There are some supermoms who seem to have breastfeeding down to a science, discretely nursing their babies anywhere with nothing more than a receiving blanket as a cover. Unfortunately, I am not one of those supermoms. As popular as the apron-style nursing covers and simple blankets may be, I need more coverage, which is why nursing ponchos (also called nursing shawls) are perfect. In various lengths, prints and fabrics, the common denominator is that each nursing poncho offers 360-degree coverage. In the case of the styles from BusySpinningThread (I own this one) and Dria, ponchos can double as car seat covers, scarves and baby blankets. And the design makes it possible to wear these long after your time breastfeeding is complete.
Available in multiple prints, styles and fabric opacity choices.
Dria Cover, $80, driacover.com
Available in three prints, plus a lighter Solana style is coming soon.
L’ovedbaby Unisex Newborn Nursing Shawl Set, $52.50, amazon.com
Set available in three colors.
Hotslings Nursing Cover, $34-43, diapers.com
Available in two colors.