Monday, April 3, 2017

Stripes for days

When I attended the hospital birthing class, I was given little coupons for free baby gear. The shipping ended up being almost the cost of the products themselves (that's where they getcha), but I still received my canopy nursing cover. It worked for a while, but as the girls got bigger they tolerated it less and less, so with a swift kick (or a slight gust of wind), it ended up being a little pointless. Granted, I'm all for normalizing breastfeeding, but I'm just uncomfortable with that kind of... exposure.

I also ordered a car seat cover from the same peeps. It was a canopy style with fleece underneath, so I figured it'd do the trick to store some heat during the cold Iowa winter while still allowing for a little circulation. I did not, however, account for the wind. Mom fail.

So there I was, expecting my little boy and pulling out all of my trusty baby stuff, and out comes this gray, feminine printed nursing cover. I mean, I'd be the one wearing it and all, but it was time to switch it up.

Enter MilkSnob. I had seen these all over Instagram, with the covers that doubled as car seat covers (or even covers for shopping carts!). They were getting rave reviews and they were even on Shark Tank... how cool is that?! After going all googley-eyed over the classic stripes, it was time to give it a try.

I'm not going to lie, it took a little getting used to. It provides 360 coverage, which is perfect for mommas like me who aren't quite ready to bare it all (see what I did there). The cover comes all the way down to my elbows, so if I needed to reach up high for something (not sure why I'd need to do that while breastfeeding, but I'm sure the situation would arise) the coverage isn't quite all there. Also, when getting the little one to latch, if I had one arm under him, I was either holding the cover to see him or going in blind trying to help him out. Now that he's almost 2 months (gah!!!) he's got the hang of things, so it's way easier.

HOWEVER, the fabric is SUPER soft and stretchy (which is the same kind of fabric that makes up 90% of my most comfortable clothes ha ha). It's just thick enough to keep baby cozy but light enough to allow for some circulation so he doesn't get too warm. The Midwest is a weather roller coaster in the spring especially, so this was a big help as I tried to keep him at a comfortable temperature.

I knew the stripes were something I would live with forever; everyone loves a classic stripe. And besides, he looks so good in stripes, amiright?

All in all, the cover is a WIN. Every cover has it's pros and cons, but the MilkSnob had far more pros than cons when it came to meeting our needs.

Do/Did you have any trusty baby gear? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great day everyone! :D

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