I've spent most of the last eleven years either pregnant or nursing, sometimes both at the same time. It's been a large part of my life. Everything from creating a routine around feedings, to finding pretty creative private areas to nurse in, to working with different kinds of covers. My favorite was the black and white striped cover that I used when Baby Bee was nursing. It had that cool band at the top that was rigid so I could see her and it had the adjustable neck strap, it was awesome.
I'll never nurse again, my child bearing days are over. But my brother-in-law and his wife just had a baby girl. And as a gift to her, I sent along the Crown & Cradle Nursing Cover for her to use. This thing has everything I loved about my favorite cover and then some! It has the adjustable neck strap and the rigid top so you can see the baby. It's also big ans rectangular, like a receiving blanket, but that's where the similarities end.
The C&C cover has the most amazing add-on. Maybe a lot of moms won't care. But I'm super modest and for my own comfort, I didn't like to nurse in public, so I definitely care. Even nursing at church in the nursery was uncomfortable because I'm just very shy. But this cover has a tie on each side, for under the arm that tied together in the back to keep everyone from seeing side boob and keeps the baby from lifting the cover. It's awesome.
It comes in a really cute matching drawstring bag for easy portability. It also comes with a care instructions sheet. The bag is really cute and not only helps with the portability, but also it keeps the cover neat and orderly and protects it from thing that might make it dirty, like if it falls on the ground and such.
The pockets on the inside are made of white material that feels like felt. They are a nice size and would be perfect for things such as nursing pads, nipple shields, washcloths, or maybe a burp rag, anything you could think of needing for a feeding.
The outside pocket is slightly wider and will hold diapers, wipes, teething necklace, you know... slightly bigger stuff.
So I gotta say, hands down this is the best cover I've ever had and I will recommend it to any new mom over any other cover. It's a winner, for sure! Are you modest or are you more the brave type?
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