I had the privilege of having Rachel of Busy Spinning Thread as a sponsor recently and after looking through her Etsy shop I was sold on the idea of using a nursing cover that looks more like a roomy scarf when not in use. She offered to send me some to welcome this new baby and I quickly sent her my favorite patterns.
They came in the mail this week on one of the coldest days we've had this winter so I wrapped myself up in the striped cover, tied the two corners together to turn it into an infinity scarf and kept myself cozy for the rest of the day!
In the past I've used swaddle blankets or the kind of nursing cover that ties around your neck and looks like a huge bib but got tired of always keeping up with them on outings. The bibs would get pulled aside by curious hands and the blankets would usually get shoved into the top of the diaper bag and eventually fall out. What I love about this nursing cover above is how soft and light it is so that baby will be able to breathe easily and that when it's untied it is like a large poncho so that it can't be raised up by busy little hands and feet without a lot of work. Plus, I know have another really fantastic scarf to add to my wardrobe both now and post-baby when I may want to distract from my shrinking mid-section!
Rachel and Molly's brand offers a variety of lovely things for mamas and kids alike such as swaddling blankets, infinity and fringe scarves, nursing necklaces, teething rings, pocket tanks, etc. using on trend prints and soft jersey fabrics. I
After doing this baby thing twice already it's become more apparent to me what's going to be useful and what's going to sit on a shelf. I can't wait for this baby to get here so I can put these pieces to work!