While a nursing cover isn't totally necessary for breastfeeding moms, it's a nice thing to have when the need for modesty strikes. The unfortunate truth, is, however, that most of the nursing covers on the market are on the ugly side. That's what inspired mom and Petaluma resident Caitlin Vodopals to create her Saving Grace line of nursing covers.
Saving Grace covers are handmade using colorful traditional fabrics. They're also reversible (so you get two styles in one), and can double as a changing mat, sunshade, or stroller blanket, too. A plastic band at the top ensures privacy and allows you to see baby, but doesn't let onlookers see in.
Currently, Saving Grace nursing covers are made by a team of sewers in Sayulita, Mexico, using authentic Mexican fabrics. If the bright and colorful Mexican fabrics aren't your thing, check out their premium organic line, which are crafted from organic cotton chambray with more subtle dots and stripes.
Join The Parents Center, Heller's for Children, and the Novato Mother's Club for a free infant/toddler sleep and breastfeeding panel on Wednesday, October 28 from 7–9 pm and features a panel discussion with infant/child sleep consultant (and frequent Marin Mommies contributor) Angelique Millette and lactation consultant Margie King. A brief lecture will be followed by question and answer session. Best of all, this event is free to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parents Center is located inside the Heller's store at 514 Fourth Street (on the east side of 101) in San Rafael. Located in Heller's loft area (in space donated by Heller's), the Parents Center is a comfortable, welcoming place that offers support and education for new and expectant parents. Moms are invited to come in, feed and weigh baby, have a cup of tea and relax. There's even a special rocker for breastfeeding moms with an optional privacy screen. There is a library of books and dvds for loan, and classes, workshops, and programs are also offered. For more information, visit www.theparentscenter.com.