Product Review: Covered Goods
by Nina SpearsThe Baby Chick
While I was perusing IG one day, I saw Covered Goods pop up on my feed. Now I’m the type of person that loves anything that is a two-fer. If I can buy something and that one thing can be used for more than one purpose, I’m immediately in love with it. So when I saw how Covered Goods could be used in not only two different ways, but FOUR, I was immediately interested. I had to check it out.
As a postpartum doula, I have helped many women with breastfeeding. Something that I notice a lot of times is women feeling uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. They are fine at home, but once we leave and go to their kiddo’s pediatrician appointment or any public place, there is a change in confidence. I am a huge fan of breastfeeding so if I can find a product that encourages my clients and friends to continue to breastfeed and feel confident and beautiful anywhere and everywhere, I’m all in.
When I look at products to recommend to my clients, I am looking for options that are practical, useful, comfortable, and fashionable. That’s not asking for too much, right? 😉 I felt like Covered Goods was already checking those boxes with the images that I saw and what I read online, so I was excited to receive and test out this new cover for myself and for all of you mamas.
Once I received the product, I liked it’s clean packaging. I was curious how the material would feel because I don’t know about you, but I am the type of person that likes to find things that are comfortable and cute. I know that this is something that becomes even more important after a baby. You want to be able to quickly get ready and go but look fabulous all at the same time. After I tore open the packaging and felt the material, I was very pleased. It was super soft to the touch and felt great on.
I love how this cover can be worn as an infinity scarf and that women can add it as a cute accessory. Such a fun way to spice up an outfit. Since I’m pretty short (5′ 1.5″ – that half inch counts!), I needed to double wrap it around my neck. It was too long and looked a little silly hanging so low around my neck. I’ve seen other images of women wearing it just once looking very cute. If you’re taller than me (which more than likely you are), you can wear it either way. Here are some images of other women wearing their Covered Goods:
I then got one of my buddies to test out how it would work while nursing. Her name is Dolly and she has been a part of all of my newborn care classes for the past four years and many infant massage classes. (Don’t mind her facial expression. She really is excited.)
Something that I immediately liked is that I could wear it over one shoulder or both. I like having options. If you just want to snuggle that baby and hold them with both hands or maybe need to work on getting a better latch and have to help baby a little bit, covering both shoulders is great. Other times if you need a free hand to chat on the phone or wrangle up other kiddos, it’s great to be able to have a free hand and uncover one arm and shoulder. Good thinking, Covered Goods!
I also like, as many people have mentioned, that it covers you all the way around. A lot of the covers that I have tested and tried for my clients look like an oversized bib for mothers with a strap to put around her neck to let it hang. They are helpful, but I really like how Covered Goods thought about how women want to feel covered and comfortable everywhere while nursing. They don’t want their little one to squirm and wiggle around potentially lifting up or moving their cover. And women also don’t want their back or sides to be exposed if they are lifting up their shirt to breastfeed (especially right after having a baby). Not only that, because it doesn’t have a strap, there aren’t any clips, rings or buttons which makes it so much easier to throw on and use rather than making sure that it’s at the right length for you before you put it on. AND the neck is flexible so it doesn’t stay open for people to see while passing by. You won’t feel like anyone can sneak a peek if they are close to you.
Now, more about the fabric. This fabric that Covered Goods used is stretchy so it can move with you and baby comfortably. It’s also soft so it’s not irritating baby’s skin or uncomfortable for you, it’s breathable so baby won’t overheat under there and you won’t sweat like crazy either, it’s not see through so you don’t have to worry about any pictures being taken and people seeing what’s going on under there, and Covered Goods has fun patterns so you look fashionable while being a rockstar mom! Yes, yes, and yes!!
Also, if you don’t feel like wearing the scarf, it is so lightweight and super compact that it can easily fit in your diaper bag or purse so you can have it when you need it even on the go. Throw it in there and you’re all set!
What’s also great is that they are also easy to clean because they are machine washable. Throw them in cold water and tumble dry on low heat and you’re good to go. Of course, with any garment, hanging dry will keep it looking newer longer.
Now, on to other ways that you can use the cover. It can also be used as a carseat cover and a shopping cart cover/barrier. Dolly and I didn’t have a carseat on hand that day and couldn’t make it to the store (that would have been fun to explain to onlookers), but I’ve loved seeing the other pictures people have taken. I can see how this perfectly fits both the carseat and cart. It’s wonderful having that extra privacy and a barrier for your shopping cart when you have your little one. Check these out that I saw on Covered Goods’ IG:
And if all of that isn’t enough, I love how Covered Goods‘ covers are hand cut and hand sewn locally in the United States (Los Angeles). It’s great to be able to support companies that are all about the USA!
(If you’re wondering about sizing :: The size is “one size fits most.” As shown on their website, they are 64″ circumference at the bottom, the top is contoured to 14.5″ wide at the neck line, and they are 30″ long. Obviously, these measurements don’t apply when stretched.)
Be sure to check out their website and look at their different patterns. I’m loving their classic black and ivory stripe and their classic grey and ivory stripe covers. I may just have to get one for one of my new mom friends…or myself. 😉 They come out with new patterns every now and then so you should follow them on IG and Facebook to see what they are up to.
What do you think about Covered Goods? Have you tried their product?