I was tired of using a blanket or towel to cover my baby and me when we had to stop somewhere to nurse the baby at a gas station so I needed something light and breathe-able without worrying about someone see me nurse. Initially I thought I could make it myself but who was I kidding? I had the promo code for a free nursing cover with having to pay a 11.95 fee for shipping and handling or it might be more now. I'm bringing it with me on the plane for my baby's first plane ride. See my review below. You can use PROMO code 4132E9 for the same Free offer when you check out on the nursingcover.com website