The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Care to see my new infinity scarf? It’s more than meets the eye.
(NB: Anyone want to come be my fashion photographer next time I do this? 100 attempts later…)
It’s cleverly designed to transform for heavy-duty nursing coverage.
You know that we’re fans of using scarves to do a quick, make-shift cover up when you want a pull-down option (rather than pulling up your shirt from the waist). And here at LMLD we’re not of the opinion that you must have a cover, because we basically think that nursing is just normal and should fit into your routine casually and seamlessly. No need to make a fuss over it.
But there are those times when you maybe do need to cover up. And if you have a baby like my spirited one-year-old, it can be hard to keep the affair under wraps with just a normal neck scarf or a Bebe au Lait-type-deal.
For such times, Letty (a fellow CUA alumna of mine) came up with a cover that really does keep things under wraps, and which also sits comfortably around the neck as a scarf! It can also double as a carseat cover if you’re so inclined.
Here’s what I found with my Infinifeed (which, for full disclosure, Letty provided for me at no charge [and even let me pick out a brand new fabric, as she was updating her inventory – lucky me!] in exchange for this review).
- Bottom line: It is the one option that I have that really does keep me covered when I want to nurse while wearing a front-opening top. My Peabodee pulls those things aside like it’s his job to cause me to blush. But when this thing goes on, he settles down knowing that it’s not going anywhere. And I can relax a little knowing that I’m going to accidentally flash someone any second.
- It is a beautiful fabric that I genuinely like to put on as a scarf – it often will take my outfit up a notch!
- I do find that it’s a bit chunkier than I would normally want a scarf to be.
- There’s a “right side” and a “wrong side,” so it takes some careful arranging to put it on as a scarf without the “wrong side” showing. Switching it over from scarf to nursing cover also takes a few beats: if you want to have it on in the technically correct position, you have to take it off and find the snap to make the proper closure and get it over your head and adjusted around your shoulders. It’s a little bit of work if you have a baby fussing for milk immediately.
- The weight of the one that I have is heavy enough that I won’t plan to use it in the heat of summer. It would definitely create a sweaty tent effect.
I should say, though, that Letty explained to me that the printed ones are cotton, whereas the plain colored ones are modal, a fabric which is stretchier and softer. Not only do the modal ones drape a bit lighter (expect less of the chunkiness I described), but they are also the same on both sides, so they’d be easier to wear – no concerns about the “wrong side” showing. Buuut the cotton ones are sturdier and will hold up to normal washing better, whereas the modal is a bit more delicate.
I’ll also mention her headbands since she tossed one in on the deal for me:
If you’re like me, you have what I call “baby fuzz” bordering your hairline at around 7 months post-partum, and “baby bangs” by 12 months. A cute headband can be an appealing solution when you want your hair back.
But if you are further like me, your head has become ridiculously sensitive since having babies, and all conceivable options for hairbands become torturous after an hour! I have to say that this headband truly is soft, and the clever design adapts firmly to any head. I suggest a spritz of hairspray along the inside of the band to keep it from slipping back if you have straight/fine/slick hair.
Letty has a very sweet and distinctively Christian business model going on. I received her scarf promptly, in pleasing packaging, and noted from her website that she gives a tithe of all her Pebblehut earnings to help women in crisis pregnancies. She has a lovely little growing family of her own to look after. So if you are interested in one of her nursing scarves, ponchos, headbands, or baby swaddle sets, etc., you can feel good about supporting this small business! I’m sure that she’d be happy to answer questions in the comments, as well.
With all that said — the giveaway:
One lucky winner receive a free Infinifeed nursing scarf from Letty, and she’ll even let you pick out which one!
Enter below to win! (We’re giving our Rafflecopter-loving readers a turn!)
On to this week’s links!
- I can’t help but shake my head at the widespread confusion following the recent Stanford scandal. The truth that major sources don’t want to point out is that college-aged girls are suffering terrible treatment in general — that, in fact, most people in our country are suffering, in varying degrees, the effects of the sexual revolution. Check out the Ruth Institute and see if your story can maybe be part of a project that aims to build up the culture by first acknowledging where we have suffered.
- Some things you just can’t make up: 6 Catholic Headlines that Weren’t Eye of the Tiber.
- We love seeing how things are made.
- Have you been noticing the word “hate” misapplied, recently? Terrorism is not hate.
- A beautiful reflection on the the shooting at Pulse: “No, homosexuality can never be normalized, nor Christianity stripped of its strangeness. Real solidarity of the religious and the gay will emerge not between the well-scrubbed and presentable gays and the supposedly religious who are just liberals in clerical drag, but between the promiscuous and disreputable gays and the religious nuts who scandalously “stand on the word.”
- Laundry on the line and the body, and the soul (a poem Bridget shared with Mom recently): Richard Wilbur, Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
In the liturgical year:
- Today we honor Saints Marcus and Marcillianus, twin brother saints!
From the archives:
- Dinner when things quiet down: Roots and Wings (I’m just including this one because it which also has good links within it!)
- That time you realize you are living the dream…