Nursing is an important part of the attachment parenting model, and can be extremely valuable and rewarding for both baby and mother. Babybond nursing accessories are different from traditional nursing covers that cover the mother’s whole torso and nursing child.
From the Babybond website:
BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch. 100% Cotton. Machine washable. Made in USA.
My friend Shana who is still nursing her son (go girl!) agreed to review the nursing sash and give me her honest opinion. (As a side note, I think it’s a really great idea for friends to encourage each other to keep nursing through small gifts!) Here are Shana’s pros & cons:
Washes well in washing machine
You can choose a color; cute color
Covers your stomach & back well when nursing from under your shirt instead of from the top
Directions are on the tag, so they are always with the wrap
Your baby’s head isn’t covered
Your baby doesn’t get hot
You can see your baby’s face
Stays in place
Baby comes on and off breast while nursing to look around, etc so nipple is exposed
If nursing from the top and from each breast you have to take time to switch the wrap around
Don’t “feel” as covered
My personal experience:
My baby breastfeds from both breast at each feeding, and I normally have to pull my shirt up from the bottom. I chose the contour wrap because it allowed you to use it from top or bottom of shirt feeding position. I like the directions on the wrap because I could take a quick glance and remind myself how to put it on. It gave good coverage to your belly & back. I like the charcoal gray color too. Because my baby is one to pop on and off the breast looking around, the wrap leaves my nipple exposed a lot of times. On the other hand, my baby thinks that a nursing wrap that covers his head is a toy that he is supposed to pull on and yank on during a feeding. Overall, the wrap is a good idea allowing you to see your baby and your baby to see you. I like this wrap better than the one I have that you put over your shoulder and covers the baby’s face.
Stay tuned to win your own Babybond nursing wrap!
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