Thursday, September 20, 2012

Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Week 38 – What Clothes Work?

Clothes for breastfeeding... I have lots of options. I have an awesome mother-in-law who helped me buy some great nursing tanks which I love to use. But I don't do laundry that often! So when they run out... here are my other options.

When at home I pretty much have no modesty. For the first few weeks it was bra only. At night I usually am in no top or a tank top folded down so it only covers my tummy.

However, when out in public I do kinda care what goodies are showing. I used to just wear a t-shirt and a nursing bra but I found myself uncomfortable that my back was hanging out. I didn't really feel covered or comfortable. And in restaurants with abusive AC I was COLD! Now, 4 months in, I have finally figured out my alternative!

I usually pair Aeropostale lace top camis with a Target V neck t-shirt. Both are very inexpensive options and both are staples that I had from my pre-pregnancy wardrobe. The cami has a built in bra top that actually works! So I end up pulling the V neck up on one side and the cami down. Maximum coverage!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ju Ju Be BFF Review

When it came time to choose a diaper bag (pre-baby), I researched and asked a lot of moms what they used. The resounding answer was Ju Ju Be! I went to their site and looked around and ended up choosing the BFF in Fuschia Blossoms. It is super cute and, because of the orange I think, Kodiak will carry it. My mother-in-law very kindly purchased it for me. I would recommend this to any mom, whether new or old, cloth or sposies!

Inside of the BFF empty

Inside of the "Mama Pocket" empty

Contents of the "Mama Pocket"
My large wallet, pantyliners, mint strips, contact solution, hand lotion, CJ's Lip Balm, and sunglasses.

"Mama Pocket" full
Notice there is lots of space for more!

Contents of Diaper Pocket
Planetwise Medium Wet Bag, Planetwise Wipes Pouch, 7 Flip Covers stuffed with Flip Newborn Inserts, GroVia BioLiners, CJ's BUTTer Sample, CJ's BUTTer Stick (small), Thirsties Booty Luster, extra onesie, 7 extra Flip Newborn Inserts, 2 bibs, pants, sanitizing hand wipes, 2 pairs of socks, nursing cover, burp cloth, 2 nursing pads (1 cloth, 1 disposable)

Diaper Pocket Half Full

Diaper Pocket Full

Bag Full and Closed
(Swaddle blanket tucked in bag with the included changing pad)

The  Ju Ju Be BFF has a stain resistant teflon fabric. It has so many pockets and pouches you won't know what to do with them! Also included are backpack straps if that is how you prefer to carry your BFF. The shoulder strap and the backpack straps are both cushioned are even stuffed completely full and heavy, didn't hurt my shoulders at all. I have been able to use this bag as an overnight or weekender bag for Jilly Bean with no issue. If only I could pack so compactly for myself!

Overall rating? ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 hearts out of 5

♥ Rissa

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