Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover Review and Giveaway

To nurse in public, is a tricky thing. Some are afraid to even attempt it, others barely cover their breasts with the baby's head. I fall somewhere in between (like most nursing moms.) I like to nurse anywhere I please, while tastefully draped with a cover. Now for Ace and I that has meant an off-brand nursing cover that has a hole the plops down over my head and covers me almost to my waist and of course my shoulder blades (since those are so riske.) The fabric was long enough to cover the boy during his early life, but in more recent days has proven not enough to encase him (not that he needs to be fully covered) and the part that does - he's bothered by because it rests on his face while nursing - so he'll do ANYTHING not to be under that cover. That's when Bebe au Lait came to the rescue!

About the Company:
Bebe au Lait is owned by a husband and wife team Ronnie and Claire Ekelund. You might have heard about them, the company was originally called Hooter Hiders. The award winning company, after two years with business booming, they decided to change their name and add a more sophisticated feel to the company and thus Bebe au Lait was transformed. The company sells nursing covers, double reversible bibs, hooded towels and burp cloths and all are in stylish and adorable fabric choices! Bebe au Lait is also in the blogging world, and you can find their blog, here.

The Review:
I fell in love with Bebe au Lait's nursing cover! It's that simple. When I first was looking for a nursing cover, I admit I was skeptical about fabric that didn't fully encase me on all sides. I think that was the nervous new mommy in me. However, upon using Bebe au Lait's nursing cover all my skepticism is gone. It is by far the best cover that I've used to date. The nursing cover simply hooks over your neck and has an ample amount of fabric to cover you and your baby, in fact while the baby is nursing it acts as a nice blanket (for the cozy sense of a blanket, not warmth) because it is not super warm so the baby doesn't overheat while under it, which is good because my little man is a hot tot! The rigid neckline is perfect and allows for me to see my son during nursing and the terry cloth corner is wonderful to wipe his mouth when he's done with his snack. Bebe au Lait lists the following features for their nursing cover:

Terrycloth pocket detail for quick cleanup or storage of breast pads or pacifiers.
Machine Washable
Unique rigid neckline allows for ventilation, as well as direct eye contact with the baby.
Generous sizing keeps mommy completely covered during breastfeeding
Multi-use: Can be used as a nursing cover, a blanket, or even a sunshade to protect baby’s fragile skin from harmful UV rays.
I think my favorite "feature" of these nursing cover are the chic designs. I would love to have one in every design just because they are so stylish and cute. Finally, I think the most important part about the nursing cover is how Ace reacts to it. Like I mentioned before in the other cover - he squirms, twists, and fights to get out from under it (even when he is hungry!) We don't have that problem with the Bebe au Lait cover. With the rigid neckline it stays off his face and provides me with a great view of his beautiful blue eyes as he nurses. He is far more content under this cover than the other. So my squirmy worm gives it his stamp of approval and I do as well!

Buy it: You can go to Bebe au Lait's website and purchase your own nursing cover in several different color and pattern options.


Win it! Bebe au Lait has generously donated one Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover to one A-Priori Mommy reader!

How to enter:
Visit Bebe au Lait and tell me which design you'd like to win.
This must be done first before any other entries will count.


Additional Entries: (Up to 12 chances to win!)
1. Blog about the giveaway with a link to The A-Priori Mommy and leave the URL to your post in the comment. (3 entries)
2. Follow me on blogger. Already follow, you count too! (1 entry)
3. Follow me AcesMomma on Twitter AND Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry)
4. Add my button to your sidebar. (1 entry)
5. Purchase anything from Bebe au Lait between now and the end of the giveaway and post 5 comments with the transaction number. (5 entries)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry (i.e., if you blog about this giveaway, leave three separate comments stating that you did. Your comments are your actual entries.)


This giveaway will end June 10th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced June 11th. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. US entries only, please. Winner can choose any available pattern that is in stock.

56 comments:

Mad Em said...

I love the Yoko pattern!

Stacy Luce said...

I'm following you! Those come in super cute patterns!

Stacy Luce said...

Oh yes, and I love the Papillon print!

Lilly said...

The Ohana cover is great! What wonderful products.

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for commenting on my blog!

My sister is expecting her first child this month (Well, June) and I'd love to enter this to give her if I should win. The design I love is this one because, we don't know if she is having a boy or girl yet!

Bebe au Lait Sevilla Nursing Cover

Michele said...

I blogged about your giveaway here!

Entry #1

http://micheleslittlebitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/priori-mommy-is-giving-away-nursing.html

Michele said...

Thank you again for the giveaway, I'm a follower!

Michele said...

I blogged about your giveaway here!

Entry #3

http://micheleslittlebitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/priori-mommy-is-giving-away-nursing.html

Michele said...

I blogged about your giveaway here!

Entry #2

http://micheleslittlebitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/priori-mommy-is-giving-away-nursing.html

punkinmama said...

Love the Vila pattern!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way! You never know when this might come in handy in the future... :)

Melissa said...

I really like the Hot Dots. I've been looking at it at Motherhood Maternity for the last week! I used a blanket with my Aiden and he always got so hot. I'm glad I read your review. I'll definitely be getting one of these to use with my new little one.

Melissa said...

I have your button!

Melissa said...

I'm a follower

Greta @ Mom Living Healthy said...

I'm a follower!

Greta @ Mom Living Healthy said...

Obviously I can't follow directions...

I love these nursing covers! I have one already, but I'd love to give the Yoko design to my sister-in-law who is now expecting.

Thanks!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

I love the Papillon pattern :)

Greta @ Mom Living Healthy said...

I wrote about your giveaway on my blog here:

http://whatworksformama.blogspot.com/2009/06/check-out-these-giveaways.html

Thanks!

d and b said...

they have some very cute nursing covers!
since heather just found out she is having a girl (!) in the fall..
i think we like the chocolat one as a gift for her if we win....
:)

Dee said...

I follow you!

Dee said...

I'm 31 weeks pregnant and want one of these sooo bad! I only nursed for a few months with my son b/c I was too modest! This would help out sooo much when company comes to the hospital and to my house to visit!

I really like the Bebe au Lait Yoko Nursing Cover!

Thanks so much for the chance!

Ivy said...

Love the Sevilla Nursing Cover.

Heather said...

I adore the Bebe au Lait Mint Chocolate Nursing Cove.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Hailey said...

I love the Bebe au Lait Chocolat Nursing Cover. So cute!

Hailey said...

I follow @AcesMomma on twitter. Here is my tweet:
http://twitter.com/haileylafone/status/2065010759

Hailey said...

I am a blog follower.

Hailey said...

I have your button on my sidebar!

Robin said...

Hi!
Just stopping in from SITS to say hi and wish all who are entering your fabulous contest a big GOOD LUCK.

Hailey said...

3.

I blogged about your fabulous giveaway!
http://thelafones.blogspot.com/2009/06/nursing-cover-giveaway.html

Hailey said...

2.

I blogged about your fabulous giveaway!
http://thelafones.blogspot.com/2009/06/nursing-cover-giveaway.html

Hailey said...

1.

I blogged about your fabulous giveaway!
http://thelafones.blogspot.com/2009/06/nursing-cover-giveaway.html

Kari said...

I love the Bebe au Lait Chocolat Nursing Cover!!

Kari said...

I am a follower!

Kari said...

I have your button!!

S Club Mama said...

I really love these. I didn't really nurse my son for long when he was born because he didn't latch, so we didn't need one of these. But I'm going to (try to) nurse my baby coming in 30-something days.

I'd probably like one of the black and white patterns since I don't know what gender of baby we're having. Although I love the cute polka dot ones.

S Club Mama said...

And I posted your button on my sidebar (PS I really love your "about me" - very creative).

S Club Mama said...

I'm now a follower

Katrina said...

I love the hot dots pattern

Rachel said...

The Bebe au Lait Mint Chocolate Nursing Cover is my favorite.

Richelle said...

I like the Bebe au Lait Mint Chocolate Nursing Cover.

Greta @ Mom Living Healthy said...

Also, I did state previously that I love the Yoko design. And, here's my entry #3 for blogging:

http://whatworksformama.blogspot.com/2009/06/check-out-these-giveaways.html

Greta @ Mom Living Healthy said...

Thanks for your email tips about entering the contest :)

Here is my entry #2 for blogging:

http://whatworksformama.blogspot.com/2009/06/check-out-these-giveaways.html

Sarah said...

I love the Bebe au Lait Hot Dots Nursing Cover!
bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

Amanda said...

I like the parfait pattern!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

I follow!

Ashley said...

I would choose the Mint Chocolate cover!

LaVonne said...

I like almost all the patterns but if I won I would probably just choose the hot dots one. Or black? hmm... this is hard decision :)

Celeste said...

Got your button!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Follower

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

I like the Chocolat one!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

I like the hotdots

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Follower!

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

3- Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday.html

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

2- Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday.html

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday.html

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Added your button!

Joanna @ Mommy Sense said...

Follower & Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/2109073139