Another ridiculously overpriced yet seemingly "essential" baby item is the nursing cover. I breast fed both boys for a year each, but I'm not one of those these-are-my-breasts-deal-with-it women when it comes to breast feeding in public. Nursing covers like these provide needed privacy and convenience, but $36 and up is steep. I made a couple, but I ended up using the eyelet the most, since I needed a more breathable fabric. I made mine 24 x 36" with boning about 13" long. With fabric, boning, D rings and thread, I think I spent about $10 for two covers. Here's an easy tutorial.