Best Nursing Covers of 2020
Best Nursing Covers
March 17, 2021

Best Nursing Covers

Full coverage nursing covers and stylish cover ups for moms who want to cover up while breastfeeding. Add your favorite breastfeeding cover up to your baby registry. Best Nursing Covers

You might spend a lot of time inside during the first few weeks after your baby is born, but eventually you’ll want to get out and about.

While you certainly don’t need a nursing cover when you’re breastfeeding in public—and you shouldn’t feel like you do—some women find that there are times when they want a little privacy.

You can throw a swaddle or baby blanket over your shoulder to give you that privacy. But an actual nursing cover is designed to provide ample coverage and stay on even when your baby squirms, and many are super versitile. In between feeding sessions, some nursing covers can shade baby in their car seat, cover shopping carts and restaurant high chairs and even be worn as scarves. Keep in mind: some babies refuse to be covered up, but most are happy to breastfeed within the cozy cocoon of a nursing cover.

Check out our favorite nursing covers—these look great and give you confidence and privacy if and when you need it.

Super Versatility

You won’t need to worry about your baby kicking or pulling off this wraparound cover. The super soft, stretchy rayon blend keeps this cover fitted snugly around you and your baby while nursing. It also works perfectly for pulling over your car seat to shield baby from sun, wind and curious strangers (and their germs). It can even help protect your wee one from germy restaurant high chairs and shopping cart seats—the fabric easily slips over most serfaces and covers everywhere your baby might touch. And with so many cute designs to choose from, there’s a Copper Pearl nursing cover for every parent’s style.

Supreme Softness

Just like the Copper Pearl nursing cover, this cover from Milk Snob is incredibly versatile. But the one thing it does better than all the other nuring covers out there? Softness. There’s a good reason Milk Snob calls this the Luxe—made from premium brushed micro-jersey material, this is by far the softest cover you’ll ever feel. And with several beautiful jewel tones to choose from, it makes for a fashionable infinity scarf when you’re not nursing. (Trust us, you’ll want to wear it long after you’ve stopped breastfeeding, and the long-lasting fabric helps keep it in your wardrobe for years.)

For Keeping Track

If you’re more a fan of the classic apron-style nursing cover, Boppy has though of just about everything with this design. Can’t remember which breast baby nursed on last time? Don’t worry, it’s a common thing among breastfeeding parents. This nursing cover solves that forgetfulness issue with a ring that slides side to side across the neckline, so you can mark whether you breastfed from the right side or the left side (and remember for next time!). And when you’re all done, the cover folds up quickly and easily into a pouch that can be tossed in your diaper bag.

Fashionable & Discreet

While some nursing covers scream “I’m breastfeeding,” the Bamboobies Nursing Shawl is super discreet. The chic poncho style looks more like part of a trendy outfit, even while you’re nursing (as opposed to looking like an apron or a stretched-out scarf). It’s soft and flowy with a bit of stretch to keep the top in place while your little one is latched.

Designed for Breathability

The two key benefits that apron-style nursing covers have over shawl- or scarf-style covers are breathability and visibility, and this one from Bebe Au Lait is a great option for both. It features a patented rigid neckline that keeps the fabric from collapsing in over baby’s head, meaning you always have a nice open window to see your little one nursing and your little one can get some good air flow—which is especially important to keep in mind if your baby doesn’t like being confined or covered up.

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