Last night, my mom and I made a pilgrimage to the mecca of all pregnant women - Babies R Us. It's only the second time I've been there in the past 5 years, the other time coming about a month ago when I went with my mother-in-law. My mom wanted to get a crib mattress for the baby as a gift, and I wanted to look at baby carriers. So off we set.
We retrieved the desired items (I'll post a review of my chosen carrier once I get a chance to use it) and suddenly my mom announces:
"Why don't we look at nursing covers? Your cousin Christina had such a nice one that you could hardly tell she was nursing."
"I can just use a blanket."
"No! Let's look at the covers."
Sigh, ok. I waddle my way to the breastfeeding section, and we oogle the nursing covers. The one Christina used wasn't there, so we had to content ourselves looking at non-approved nursing covers. My mom felt no compunction about opening the packages to take the covers out for a test run so that we could *really* know if they were any good or not, as I glanced around nervously. Like maybe the Babies R Us police were going to come escort us out of the store.
"Oh look! See how it attaches around your neck. But...I don't know. Maybe it doesn't cover enough."
I tie the straps around my neck, which I immediately hate, but I let it go for the sake of politeness. Next, I examine the body of the garment which can only be described as a nursing mumu. This thing extended from my collar bone down to my *knees*.
"Um, mom? I don't think I need quite this much coverage. Plus, it's kind of loud."
Loud as in bright pink geometric shapes with swirls dominating the fabric.
"Won't this draw even *more* attention to the fact that I'm nursing? I think I'm good with just a cotton blanket."
So, what say my readers? Do any of you use these, or are you with me on the blankets?