Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Peep Baby Giveaway

Following on from my post about covering up whilst breastfeeding, the lovely Allya at peep baby has kindly donated a Black poncho in M/L for one lucky person.

About Peep baby

After having our second child I was determined to carry on breastfeeding in public places with confidence but could not find a suitable nursing cover that was easy to use, or did not draw attention. I didn’t want anything bulky or awkward, I required a breastfeeding top to be modest and cover my entire upper body.

This inspired me to design the Peep Baby Poncho!

Having did my research, in between raising two young boys, I noticed there was a gap in the market for this type of garment. I decided to design my own garment, one that would be stylish and chic as well as being practical for Mum. I designed two sizes S/M and M/L, rather than the common one size which never seemed to fit, a range of attractive colours and, more importantly, sourced the right quality of material in the UK for baby to breathe and move freely.

A great gift for any new mum

The end result were my Peep Baby Ponchos, which are available in four popular colours, black, navy, mocha and olive green. This is an essential maternity top for any Mum. It provides great security, privacy and most of all the freedom to breastfeed anywhere, anytime and to publicly celebrate the gift of Motherhood.

A discreet and comfortable breastfeeding poncho. Lets new mums get back into their favourite clothes whilst still doing the best for their babies. Allows you to keep your feed times with your baby discreet no matter where you are.

  • A v-neck design to maintain eye contact with baby.
  • No time is wasted with straps, poppers or fasteners like many other nursing tops.
  • Two popular sizes, as we do not think one size “fits all comfortably”.
  • S/M - length from shoulder to bottom hem 25 in by 37 in wide.
  • M/L - length from shoulder to bottom hem 28 in by 43 in wide.
  • A double side opening patch pocket.
  • A beautiful curved hem specifically shaped for maximum discretion when feeding baby.
  • Four attractive colour ranges, black, navy, olive green and mocha.
  • Made in England, with 100% soft jersey cotton making it both lightweight and breathable.
  • Can also be used as an emergency changing mat.
  • So easy to use, gives you the confidence to feed anywhere.
  • An essential breastfeeding cover for any stylish mother.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

To Cover Or Not To Cover

There have been many discussions/debates on the topic of covering up whilst breastfeeding, by using a scarf, poncho, nursing cover etc

Whilst I agree that breastfeeding is a prefectly natural thing to do, and we should be able to do it without being made to feel awkward or uncomfortable, there are lots of women that do not feel confident enough to feed without the extra security of something covering them, which I can totally understand.

Many women are perfectly happy with their body and do not mind who sees it, take a look at any beach and you will find thousands of women wearing skimpy bikinis, or going topless without a care in the world.

You will also see many women covered up and trying their best to look invisible, which I think is the same with breastfeeding in public, it is not always about other peoples reactions, but your own personal feelings.

Thinking back over my breastfeeding journey, which began over 14 years ago, I have breastfed many times in public, sometimes with a nursing cover, sometimes without, depending on the situation and the place.

I spend lots of time at the Rugby Club where my husband plays, at the beginning I used to go and feed Xene in the car, as I felt more secure in there, as the time went on and the family size increased it became much more difficult to bundle them all into the car just so I could feed the smallest one, which made me make the decision to just feed our baby in the clubhouse, regardless of who was in there. I am proud to say that I have never had a negative comment, in fact the complete opposite, everyone has been extremely complimentary. This season I sat and fed Tyrus, one of the younger lads looked over and went quite red, he was then met with about five comments from other players that "It was just Mandi getting her boobs out again, only for the baby though!!" which made me chuckle but did not make me feel self conscious in any way.

Everyone has a right to feed their baby in public, without any backlash but as we all know this isn't always the case, therefore, if a Nursing Cover of any description is going to make a new mum feel more confident and secure about feeding her baby then I would rather that she did this and continued with her breastfeeding journey, instead of stopping and going onto formula because she felt too embarrassed.

That is just my opinion, if you would like to offer your own opinion, please comment below xxx