Choosing whether tobreastfeed your newborn is a highly personal decision — as is whether you will choose to wear a nursing cover. The best nursing covers on the market can be both functional and comfortable, but it's important to keep in mind that nursing covers are not mandatory. They aren’t required accessories, nor should you feel obligated to use one under any circumstance.
With that said, modern nursing covers may just win you over by the sheer force of their multitasking powers. There are nursing covers that double as carseat canopies, sweet scarves, stroller covers, and shawls. And if the idea of breastfeeding in public doesn't bother you in the slightest, but you like the idea of covering your newborn from wind, the strong summer sun, bugs, and pollen, there are plenty of nursing covers perfect for just that. Nursing covers can even be used as light blankets for on-the-go naps, which saves you from having to pack yet another item in your diaper bag.
Today's nursing covers have built-in burp cloths, are four-in-one accessories that serve a multitude of purposes, and come in infinity styles that can be transformed into ponchos and even halter tops. And if you decide to spring for one, these 10 nursing covers are a great place to start.