Aug 30, 2011

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BabyBond Couture Review and Giveaway!

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SAP is now 2.5 years old, and although I had to wean earlier than I wished to (when she was 14 months old) I loved every moment of nursing that little girl!  There was many times that were difficult to nurse however, especially with SAP never wanting to be covered up and I was often in a public setting…little can I say on a tight budget and not knowing about the great nursing tops and covers out there, I learned quickly to not care if others saw my tummy or chest when the little one wanted to feed!  Two years later I am learning of these great nursing accessories that make nursing a more private and enjoyable experience, yet still give you and baby the close contact you need for such an intimate relationship, and I cannot wait to plan my baby shopping list when I plan for the next one in my life!

One of the wonderful nursing accessories I would include on my baby list is the Baby Bond.  They come in 3 different styles depending on the mother’s needs and style of nursing: The Original, Flex, and Couture!

Original Flex Couture

Since SAP no longer nurses I asked my friend Sarah and her new baby boy to help  me out in reviewing the Baby Bond Couture!  Here’s what she thought!

Baby Bond Review – Couture Style


About the Couture Style:

BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch.

I’m Sarah, and I am the mama of two boys – Ryan who is 2.5 years, and Alex who is 5 months.  I am exclusively breastfeeding my 5 month old, and often need to nurse him out in public.  I breastfed my older son, but he also took bottles, so I never really nursed him in public, or I could just plan our outings around his feeding schedule.  Now with a baby who is anti-bottle, plus a toddler who is always on the go, I don’t have much choice – when the baby needs to eat, he needs to eat!

Check out Sarah nursing her little one using the Baby Bond Couture as a sash!

I don’t own any nursing shirts except for nursing tanks, which I usually just wear under a regular shirt.  That way I can lift my shirt up to nurse, while the tank still covers my stomach (okay, muffin top!).  With summer here now, that kind of layering didn’t seem like such a practical option anymore.  I also have a nursing cover, but as babies get older, they like to try to play peek-a-boo with the cover, which is not always so cute in public.  Plus that can be hot, too.

The Baby Bond is a great solution to my problem!  It can be worn two different ways, depending on what you are wearing when you nurse: as a sash to cover you from the top when you wear a top-down nursing shirt, or as a belly band to cover up when you lift your shirt to nurse.

 

 

view video Here you can see the 2 different ways the Couture can be worn!

I found it easier to use like a belly band, and that is the way I have been mostly using it.  I like that it covers my muffin top, and is easy to take on and off – no more needing to layer a hot nursing tank under my shirt.  Which ever way you decide to use it, it comes in handy for any mom that wants to nurse in public discreetly.
Sara says she enjoys the Baby Bond Couture most as a belly band!

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Compact – rolls up into itself, fits easily in diaper bag
  • Versatile – can be worn two different ways
  • One size fits all – I wear a size XL shirt, and it fit me with room to spare
  • Good coverage – keeps you covered in all the right places
  • Lightweight & comfortable – no need to cover baby with a hot blanket or cover
  • Discreet – blends in with your clothing – doesn’t draw attention to the fact that you are nursing (like some covers do)
  • Beautiful vibrant color, available in 5 color choices (Couture style)
  • Machine washable – important with any baby accessory!  J
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • Need two hands to put it on (have to put baby down).  Not a real con, but you can’t just throw it on real quick if baby needs to eat right that second, you need to plan ahead a little.
  • To use it as a sash on the top, you need to wear a shirt that you can pull down from the top.
  • When you use it as a sash on the top, you need to take it off and switch which shoulder it is on before you switch breasts.  Again, not really a con, just takes a little coordination.

Meet BabyBond

BabyBond™ nursing accessories cover mom, not her baby. Mom is able to maintain her modesty. Baby remains uncovered benefiting from the infinite opportunity to make eye contact, interact, and communicate. After all, dining is social.
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Buy It!

You can purchase any BabyBond style at the BabyBond Website!

Get 25 % off with Coupon Discount Code “SAPS” !!

Win It!

One SAPsMaMa follower will win a BabyBond of their choice!
Please enter using the RaffleCopter Form Below!  This is my first time using this style form but it is VERY easy to use and will help you enter very easily and quickly without leaving this page!  If there is any issues with the form, try refreshing it, and if that doesn’t work email me at sapsmama at yahoo dot com
Good luck!



Thank you to BabyBond for working with me on this review, and to Sarah for helping me review the Couture!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  1. bridgett zaidi says:

    I would pick the couture in black (been drooling over it for months!)

  2. bridgett zaidi says:

    I would love the baby bond for myself since we are ttc. I love nursing tanks and here in hot arizona, nursing covers are just to much. Love the idea of covering boob, not baby

  3. Amanda Hoffman says:

    couture black

  4. Amanda Hoffman says:

    it would help me because im due in almost 2 months with my first

  5. Sarah Lavinder says:

    I like the couture in navy,. nursing covers are hot and I always feel like I am being mean to my baby in this weather by covering her up and not allowing airflow over her.

  6. I would pick Couture in Riviera!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  7. I would use it myself – as my first is on the way. This would help me to feel more comfortable in public.
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  8. Amanda N. says:

    I like the Original Charcoal.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Amanda N. says:

    I would give it to my friend who’s nervous about nursing uncovered in public.

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Jessica Sapalio says:

    I like the couture Barcelona.

  11. Jessica Sapalio says:

    The baby bond would help me as I start nursing with my first baby.

  12. Love the Couture in the Riveria color.

  13. This would be great with nursing my toddler who’s always wiggling around.

  14. Entered the Piggy Paint Review and Giveaway.

  15. Entered the Yo’ Drops Review and giveaway.

  16. Love the espresso couture one!

  17. BabyBond Couture in Riviera

  18. I would love this for myself. It would help me by adding some style to my nursing wardrobe.

  19. I’m guessing that the color of the cover that was reviewed is the Riviera (Turquoise) color? That is the one that I am interested in. It’s so pretty.

  20. The beautiful Riviera (Turquoise) color is only offered in the Couture version of the BabyBond Nursing Cover.

  21. I would like the Couture in Hudson/Black.

  22. The BabyBond would help be more successful in breastfeeding my second child that is due this December.

  23. Sarah Hull says:

    I would love the Couture in Espresso!

  24. I would choose the Couture in Riviera or Espresso!

  25. This would help me with nursing our new bean who is due in April. My DD always hated having a cover over her head and would pull it off so this would be a great alternative to that!

  26. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would love the Couture in the Riviera.

  27. I would love to win this! I have a hard time carrying my baby around and he would love this!

  28. I would love the Couture in Riviera!

  29. I’m expecting a baby and plan on breastfeeding exclusively. I’m looking for all options to make it a more comfortable experience for baby and me. I would love either the original or flex baby bond in black or Night color because those seem the most versatile for me.

  30. this is really a brilliant idea. my kids hated being covered up and this is a nice inbetween. hopefully will help some moms be more confident that might not otherwise, as well.

  31. This would help with nursing because I don’t want to cover my baby completely and I want his or her siblings to be able to see the baby and learn that the baby is getting the best nutrients from me. I don’t want it to seem like a shameful act. It seems more women are scared of breastfeeding in public these days because other people.

  32. Mikaela R. says:

    I would really like the Night Flex!

    Thanks!
    mikaelar41 at gmail dot com

  33. Mikaela R. says:

    I would like to win this for myself in hopes it will help me feel more confident about breast feeding in public. I really like how it is wrapped around you, so there should be no worries that your child may pull it down. I also really like that it doesnt cover their face, which allows you to have that bond with them.

    Thanks!
    mikaelar41 at gmail dot com

  34. Carly glover says:

    I would choose the couture in gray

  35. Carly glover says:

    This would help me nurse baby number 2 when I’m put in public my first hated ti be convd

  36. I can’t wait to have another baby!

  37. I would choose the Original in Black.

  38. I’m very modest about nursing, even in my home when visitors are over, so this would really help.

    Forgot my Twitter name… @lindseygalvez

  39. Tasha West Glasscock says:

    I would choose the couture in Hudson (black) because it would go with anything.

  40. Tasha West Glasscock says:

    I’m a first time mom and quite nervous about nursing in public. I don’t want people to see my belly and I don’t want to make others uncomfortable so the Baby Bond seems like it would really help out with my fears.

  41. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i would love the couture in black.

  42. Amanda Hoffman says:

    it would help me because im 31 weeks along with my first and im planning on breast feeding but dont want everyone seeing.

  43. I would love the flex in night!

  44. I would keep it and use it 🙂

  45. Hannah Hewland says:

    Oooh~ I would love the flex in chocolate! It would make life so much easier!

  46. Hannah Hewland says:

    I have my first baby on the way, and this would take so much of the pressure off! I know I want to breastfeed, and I’m trying to find alternatives to struggling to keep my baby covered when in public (on a very tight budget >.<). I know I'll become more comfortable with the idea of breast feeding in public when the time comes, I'll have to! It's hard though as I've always been self conscious about my breasts as they're a cup size different from one another. The idea of breastfeeding in public is still a little shaky for me because of this, but I'm determined and I know I have no reason to be embarrassed 🙂 Anywho, that's how the baby bond would help me and how I would use it! Thanks!

  47. Amy Lukasik says:

    Like the couture in Hudson..would go with everything 🙂

  48. Black Flex 🙂

  49. If I win it will be a gift for my friend

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