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Babies live on their own schedule, be it for nap time, play time, and especially when it comes time for food! Whether you're team "free the nipple," or are looking for a more discrete feeding method, when your baby needs to eat, you have to be ready to feed them. In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we're sharing some of our favorite nursing covers that are perfect for the coverage you need (bonus: added style that never hurts!).
NuRoo Coverup Infinity Scarf
Why we love it: Lightweight! We love this super cute lightweight nursing cover, perfect for summer to keep baby and mom cool.
Itsy Ritsy Infinity Nursing Scarf
Why we love it: Infinity! Who doesn’t love an infinity scarf? One that doubles as a nursing cover is perfect for the mom on the go!
Nursing Cover - Haven Breakfast in Birkshire (Organic Cotton)
Why we love it: Optimal coverage! This cute nursing cover is perfect for the mom looking to ensure complete coverage during feeding time.
aden + anais Swaddle
Why we love it: Versatility! It can be used not only as a swaddle, but also as a nursing cover, stroller cover, and even a burp cloth! Who doesn't love a multi-use item in the diaper bag?
2-in-1 Organic Cotton Nursing Cover + Scarf
Why we love it: Patterns! We love these super soft cotton nursing covers and their stylish patterns. Doubling as a scarf keeps Mom looking chic, and its one less item to carry in the diaper bag.
How did you decide your partner was the one? You just knew. And that’s exactly how your baby will feel about the stuffed animal, security blanket, or satin-edged lovey that becomes his one and only.
The American Academy of Pediatrics calls them “transitional objects,” since they help children make the shift from being dependent on mom or dad for comfort to being able to soothe themselves (a crucial step towards sleeping through the night). Though not all babies become attached to loveys, some adore the same soft, cuddly friend from infancy through childhood.
Once your pediatrician gives you the green light to allow one in the crib (usually between 9 and 12 months), try offering your little one a lovey as part of your bedtime routine. To help foster attachment, tuck it into your T-shirt or keep it close while feeding, so it smells soothingly like mom. And when she’s sweetly snuggling with it on a regular basis, keep an extra (or two) on hand to avoid inevitable lost-lovey meltdowns.
Your baby will ultimately choose the object of her affection for herself, but these soft, lovable options are the best place to start.
Angel Dear Dark Monkey Blanky, $13
aden + anais Classic Lovey Soft Blanket Toy, $19.99
Wubbanub Giraffe, $14.95
Little Giraffe Chenille My First Baby Blanky, $38
Apple Park Pirate Pig Blankie, $13
Restoration Hardware Luxe Knit Security Blanket, $18