With my first son, I used a large flannel blanket. It was hard to position, especially by myself, and once he started kicked and flailing his arms, it was hard to keep positioned! If you're going to cover up, you might as well STAY covered up! :) But my son seemed to need to be separated from what was going on around him (I fed him covered, even at home, so he wouldn't get distracted), so we kept on using the blanket. With my second son, I researched nursing covers, and a good friend who sews made me one. It worked - it stayed on me because it went around my neck. But as I used it, she and I discussed what would make the cover she'd made even better for me. One of the features we discussed was a second row of boning. Another was a larger cover.
This was very ironic. BECAUSE...when I was pregnant with Annalies, I started looking at nursing covers again. I wasn't going the blanket route anymore; I could use the nursing cover I had, but we weren't totally happy with it's design. Then I found out about the Booby Trapper. And here's the irony: the Booby Trapper has 2 rows of boning! One right at the top of the cover, at your neck, and one about a stretched hand's breadth down. Exactly the distance my friend and I had discussed! :)
Another great feature of the Booby Trapper is it's size. It is definitely big enough to cover even an older baby or nursing toddler and keep Mom covered up too. It can also be used as a shade canopy (think of attaching it to a stroller), or a "nap shelter" for baby if you're in a busy place.
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You can order a Booby Trapper nursing cover directly from the website, or find it at many retail locations.
Glimpse readers can get $5 off online orders by using the code "glimpse" at checkout.