Once I joined the mommy community on Instagram, I was introduced to a world of mother and baby products I had not come across prior. Some of these brands have gained a huge following over the last few years, and it’s wonderful to see businesses flourish on Social Media. I had contacted Covered Goods recently about their multi-use nursing covers after seeing them on my feed numerous times. I like that they promote breastfeeding, and that their product serves more than one job. Covered Goods nursing covers are far more than just for nursing mothers, but for all mothers, and parents alike. In this review, I will explain how they’re so versatile, and why I am excited to spread the word about these with you.
I will begin by describing my experience with nursing covers. I had issues with latching our first and second children, and used my nursing covers primarily for pumping when others were in the room. When we had our third child, I used covers to protect my surroundings from my (very messy) overactive let down, and to help me overcome my shyness about nursing overall. Once baby and myself had worked out a perfect latch, I no longer used a cover everyday. I did however, keep one with me all the time when I went out. It was my safety blanket, my backup plan in case I needed it. I think every mom needs something like that. Whatever makes us feel safe and comfortable, because the goal is for our children to be strong and healthy, and human milk does just that for them.
For those of you who do not nurse little ones, please do not feel left out. I was not able to nurse my first two boys for too long, but that didn’t stop me from buying nursing covers anyway! As I mentioned, they are great for discretely pumping, giving baby shade while I am baby carrying, and more. These specific nursing covers from Covered Goods have 4 different uses: A nursing cover, scarf, car seat cover, or shopping cart cover.
Talk about getting your money’s worth! 4 products in one means once your child has outgrown a stage, it still serves a number of purposes. Our daughter is now 2 years old, and we use ours at the grocery store to protect her from the multitude of germs on the handles that thousands of previous shoppers have handled, or as a scarf for myself.
My Favourite Features
•Total privacy: If you’re like me, and have an overactive letdown, or just need privacy overall, you’re sure to have full 360 protection with this lightweight fabric.
•Comfort: I have used nursing covers that come equipped with strings or clasps to hold everything in place. This means longer set up time, as more chance for them to one day become defective. With Covered Goods, it’s literally a piece of cloth, so you really can’t get more minimalistic or convenient than that.
•Fashionable: Choose from a multitude of patterns or colours to match your style. Since I threw out most of my coloured clothing to go for a more minimalistic wardrobe, I decided to go for their “Oxford Mismatch” print, to go with my high monochrome style. It fits in quite well with my updated wardrobe.
•As a shopping cart cover: Baby gets full protection, and so do I. No more touching those gross handles, and then touching baby afterwards. Normally I carried wipes with me, because I hated the idea of touching the cart, and then touching her snacks or face without at least wiping my hands off first. I’m not paranoid about germs or anything, but I can’t imagine how dirty those handles can me, especially for a young toddler to be in contact with.
•As a car seat cover: These are great for shielding baby from the bright son (especially if they’re asleep!), or from harsh winds.
•As a scarf: Wear them long, or double up for a shorter style. This option allows you to change around your look in the simplest way.
•Why let these adorable prints be used for just one product? I really see this brand expanding and releasing matching tote bags, wet bags for reusable diapers, reusable nursing pads, small carry bags for the nursing covers themselves and so on. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for matching sets, so this would definitely be on my list of baby shower items.
•Since I had no real cons for this product, I took to Amazon to browse the comment section. One customer stated that a plastic “window” would be great for mommy and child to have some eye contact. While I think this is a great idea in theory, I also enjoy the 360 total privacy coverage, and the darkness kept baby less agitated (like in the womb), and increased the chances of baby falling back asleep. Those of you who have or have had newborns will understand me on this one. Nursing babies to sleep is such a nice and calming moment.
•These make for the PERFECT baby shower gift. For that reason, I would repackage it. They come in clear packaging (scroll up to see) which are nice and compact. But either a small bag with draw string, or modern styled envelope would really make the packing look at high end as the product feels.
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m pretty happy with this product. I knew I would be, which was why I contacted them in the first place. The prices are reasonable, they’re fashionable, serve multiple purposes, and make for great gifts for expecting parents. Feel free to contact me in the comment section, or on social media if you have further questions about my experience with Covered Goods Nursing Covers.
***I received a sample for review purposes. I have not been financially compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.