Last year, whilst on maternity leave, I stumbled on the Keep Britain Scavenger Hunt and discovered the world of mummy bloggers. I even won a breastvest on one of the blog giveaways!
You see, I struggled with becoming a mum; breastfeeding took what seemed like forever to work, and what to wear to breastfeed when out and about was very stressful. So, coming across the breastvest was fantastic. I’m delighted to write my breastvest review, and even more to give one away to a mum who is breastfeeding. “Why?”, you might wonder.
Well, see the top 5 things I really like about it.
1. It “makes any top a breastfeeding top”
How fantastic is that! It has helped to give my pre-baby tops a new lease of life. I can breastfeed in these tops without worrying about my post-birth tummy showing. It sits right under one’s nursing bra unlike tank tops.
This means that my favourite blouses and shirts are not redundant until I stop breastfeeding (almost 18 months so far with no sign of stopping). It also saves me money on buying specialist breastfeeding clothes. I still like my breastfeeding attires, but I’ve spent less money on them because I use more of my pre-baby clothes now.
2. Stretchy and Comfy
I like the feel of the breastvest. It’s made of material that accommodates the changing size of my post-birth tummy. One big plus of the material it’s made out of is that it feels warm and cosy; fab for cold days.
3. Well designed straps
I also like the fact that, unlike the average tank top, it has adjustable straps. It also doesn’t interfere with the straps and clips of my nursing bras. In addition, the straps are on the side, instead of in front like your typical tank top.
4. Confidence inducing
Breastvest is one of the things that helped me with transitioning from using breastfeeding covers to using none. My blouse and baby covers my bosom and the breastvest covers my tummy. Simple, hey! It’s one less worry about maintaining my privacy when feeding my baby / toddler, and one more step in feeling confident about breastfeeding in public and company.
5. Mumpreneur MADE
If you’ve read most of my reviews, you’ll know that I have a soft spot for parentpreneurs and what they do.
It takes breastfeeding experience to come up with a well thought out product like the breastvest … indeed a mum,
… who refused to accept that pre-pregnancy clothes are redundant for another however-long-you-breastfeed-for …
… thought there was a more affordable way to dress up with breastfeeding in mind …
… who got fed up with using tank tops that are not long enough for the post-baby tummy cover you might want …
… who probably had to throw away a number of outstretched tank tops …
… with the will to improve her breastfeeding clothing experience and that of others …
I still use my surviving tank tops, but you can see the wear on them from all the stretching they were not designed for. I still have specialized breastfeeding clothes, but not as much as I would have opted for, if most of my pre-baby clothes were of no use for so long.
For me, breastvest reduces the pain in the neck that dressing up for outings can sometimes be, when you’re breastfeeding. It’s no surprise that it is a multi-award winning product.
So you see why I really like the breastvest.
Do / Did you use your pre-baby clothes for breastfeeding, or did you change your wardrobe?
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