Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bosom Buddy...

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.
Nifty, eh?


  1. How cool is that! I really like the fabric you chose.

  2. This would be great to make up in a jiffy for a shower...or make up a few and keep them on the shelf to have at a moments notice new moms.

    Simple, but so useful!

    Hazel Peach will surely love it! :-)


  3. Oh I love it!! I like Amy Butler as well! It is really attractive for such a simple/necessary bosom buddy! How fun!

    You're awesome grammy!;)

  4. This is such a fantastic idea. I really like the fabric you used. You are such a wonderful grandma. Love Clarice

  5. Very Cool! I love it in the Amy Butler fabric!

  6. What a great idea! I used blankets and I can remember the poor little baby faces especially in the summertime - red as a beet. The cotton would be cooler.

    Your cherry pie looks delicious - it's my husband's favourite.

  7. Crikey it's a pity these didn't exist a few years ago now. I breast fed both of my girls for an absolute age, and I often felt like a bit stressed when I had to breast feed in public, sometimes the DH would stand up and cover me with his coat as the blanket would always slip down eventually!

  8. What a perfect idea and gift for a new mother. I love the fabric you used.

  9. Fantastic! I have a friend with a tiny babe and I need to make a gift. This would be perfect!


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