August is national breastfeeding month and we are celebrating with a sponsored post on behalf of Itzy Ritzy and their Breastfeeding Scarf. We had new mom Emily take the new Itzy Ritzy Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf for a spin. This post is sponsored, but all the thoughts, words and baby snuggles are ours! Read on, because at the end we have a surprise.
Before I had a kid, among the many proclamations I made was that I would never be a slave to a baby’s nap schedule. “My kid will learn to sleep wherever, whenever!” said my ignorant little self. Cut to: a baby who is a happy little dreamboat so long as he gets a little beauty sleep every two hours. In a totally dark room. With white noise. Sleep sack. Lavender oil. Oh, and a detailed bedtime routine. Which means I stay at home all day and eat my words. And it also means I haven’t had to think about breastfeeding in public much, but at the moment I have family in town visiting, and I don’t want to miss out on time with them.
Yesterday we headed out to Jack London Square for lunch, and I brought the Itzy Ritzy Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf along to try it out. I’m not particularly modest or shy about feeding him, so I wasn’t even sure I needed it, but I ended up loving it for an unexpected reason: it blocked out all the exciting distractions that typically make him pop off the boob every few seconds. Also, the infinity scarf shape makes a little vertical pod for baby; instead of just draping a blanket all the way over him, there’s plenty of light and air still getting in. I also discovered that it fits over my car seat brilliantly, giving the baby a nice dark napping zone in the car. I’m actually writing this in the car as he sleeps soundly, white noise playing through the speakers, about to meet up with my family. A breastfeeding cover that helps him eat AND sleep, wherever and whenever? I’ll take two.
Here’s the really exciting part! MomSmack is giving one Itzy Ritzy Nursing Scarf plus a $50 Target Gift Card to one lucky reader. For a chance to win follow Itzy Ritzy on Instagram and Facebook and tell us which Itzy Ritzy Nursing Scarf is your favorite in the comments below. If you can’t wait and really like the scarf Emily is wearing you can buy it exclusively at Target!
Emily Crittenden is a new mom in Northern California. Her two month old is such a sweet boy and champion sleeper that he might not get any siblings- you don’t get this lucky twice. She’s a recovering lawyer and the designer of Emily C ring holding necklaces, which let women attach their rings in an instant, without having to take off the chain (see how they work at emilyc.com).