Ha. Yes I am.
This fashion post might be geared a little more toward future and current mamas, but check this out even if you're not knocked up or jiggling a little minion. I may have just figured out your holiday shopping for you.
Today I want to talk about a jacket extender that I WISH I had known about when I was pregnant with my first child.
NOTE: I bought this. This is not some sponsored endorsement. Don't be jaded, pretty lady reading my blog.
In my opinion, the Make My Belly Fit Coat Extender is a MUST for
Here it is with a warmth layer (that snaps on top):
|Pretty plain? No pizzazz? Oh just you wait.|
What is it?
It's a coat extender that you can use to wear your OWN coats during pregnancy and to baby carry under your coat once baby's born.
Why is this so cool?
1. Because maternity jackets are a billion dollars and not really that cute.
2. Because it saves you from stretching out your jackets trying not to buy a billion dollar maternity jacket (it still fits, gasp. Ouch).
3. Because I would WAY rather wear my baby under my coat than have her in a stroller or sled when walking outside (which I do all winter) or even when going grocery shopping or running errands. She is a sucky little cuddler and loves being carried; I have two free hands to stop my toddler from eating yellow snow. We all win.
I am LAZYit is SO EASY and takes up no room in your life. Less clutter, less baby paraphenalia = win in my books.
5. Because it's made in Canada and this company is super responsive and great to deal with. I had a small issue with my first order. Facebooked them. They responded and fixed the issue within FIVE minutes, no hassle on my part. Seriously. Amazing.It's almost enough to convince me to try for a third child.
Way in the future.
So how does it work?
You literally just zip it onto your jacket. Note that the normal coat extender works with a YKK zipper (that's the big heavy duty one, it should say on the zipper toggle).
For me, it works no problem with all my winter coats.
I may buy an adapter for my raincoats as well, as I have several spring or fall coats that take another type of zipper. Zipper adapters are available through the website and the website guides you through the process of picking the one you need. Even with a zipper adapter, the jacket extender and the warmth layer, this is still cheaper than ONE maternity jacket and will give you use of many of your coats. That to me is a good investment.
Here's how I'm going to be wearing it with three of my go-to winter jackets with baby Gabs!
|Gabrielle holding the extender. It's small and a lot quieter than a baby.|
|Hey! A fitted winter coat and me trying to take a mirror selfie.|
|That same coat! Zip the adapter on one side. Easy-peasy.|
|Add baby. She's in a Bjorn carrier so I can show you a front-facing carry with the extender.|
|See! There she is. Fast asleep. I'm holding the hat I took off her since she was so hot. |
Snug as a bug in a rug! So tuck it in your purse for when you need it, zip it on one coat and leave it there all winter, or order one for a friend. All right. I'm done. I'll zip it. Sorry. Couldn't resist.