade up. In crisis lock down mode. Hiding. Because I like my breasts covered in public. I'm a little uncomfortable with the whole process, largely because I KNOW OTHER people are uncomfortable with it.
There are a LOT of nursing covers out there. The average nursing cover acts as apron, hangs around your neck, and covers the baby like a blanket. They're like an apron on steroids...the actual neck may be stiff...to hold it out so you can see your baby.
These are about as popular as a box of rocks with most children. Actually, the rocks would probably take the number one spot-they can put those in their mouths. The aprons just get kicked, beaten, shooed. I've never had a baby that liked them, and I've nursed three.
And so, I hid.
This changed, rather quickly, last week. I received a Baby Bond Nursing cover to review.
This is big, people.
And it's just so common sense based. It's basically a sash you wear from shoulder to waist, with a double layer in the front. You simply leave your shirt on- YAY- and nurse. You do have to wear an appropriate shirt- I've used it now with button downs and nursing tanks, flawlessly, not so much with a crew neck shirt.
The baby doesn't care. This is brilliant. I may STILL have to hide occasionally, because she's easily distracted, but it won't be because I'm embarrassed anymore.
This is easily the one product I've wished I had with all of my babies- any new nursing mom would LOVE it.
Baby bond offers three different and very cute options- I chose the original in Charcoal. The others are awesome, as well!
The best part is...
Baby bond is giving one to one of my readers!
Entering is simple: Be a public follower of my blog, and tell me in a comment
how you feel about nursing in public, and which baby bond product you'd like to receive. I'll select a winner via random.org, on 4/1/11. Please make sure I have a way to get a hold of you-I'll gladly contact via email, twitter, facebook, or cafemom message, so let me know!
For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, and leave the link to your tweet. You can use the handy button.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.