I was recently sent a Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover in Hot Dots to review. The first thing which struck me about it was the brightness. I am someone who likes to fade into the background, so the vivid pattern was not really to my taste. Bebe au Lait do make darker, more subtle designs though, so don’t let the cover’s print put you off.
When I began using the cover, I immediately thought the 2 concealed pockets on the inside were genius! Ideal for holding my phone in one and some wipes or muslin in the other. The towelling corners are also perfect for mopping up bits of baby sick.
I personally found it easy to put the apron on, lift up my top and get myself ready to feed, then pop Sydney (my daughter) underneath it – while keeping my modesty in tact. It was a bit strange at first, getting her latched on with limited viewing, but after a few uses, we got the hang of it.
The rigid neckline allows you to see your baby, and it also allows your baby to get plenty of oxygen – all while keeping you covered up. The Nursing Cover has an adjustable neck strap, so you can make sure it is at the right height to protect your modesty no matter how tall or short you are.
If I am being honest, I found that using the nursing cover drew more attention to the fact I was feeding than just latching her on without it did. That being said, in the early days, I didn’t have enough confidence to breastfeed in public, so the cover was a godsend. It has also come into its own when visiting relatives, as I could feed the baby in their company, but nobody got embarrassed or felt uncomfortable.
The Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover – Hot Dots has an RRP of £28.99. It washes well and after a quick once over with the iron, it looks as good as new again. Itdoesn’t get really wrinkled when folded up in your changing bag (I was surprised by this).
All in all, I give the Hot Dots Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover 4 out of 5. It lost 1 mark for being so bold in design – the functionality deserves 5 out of 5. I would recommend it to anyone who isn’t confident enough to breastfeed in public without the apron.
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the product to review, but all words and opinions are my own.