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Chic, trendy organic nursing covers
An organic nursing cover is the perfect shower gift for the mother-to-be
If you've ever nursed a baby, you know how difficult it can be to nurse discreetly. Today's nursing moms have a clever alternative to slippery blankets: The nursing cover.
The nursing cover is the perfect shower gift for an expecting mom. It has an adjustable strap that loops around Mom's neck, much like an apron, along with a semi-rigid top that assures Mom and Baby can make eye contact and coo at one another while Baby nurses.
Should Baby pop off at just the wrong moment, no problem! She's entirely hidden, nestled against Mom under the cover.
I picked this eco-friendly, organic cover for my daughter before her new little one arrived because it had everything she would want, including a little pocket on the front for nursing pads and a cloth wipe.
Her needs may be different from those of other mothers, so you will find some of the other organic options I considered. You're sure to find one that will suit the mom in your life perfectly.
Look, too, for nursing accessories any lactating mom is sure to find handy, including the pump both my daughters used while nursing my other grandchildren.
Is there a wee one due in your life soon? Which nursing cover would you pick?
Simple by Bebe au Lait Organic Cotton Nursing Cover in Peacock
In person, this one is more of a teal shade than the bright blue shown here. The linen weave is soft and cool for Mom and baby during the summer months, equally comfy in a heated room in winter.
Tuck a rattle or nursing pad into the soft terry cloth pocket on the front, or use it in a pinch to wipe baby gurgles and drool.
The peacock nursing cover is made in Vietnam of certified organic cotton and low impact-dyes--all good for the baby, good for Mom, good for the cotton growers and handlers, and good for the planet.
Bebe Au Lait Organic Nursing Cover - Raspberry - New!
Bebe Au Lait has added another jewel-tone hue to their organic line, this one in raspberry.
Organic NursEase Breastfeeding Shawl--Paisley
In addition to the lightweight organic cotton, the best thing about this nursing shawl is that it is made in the U.S., so it comes with a smaller carbon footprint than a cover shipped overseas.
Peek at your baby by lifting the elastic top. You can reach through a slit in the side with your free hand to rub his feet or check his diaper. Like others, this one has a pocket for keeping nursing pads and binkies handy.
Organic NursEase Breastfeeding Shawl--Brown with Floral Trim
The NursEase line offers a variety of solids and prints in its organic cotton shawls, and they are available in small, medium and large sizes.
This one is a deep chocolate brown with a calico print on the trim. It too, has the handy side pocket for incidentals.
Bamboodies Cute Little Nursing Cover
Even though it's not organic, I'm including this one because bamboo fabric can be an eco-friendly alternative, if it is made of 100 percent bamboo from sustainable plantations, and processed without harsh chemicals. I'm still looking into this one, but wanted to keep the option open while I do more research.
Which is better for Baby, breastfeeding or bottle?
It's been a question since around the thirties or forties, when formula manufacturers began encouraging moms to eschew the breast for the bottle. What do you think is best?
Breastfeed or the bottle--which is better for your Baby?
Boppy Organic Cotton Slipcover in White
Because one is never enough with wee ones, it's nice to have an extra while the other is in the laundry. The pea-pod applique is TOO cute!
Ameda Backpack Breast Pump Kit
After she returned to work, my daughter carried a breast pump and bottles to and from work every day for more than a year. She is my hero! If you are as determined as she was to give your child a healthy start with your own milk, this compact kit can help.
This little backpack comes in always-stylish black microfiber, so no one has to know it's a breast pump. You can adjust the unit to a setting that is comfortable for you, and assembly requires only one hand, which comes in handy if you're pumping while feeding baby on the other breast.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pittman
Whether you're still trying to make up your mind about breastfeeding, or are about to breast feed your third child, this newly updated book has everything today's moms need to know in making the decision to breast feed and anticipating and overcoming obstacles, including how to survive breastfeeding multiples!.
Written by moms who have been there, done that, and newly updated with today's multitasking moms in mind, this book covers just about every question any breastfeeding mom might have, and does it with humor, love and style. Don't sit down to nurse without it.
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I'm partial to the peacock Bebe myself, but I'm also leaning toward a couple of the others. Which did you like best? And do you know someone who is expecting and might be interested in this page? It's easy to send them a link.