Motherhood Reviews

Why I Love these Nursing Covers (Covered Goods Vs MilkMaid Goods)

November 23, 2016

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.

Below is a brief summary of the features and I will share what I love about each including any reservations I might have.

 

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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.

MilkMaid Goods

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.

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My daughter loves to try put this on herself and its the cutest thing ever!

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Laid out Flat

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Yay Mama can multitask!

Covered Goods:

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 🙂
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Pulling me to Nurse Covered Goods

The length wasn’t pulled all the way down but this is pretty much how it looks put on

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Putting on is fun too as you peak at your baby through the neck opening.

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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 🙂

PeakABoo Covered Goods Nursing Cover

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Laid out, top being the neck.

PeakaBoo Covered Goods

 

 

To Purchase these covers check out:

www.coveredgoods.com

https://www.instagram.com/coveredgoods

www.milkmaidgoods.com and check out their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/milkmaidgoods/

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10 Comments

  • Reply Ayesha November 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

    I find the best nursing cover is the one I make at home. Since I already wear an abaya & headscarf I only need coverage from front and to be able to see baby. The one I have is with boning and a light weight fabric, it is just perfect for that. Give it a try if u can sew or a family / friend who knows sewing. It hardly takes a few minutes to stitch and there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube. ❤️

  • Reply Lubna November 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Wow…this is perfect for nursing mom’s….love the floral pattern…..I am seeing similar ones here…but the size is small….this indeed is pretty good to hold the baby completely…..

  • Reply Naila November 25, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Great review. These covers are very handy esp when in public places with no nursing rooms or private space available.

  • Reply Fatima November 25, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve never bought these but thanks for but thanks for the recommendation. If Allah blesses me with another child, I will consider buying these.

  • Reply Diana November 28, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I didn’t even know nursing covers were a thing! It does seem like a practical thing , saving this for when I have kids!

  • Reply Yousra Naeem November 28, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I loved these covers specially the print & colour❤
    Its for the comfort of all the mothers out there so I guess this is really great.

  • Reply Nazima Qureshi November 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    The patterns are so pretty! I never got a nursing cover with my first child but inshallah it is definitely something I will look into whenever I have my next <3. T

  • Reply Razina November 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    lovely nursing covers for babies, this is so new to me!

  • Reply Saima December 1, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Nice ones, will look for them next time I go shopping 🙂

  • Reply Iman December 1, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I love these! I am so getting one of these when I start a new breastfeeding journey lol. It may make me may less attention to the never ending feeding sessions. Also I love your shoes!!!

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