If you are a long term reader of Hip Little One you will know that while I am absolutely pro breastfeeding (I am still breastfeeding our almost 9-month old) and think that women should feel completely free to feed in public I myself am not a confident public breastfeeder at all. It is something I have never felt very comfortable with and whenever possible I will always try to be home at feeding times. However on Monday our beautiful girl had to have a barium swallow xray at the hospital which required a few hours of fasting and as a result I had an extremely upset and very hungry girl on my hands…
Obviously I knew I had no other option than to feed her there and then, to still the hunger and even more so to comfort her after the upsetting procedure. I made sure I was well prepared, wearing a very comfortable nursing singlet with easy feeding access layered with my black Topszy. You may have never heard of it before but Topszy is an innovative accessory for mums that can be used in 12 ways, including as a breastfeeding cover for self conscious mums like me.
Don’t be fooled by the simple shape of the Topszy (it is basically a big rectangular piece of fabric with an opening in it), you’ll be amazed by how handy and useful it is. There are four different ways to use the Topszy as a nursing cover, providing you with great coverage to allow for discreet breastfeeding. If you are not breastfeeding you can wear your Topszy as a halter or strapless top, a vest (my favourite!), a tunic or a scarf. And there is more, the Topszy also makes a handy cover for your pram or baby capsule or even a quick swaddle blanket when out and about.
Unlike many other nursing covers the Topszy is specifically designed without clips, buttons, zips, loops or ribbons making it very easy to use. The soft 100% cotton fabric is gentle against the skin, drapes nicely and is nice and breathable in the hot Australian weather. The Topszy ($38.50) is available in 14 different colours to suit your taste and style. Each Topszy comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions to help you make the most of your new accessory and for a bit more help and inspiration you can always fall back on the Topszy Demonstration Video on YouTube.