I thought I would share since this is really simple and easy to do, plus they have come in real handy. I figured I probably saved myself $60 so far.
I have never been fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed any of my kids, until recently with baby #3. Since I anticipated that I would probably not be able to do it, I was reluctant to go out and buy any breastfeeding related items.
However, I am home bound at the moment, so I decided that I needed to make myself some nursing covers since I would have friends and family coming over. Plus, little babies want to nurse rather frequently, so I would put these to good use versus having a blanket that falls down all the time.
I found some left over ribbon and 2 old receiving blankets (one was my oldest son’s, and the other my daughter’s) to use for this project.
First, I measured from one shoulder to the next (mine) , and then divided that number in half. I cut that much ribbon.
I then took a needle and some thread and sewed the ribbon by hand onto two ends of the blanket which were closest to each other.
The end of the ribbon and the stitches were turned to the inside of the fabric so once it was on it would look seamless.
Here is what the end result was for these two nursing covers, and all I have to do is pull the loop over my head. I am already using them all the time.
If you decide to make these yourself as well, make sure when you nurse that you allow for an opening at your baby’s face. This way he or she can breath and get proper ventilation under the nursing cover. I have been opening the very top closest to my neck in order to achieve this, and checking my little guy off and on to make sure he is comfortable.