Three Steps For Getting Great Fit
Great fit is important because the Soothe Shirt performs the best in supporting your baby and enabling breastfeeding when it fits well. The three steps to great fit are outlined here and in our related video short below.
Step 1 - Take your measurements
Having someone else measure you will give you the most accurate measurement and if you’re doing it by yourself, stand in front of a mirror to improve accuracy. You will need two measurements:
Under Bust measurement - measure directly under the your breasts. The tape measure should remain horizontal and pulled tight.
Across Bust Measurement - measure around the largest part of your bust. The tape should be flat but not too snug.
If you don’t have a flexible tape measure, use a ribbon or string and then measure that on a rigid tape measure.
Step 2 - Find your size
Find your recommended size based on our size chart in the product images above.
Step 3 - Fine tune your fit
We’re all shaped differently and our bodies all respond to pregnancy differently so your recommended size is a great starting point. The best way to ensure you have the right fit is by observing how your baby is supported in your pouch:
Fits loose - your baby’s head is below your bust
Fits tight - it’s difficult to get your baby into your pouch and the pouch doesn’t come up across baby’s back and shoulders
Just right - your baby’s head is above your breasts and close enough to kiss
Other Helpful Tips
The Soothe Shirt fits like shape-wear in order to properly support your baby. If you find it difficult to get on or to get your baby into your pouch that doesn’t mean you have the wrong size. Try stepping into your Soothe Shirt instead of pulling it over your head.
Don’t size up to get a bigger pouch
Your baby's head should be above your breasts and high enough for you to kiss
If your Soothe Shirt is tight immediately after birth, we recommend waiting 3-4 weeks and trying it on again. Your entire body expanded in preparation for delivery and it will start shrinking back substantially even within the first month.
The Lalabu Soothe Shirt is an all-in-one babywearing shirt that’s both a nursing tank for mom and a cozy carrying pouch for baby
As a new mom, every day you need an outfit to wear that you love, a nursing bra to breastfeed your little one, and a way to hold your baby close. The Lalabu Soothe Shirt simplifies your life by doing all three.
Easy-to-use pouch calms newborns
Built-in nursing bra makes breastfeeding convenient
Inner mesh panel provides cool breathability
Pouch extender grows with baby
Made in the USA
Nursing Bra Tidbits
No need to wear a separate bra
Two fabric layers for extra coverage
Soft elastic band provides support
Shirt covers stomach while nursing
For Moms Giving
When you buy any Lalabu product, 2% of the sale goes to help mom entrepreneurs in Africa. Often, only a small amount of money stands in the way of a mom and her dreams for her family. Even though we're a small company, we want our business model to help make the world a better place. Thank you for joining us in helping moms to expand their businesses, send their children to school, buy food, and build homes.