It is safe to say we’ve established breastfeeding is a full time job. One of the most important pieces to doing this full time job easily and comfortably is a nursing bra. The most popular product review request I get is for a nursing bra. I have yet to do one because I haven’t found one that I really loved, until today. The search is over. The Arden Bra by the Dairy Fairy is the answer to my quest for the perfect nursing bra. But you know what, it has one upped the perfect nursing bra because it is also a hands free pumping bra. AND it is pretty and supportive and flattering. You guys, this bra is ah-mazing. We are giving one of these awesome bras away to one lucky mama (or nice papa who enters for a lucky mama) – details below!
The Arden Bra is truly an all in one bra. Nursing, pumping, supportive, flattering – everything a mom could want in a bra. So how does it work? The Arden bra is made of super soft cotton/lyrca combination, is machine washable and is underwire free. This “roadmap” of the Arden Bra may help.
Both sides/options of the bra are independent so you can pump on one side and nurse on another if you need to. The fold down nursing panel allows your little one full access to the breast. The pumping panels easily unclip and reveal a hand free pumping bra that firmly holds popular breast pump shields in place. I used Medela and it worked perfectly but their is ample room and it seems most other breast shields would be compatible. Another great feature of the pumping panel is that it has five different hooks so you can tighten or loosen the fit to accommodate engorged or not-so-full-of-milk breasts which means you always have a snug and supportive fit. Size wise the Arden Bra comes in a 32A to a 42G and everywhere in between – so there is a size for everyone.
The Arden Bra is super comfortable and supportive. One problem I always had with other nursing and pumping bras is that they were neither supportive nor comfortable. I think most of you would be in agreement that nursing and pumping bras are generally pretty unattractive. Not the Arden Bra! It is pretty, like real bra pretty. Actually it feels like a real bra (in a good way). This overall pretty, normal feeling I got from wearing the bra was very appreciated. A new mom goes through so many bodily changes it is nice to feel pretty!
The best part is you don’t have to change between bras. No more needing two bras. You only need one here – genius! The Arden Bra was created by a nursing, pumping and working mama for other nursing moms. It is clear there was a lot of thought and innovation put into the design of the Arden Bra – there isn’t a thing I would change. There is no downside. Actually, the downside is I wish I knew about it sooner! The one thing worth mentioning is that the bra is on the high side price wise ($68) BUT it really is two make that three bras in one. Currently size S, M, and L are on backorder and will ship mid-May. My advice would be to preorder one today! And to see the Arden Bra in action – check out this short clip on how easily and efficiently it works!
We were given a bra to test but this review is our unbiased, honest opinion.
Now for the giveaway! We are giving away one Arden Bra to a lucky mama. To enter:
– Leave a comment on this post with your color preference (tan/black)
That is it, winner will be chosen at random (using www.random.org) on Sunday May 5th. Winner will be contacted via email and will have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
As usual, we are offering additional entries:
– Like The Wise Baby’s Facebook page, leave an additional comment saying you like us on Facebook.
– Follow us on Pinterest, leave another additional comment letting us know you now follow us.
– Follow us on Twitter, leave yet another additional comment letting us know you now follow us.
NEW ADDITIONAL ENTRY ADDED!
– Like the Dairy Fairy on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so!
If you already likes us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest and Twitter, just leave separate comments saying so. Be sure to leave separate comments as each comment is considered an entry!
Just when you think this product/giveaway can’t get any better, we have a special (and awesome) discount code for Wise Baby readers:
thewisebaby1 – $10 off a single bra
thewisebaby2 – $25 off two bras