| Introducing the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover
There are plenty of nursing covers available on the market but as I learned
myself from one of our independent evaluators, the "Post Natal Pediatrician
& Lactation Specialist", from her own experience, it seems
that very few nursing covers are "...designed
properly to make a lactating mother's labors in breast feeding a simple yet
invaluable time with her infant."
This is where the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover can really strut its stuff.
In our evaluation process of the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover, it was fascinating
to me to see a group
of mothers with their
comparing each others nursing covers the same women do in comparing the garments
being worn by other women at a ritzy event. The best part of all for myself,
was seeing the envious looks of some of the mothers as they compared
their various nursing covers to the one our volunteer in our evaluation was
using. It was nothing short of hilarious!
Recognizing REAL Value In A Nursing Cover
Recognizing REAL value in a nursing cover is not always easy. Your best
friend may tell you one thing, a magazine ad may tell you something else, and
then someone you meet at work may tell you something altogether different on
top of that. How do you know who to listen to?
Balboa Baby Nursing Cover
- Structured reinforced neckline holds fabric away from mom, permitting
easy eye contact
Developed, tested, and recommended by Americas Pediatrician Dr. William Sears
Generously sized to give nursing mothers full coverage
while providing baby room to move
- Size and height of the person using the nursing cover does not impede
Contoured design with fashionable details and convenient
- Made from 100% breathable cotton and doubles as a sunshade for the
stroller or car seat
Easily folded up and can be conveniently stored in
a diaper bag or stroller
The evaluation volunteer in the image provided is quite tall yet as you can
see, the The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover still fulfilled the need without question.
At the same time, the fashionable design of the The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover
maintained a strong visual appeal.
Leadership By Example
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover exemplifies the idea of leadership by example.
When a mother is using it, other mothers can easily see what sets the Balboa BabyŽ
Nursing Cover apart from many of the rest. It allows you to feel comfortable
and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The size of the body
frame or height of the person using the The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover,
it does not impede the functionality.
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby
keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse as you please. Your baby is
close to mom, feeling secure while nursing in what to them is their own private room. This is fundamental in helping a baby enjoy the nourishment while nursing by eliminating outside stimulation.
The structured, reinforced neckline holds the fabric away from mom and baby, which allows eye contact between mother and baby during the nursing which is essential between mothers and their nursing babies. That bond without distraction has an impact on an infant and mother on multiple levels, some of which will are setting the behavior patterns of tomorrow for the baby.
If all of this wasn't enough, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover is available in fashion prints to coordinate with your diaper bag, baby carrier or just to help you and your baby make a fashion statement!
Independent Evaluator Reports
Obtaining An Independent Perspective...
In this section we will cover the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover from
the perspectives of qualified individuals" in the specific
field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we
have called upon the assistance of two top level industry professionals who
know their stuff and have the credentials" to prove
Our professional and independent evaluators have formed
their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed,
in-depth product evaluation reports connected
with their study and evaluation of the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from
those same reports which
have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary
points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent
perspectives in the evaluation of the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover.
PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in developing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.
PRODUCT: Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover|
MSRP: $39.99 USD
- The perfect solution for comfort with psycho-social behavior where privacy
- Provides ample coverage to avoid unexpected exposure from the baby's actions
- Meets all CPSIA standards to give you that added assurance
- Independent lab tested
Post Natal Pediatrician | Lactation Specialist
"Mums will undoubtedly find the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover
to be the rage. the ample sized area of the cover is a Mum's dream
of a nursing cover with far less risk of any unexpected moments while also
enabling her to exercise discretion with her breast feeding in a public place. To give
it that 'added touch', the cover also has a delightful pocket which
is generous in size which will hold some of a Mum's essentials for her nursing,
including a burp cloth."
"The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover as a fine level of quality in design which
allows her to move more freely during breast feeding sessions while maintaining
eye contact on her baby the entire time. Simply delightful!."
"The straps are well secured and allow a Mum to apply use of the cover
at a moment's notice. Best of all, it can easily be folded and placed into
a carry bag, stroller, or diaper bag in but a moment."
Professor of Behavioral Biology
"Just as with the Balboa BabyŽ Adjustable Sling I evaluated in my last evaluation,
the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover meets all meets all CPSIA requirements without
losing the functionality. If you are a mother who takes her infant's life serious,
it is imperative that you use a nursing cover of the same quality and design
as the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover."
"In my own personal use of the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing
Cover, I was more comfortable than I have been with a few others
I have tried out. Plenty of room for my baby to rest comfortably and be able
to stretch with out any chance of the privacy of myself and my baby being
put in jeopardy."
( The image to the left is of one of our evaluation volunteers wearing the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover as an illustrative example. )
"I was most impressed with how that unlike many other breastfeeding
covers I have used performed an evaluation, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing
Cover rests securely on a mom's shoulder. Nursing is a very personal
time for a mother and it is foolishness to have a nursing cover which
requires sitting or 'other' tasks to keep the cover in place.
"There are a various schools of thought in regard to breast feeding
and the appropriate age to stop feeding a child in this manner. What you
may not be aware of is that there have been clinical studies which recommend
weaning a child off of breast feeding at two years of age. Even
after 12 months, babies continue to benefit from human milk.
At one year
of age, a baby's immune system is functioning at only 60 percent of adult
level and because formula has no live antibodies, it is strongly associated
with high rates of infection (Huggins
2007). A child's immune system
isn't functioning at adult level until age six. (Dettwyler
"Considering the idea of breast feeding longer than society inflects it
should be, this is where the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover proves its
functionality to the fullest. Having a generous sized cover allows a mother
to be more discreet in feeding her baby in public, even more so if the child
is of a higher age than is generally considered 'acceptable'."
"Another valuable point to consider is the importance of 'eye space' with
the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing
Cover. While breastfeeding a child a mother can see the child's activity
at all times thanks to the structured, reinforced neckline of the Balboa
BabyŽ Nursing Cover. This serves to hold the
fabric away from the mother and baby during nursing, permitting eye contact
which is literally invaluable as well as essential between a mother and her
baby. This results in a substantial contribution to productive psychological
development and sense of security for a baby."
Consumer Hands-On Evaluation
Nothing is more powerful than hands-on
experience by a consumer with a product
when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we
put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of
consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes.
Shall we see how the "Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover" was
seen with consumers?
Just as with the Balboa
Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling which was also part of
this consumer hands-on evaluation, the Balboa
BabyŽ Nursing Cover was
an entirely different kind if creature to work with.
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover created an
enormous level of response with
the mothers participating in our hands-on
product evaluation who are currently lactating,
and many who are not!
Even for myself it was a learning experience.
The women had plenty to say, especially
It appears that just as the independent evaluators shared in
their reports, there is a strong lack of knowledge for many new mothers
as to how to make informed buying decisions with nursing covers and
many other necessities for baby.
It appears that as far as the women were concerned, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing
Cover was "the bomb!." It was nothing short of the ultimate
to them in style and function with a number of the women emphasizing the convenient
pocket on the cover where they could keep pads and the burp cloth. It was quite
amusing to see so many women excited over what to myself was such a simple product
at first glance. However, when you begin to look at the quality of threading
with the seams of the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover and the fanciful style of the
heavily padded border of it, a man can begin to appreciate the full aesthetic
As we ran through the videotapes from the hands on experience for
each participant with
all of the products we had brought in addition to
the videos from all other segments of the evaluation process, the Balboa BabyŽ
Nursing Cover was seen as being one of the products which was most popular. I
could safely say that it easily rivaled the Balboa
Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling as far as attention. In actuality
a mother shouldn't have one without the other.
In our reviewing of the consumer hands-on feedback forms which
the participants filled out, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover was undoubtedly
one of the favorites, just as the Balboa
Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling.
When it comes to popularity and functionality, the Balboa BabyŽ
Nursing Cover had the right elements to rise above most of the other products
in our event. The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover passed this segment of
our evaluation without any hiccups or discomforts
from the consumer hands-on feedback forms.
A Sampling Of Category Ratings
A small sampling of the individual category
titles & rating
scores from the complete product review itself
for this product are featured here. The categories which have been selected to
be featured in this product evaluation summary for
public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why that specific
rating score was reached.
- If a product is inducted, a product evaluation summary of the
complete review is published for public view.
- When a score has been assigned to a category rating, it has been through
a thorough validation process to ensure accuracy and no inflection of bias.
- If a product scores an overall category evaluation
rating average of  Stars or lower from the complete review results,
it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
- Information for products which do not pass our evaluation is confidential and is shared only with the company submitting the product.
The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation
Summary are listed below.
COMFORT: Rating Level - 
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover proved to be an interesting product to establish
an accurate and fair evaluation of the comfort level. In discussion with many
of the mothers participating in our evaluation process, the focus in reference
to comfort was of minimal mention. The primary comment which was consistent with
most of the mothers was "...not feeling restricted".
After reviewing all videotapes, feedback forms and evaluation reports and
scoring, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover pulls an average score of  Five
Stars in this evaluation category for Comfort.
COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - 
Cost Benefit was a quite easily determined. The textile materials used for the
Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover, the overall functionality/use, durability level
and visual appeal, were all holding high scoring. When the mothers were queried
in our feedback forms how they felt as for cost benefit, it was all to clear
that the mothers found the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover to be a good investment
in their opinion and were intending to buy one. The Balboa BabyŽ
Nursing Cover, pulled the highest score for the Cost Benefit category
with a perfect score of  Stars.
DURABILITY: Rating Level - 
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover did quite well in
this category for Durability. Just as with the Balboa Baby "Dr.
Sears" Adjustable Sling, the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover pulled its weight
in the Durability category. The same run in a commercial washing machine for
roughly 45-50 times of being washed with sand stones the dried repeatedly was
performed. Despite the level of wear and tear the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover
was subjected to being well above the norm, it still retained the same level
of look and quality as when we first began washing it.
If a product passes OUR testing, it
is almost an absolute guarantee it will be able to handle the worst demands
it may be put through with consumers. After all, if we can, why not? The Balboa
BabyŽ Nursing Cover received a perfect score of  Five Stars in this category
EASE OF USE: Rating Level - 
Ease of use and the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover are both on the same page.
The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover was so popular with many of the mothers, mostly
ease of use. Easy to adjust and with instructions that were easy to it proved
its rating in this category was well beyond deserved. The Balboa BabyŽ Nursing
Cover captured the attention of every mother and in the hands-on evaluation,
the ease of use allowed more women to have an opportunity to try it out. The
the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover pulls a perfect score of  Stars in the category
for Ease of Use.
MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - 
The marketability of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success
and the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover really pushed the
limits of the imagination in the marketability spectrum. It is not very often
that we see a product which was not only so popular but has an excellent price
point combination as well.
The Balboa BabyŽ name in itself adds a strong foundation to start with but
combine that with the outstanding features and category results scores, for
the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover
and it easy to see it unquestionably earned a perfect score of  Stars in
this category for Marketability.
VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - 
The visual appeal category with an apparel product such as the the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover is a challenging item to establish properly and
without question. Our evaluation standards were designed to take the personal
opinion out of the picture, yet there are some occasions where that comes into
From the standpoint of every woman who saw the the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover,
actually experienced using it, or saw another mother experiencing the use of
it, visual appeal was quite high. After careful evaluation of all reports,
consumer feedback, and study of our video tapes, we determined the Balboa
BabyŽ Nursing Cover was outstanding as far as women were concerned in the Visual
At the same time the Balboa BabyŽ Nursing Cover didn't have enough umph!! to raise
a WOW! out of a person. In the category for Visual Appeal, we awarded the the Balboa
BabyŽ Nursing Cover an above-average score of  Stars in this category for