Well, I am convinced that I nest during pregnancy, only because my pregnancy is way too long (as it stands, I am 2 days overdue. My last 2 were 10 days over!) I have to do something with myself to keep myself busy! In the past, I have spent time cleaning and cooking up a storm. This time, though I had a list of projects that I wanted to do before the baby arrived, specifically for the baby. I found these on all of you wonderful fellow-bloggers sites, so I won't repeat the tutorials, but I will give you my feedback and show you the results (oh, and share my frustrations!)This project was first on my list to make, because I have nursed four kids for most of my married life, but have never had a nursing cover. I'm not sure they had them 13 years ago when I first started nursing, but I think they are great!
I had two different versions that I checked out on bloggerland. The one I used is a great step-by-step tutorial at Made By The Mama Monster. I also contemplated using the tutorial that didn't have the boning in it or the D-rings making it less expensive to make, but I like being able to adjust and found the D-rings for 4 of them for $.79 at Walmart.
The other blogger justified no boning because she was afraid people would walk up behind her and look in. Trust me I'm really over people looking at me nursing on my 5th child, and find that this cover is really just humoring those around me, not me in particular. If someone is intent on coming up behind to get a peek, you've got more problems than a peek with that creepy person! (Please don't get me wrong, I am extremely conservative and dress very modestly at all times, but really, if someone gets a thrill out of a nursing baby, it's their problem, not mine. I nurse as discreetly as I can, but I refuse to spend 3 years of every child's life obsessing about what people might think, and don't even think about asking me to go to the bathroom so my baby can eat!)
This project was extremely easy to make and only took me 45 minutes to make! Don't bother buying the boning with covering on it, just buy the cheap stuff. It works great! Also, be sure to use a light cotton material, as nursing moms are hot while nursing with baby heat and let-down happening! I will definitely be making these for my fellow nursing friends as gifts and would even consider selling them when people comment, because I know people will ask.
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