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Blame baby brain: This mum-to-be thought a car seat cover was a skirt

Pregnancy leaves you feeling pretty frazzled and exhausted, especially as you get closer to your due date.

We have all experienced many silly moments during our pregnancy and one mum-to-be has shared her hilarious mistake with the world.

Expectant-mum Lori Farrell took to Facebook to reveal that she had mistaken a car seat cover for a skirt.

She wrote: “If you feel like a failure today, just know that I wore a car seat cover a friend gave me because I thought it was a skirt.”

Fellow mums praised her for being so honest: "This is the best thing I have seen in a while! I love even more that you find humour in it and are not embarrassed to share. Thank you for a good laugh!”

Another wrote: “At least you made it look cute.”

“I could imagine doing this,” another woman confessed.

Lori spoke to HuffPost about the hilarious incident. She explained that a friend had gifted her secondhand supplies ahead of her due date in June.

“A friend of mine had messaged me that she had a bunch of baby stuff she was getting rid of. I came home with a car full that day of enough baby clothes to cover our little girl’s first three months.

“She also gave me a pregnancy pillow, a rock and play, toys, shoes, baby carriers, etc. So when I pulled out the striped thing, I wasn’t really sure what it was. It was not in a package, just mixed in with the clothes and blankets/swaddles.”

She explained that she believed the gathered sides were ‘ruching’ and presumed that it was a maternity skirt, “I thought the tag was oddly placed in the front.”

It wasn’t until Lori googled the brand that she discovered it was, in fact, a car seat cover.

Her post certainly made us chuckle.

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