The Leading Lady Holiday Collection: A Nursing Cami Review and Reader Discount
As some of you might remember, Eric has been sleeping in bed with us and nursing about every hour for the past few weeks.
The whole “baby cuddling next to me all night and waking up all snuggly and smiley in the morning” part? Yeah. I love that.
But the “baby acting like a breastfeeding alarm clock at 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. every night” part? Let’s just say that I don’t love that so much.
One of the things I’ve learned through this sleepless experience is that little things really can make a world of difference in my comfort at night (and in my functioning the next day, but this post isn’t supposed to be about coffee and chocolate…). Without a doubt, wearing a nursing tank at night has made my round-the-clock breastfeeding far more comfortable than when I was simply wearing a t-shirt at night.
With a plain t-shirt, I’d end up half the night with my whole shirt pulled up under my armpits. I’d get cold, the shirt would get all tangled, and it would make me even grumpier about the fact that ohmygod I was awake AGAIN.
Then I had an “aha” moment. It was really more of a “duh” moment because this idea should have dawned on me far earlier than it did. But it was a great idea nonetheless: I started wearing my Leading Lady nursing camis every night.
TA-DA! Instead of ending up with a tangled t-shirt nearly strangling my neck (and exposing my entire midsection) every night, all I had to do was unsnap my nursing cami three or four (or five or six or seven) times a night. And these nursing camis are so comfy–by far my most favorite nursing camis or tanks that I’ve ever worn.
So you might imagine my delight when Leading Lady (who earlier this year was my BlogHer ’12 sponsor) asked me to review one of the items from their holiday collection –a collection that includes some of their oh-so-comfortable nursing tanks and camis.
In case you aren’t in the know already, here’s a bit about the company itself in their own words:
Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years. Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates – including sexy stretch lace wirefree and underwire bras, supportive and seamless sport and yoga bras, and cozy sleep and leisure bras – can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.
Leading Lady is proud to celebrate “Leading Ladies” everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support – physically, intellectually and emotionally – they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed to supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country. Follow Leading Lady on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
When I went to make my selection for this review, I chose the shirred front polka dot comfort nursing cami. It is super-cute, super-comfy, and super-helpful to wear during my all-nighters with Little Lord Wakes a Lot.
One thing that makes this tank different from the others I own is that it is more loose-fitting around the midsection (as opposed to tanks whose construction is more clingy). This feature might be especially nice for women in the very early postpartum weeks, where it can seem like your abdominal size changes from day to day. With that being said, it’s just as nice (and pretty, I think) for a woman like me who is well past the early postpartum weeks, with a belly that doesn’t really seem keen on changing sizes any time soon either.
If you’d like to order something from the Leading Lady holiday collection–or from anything on their site–they are offering my readers a 15% site-wide discount when you use coupon code LLHOL4485 at checkout. The code cannot be combined with any other offer and is valid through the end of January 2013.
Many thanks to the good folks at Leading Lady for sharing this discount with us and for offering me one little thing that makes a big difference in my sleepless nursing marathon nights.
Happy holiday nursing and full-figure bra shopping!
Disclosure:I received a complimentary nursing tank for purposes of this review. I received no additional compensation from Leading Lady for this post. All opinions expressed in this piece are mine and mine only.