Hello… and hats!

Thanks for the introduction Debs! Hello everyone, as you now already know, I am Verity, mum to Alice and Beatrice and partner to long-suffering Gavin, who doubles as our personal photographer. When Debs told me that she was worried about keeping on top of her blog (which I was already obsessed with!) I jumped at the chance to help her out. Not only does it allow me to be a part of such an exciting venture, but it also gives me the excuse to look at and talk about cool things – who wouldn’t want to get involved!

And so, for my first post, a topic close to my heart (literally!) – a breastfeeding cover with a difference.

Breastfeeding bonnets

As natural and beautiful as breastfeeding is, it doesn’t come issue free. Two of these being:

  1. Shielding the feeding from those who don’t want to see.
  2. Shielding the feeding from those who DO want to see!

I think all breastfeeding mothers will have had experience of number 1 at some point. The disproving lady on the opposite park bench or the rosy cheeked granddad at a family party, who doesn’t quite know where to look. Number 2 quite often refers to children, those who want to know what you are doing, without care or concern for the people who (funnily enough) might not want to see your nipples! There are others who this issue refers to, those who aren’t clear about personal space boundaries. I am sure most breastfeeding mums will have experienced this sort of intrusion.

So, numerous companies and stay at home mums have come up with countless scarves, ponchos, aprons, curtains(?!) etc. to act as this shield, but none, in my opinion, more successful than MoBoleez bonnets.


These gorgeous floppy hats stay in place, don’t hinder your movement and don’t trail into your cup of tea, yet keep yours and baby’s feeding time between you, and only you. They come in a range of colours from the more classic pale blue and pink, to elegant black and white and summertime-inspired tropical colours, so there really is something for everyone (I think I need a few!)


The hats are very soft, which is obviously comfortable for baby, but also ensures they fold up small enough to fit into your changing bag. It does however mean that they don’t stay in place if baby starts to wriggle or decides that something more interesting is going on, but as long as you’re prepared for this potential exposure, it is only a minor issue.

I have read comments that these hats don’t do anything to hide the fact that you’re breastfeeding, rather, draw attention to it. Well, personally, I don’t want to hide the fact that I’m feeding! I’m a breastfeeding mother and I’m proud! I just don’t want anyone to see anything they shouldn’t. Moboleez say “Cover the breast, not the breastfeeding” which is exactly what they do. Here is Beatrice enjoying hers…


It will certainly be my ‘weapon of choice’ from now on! They really are an innovation and I take my hat off (pardon the pun) to Diane Sam, who came up with this brilliant idea.

 Heart Verity

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2 Responses to “Hello… and hats!”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi, just to say well done on your first blog, thought your followers may be interested in igloo, Clitheroe for some interesting gifts for their offsprings! There are first silver tooth and hair gift box, soft non-toxic leather shoes, beautiful box set of 7 trendy socks, and for special occasions we have just become stockists for Tales from the Earth, silver jewellery for mother and daughter. If you think above may be an addition to your site, we would love to send you some images and extra special discounts for your followers. Xx

  2. Verity says:

    Thanks Sarah! :o)
    Please email me hello[at]bellebebes.co.uk to discuss your shop further x

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