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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Baby Star Nursing Blanket Review/Giveaway

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how I've felt about nursing covers. For a very long time, I was very against the use of nursing covers. I didn't like the message they sent and I felt like in order to normalize breastfeeding, moms needed to ditch the covers. However, I do understand that many moms are more modest than I am and for some, nursing in public would not be possible without some sort of cover up. I want moms to be comfortable and I want them to breastfeed, so if you need a cover to do that, by all means cover up! Whatever it takes to get moms and babies nursing, I'm all for it!

I'll be honest, though, I still find those apron-like nursing covers to be hideous. I considered using a blanket to cover up while latching my son on, but living in South Florida, I never wanted to be under a blanket, let alone put my baby under one! That's why when Baby Star sent me their Star Nursing Blanket to review, I was thrilled at how lightweight it was.


The blanket is 27.5" x 27.5" so it's quite large, perfect for post-partum moms or those who are plus size. The outer shell is 100% cotton and the fuzzy lining is soft polyester. That star up in the corner helps to weight the blanket. Throw it over your shoulder and it helps anchor the blanket in place. This comes in handy with the baby who likes to pull at the blanket and will do his or her best to expose mom while breastfeeding(like my son did)! The star could also be given to the baby to chew on or play with.

Even if you're not breastfeeding, it's always nice to have a lightweight blanket that you can throw over a car seat to block out the sun, use as a changing pad for impromptu diaper changes, cover baby in a cold restaurant, etc. This blanket folds up easily into a compact little square that can be tossed in a diaper bag and not take up much room. I think this blanket is an ideal solution for the modest nursing mom who prefers to be covered when breastfeeding in public. I love that it's machine washable and comes in a variety of patterns and colors to fit every taste. I really like this blanket and think it would make a great gift this holiday season for the new mom or mom-to-be in your life.

Want to buy one for yourself? Use code 20twinkle09 to save 30% off any purchase at Baby Star until 12/31/09.

Want to win one? Baby Star was kind enough to offer a nursing blanket to one of my readers, in the fabric of your choice. For a chance to win, simply visit Baby Star and leave a comment with your favorite Baby Star item.

You can get extra entries by doing the following (please leave a SEPARATE comment for each):

  • Sign up for the Baby Star newsletter (leave your email address in the comment)
  • Follow @babystars on Twitter
  • Follow @blacktating on Twitter
  • Join the Baby Star fan club on Facebook
  • Twitter about this giveaway (leave a link to your tweet)
  • Blog about this giveaway (leave a link to your blog post)
That is 7 possible entries per person! This giveaway is open to residents of the US age 18 and over only. The contest will run until Friday, December 11th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Good luck!

CLOSED- Congratulations, Xenia!

28 comments:

  1. I love the rick-rack dress! So cute and so many pretty fabrics to choose from. It's hard for me to decide which pattern is my favorite.

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  2. I'm already following you on Twitter! Woohoo!

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  3. I love the boy star nursing blanket in kaleidoscope!

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  4. I'd love to receive the Baby Star newsletter. knkbonney@yahoo.com

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  5. I RT'd the giveaway but I have no idea how to find the link to that. LOL Don't laugh...

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  6. I love the girl crib bedding with the polka dots!

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  7. i love the girl diamond blanket!

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  8. love the boys kimono sets, so freaking cute!

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  9. I love the weegee eco-suede shoes with the owls! So unique!

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  10. Spring is my favorite pattern.

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  11. I like the girl diamond blanket in flutter pink on chocolate!

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  12. The hooded towel in staroflauge.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  13. I like the Rock the Tote in blue

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  14. I'm signed up for the Baby Star newsletters (angelaraettig at yahoo dot com)

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  15. i like the girl kimono set

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  16. i signed up for baby star newsletter

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  17. i follow babystars on twitter
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  18. i follow blacktating on twitter
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  19. i joined the fan club
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  20. I like the girls hooded towel in 4 square pink

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  21. I love the Rock the Tote bag in the Daisy Chain pattern - so cute!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  22. I signed up for the Baby Star newsletter using the address below.

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  23. I follow @babystars on Twitter (@thxmailcarrier).

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  24. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6587516536

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  25. I like the four square pink girls hooded towel.

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    http://maternitymotherhood.net

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