If you’re a breastfeeding mama who lives on Twitter then on Thursday at 10pm you are on #bfcafe! If you don’t know about #bfcafe then let me fill you in.
#bfcafe is a Twitter party that breastfeeding moms, & moms to be participate in to discuss all things breastfeeding. What’s a party without party favors, right? So through-out the party there are questions asked and winner’s chosen.
A few weeks ago Shower Hug sponsored the #bfcafe party and I happened to be one of the winners!
The Shower Hug is essential for breast pain relief during pregnancy & breastfeeding.
Specially designed for expectant and new moms to wear when they shower, the Shower Hug provides gentle bust line support as well as soothes sensitive nipples and breasts caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For use in the shower, the Shower Hug:
- Provides gentle bust-line support for full and engorged breasts
- Acts as a warm compress to soothe tender breasts and ease engorgement, mastitis and plugged milk ducts.
- Shields sensitive nipples and breasts from direct contact with harsh, stinging shower sprays
- Protects nipples and areolas from direct contact with soap and other chemical residues found in many toiletries.
I am 34 weeks preggo now and to my surprise I already needed to use the Shower Hug the other night in the shower for the 1st time. I was sent the S/M size and I honestly thought the Shower Hug would not work with me. I’m large chested so I thought without a doubt once absorbed with water it’d become too heavy and fall.
The S/M actually fit me (I’m 34 F… that’s without my milk & engorgement of course) AND it stayed up.
The only issue I had is that it was pretty hard to put on by myself. The velcro like seal is extremely sensitive so the slightest touch it sticks together… which sounds like a good thing (& dont get me wrong.. it is) but when I’m trying to secure the girls in tightly it became a little annoying that before I was ready the two parts would touch and seal together. Then I’d try to just unseal a little bit but then all would come undone. If that even makes sense… lol. Sorry.
Anyways, besides that it was great once I got help from the hubby.
The Shower Hug is proudly made in the USA of the most luxurious, double-sided knit terry velour. This dye-free super soft fabric is ideally suited for use on sensitive breasts of pregnant, new and nursing Moms. The bandeau top wraps around your chest and is secured with a 4” wide band of ultra-low profile Velcro to accommodate changes in your bust-line over the course of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
I was surprised how much water it was able to hold that once the time comes that I know I will leak during the night I’ll be wearing my Shower Hug instead of just breast pads.
I let my Shower Hug hang to dry a bit then before bed I put it back on and only wear it to bed. It’s wasn’t filled with water anymore but it was cold and felt so soothing and kept me nice and covered at night instead of a tank top (that I normally wear to bed) which makes me extremely hot while I sleep lately.
Another thing that I personally don’t agree with is that under the Benefits section of the Shower Hug site it says you can wear it instead of a nursing bra or sports bra. I’ve worn it around the house under my shirts but I would never wear it outside the house. You can see the shape of the wrap and velcro seal is even more noticable.
The Shower Hug comes in three different sizes and custom sizing is available upon request. Belmama wash cloths and burp cloths are also available in coordinating fabrics and colors. In addition, Belmama offers Earth Friendly Shower Hugs, wash cloths and burp cloths made of 80% organic cotton and 20% Ecospun® for green mamas.
Additionally, the Shower Hug can also be used by mamas recovering from a C-section! Once wraped aruond your hips and abdominal area the Shower Hug will gently and softly support your tummy in & out of the shower, plus protect your incision from the shower sprays and soaps that can irritate your sensitive and healing skin!
I absolutely love the Shower Hug for the purpose it’s made for. Despite my few issues with putting it on it definitely stayed in place while in the shower and it provided excellent comfort at night (while also staying in place the whole night!). I agree that it’d be great to wear during the night to prevent leaking all over the place as well. I wouldn’t wear it out in public but maybe for someone else it isn’t so noticable under a shirt.
one DDM reader win a Shower Hug in the color of your choice!!
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**No other monetary compensation was received for this review – I won the product(s) in a contest and it was sent at no cost to me. The giveaway was offered to my readers in exchange for doing a review of my contest prize. The views and opinions are strictly my own. Your results and views may differ.