Mellow Mummy: Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover Review : Taking life as it comes...

Thursday 12 July 2012

Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover Review

I was really pleased to be asked to review the Bebe Au Lait nursing cover by Bibs and Stuff. When I was breastfeeding Lara I tried a nursing cover and it drove me to tears so in the end I usually tried to avoid breastfeeding in public. This time around I am a lot more relaxed about feeding in public but there are places where I would prefer to be covered up so I have been trying out the Bebe au Lait nursing cover to see if it is easier to use than the last cover I tried.

The Bebe au Lait cover is really generous in size - it covers not only baby's head and your boob but pretty much most of your upper body. This is good because you don't have to faff around trying to place it accurately - it is very easy to use. It also means that you can drape the Bebe au Lait over a pram or pushchair to use as a sun cover.

The design of cover I received is called Yoko. It is a really stylish design - all 12 of the fabrics available are very beautiful modern designs and I'd be happy to be seen with any of them.

The Bebe au Lait cover straps eaily around your neck with a buckle fastening. The thing I think is the genius of the Bebe au Lait (and the thing which makes me use it rather than just going freestyle even when I'd rather be covered up) is that the top of the cover has a rigid strip in it which makes it rest in a v-shape away from your neck. This allows you to look down on your feeding baby to make sure they are sucking and not asleep! It also lets air in so you don't feel like you're smothering your baby.

I will admit that if I am breastfeeding somewhere that I am comfortable, or somewhere I know to be boob-friendly, then I still don't bother with the Bebe au Lait but it is useful for places like theme parks, aeroplanes and... as I'm sure I will find out at the end of this month... foreign motorway service stations where you can't be sure if the person sitting next to you is someone you would rather not bare all to!

The nursing cover also features a tiny pocket in one corner - I'm not entirely sure what you are meant to keep in it but it looks like whatever it is, it would probably fall out! The pocket is made from absorbent terry cloth which is a lot more useful and I use it for mopping up the dribbly bits after Holly has fed.
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