Nursing Covers Too Stylish Not To Wear In Public
Baby doesn’t get hungry on your schedule, so chances are you’ll need to nurse on the go. While some moms free the nipple while breastfeeding in public, others prefer a little privacy. Luckily, here are six different types of nursing covers that offer a little discretion and a lot of style.
How you wear it: This jersey T-shirt-style nursing cover goes on just like a poncho. The light, super-soft fabric (organic modal, which boasts twice the softness of cotton) means all-day comfort for you and gentle feeding for baby.
Why we love it: Not only is the Oslo on trend, it’s also multifunctional; the stretchy fabric can double as a canopy for your stroller or car seat. Plus, once your nursing days are over, it makes the perfect beach cover-up. Nobody’s going to ask you if you’re wearing a nursing cover — we promise.
How you wear it: With this infinity scarf, it’s all about versatility: Double-loop it around your neck, or wear it as a capelet. When you’re ready to nurse, unwrap the fabric, draping it over one shoulder and around your body for complete coverage.
Why we love it: One of the most convenient covers we’ve seen, this lightweight scarf can be worn as a statement piece year-round. It comes in 13 different cute patterns that are so flattering you’ll be tempted to pick up more than one.
How you wear it: No instructions necessary here; this is an actual dress, and a game-changing one at that. Strategically placed hidden zippers allow you to breastfeed or pump without even taking it off, which is a huge relief for moms who thought they had to swear off dresses while they nurse or if they pump.
Why we love it: Stylish enough for the office or an evening out, this shirtdress takes nursing covers out of the equation entirely.
How you wear it: No tricky wrapping or snapping with this shawl; just slip it over your head like a shirt and go about your day in style.
Why we love it: Finally, a trend tailor-made for pregnancy and nursing. The figure-flattering stretchy jersey fabric (bamboo and organic cotton) works beautifully draped over a bump, then continues to provide discreet coverage during your postnatal nursing period.
How you wear it: Better question: How don’t you wear it? It’s a scarf! A tunic! A shrug! And, yes, even a vest. Snaps along the width of the fabric allow you to cover up more or less and create different, wearable styles.
Why we love it: Pair it with any outfit; this versatile nursing accessory is there when you need it. Even better: The super-soft fabric is designed to stay wrinkle-free.
How you wear it: Granted, this wasn’t designed to be worn like a traditional nursing cover. But if a multi-pack of swaddles is what you have on hand, then it’s what you’re going to use. Drape one over yourself and baby for a DIY cover, which is what plenty of moms do as a nursing-cover hack.
Why we love it: With plenty of swaddles out there to choose from, what makes Buttermilk Babies so adorable are the hip prints: Zoonicorns, Gemstones, Knuckle Sandwich and Graffiti. Plus, the cotton and bamboo-rayon fabric blend is safe for the most sensitive of baby skin.
$75 for 4, ButtermilkBabies.com