Baby GoodBuys reader Nicole asked the following question:
Do you know how to get a good deal on nursing tops? They are so expensive.
I would love to hear any suggestions you might have for this, too! Please leave a comment with your ideas on how to save money on nursing wear.
I picked up a few nursing tanks from Target for maybe $16 each or so. I layer them under shirts when I want to make sure my belly is extra-covered when nursing.
Beyond that, though, I don't bother with actual nursing tops.
I just make sure my shirt doesn't fit too snugly and that I can lift it up without too much bulk covering my baby's head.
His body is now big enough to cover my mid-section, so if I'm sitting, I'm reasonably covered.
Works for us!
I agree that I loved the Target nursing tank, especially for sleeping. It was good for covering your tummy too if you will nurse around others.
Feed the Moose says
I had good luck picking up a few things for a good price at walmart.com. I think I only had to pay 97 cents shipping per item, which seems reasonable.
You could post an ad on craigslist or check out consignment shops in your area. I know that the baby resale shop in our area carries maternity and nursing tops. Maybe call first and ask if they have any.
I've scored a couple of 'going out' nursing tops free-for-shipping at Diaperswappers.com
I never used "nursing" tops. I found it easier just to lift the top or lower a scoop neck
I don't have personal experience…yet, but I have heard to use a Bella Band to cover your waist and then just left up your shirt. That way your tummy is covered and you can just pull down that side of your bra without showing too much skin!
target nursing tanks are the best! I hate my GAP nursing top – the material is so thin and feels really cheap. I got 2 shirts from Motherwear that I love – great quality and great prices
a few weeks ago I got some nic nursing top on gap.com. they were on clearance and had additional 25% off. so ended up cheaper than Target. But I have also used target brand and they are great!
There is one nursing tank available on the above website in only one size, "BRAVADO! ESSENTIAL NURSING BRA TANK-BLACK-40D/E", was $47.00 and now $23.50. Bravado is the best! Check the website every month, and you may get lucky.. 🙂
they have a great clearance section!
For my child I would wear a undershirt (spegetti strap) under my regluar shirt and lift my outer shirt up and the tank would cover my belly and just pull it down to feed. I see no need in spending a ton on a tank when they have regluar ones for so much cheaper.
When I was nursing, I wore a body slimmer top from the maidenform outlet. It had convertible straps so I could unsnap easily and my belly was covered (and slim!). They were 2 for $20, I think.
Target's line of Gillian O'Malley were very reasonable like 9-13 bucks. They have a couple different kinds of nursing bras & nursing tanks that they carry in the store — so you can try then on & return if you need to! They have thicker ones & sleeping ones—They were great! I started with one & Had like 6 different nursing bras & nursing tanks by the end!
I also got the ones from Target. They are decent. But not as great for me as everyone else has raved.. If you're large chested (as I am, was a D prior to being pregnant/milk coming in) it's not very supportive… Tho they are comfortable and better to sleep in that underwire bras I had! But again, they are stretchy cotton, when the "girls" are larger or full, they sag. 🙁
Motherwear tops are great-they have a good sale section and their factory outlet is on ebay. I got many tops for less than $5. Speaking of ebay, search for nursing shirts there also. Expressiva also has a sale section and a store on ebay.
Check online maternity boutiques like pickles and ice cream-most any online shop has sale/clearance sections and most maternity shops have nursingwear as well.
Old Navy now has nursing shirts! I bought some when they were having a sale and was pleased. I couldn't find any in consignment shops! I found them useful when I was traveling, when I really needed to be discreet.