Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cantaloop maternity bra claimed to last from the third trimester right through to the breastfeeding stage

Nursing bras are a necessity if you're planning to breastfeed, and there's a huge range of good ones out there.

However, one company is now claiming to have come up with a bra that will last you from the third stage of your pregnancy right through breastfeeding.

The Cantaloop bra is also claimed to be comfortable enough to sleep in and most importantly  requires no specialist fitting. 

It's been developed by TYTEX, a company that creates medical textiles, and is said to adapt to your changing body as a result of the soft and elasticated fibres that have been created by the firm.

According to the blurb the nursing bras are designed to adapt to the changing breast size, from growth in the third trimester through to nursing when the breast sizes can change individually by up to two cup sizes.

They also have a drop-cup design and adjustable straps with a clip/unclip system which means you can easily unclip to feed with one hand.

There are four Cantaloop sizes to choose from,which the company says will fit  more than 95 percent of all bust dimensions without the need for underwires or stiff fabrics. The two larger sizes also have removable shoulder supports for a firmer fit.

 All you have to do is pop online, check which size to you are on the company's chart, and pop down to your local Boots to pick it up.

The bra costs £24, which is pricey, but if it does what it claims then we think it's more than worth it.

Have you bought one of these bras? Leave your comments below and let us know what your experiences have been.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Top five maternity winter coats to see you through the snow

With the winter weather bringing us a flurry of snow, it's never been more important to ensure you have a good coat to keep you and your bump warm.

Although your normal coat may have lasted you for a few months, you may begin to find it harder and harder to zip up over your sprouting bump and thick maternity jumper.

Thankfully the virtual highstreet is full of maternity coats to suit every style and occasion, and with the sales still in full swing now is a perfect time to bag yourself a bargain.

Choose from a wool dress coat, which is great worn over that office outfit, while padded and duffel coats are great casual options and look great with a pair of maternity jeans.

See some of our faves below.

Wool maternity coat, £25 from £69, Jojo Maman Bebe

ASOS Maternity Padded Jacket, was £70 now £49.

Black Quilted Hooded Jacket
New Look

Rosanna Wool Maternity Coat Jacket, £64, Yummy Mummy Maternity

Sophie Duffel coat
was £319 now from £159.50, Isabella Oliver