Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover Review

This week is World Breastfeeding week Aug. 1 - 7, 2009 and the whole month of August is Breastfeeding Awareness month. It's a great week/month for me to be showing you Bebe au Lait's nursing covers.

Bebe au Lait's nursing covers are made with 100% cotton and feature signature fabric designs. This is one thing I love about their products. You won't find any one else using the same fabrics to make other products. The material is very soft and a great weight and thickness. You can tell they focus on quality with all of their products. Bebe au Lait sent me their Kensington Nursing Cover. It's beautiful! I adore the blue, green and white floral pattern.

photo courtesy of Bebe au Lait

If you've never seen their nursing covers, they have rigid necklines that allow you and your baby to keep eye contact yet still remain covered. I find this feature to be wonderful. You can keep an eye on your baby. Your baby can see you and it allows for some air flow to keep both of you cool.

The cover has a neck strap that you place over your head and behind your neck. There is a set of D rings and a strap that you pull on to tighten and adjust the cover. I do have a bit of a problem adjusting the strap. The strap is tapered and gets wider as you get closer to the main part of the cover. I find that when I pull on the strap it bunches up in the D rings making it harder to adjust. I think I might need to re-thread it and practice tightening it. It's not that much of a bother though because once you adjust it to your liking, you probably don't have to adjust it much.

closeup of D-ring and strap

The nursing cover is a great size. I wanted to see how well it covered me and a baby. I borrowed a friends baby (he's a very healthy 1 year old) and had him lay on my lap under the cover. He was not happy that I stuck him under the cover but it did a great job of covering both of us.

Bebe au Lait has also created a small terrycloth pocket in the corner of their nursing covers to hold breast pads or anything else you might need while nursing. You could even use the corner for clean ups although, I personally don't think I'd use the terrycloth for cleaning up spit up or anything else. You'd have to wash the cover all the time if you did that. But it's there if you need it.

close up of terry cloth pocket

Overall, this is a wonderful product that I think all nursing moms could use. I know that everyone has their own preferences on coverings while nursing. Some use them others don't. I personally think I'd use the cover while out in public and at home probably not.

Bebe au Lait nursing covers are available in their signature fabrics or their organic line which features solid colors. They also have nursing covers available with their original name, Hooter Hiders. You can purchase a cover for $35 - $40.

For the month of August, any customer who purchases a nursing cover from Bebe au Lait will get a free sample of Mustela nipple cream and also receive free shipping. As an added bonus, any nursing cover purchase enters you into a drawing for a gift basket filled with Bebe au Lait and Mustela products valued at $250.

Go and get your Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover today! It would make a great baby shower gift. And if you're not in the market for a nursing cover, I highly recommend their hooded towels. It's the first towel the girls ask for after their baths. Want to read my review of Bebe au Lait's hooded towels?

Bebe au Lait provided me with a nursing cover for review. I was not paid for this review. All opinions on the nursing cover are my own.


Unknown said...

Great review!

although I don't need a nursing cover I can pass this along to friends!

thanks for stopping by Prissy Green! have wonderful Sunday!

Stephanie said...

I own a Bebe au Lait nursing cover and it is the BEST. I use mine all of the time. It's attractive. It's useful. And it makes me a more confident breastfeeder.

I recommend Bebe au Lait to all nursing moms. :)

Did that just sound like a commercial or what? I really do love it though...