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More on Nursing Tops

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Friday, October 27, 2006

My mother-in-law always makes me send her a Christmas list super early in the season because this is when she does her shopping. That got me to thinking about what I needed and I realized that nursing tops are at the top of the list. I've got a couple now and I find them AMAZING for nursing in public. I've never worried about showing a little breast, but I do not like the idea of letting my post-partum stomach hang out for all the world to see. Thus, nursing tops rock.

The problem is Motherhood Maternity seems to be the only place around here that actually sells nursing tops. Seeing as how I've bought all three (yeah, I know, that's sad) nursing tops that they sell that I actually like...I'm kinda tapped out for options now.

Then I found the Motherwear site. This stuff is NICE! I mean like actual stylish shirts, even some dress shirts. I ordered a catalog a few weeks back and have been to their site to browe a couple of times. It's not cheap, but it's also not outlandishly expensive like some of the nursing shirts I've looked at online. Now if only I could convince some family members to either buy me some stuff or to get me some gift certificates.

Some of my favorites...

Baseball jersey (how cute is this?)
Polo shirt
Tree of Life Tee

Henley style (I used to love henley shirts, but haven't had one in ages)

There are tons of other great tops there and if you sign up for their newsletter they occasionally send coupon codes for free shipping. Incidentally, they also have a survey up on the site right now...if you fill it out, you're entered for a chance to win a "$135 Nursing Kit." Now I have absolutely no idea what's in that kit, but who wouldn't want $135 worth of stuff related to nursing? ;)

Now that said, I've also realized that the whole "layered" fashion of shirts really gives budget-minded moms some nice options. Think of how many people are wearing a long sleeve shirt under a short sleeve shirt, or layering a tank over a tee or whatever... Totally easy to buy a few shirts, cut the side holes yourself and then wear them underneath some other shirts. Bam! You're in fashion, plus you've got a functional nursing top.

I also noticed these tube tops for sale at Target for about $9. I'd think it would be easy enough to pull the top down when you opened your bra and to rely on the bottom part for the same type of "coverage" that you'd get from a typical nursing tee.


  1. Blogger a suburban housewife | 6:47 PM |  

    Motherwear also has the absolute cutest and practical nursing swimsuits. I bought the tankini version and never showed any tummy when nursing.

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