Monday, August 16, 2010

Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bustier Review & Giveaway

All I can say about the Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bustier is this: how in the world did I not know about this sooner?! 

I spent over 6 months exclusively pumping before I got my hands on the Simple Wishes bra. I thought I had a pretty good system going - I would always wear those camis with the shelf bra in them under my shirt, so I'd tuck the pump flanges into the shelf bra, and then if I hunched over just right they would stay in place enough that I could type on my computer. But if I needed to, say, grab something off my night stand, or pick up one of E's toys for him... forget it. I had to unhook or do that weird holding-the-pump-on-my-boobs-with-one-arm trick. And that inevitably leads to the pump straying off center... and that, um, hurts. Bad. 

Enter Simple Wishes. When I first got it, I was so excited to try it! It took a few minutes to adjust it for me (I took out the center panel, and adjusted the velcro in the back), and it took awhile for me to figure out how to get the pump centered on my nipples. I was used to being able to really see what I was doing, so it took a few tries. By the time I got it figured out, I was kind of like "Seriously? Seriously. I'm not sure if this whole hands-free thing is worth it if it takes me 20 minutes to hook up!" But being able to freely type, text, and grab whatever I needed without anything budging out of place was glorious. Really. 

So I tried the pumping bra again the next day. It took a little less time to put on. And oh how I loved the convenience of it, once it was on. After a few more times using it, it really added no extra time to my usual pumping set up. And now, I use it literally at every pump. I start panicking if I can't find it (don't ask me how it gets lost. I'm like a wizard at losing things). Like, how am I supposed to pump without it?! As if it's my bottles or tubing or something. But really, since E has become mobile, it has become instrumental to my pumping success. It's so much easier to sit down to pump when I know that if I need to hand E a toy that's out of his reach or help him stand back up when he falls down, I'm not going to have to stop pumping to do it. 

The things that I loved about this bra are as follows:

It's adjustable: I love how adjustable it is. My boobs have definitely changed sizes since I first began pumping, and the vast range of sizes that the Simple Wishes bra is able to accommodate ensures that it will fit for as long as you're pumping (and will last through another baby, even!). I love that.

It works: It holds those flanges where they're supposed to be. I can't stress enough how important that is. The "Four Way Layering Support" really does its job. 

It's pretty!: I love the soft pink color. And it's sooooo soft.

The only thing that I was disappointed about was that it's pretty impractical to wear under your clothes all day. It's just a little too bulky for that, and there's, you know, that hole where you put the pump ;). Because I'm all crazy and occasionally pump while commuting, I was hoping that it would help me with that. Like I would be able to just lift up my shirt, hook up the pump and go, you know? As it is, I put it on and take it off every time I pump, and I wish it was more conducive to being worn as a normal bra. 

Overall, it's a great product, and it's helped me to become as happy as this woman in the picture, even while exclusively pumping...



Are you a pumping mom? Are you pregnant and are hoping to be a pumping mom? Have a baby shower to go to and need a gift? Buy a Simple Wishes hands free pumping bustier and get 15% off by entering the code "haute" (without the quotes) at checkout! 


Or... Simple Wishes has generously agreed to sponsor a giveaway of one of these wonderful bras to one of my readers!!!! 

Mandatory entry: Comment below, telling me how pumping hands free would reduce your stress (or anything else you like about the product)! 

Extra Entries
-Follow my blog with Google Connect
-"Like" Simple Wishes' Facebook Page
-Follow Simple Wishes on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway (one tweet, one entry per day.)
"Play w/ baby while pumping! Win a Hands Free Pumping Bustier by @SimpleWishes_ from @HauteSingleMama! #breastfeeding http://bit.ly/crsdt4"



Leave a separate comment for each thing, please! Oh, and please make sure at least one of your comments has a way to contact you - email or twitter name is awesome. Thanks!


Also - don't forget your extra entries if you RSVP'd! Leave a comment for each of those, too!


This giveaway will end Thursday, 8/26 at midnight EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org! Good luck!




I was given a Hands Free Pumping Bustier to keep. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are honest and my own

28 comments:

  1. I had to pump exclusively with my son at the beginning - it took him six weeks to learn to latch properly... and I would have loved to have a hands free bra then - now that I am six months pregnant again, I plan to be a pumping mama, even if I get a good latch, because I know my husband will miss out if he can't do a few midnight feedings ;)

    heather at actingbalanced dot com

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  2. I follow you on gfc
    heather at actingbalanced dot com

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  3. i like simple wishes on facebook

    heather at actingbalanced dot com

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  4. I would love to have one because Austin will not let me put him down, ever. LOL

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  5. I would love to have one - I want to more successfully pump when I return to work this time, and it would be nice to keep working while I'm pumping! Not to mention being able to do other things in the house if I pump at home!

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  6. I follow Simple Wishes on Twitter @euregirls

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  7. I wasn't able to breastfeed as long as I had hoped with my son because pumping was too difficult to do at work. I would love this because I could get things done while pumping.

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  8. I never thought pumping without holding everything up was possible! It does look really comfortable.

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  9. Following you on Google
    mcvey1326(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Following Simple Wishes on Twitter.

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  11. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/CrazyToddlerMom/statuses/21387379786

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  12. Following on Google (2nd entry)

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  16. I follow Simple Wishes on Twitter!

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  17. I also "like" Simple Wishes on Facebook!

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  18. I tweeted about this giveaway!

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  19. I'd like one because I'd be able to do other things at the same time...like fold clothes or surf the internet! ;)

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  20. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/CrazyToddlerMom/statuses/21590377101

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  21. Tweeted. I'm @drtpearson by the way :)

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  22. i've been wanting to get a Simple Wishes for when i start back to work it would make multitasking so much easier
    twitter.com/2bkate

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  23. I liked Simple Wishes' Facebook Page

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  24. I follow Simple Wishes on twitter

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  25. I tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/2bKate/status/22236590390

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