I wanted to answer some of the questions that sometimes get asked by mums about Mamascarf. Let me know if you have a question that hasn’t been answered here.
How is a Mamascarf breastfeeding cover different to a normal scarf? Mamascarf is the right fabric to be strong enough to tie and offer support, yet lightweight enough so that your baby won’t get too warm. The fabric is custom made, the texture is great for hiding creases when it is in and out of your changing bag and it doubles up as an attractive scarf. It is the right shape to be tied and to support your baby whilst allowing you to see them. It also has the pocket on the underside for a breastpad.
Can I make a Mamascarf myself? If you have a sewing machine and you can sew then you will be able to make yourself a breastfeeding cover. I wish I could sew but unfortunately I am rubbish!
Does Mamascarf look see through? Mamascarf is a made from a lightweight cotton, so that your baby won’t get too hot under it. If you hold it up to the light it can appear sheer but when in use no Mamascarf is not see through. Just have a look at the photographs of it in use, this is how it will look.
Can I burp or wind my baby in a Mamascarf? Yes you can easily move your baby around for winding, while still remaining fully covered. There is an easy to follow video on YouTube.
Breastfeeding top or Mamascarf? A breastfeeding top is different to a Mamascarf. It will cover your breast but if you baby comes off mid feed, you might find yourself exposed. Also you might find that you have to invest in more than one breastfeeding top whereas with a Mamascarf you can have one and use it with different outfits. A Mamascarf will also provide you with additional support and can prevent your baby from being distracted during the feed.
Breastfeeding sling or Mamascarf? Slings are great for breastfeeding on the go, a Mamascarf is not a carrier but it does give some additional support. From personal experience and feedback from mums, they don’t always take their sling everywhere with them, it is not as portable as a Mamascarf and once the baby is in the sling it is less easy to move them around during the feed for burping. I have had lots of mums who have both a sling which they use for breastfeeding and a Mamascarf.
I hope that this has answered any questions you might have about Mamascarf. If you have a question, feel free to email email@example.com or pop it in the comments below.