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!