My daughter gave birth to her first baby girl five weeks ago, and since that time we have been experimenting with different methods of covering her up while the baby needs to be fed when we are out in public. Using a large baby blanket works okay, but it can be hard to keep on the body with a wiggly baby under it!
A friend emailed my daughter a link to the Udder Covers website, where they were offering a free Udder Covers
Breastfeeding Cover, you only needed to pay $10 in shipping costs. Considering we had just seen these same Breastfeeding Cover by Udder Covers at a local Motherhood store for almost $25 plus tax, it was a great deal, and my daughter took advantage of it. The product was delivered to our door in less than a week.
The Udder Covers comes in a variety of fabric designs, all are one hundred percent cotton and are machine washable in warm water, delicate cycle, and they can be tumbled dry on low heat. If an iron touch up is needed, this can be done on low heat as well.
Udder Covers consist of a rectangular shaped piece of fabric, measuring 32 inches by 24 1/2 inches, and they have a 23 inch strap on the left side, and a tab with two silver colored stainless steel D rings on the right side. The strap is threaded through the rings and can be easily adjusted for the proper fit.
Along the top hemline is a stiff material that measures 15″ long and 1/2″ wide. This material can be bent so that the Udder Cover can remain away from the mothers chest so she can nurse her baby in privacy, yet allows her to still view her baby.
The Udder Covers website reads ” We at Udder Covers® are committed to making the most dependable nursing cover on the market. It’s simple. We want you to have a product that will cover you where you need it and yet still allow you to have eye contact with your baby – all while wearing something chic and stylish”.
When my daughter first took her Udder Covers out of the package, I told her it looked like an apron, and honestly that is what it reminds me of. The difference is it is wider and shorter, which allows you extra room to cover a mother while she is nursing her baby. And of course the stiff, bendable portion at the top will let you peek down into the cover to actually see your baby while they are feeding.
Udder Covers Breastfeeding Covers are a nice invention, and I think they are well worth using, but if my daughter had not been able to get hers for the $10 price, I don’t feel these would be worth the $25 we saw in the store, or the $32 that they are sold for through the company website. I am a seamstress, and there isn’t much to these breastfeeding covers. The stiff front that allows the cover to form a arc in front of you and the baby is definitely unique and worth checking out.