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Are you ready to talk about boobs? Because that’s what we’re going to do. Boobs, breasts, milk makers, tatas, lolos, whatever you call them. I mean, we can’t talk about a breastfeeding accessory without talking about breasts. I find it strange to spend so much time talking and thinking about my boobs – I’ve always been small-chested and never really gave the girls a second thought. However, since having a baby, and one who is exclusively breastfed, they seem get a lot of attention.
Some women are lucky and have babies who will have two nice big helpings of milk at every feeding, thus leaving maman nice and evenly drained. I am not one of those lucky women. Huckleberry likes just one side at a time and leaves me feeling a little lopsided for most of the day. However, by late afternoon, the lopsidedness is less and less apparent and my brain is less and less functional and I can never seem to remember which side he nursed from last.
Early on, probably by about the second week, I had the genius idea to use one of my elastic beaded bracelets as a “marker” and about 75% of the time I remembered to switch it from one wrist to the other after nursing. This was December though, so a few too many sweater and jacket changes later and I had successfully lost four bracelets in a month, and snapped a fifth. I needed another solution. And one that would preferably help me to remember to actually change which wrist the bracelet was even on, otherwise what was the point of wearing it at all? I mean really, I would end up either feeling myself up to determine which breast felt fuller, or feeling myself up to determine whether the bracelet was on the correct wrist or not. So, regardless, I was feeling myself up multiple times in a day. Thankfully, that’s when I came across NursElet.
NursElet (nursing + bracelet) is a dual-purpose breastfeeding accessory. It is a fashionable fabric wristband that closes with Velcro and can be used to mark which side to nurse from next. And it is a loop to tie up your top while nursing so that you can see what’s going on and so that Baby doesn’t get a face full of shirt. The best part? Because you use it to hold up your shirt, you HAVE TO remove it from your wrist, thus forcing you to put it on the other wrist after nursing. All of my problems were solved with one simple ingenious strip of cloth.
Most “problems” in motherhood are universal. I was not the first mother to encounter these issues, and so a solution had already been found. Rupal met some of these challenges before me and created the NursElet in response. Her biggest issue wasn’t lopsidedness and absentmindedness though, it was more an unclear view of what was going on that lead to acute back pain. So the NursElet was born to hold up shirts, act as a reminder, and to making nursing and pumping easier.
The Star of the Show: The NursElet Nursing Bracelet featuring…
- 100% cotton bracelet, available in 20+ prints and organic cotton
- Velcro closure for ease of fastening on wrist or shirt
What I love about my NursElet:
- It is comfortable! I’m a big believe in function over fashion, so if the NursElet wasn’t comfortable, I would not be wearing it. The fabric is soft, and with the size of my wrist, the Velcro doesn’t touch my skin. For larger wrists, you can reverse the NursElet so that any exposed rough Velcro would be facing out.
- It is not too fashionable! Yes, that sounds a little bizarre, but I am a minimalist when it comes to accessories and this is one that suits just about any outfit, including my hiking getup.
- It serves many purposes! As mentioned above, it acts as a reminder of which side to offer to Huckleberry next, it holds my shirt out of his face while he nurses or while I pump, and it gives both of us a clear view of what’s going on.
- It is easy to use! With the Velcro closure, I can attach it to either wrist, no problem. And it’s quick and easy to attach it to a shirt as well. Bonus, if you don’t want to wear it as a bracelet, it can also easily attach to your purse, diaper bag, belt loop, bra strap, and so on.
- It is adjustable! Big wrists? Little wrists? Chunky sweater? Silky top? It doesn’t matter, the NursElet will fit and do its job.
- It is washable! You can throw it in with your regular laundry when it gets a little dirty, as most things do when a baby is involved.
What I would change if I could:
- The Velcro is rough. There are types of hook & loop closures that are much softer and work just about as well. I think one of those would be better suited for these bracelets.
To get your hands on one of these pretty and practical nursing accessories, head over to the NursElet Shop. They start at $15 and tyou can save if you buy a pair. Also, shipping is FREE is the USA and Canada, and just $5 everywhere else.
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Welcome to the Made in the USA (or Canada) Giveaway Hop
hosted by The Anti-June Cleaver & Our Piece of Earth
Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you some great prizes that have been made in the USA…or Canada because we don’t leave our Canadian friends out of the fun.
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Enter to win 2 NursElets – one for you and one for a friend! (Or you could be selfish and keep them both, I’ll never tell…). And then hop along to the other blogs participating in the Made in the USA (or Canada) Giveaway Hop!
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