Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bebe Au Lait Hooter Hiders Nursing Cover Review and Giveaway!



I have been dying to work with Bebe Au Lait on a review and giveaway since my blog first got started and am thrilled that I finally have my chance! I just adore this company and the freedom they bring to nursing moms everywhere. Because of their genius nursing covers, moms can nurse in public without worrying about keeping covered up or getting strange looks. I have to admit, I HATE nursing in public. Ask my friends! They think I am funny, but I really dislike it. I feel like the whole room is staring at me, the nursing mom, while my child tries to eat. Any time we would go places, I would scope out the corner booths or the end bowling lane in hopes that people wouldn't notice me nursing. I hated being made to feel that way, but that is also our society. When I find outstanding nursing tops or nursing covers, I shout about them from the rooftops, because for myself and many other nursing moms out there, they are Godsends! I know there are amazingly confident nursing moms out there who could care less what others think, and I truly give them credit, but I was and am not one of them. Thanks to Bebe Au Lait, I am once again comfortable nursing in public! I only wish I had tried one of these babies out sooner because they would have saved me MUCH grief!

"When Claire Ekelund gave birth to her second daughter in 2003, she was proud to be an active nursing mom but recognized that, once again, nursing in public was going to be challenging."

See? I KNEW I wasn't the only one! She knew, like I did, that there had to be a more convenient way of feeding wriggly babies, than just holding a receiving blanket over their heads! The receiving blanket business rarely worked for me and I always ended up nursing in the car with my Husband obsesively holding the blanket over my breast so no passers-by would see! I used to pray every single time for a fast let down and for a baby that wouldn't detach as soon as milk started coming out! Nursing Mom's have enough to worry about with getting that milk to come out and we shouldn't have to worry about modestly as well! Thank goodness for a company that understands this! I love it even more, because Claire has been in our shoes!

"Claire decided to create her own nursing cover, the Hooter Hider (dubbed so by an outspoken male friend): an easy-to-use, machine washable, multi-purpose stylish cover designed with Baby and Mom in mind. The difference between the patent-pending Hooter Hider and other nursing covers is the rigid neckline allowing Mom and Baby unobstructed eye contact during feeding and other thoughtful features such as a small-item storage and clean-up pocket made from the softest terry cloth. Mom sees Baby...Baby sees Mom...discreet...on-the-spot cleanup...perfect!"

Wallah! An amazing company was born and nursing moms everywhere let out a cheer!

A glance at the Bebe Au Lait website can get kind of confusing. You will see Hooter Hiders - the original name of the company, as well as just Bebe Au Lait Nursing Covers. Here's an explanation:

"For almost 2 years the company was called Hooter Hiders. However, as the business grew, Ronnie and Claire felt the company needed a more refined name to reflect the sophisticated elegance and good taste the company strives to embody: Bebe au Lait."

Many customers loved the name Hooter Hiders, and so there are two lines of nursing covers(not counting the organic line). All fabrics are hand selected and are machine washable. Bebe Au Lait recently released Simple by Bebe Au Lait, a line of 100% orgnic fabrics in savy solid colors, as well as Monaco, a line of silk fabrics!

I cant even begin to tell you how proud I am to own my Hooter Hider. When I was asked what I wanted to review, I knew it had to be the originally named Hooter Hider. I just got a kick out of it! I also fell in love with the Hooter Hider Nest pattern and knew it had to be mine! Have a look at the pattern:

http://www.lamamamaternity.com/files/imagecache/thickbox_scaled/files/nest.jpg

Isn't it gorgeous?? I knew it would coordiante with any clothing I wanted to wear and it is also a gender neutral pattern, so I can use it will all my little ones. My Nest Hooter Hider will see TONS of use! The Hooter Hiders come in 2 styles - Ruffle and Pocket. One has ruffles along the bottom, like my Nest cover and the other style has a pocket!

Here is another photo:

http://www.9monthslater.com/ProductImages/thrd_878982002127.jpg

I absolutely adore the ruffles along the bottom, and the patented rigid neckline! It's so nice to be able to see baby while they nurse and they can see Mommy as well! No more babies freaking out under blankets! These nursing covers also come with an adorable storage pouch in the same pattern, which makes it easy to store in your diaper bag! Every Mom who plans to breastfeed should be given one of these covers at their baby shower!

The Bebe Au Lait and the Hooter Hider Nursing Covers are a very affordable $35.00! I was shocked to see how little they cost knowing how much use they get!

Bebe Au Lait offers other products as well! Check out their Burp Cloths, Bibs, Hooded Towels, Family Ties Jewelry, and Gift Sets!

Bebe Au Lait also just recently started a blog!

They are running a special right now just for Mother's Day! Buy any nursing cover and receive 2 Burp Cloths free, as well as free shipping! Check it out here!

WIN IT!!! - Open to US ONLY!!!
One VERY lucky Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win their very own nursing cover in the design of their choosing! To enter, head over to the Bebe Au Lait website, then come back here and tell me your favorite nursing cover! This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email address in case you win!

Extra Credit!
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This giveaway will end June 4th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Good luck guys! Once again, this is open to US readers only, sorry!

A HUGE thank you to the wonderful people over at Bebe Au Lait for this fabulous review and giveaway opportunity just in time for Mother's Day. I hope you all have a fabulous Mother's Day!

158 comments :

  1. My favorite cover is the Bebe au Lait Mint Chocolate Nursing Cover! It was a hard choice, though!

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  9. I think my favorite has to be the Papillon cover. They are all great, though!!

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  10. I like the Hooter Hiders Nest Nursing cover and the Bebe au lait mint chocolate nursing cover

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  15. I like the Hooter Hiders Marseille Nursing Cover.
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  16. Such a hard decision, but I will have to say Hooter Hiders Marseille Nursing Cover

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  23. I like capri.
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  28. I like the Aero with pocket
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  29. I like the Hooter Hiders Aero Nursing Cover
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  30. My favorite is the ruffle design in the nest fabric but I also love the original design in the ascot fabric.

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  37. My favorite cover is the Hooter Hiders Nest Nursing Cover.
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  43. I like the Kensington print.

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  49. Hate to be a copycat, but I love the Hooter Hiders Nest Nursing Nest too! Thanks!

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  53. My favorite is the Hooter Hiders Siena Nursing Cover

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  59. my fav is definately the Hooter Hiders Nest Nursing Cover. amypugmire@live.com

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  66. I like the mint chocolate bebe au lait nursing cover.

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  68. my favorite is the Hooter Hiders Kyoto Nursing Cover
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  84. I also love the Nest Hooter Hider with the ruffle, so pretty!

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  98. This is difficult! I think I'd pick Nest or Mint Chocolate...

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  106. I like the Bebe au Lait Yoko Nursing Cover.
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  107. i like the Hooter Hiders Mariposa Nursing Cover.

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  118. I love the Papillon Nursing Cover!

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  125. My favorite is the Simple Organic Nursing Cover in Steel.

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  132. My favorite is the mint chocolate. I love the set you can get in this pattern too.

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  133. My favorite is the Bebe au Lait Soft Spot Nursing Cover. It would make a great baby shower gift for a baby girl being born this fall.

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  135. I love the Chocolat Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover!

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