I don’t know about you, but I usually spend the first year of my baby’s life in a haze. I don’t know what day it is, I have no idea when I last changed my shirt, and if you ask me how old I am, it will take me a while to do the math. Another thing I cannot remember? What side I last fed my baby on.
I ordered a nursing cover online after my son was born and it came with a Milk Bands bracelet. I set it aside at first, thinking Why would I need such a thing? but after using it for a day, I haven’t taken it off since. I’d used a hair elastic off and on to keep track, switching it from wrist to wrist, but the Milk Bands bracelet needs only to be turned over. Easy peasy! If you are feeding at night, one side says RIGHT in raised lettering and the other side says LEFT in lowered lettering so that you can avoid turning on a light.
Another thing it does is it keeps track of how long you fed, or when you last fed. If you bottle feed, you can use it to keep track of how many feedings your baby has had or how many ounces he or she last had. (Other options are here.) You can even use it when you’re pregnant to keep track of how long it’s been since you last used the washroom! (What?!)
Milk Bands retail for about $7.00. Click here to find a retailer in your area.
Jen Wilson is a married mother of three super-awesome children—two girls and a boy—who range in age from 0-10. She enjoys photography, organizing, reading, TV, and sarcasm. She drinks her coffee black and dreams of one day owning a dishwasher. You can also find her on her blog, Hey Mrs. Wilson, where she has been writing about life in Saskatchewan since 2004.