What Is It?
BabyBond is a nursing cover that covers mom, not baby. Instead of being a giant attention-drawing apron/tent, it’s a simple jersey knit sash. It’s made for use with tops that pull down for nursing and would normally leave the top of your breast exposed.
Since I find “real nursing shirts” too complicated to fiddle with, and normally wear tank tops (at least until it gets colder), AND hate the huge LOOK-AT-ME nursing aprons, AND Anneliese hates to have her head covered, I liked the idea of this cover.
I ordered the BabyBond Flex in the size recommended to me by the size chart, but it seems a bit roomier than I’d like. I kind of wish I had ordered the next size down. It’s a very simple thing, essentially two tubes of jersey sewn one inside the other at the shoulder. You just put it over one shoulder like a sash, and separate the layers of fabric to create an opening where your baby can nurse.
It works fine for what it’s supposed to do. It’s small and rolls up into a little storage bag so you can throw it in your purse or diaper bag if you want to. I’m a little confused about why there needs to be fabric under your breast when the baby already covers up that area with her head and body.
I’m personally really uninhibited when it comes to nursing anywhere, in front of anyone. But since my boobs are on the larger side, when I do it with a tank or a shirt that pulls down it leaves me really exposed. I’m fine with that but it’s nice to have an option like this for when you’re around people who might not be so comfortable with that.
I also like that it acts as a cover before latching baby on, and after baby’s done nursing. Just reach in to pull up your shirt again. Then re-clasp your nursing bra, and pull the BabyBond cover off!
This isn’t something I’d probably use in my own home or around family and friends, but in places like restaurants it might be nice to be a tiny bit more covered up. I don’t mind the fact that I’m nursing to be an obvious thing – in fact, I think it’s important for people to nurse in public and SEE people nursing in public. But they don’t necessarily need to see the top of my boob.
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To enter the giveaway, you must comment with your favorite nursing-in-public story (whether it’s about yourself or someone awesome you saw nursing in public). If you haven’t yet nursed in public, comment with where you’d LIKE to nurse with your BabyBond cover.
BabyBond provided me with a free sample of this product to review, but I promise these are my real thoughts and opinions of the product.