A while back, I won a giveaway for one of these fabulous nursing covers from Cover Me Ponchos and Mariah was so generous to team up with me to give one of my readers the opportunity to win one too!
Cover Me Ponchos are the perfect accessory for any mom. I didn't actually have mine before baby was born, but using the poncho over a baby bump would be a perfect way to transition into Fall. I have had a few weeks now to put the cover to use and I have to say, it does not disappoint.
I chose the Grey and White Stripe cover. I love the neutral aspect of it, yet the stripes give it a fun feel. There are so many cute prints and colors available though. I have my eyes the new Black and White Aztec print, and if I was feeling really bold, I would choose the Floral print because I think it's super fun and pretty.
The main use we have for it is as a nursing cover. I didn't actually have a cover when Palmer was a baby. We used whatever baby or swaddle blanket we had hanging around at the time. Not super convenient when you are out, I must say. These nursing covers are perfect. They cover you all over, both front and back, and they are easy to nurse with; no trying to get it just right, and no worrying about flashing the world! The light, airy fabric of the cover is just perfect. It's not too hot when nursing baby and it is the perfect lightness to wear over your shirt as a poncho when not nursing.
I also love mine for a car seat cover. I especially love it for those (germy) grocery store trips when people just HAVE to see your new baby, or when the outside weather is just a little too much for baby. Whether its the sun or the wind, I know my baby will be hidden away from the elements. I like the fact that I don't have to worry about baby getting to warm with the cover over the seat because the fabric is not heavy at all.
The Cover Me Poncho also doubles (or triples??) as a baby blanket when you don't have another one available. Because there are so many uses for the poncho, I make sure it's always in my bag when we head out, and I don't have to worry about bringing along other blankets or covers; it's a "one-item-does-all" sort of thing. It can also be used as a scarf, a shopping cart cover or a stroller cover. See the list here for all it's uses!
So, if you want to win one of these fun, functional, and versatile covers by Cover Me Ponchos, head on over to my Instagram to enter!