I've always been a bit shy when it comes to revealing skin, so before I had any children, I figured I'd feel most comfortable nursing covered when I was out in public. And for the most part, I did use a nursing cover any time I had to feed my second baby, Carson. I enjoyed the privacy it gave us. Carson didn't seem to mind it, either and even kicked and squirmed excitedly whenever I'd pull it out of my bag.
This one time, I was at Bass Pro Shops with a friend and her kids. Carson was probably seven or eight months old at the time. I didn't think he would need to nurse while we were there, but sure enough, he started fussing part-way through the trip. No problem, I thought. I've got my cover and I'll just go sit on that bench behind the big waterfall and feed him. Well, imagine my surprise when I looked into my bag and no cover was to be found!
As you know, babies have gotta eat, so I went ahead and nursed him without a cover, right there in Bass Pro Shops with all the huntin', fishin' and campin' dudes. But actually, it wasn't a big deal because it was the middle of the day and hardly anyone shops at Bass Pro during those hours. I was pondering on how nice it was that no one was around and I could nurse comfortably right there in the store when suddenly, a group of about a dozen "tourists" came walking around the waterfall with their cameras to admire the taxidermy, ooohing and ahhing like it was the Eiffel Tower or something. I can't even make this up! I wonder if any of them captured the real-life mama in the wild, feeding her young. They probably didn't even notice what I was doing, but it was hysterical nonetheless.
Since that event, I haven't really bothered with a nursing cover. I have found that it's pretty easy to be discreet without using one if you have the right underclothes on, and you can even wear any of your old shirts if you play your cards right. That's why I was so excited when Undercover Mama contacted me about reviewing their nursing camisole. With it, you can make ANY shirt a nursing shirt!
In essence, it's a strapless camisole that attaches directly to the clasp area of your nursing bra. When worn with your regular clothes, it looks like any other camisole and fits great. Here I am modeling a gray one with a cardigan:
The fabric is high quality and the cut is very flattering.
The cool thing about it can attach to your bra in two ways: hook or loop.
Here's a video to show you how simply it's done:
So basically, when your baby is ready to eat, you just lift/open the shirt on top, unhook the camisole and fold it down and then unhook the nursing bra cup as you normally would. Your back and midriff stay totally covered. How nice! Personally, I prefer using the quick and easy loop, but either way works great.
Now that I've raved about the Undercover Mama nursing shirt, let's give one away! Use the handy-dandy Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends one week from today at 11:59 PM! All entries will be verified. The chosen winner must be reached within 48 hours or I'll have to pick another one.