Monday, August 13, 2012

A Little More Coverage- MoBoleez, A Nursing Hat Review

  
    In case it wasn't already obvious, I love breastfeeding. That being said, I'm not an in your face, here are my boobs, see me in all my woman-ness, breastfeed in public-kinda-gal. Public nudity is just not my style. Some people that are very pro-breastfeeding would say that breastfeeding openly (boobs out) is completely normal and acceptable. I agree, breastfeeding is "normal" but its also my normal to show a little humility and cover up! That being said, I have not run off to a dark corner somewhere for the past 9 months every time my little one wants to eat. I use a nursing cover.

       In the first several months of nursing Weston I used a traditional nursing cover (envision a blanket with a strap around the neck). This week I was super excited to be given the opportunity to try a MoBoleez. MoBoleez is marketed as a modern bonnet for the breastfeeding baby.  The product is  basically a stretchy, wide brimmed, sun hat/nursing cover.

      MoBoleez is made of very soft stretchy fabric so that it fits snugly to your infants head. The fabric is 95% cotton and 5% spandex jersey knit. It is completely machine washable and should be laid out to air dry. Due to the fact that size is important, to ensure a snug fit, there are two sizes of hats. You can order a 0-6 months or a 6-12 months hat.

       For the purposes of this review I received a 6-12 months MoBoleez hat in blue, with a little star  pattern on it. Scattered around the hat is the phrase, "The Milky Way." Pretty creative little phrase for a nursing hat I must say!
     The hat fit Weston tightly, but comfortably, and stayed on despite his immediate tugging at the bill. Unfortunately,Weston at this age, is now just too squirmy for the Moboleez to remain full coverage. For a smaller or more calm baby, or even a Mama that just needs a little bit of modesty (but doesn't mind an occasional flap of the hat) this product would be great! It just so happens that my boy has bypassed the easy going eater phase, and the current situation is more like wrestling a baby gator.


 
    The above facts being stated, MoBoleez could also be an adorable new baby gift! Given the double use, nursing cover and sun hat, it is a one size fits all kind of Moms gift. MoBoleez can be found at boutiques around the world as well as purchased online. On amazon right now the price of MoBoleez ranges from $22.99-$28.00.
  
      Moboleez has been kind enough to provide you with the chance to win one Moboleez nursing bonnet for yourself! Please enter the rafflecopter below.


UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
Tee K


Disclosure: I received a product to review for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.


45 comments:

  1. While I think breast feeding is great, I prefer it if people keep covered up. I don't need to see your nipple when I'm out to dinner ;-)

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    1. LOL. Thanks for visiting and entering the giveaway Trish!

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  2. I have one for my son. It is great.

    Trish- I have never seen a woman's nipple while breastfeeding. Maybe some cleavage, but never a nipple.

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    1. Ah, now this is the discussion! Is it breastfeeding itself that is inappropriate? Or seeing too much cleavage? Or is it seeing the nipple itself that makes it offensive?? I think we could talk about this for a while haha.

      Glad you like your Moboleez!

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  3. I don't like to display my body to anyone outside our immediate family. Personal choice. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Ambre,
      Totally understand! Thanks for entering the giveaway.

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  4. I don't cover up at home, but my shirt covers most skin anyway. I do use my A + A blankets when I nurse in public so people don't have to look at my naked back. Also because sometimes my LO unlatches and I don't feel comfortable with my nipple hanging out there lol! I also will cover up around my dad, or my husbands dad and grandpas. It would make my dad and FIL uncomfortable to see a booby shot and my husbands grandpa is very conservative. I try to gauge the people I am with. Also on the note of others NIP, I prefer some light coverage because my boys are at that age where they really notice breasts. Whether they are nursing a baby or not! I don't look down on others for their personal choices though! A baby needs to eat and should be able to do so anywhere! I just would like a little more coverage :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Beth,

      Lots of thoughts-1. Good for your for not judging others, I echo the same sentiment-This is a very personal choice! I talk about what works for me but understand how very much a personal choice this is!

      2.I also tend to judge my audience haha. Where a simple nursing hat may be enough some places in others its just not enough for me.

      3. Thank you for stopping by, for entering the giveaway, and for spending so much time writing your reply. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and your situation!

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  5. I usually wear two layers, which covers me up pretty well! I don't care what other people do, it's their boobs, not mine! Doesn't offend me at all, either way.

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    1. Im a big two layer wearer as well. I am a big fan of the Mossimo (Target) long and lean tank tops under EVERYTHING! They work so well for modest feeding. Love them. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. I love the long and lean tanks! That's all I wear 3/4 of the year and in winter I add a sweater. I can't double layer because I run really hot, but my sister has done this since she had her older son and it works well for her :)

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    3. That's awesome that we use the same trick! I swear for 8$ or whatever they are they have been my most valuable maternity/nursing/mama item. I own them in EVERY color. We should be their spokeswomen haha.

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  6. i personally prefer to be completely covered when i feed our son. its not that im shy or offended or even honestly care what others think but because my lil monkey wont eat unless its in private! (warm dark place.. i guess hes just a picky eater!)

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    1. I love that your baby likes a dark warm place that is so cute!!

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  7. I don't make an effort to keep covered at home, but for the comfort of others I cover up while out. However, I won't go hide to nurse.

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    1. I agree with all of your statements and pretty much do the same. I also believe to each his own :) Thanks for entering!

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  8. I often think of others before myself so I prefer to be covered just so no one gets offended if I'm out in public.

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thats nice of you to think of others. Have a great week.

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  9. It doesn't bother me if I see moms out there nursing uncovered. But when I start nursing, I will most likely use a cover when out in public. But you never know, I may lose all modesty when the time comes!

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  10. I am pretty shy so i like to cover up but i dont think a mom should have to if she doesnt want to!

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  11. i saw to each their own...but maybe not to have the breast not in use exsosed

    tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

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  12. I love when I see a mama nursing in public. And I think they should be discreet as it is polite but I think they have every right to bare all if they choose. They are just feeding their baby! :)

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  13. When out in public in need to be done discreetly. I don't have a problem with it but I know that many others do.

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  14. i cover up in public, not because i am uncomfortable, but because other people may be. my daughter also gets distracted.

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  15. I don't cover up in public. My daughter hates a blanket over her, and always rips it off. And I don't feel that people see any more of me than they would in a swim suit.

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  16. I nursed my last baby until he was 19 months. I chose to cover for my own comfort. But to be honest I got more looks and comments about my nursing the my friend who chose not to cover.

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of covers just bc neither of my babies like having them on in the NOLA heat! With my second baby, I am getting some great use out of my Bravada nursing tank tops (which I find fit great both up top and over my stomach) with shirts on top.

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  18. A simple coverup is all you need. When I was a restaurant server, there was a family seated at a table close to the entrance. With no coverup at all, during the lunch rush, she was working to get her baby to latch on. I mean, entire breast, workin for that latch on. I wasn't disgusted, I just felt awkward, like I wasn't supposed to be there. I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

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  20. I had a cover but it would take me 10 times as long to get everything situated and placed just right so that my son could nurse and I could see him. Once I got over my own feelings that everyone would be "watching" me I just got rid of the cover, bought an Undercover Mama so people wouldn't see my bare back, and that was it. I felt even more comfortable without the cover because I wasn't stressed about making sure the cover was hiding everything.

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  21. I am extremely shy and even use a cover at a home. I try to make sure I feed my daughter before we go anywhere just so I don't feed in public. But as far as other people in public I don't really care what they do It's all a personal choice and everyone is different.

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  22. Personally I believe I will be using a cover all the time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. i dont care about it people can or dont need to

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  24. I love when I see a mom nursing in public. And I think they should be discreet.

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  25. My son likes to be covered while he eats, otherwise he gets distracted and doesn't stay latched on. Usually I use an A+A muslin blanket, because they don't make us too hot, and are easy to stuff into the already-full diaper bag. When the weather's cooler, I just take off my jacket/cardigan and put it on backwards just over one arm - it covers just enough and keeps us both cozy :) I have actually tried to improvise with a little sun hat but it didn't have enough of a brim to make much difference. Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to try this!

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  26. I appreciate modesty in public nursing.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. Breast feeding is a natural thing timwife@live.com

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  28. I think they're a good thing, fun, and cute. I dont think breast feeding is bad or offensive at all
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  29. I'm shy about modesty so yes covering up is important.

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  30. I cover up as a courtesy to others while I am in public. I think that nursing moms have to make up their own mind on whether to cover up or not as both ways are fine with me.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I nursed 2 children. I think whatever makes you feel comfortable. I had one child who didn't mind being covered, and one that refused to be covered. Whatever works! :)
    mommysap@gmail.com ( Bocomomma O Frey )

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  32. It's completely natural - doesn't offend me at all. If it's right for you and your child, show whatever you want. Just in case my cousin is shy, I'd like to win for her.
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  33. I'm so shy about nursing in public while going outside. So, I think it's very important to cover up!
    Thank You!
    Fiona N

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  34. I prefer to cover up I feel like it is more respectful of everyones feelings and different beliefs its not always the most important thing about whther you are okay with it. we live in a place where people have different religions beliefs and ideas.
    fb: rab pom

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  35. I think women should try to keep covered. It makes other people more comfortable and personally makes me feel more comfortable.

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