I am sure you have been there; the long nursing sessions with an infant who barely moves but it kills your back. Then about a year later, you have a toddler nursing which kills your back in a completely different way. It’s almost like acrobat moves or like you have a little superhero who wants to feed how they want to feed whether it be sitting, standing, pulling, and the list goes on…..
When I discovered Fawn Design (which is my absolute favorite diaper bag, check out why here) I noticed different nursing ponchos that looked interesting. I shook my head in denial thinking how will this be comfortable? Especially for me as a Muslim woman who covers up. I found 2 companies called Covered Goods (the original multi-use nursing covers) and MilkMaid Goods which is similar but designed slightly differently.
What I love about them
As someone that tries to dress modestly, I found it hard to avoid how my daughter was starting to make it so hard to nurse her in public without embarrassing me! So I decided to give these 2 products a try and I love them both, it’s very hard to decide which works better for me but I can honestly say each of them work best in their own unique ways in depending on what environment I am in. I was able to use both as nursing covers and stroller seat covers when my kids nap.
My 2 favorite things about MilkMaid is how long the cover falls and how light the fabric is. It would work really well in the summer when it’s so hot here in California. However, for the winter it might be a little light to use as a cover for the stroller. The print is really gorgeous and I love the colors they have on the website. My only reservation about this cover is the functionality of the open flowy edges at the bottom. Since my daughter is very mobile she finds it very easy to just slip out as there’s no elastic at the bottom.
My daughter loves to try put this on herself and its the cutest thing ever!
Laid out Flat
Yay Mama can multitask!
I love the diversity of the 2 prints in one nursing cover but I think the stripes were too bold for me sadly. While the length of this cover is not as long as MilkMaid, the advantage of this type of cover is that it is less flowy at the bottom, so there’s less space and ability to move as the material stretches around baby and unless they know how to lift the material off from the bottom it is pretty secure. It also sits very well when nursing in a baby carrier. I used it when I went to Disneyland last weekend and it was a life savior when my daughter was cranky in the line eight before getting on a ride. So I just wore her and used this nursing cover which also kept her quite warm due to it being slightly thicker than Milkmaid Goods 🙂
The length wasn’t pulled all the way down but this is pretty much how it looks put on
Putting on is fun too as you peak at your baby through the neck opening.
Peeka-Boo 🙂 I love playing this with my daughter. Unlike the other covers which if she moved she would move the whole cover, this is in my control 🙂
Laid out, top being the neck.
To Purchase these covers check out:
www.milkmaidgoods.com and check out their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/milkmaidgoods/