Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It's known by many names....
Bosom Buddy, Hooter Hiders, Bebe au Lait Nursing Shawl, Nursing Cover-up among others.
Today I made this fun Mommy/Baby Thing using one yard of an Amy Butler fabric.
I first saw these online at Amazon and thought, "Why would anyone pay $35 for a simple apron?" So I went out googling for just the right tutorial on how to make one. The best tutorial by far was this one from Made By The Mama Monster. And I promise, it's EASY to make! Even with the cute Amy Butler print, I made this nursing cover-up for under $10.
I dont' know about you, but when I nursed my five children, I had a hard time with the old "blanket over the shoulder trick." It seemed always to fall off or the baby would pull it down and bring about Instant Indecent Exposure. This nifty contraption looks like the perfect solution. And notice the boning in the neckline of the apron that makes it easy for Mommy to see what her papoose is doing. I love that.
There's a double baby shower coming up next week at our church and one of the honored guests will be my daughter-in-love and Hazel Peach along with DIL's friend and her little boy, born exactly one week after Hazel. They are both nursing mothers so I thought this looked like Just The Ticket! At least I would've loved this when I was nursing my babies.
Here's how it is worn.