Making Breast Feeding Private in Public

Posted in baby gifts, burp cloths at 11:20 pm by Administrator

Most mothers view breast feeding as not only an essential means of feeding their baby but also as a means of developing and maintaining a bond with their baby. As all of us are aware, infants have their own schedules and have no patience when it comes to nursing. They want their mother to stop everything she is doing and immediately feed them. Unfortunately mothers are not always at home with happens. In fact they are often out in the public.

While some women have no problem breast feeding in public and even allowing those around to see their breasts, the majority of women prefer to remain covered. Many try to use a receiving blanket that when they bought it looked big but suddenly become very small. Others spend money on expensive tops made for nursing.

Within the last couple of years, someone came up with the privacy nursing cover concept and it has totally changed the way women feel about nursing in public. The basic concept is that it is a large piece of light weight fabric with a strap that goes around your neck so that the fabric cover doesn’t fall down. Then there is a piece of boning in the top part of the fabric that allows the mother to see down inside the cover and observe her baby feeding. These covers provide total privacy for both mother and baby.

I will have to admit I had never heard of nursing covers until my niece asked me if I could make one. She directed me to a couple of websites so I could get the basic idea of what it was and I made her one. Being in the burp cloth business, I thought that I would try and perfect my design and see if I could sell a few and add them to my product line. One thing that makes my nursing covers unique is that I use a center release buckle on the neck strap so that the mother doesn’t have to take the strap over her head to take the cover off. The response has been great so far.

I would highly recommend that any mother who is planning on nursing invest in a nursing cover. Please feel free to check out my Etsy site if you would like to purchase one of my covers or email me and I will make a custom cover.


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New Baby in the New Year

Posted in baby gifts at 11:07 pm by Administrator

Life is every changing and full of so many events that become some of our most treasured memories. Having a baby is one of those time. I know that many of you are expect your little bundle of joy in this new year and I am sure there are so many unanswered question. Questions like “is it a boy or a girl?” and “will the baby look like me?”. Other concerns expecting parents have are if they have everything they need for their newborn.

Now it is true that most of us think that you won’t be a good parent if you don’t have the best of everything. However, I think most people overlook the most important thing of all and that is love. It doesn’t matter if you have the best burp cloths, designer clothes and $10,000 nursery furniture. The most important thing you can give your child is love and protection. You see many people in the world who can afford it all and yet they don’t have the time to spend with their children. In fact, their children often grow up not really knowing that it is like to have a loving relationship with their parents.

When you baby arrives in this New Year, give it all the love you have and hold on tight to your memories. Congratulations to each of you and I wish everyone a Happy New Year.

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Homemade Christmas Gifts for Baby and Children

Posted in baby gifts, burp cloths at 11:48 am by Administrator

Like many others in this country, I drug myself out of bed really early on Black Friday to check out the sales. After my annual trip to JoAnn Fabrics for their flannel at $1.49/yard, I made my way to some of the other large box stores in my community. Walking up and down the aisles looking at all of the plastic, computerized toys I thought to myself how much things have changed over the years and how gift giving has become so emotionless and commercialized.

When I was a child, my family did not have alot of money and our gifts were often ones of necessity like socks, clothes, pens and pencils. The gifts from my Aunt Cathy were often handmade by her. Over the years, I have come to cherish her gifts as I know they truely came from her heart.

I believe the gifts we give our child should be ones that challenge their imagination and let them expore and learn. Children will be bombarded with electronics at an early and become dependent on computers to do their thinking for them. I encourage parents to find a balance with their child’s play. Encourage them to play with building blocks and put puzzles together. Give your baby a soft tag blanket with lots of different textures and colors or a soft block to play with. This types of toys build their imagination.

I encourage each of you to think about thinking about having a homemade Christmas. Have each member of the family make something handcrafted for someone else. I think you will be surprised at how creative your children can be and the experience will stimulate parts of the brain that a computer just cannot.

I hope each of you have a very Merry Handmade Christmas.

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