Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm An "Undercover Mama!"


Besides having the cutest little baby boy in the world, I'm smiling in these pictures for a different reason. Can you guess what it is? I'm wearing the coolest thing ever. I wish I had thought about years ago! Luckily, someone else DID think about it and developed the most genius thing ever. Seriously. It's so clever!

If you notice, I'm wearing a white cami underneath my black shirt. Oh...but it's no ordinary cami!! What this is, is called the UNDERCOVER MAMA. It enables your torso to stay covered up while you are breastfeeding!

First off, if you are a nursing mama, you understand this plight. You are breastfeeding your baby. For the modesty of yourself, and for the sake of making other people feel comfortable, you try every trick in the book to stay covered up. You have a blanket over you...oh, but the baby hates being covered up! You wear an extra baggy shirt so that the rolls of the shirt can cascade gently around your baby's face, which works well to cover your chest, but not your sides and tummy that are exposed. You try to sit in a corner somewhere, so nobody can see that you have half your shirt hiked up to your neck... Well, as much as I love breastfeeding my baby, I hate having my torso naked and exposed!

Enter UndercoverMama! The dilemma is solved. Crisis averted. You are walking in a field of daisies once again.

The UndercoverMama camisoles are designed in such a way as to allow you to wear your normal shirts, as well as have the function of a layering cami. I wear a cami every single day, so this just makes my life as near perfect as I can get. The cami looks and acts like any other cami, except that it does not have straps. At the top, where the straps would normally begin, there is a clip that is similar to the clips you would find on a nursing bra. You simple hook this clip to the outer flap of your nursing bra (right below the top clip of the flap) and when you unclip to breastfeed, your cami comes down as well. See the next picture to clarify.


If you still need some clarification, their website has a video that demonstrates how to put it on and wear it.
So now, you can breastfeed your babies, and still have your undershirt, the UndercoverMama, covering your torso and in it's normal position. No more naked sides or belly!! Whahoo! I wore my UndercoverMama this weekend and LOVED it. Everywhere I went, (errands, girls' night, wedding reception, church) every time I breastfed, I was covered. I'm telling ya...life is good. Here is a picture that Keaton took, of me breastfeeding Kimble.
Do you see any naked torsos? Nope. Me either.

I hope you are as excited about UndercoverMama as I am! However, you don't have to feel left out. You can get your own! Right now, Elena at UndercoverMama is offering a 10% discount to all my bloggy friends out there. Use the code IAMME in checkout. If you act soon, you can combine it with their existing promotion of getting free shipping if you buy more than one shirt. They have five colors to choose from in black, white, brown, cream, and pink.

So help me spread the word about the coolest product ever. You can become a fan of UndercoverMama on Facebook and Twitter. If you know any nursing mamas, then please tell them about this! It will change their life. I'm not being dramatic.
It really is so ingenious!

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

19 comments:

runningfan said...

So cool! Can't wait to try one out. Thanks for sharing!

Bek Bek Bek Bekah said...

I love camis' If I had nursing children I would so get one of these. If I ever have more kids I am sure I will come back to this post and follow the link. Very genius idea!

Erica Hettwer said...

I just weaned Audrey (like, on Friday!) or I would be all over this! This is fantastic! I used to wear tanks under my tees and I just stretched the neckline out as much as possible so I could pull it down under my tee when feeding but this is soooo much better!

Sheri said...

Oh that almost (Not quite) makes me wish I was nursing a baby so I could buy one of those, how BRILLIANT!!!!!

Dan and Katie said...

Sounds great! I haven't ventured out yet, so I just hike up my shirt at this point, but I will eventually!!

courtney said...

Sounds like my kind of cami, I think I will get some with my drug money.

courtney said...

Those look really cool! I think I will buy some with my drug money!

Burns Family said...

I love it...if we didn't think we were finished I would be all over it. Thanks for the info...will pass along.

Cheryl said...

How smart is that ?!! What a great idea.
Gotta love those great big brown eyes peeking out, watching what his big brother is up to.
Truly a beautiful little boy.

Julie said...

That is a great idea- you are so right about all those issues with nursing in public! I was just out yesterday and fighting the blanket!

By the way, your hair looks great!

Jeff and Lori said...

Fabulous idea. Love it and look forward to using it with future kiddos :) Kimble's big brown eyes peeking over your arm is just too sweet as well.

Adri said...

Ingenious! Loved the personal demo, too! ;)

Jen Sue Wild said...

great idea!

Cupcakes and Sunshine said...

Hi Shaina! I love reading your blog!! What great info on the undercover mama. I am currently nursing and will definitely be ordering one of these! Kimble is adorable!! :)

LollyChops said...

How cool! I'll have to let my baby having friends know about this marvel!

purejoy said...

sorry, i would have commented sooner, but i was busy kicking myself for not thinking of it myself!! dang, what a great idea!!
i'm a little past my breastfeeding days, but will certainly pass this on to some of my milk truck driving mommas i know!

Queen of Chaos said...

I would totally use it! thanks for sharing. :)

Sandy said...

Our daughter purchased almost the exact same cami at Walmart.com for half the price.

Dan and Katie said...

I ordered two...to avoid the shipping and handling...I tried your promo code and it didn't work..I might have been a little late, but I emailed them to see if they would still do it :)