Isn’t it funny how the word “Boobs” can capture attention like very few other words can? I dare ya to try to work it into everyday conversation. I promise people will start listening a little closer to what you have to say. Conservatives – it is not a sin to call someone a boob. Liberals – this dare isn’t about revealing anything. Mom – please keep your shirt on…literally & figuratively 🙂
Anyhoo(ters)…heehee…I have had a nursing drape on my wish list for quite some time. Yes, I am going to attempt to breastfeed Will. Attempt. And yes, I have heard the stories about bleeding nips and cracked areolas. And I just lost pretty much every male reader 🙂
The drape I have on the wish list is a nautical-inspired one.
It’s from Hooter Hiders which is part of a company called Bebe au Lait. Both Bebe au Lait & Hooter Hiders make nursing covers which feature 100% cotton, a terrycloth pocket, and machine washable fabrics. Many of the Hooter Hiders have a ruffle design around the neck line and the bottom or a pocket that has a ruffle (for those ladies who still want to feel a little less bovine and a little more feminine).
Also – they feature a huge variety of different fabrics so you can pick a pattern that suits your style. They run from $35 – $38.
But then today Kate (hi girl!) was sweet enough to send me an email telling me all about Peanut Shell & Udder Covers. Both are makers of nursing drapes…so of course, I had to check them out.
Peanut Shell makes some really nice drapes with features such as a pocket for your nursing pads and a quick release neck strap for those kids that like to eat & run. They are 100% cotton, machine washable, and cost about $36 a piece. Of course – they have fewer fabric choices but they offer slings and baby wraps in coordinating fabrics so you can be matchy-matchy if you find a fabric you love.
Lastly, we have Udder Covers. Udder Covers has nursing drapes for only $32…which is the lowest price of the bunch…but alas, no pockets on these…so if that little pouch is important to you, then you might need to spring for a slightly more pricy version…or wear pants with pockets.
They also have only six fabrics – but I feel like all six are decent designs. These two are my favorites:
Plus – right now they have a promotional going on. Udder Covers is offering nursing gift sets for only $5!
You get a drape, a breastfeeding bracelet, and some breast pads (Gift set are normally priced at $45+) for only FIVE SMACKERS…plus shipping and handling.
Just enter VALENTINE at checkout to see the price reduction. I think that the total cost with shipping comes out to be about $15…for those of you looking to get a great baby shower gift for cheap. This promotion ends on March 1st so if you want one, you better get on it. Oh and yes, you can purchase more than one…but you have to open a new order each time…
And if $15 is still a wee bit much for a breastfeeding drape, long ago, I found this site with instructions on how to make your own. Although, I wonder if the cost of the supplies would be about the same especially with pricey fabrics…and you obviously would need a sewing machine. You guys were so kind to remind me of it when we talked about crafting headache pillows…so thanks! Also, I am sure that there are TONS of companies out there that make fine drapes for the boobies. Do you know of any others? Put em right there in the comments. Or maybe you were an avid draper when you were breastfeeding? What were your favorites? Any favorite features? Any boys out there just wanna say they like boobs?
Also – not-a-one of these companies have given me a darn-tootin-thing to promote their products…I just happen to appreciate it when nursing moms cover up…and when readers like Kate send me news of great sales and promotions!