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Old 04-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a decently priced place (in west Michigan) or website to buy nursing shirts? I generally shop at thrift/consignment stores so even the $20+ price tags at places like Motherhood Maternity are a little high for me! I'll keep checking on FSOT as well!! But any help would be awesome!!


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Old 04-16-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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I troll the maternity clearance section at I've gotten each of my nursing shirts there for less than $20. Usually between $8-$12, but they're really well made and have lasted through heavy use for the last 21 months. Still look new.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:34 AM   #3
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Re: Nursing Tops!

I've found nursing shirts in the maternity section at Goodwill. I've also found them at consignment shops that sell kids stuff and maternity clothes.

For my last baby, I just layered. I took some of my husbands white undershirts and cut off the sleeves. I cut the arm opening until it was below my breast, then I just wore one of my own shirts over it. Instant DIY nursing tank. No sewing required.

I'm planning to do the same thing this time, too. I bought an 8-pack of men's undershirts and I bought some tank tops from Goodwill. I wanted different neckline options for the different kind of shirts I'd be wearing over them.

There's also some good DIY options if you search Pinterest.

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Re: Nursing Tops!

Karen, Virginia gets very hot and very humid in summer. What are your diy options when the weather starts warming up?
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #5
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I just bought several on Babies R Us for less than$10.00 each. they were running out of sizes so I would look quick. The brand was Thyme and I think their prices are pretty affordable in general and more unique than a lot of the cheaper options. I also found some on H&M 2/20$ T-shirts. They were cute too but I am waiting to try them. The under cover mama is also a great option for a more affordable nursing tank!
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:40 PM   #6
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Old navy is great stuff for under $15 plus coupons all the time!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #7
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Troll Zulily! I got some for a great deal on there. I wish I would have seen your post, I just donated a bunch to Salvation Army. I would have just given them to you for free. If I find any more, I'll let you know. What size are you looking for?
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H&M and Old Navy have some cheap stuff, or just scrounge around the thrift stores for cute cross-front tops or big scoopnecks. I have way too many other expenses to justify dedicated nursing clothes. Mostly I wear tank tops that are cut low enough to pull down, and then a hoodie or button-front shirt or cardigan on top of that. All pretty cheap at Goodwill and Salvo, that way I don't feel bad when bebe destroys it with his spit!
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I bought a bunch of spaghetti strap tanks at goodwill and target (on clearance), cut the straps off at the back and hand sewed a small loop on the front that hooks onto my nursing bras, essentially making my own undercover mama type shirt. That way I can wear pretty much any shirt I want and my belly is covered when I lift the top shirt to nurse.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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Check Pinterest or google for diy nursing tank directions. Super easy and then any shirt can be a nursing shirt. You just need a snug fit spaghetti strap tank as per the post above.
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