5 Maternity Sleepwear Essentials for New Mums
Dear sleepy mum,
When I got pregnant with my little girl, I didn’t really know what sleepwear I’d need to feel as comfy as possible. Because I didn’t end up having a very big belly, I was able to fit in my normal clothes and pyjamas until the very end.
However, I did have complications during my pregnancy due to placenta previa, and pretty intense back and hip pain. As such, I struggled to sleep without feeling uncomfortable in my hips and belly.
A few items made my life so much easier! Especially a body pillow or maternity sleep pillow worked wonders for my changing body.
I also used extra belly support, similar to the maternity tank mentioned below. And of course, a supportive bra to sleep with as well.
Once my baby was born, easy nursing gowns and pyjamas allowed for hassle-free feeding at night.
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1. Pink Maternity Sleep Gown by Lait & Co
This adorable maternity and nursing sleep gown from Lait & Co makes a lovely gift for any new mum.
It’s made with a soft cotton blend (95% cotton and 5% spandex) and finished with pretty lace trims. Simply pull aside the crossover layer to nurse your little one.
Best of all, you’ll still look and feel sexy while being comfortable at the same time! Available in grey and pink (just in case you’re not a pink kinda woman).
2. Organic Cotton Maternity Pyjama by Esprit
Are you more a lets-get-comfy-in-my-pjs-lady? Then this beautiful maternity pyjama from Esprit is perfect for you!
Its large round neckline and adjustable, spaghetti straps make this maternity sleepwear very comfortable to wear. Thanks to its organic cotton material, this pyjama feels soft on your skin as well.
Nursing your baby will be hassle-free with its drop down nursing clips. Perfect for those midnight feeds.
This is definitely a relax-on-the-couch kinda pj!
3. Seamless Maternity Tank
Seriously, I wish I knew about this maternity tank top when I was expecting. I had only a little bump compared to most pregnant women, but I still needed that extra bit of support on my belly. This tank top would have done exactly that!
Its smooth and figure-hugging profile can be worn under your day to day clothing or as sleepwear. Not only will your growing bump feel snug and supported, the hidden built-in bra with fabric-moulded cups will also provide a secure fit and support for your growing curves.
Once your little one is born, night feedings are made easy with the drop down nursing clips.
This tank top is a must-have in your maternity sleepwear wardrobe!
4. Maternity Sleep Pillow
I got so used to sleeping with a body pillow during my pregnancy that I’m still sleeping with one right now. I know, I know… but it’s just so comfy!
Give your pregnant body the support it needs with this maternity sleep pillow by Theraline. This pillow offers great support for your knees, hips, back, and belly. It’s comfortable in any position thanks to its light yet stable structure.
Don’t know what to do with it after your pregnancy? No worries! You can keep using it as a great nursing pillow to support your baby.
5. Maternity and Nursing Bra
If you want extra support for your growing bust then a maternity bra is a must! You’ll need it even more once your milk comes in and you’re breastfeeding your little. You’ll be incredibly grateful for the extra support, even at night.
This maternity and nursing bra from Bravado is made of ultra soft and breathable cotton. You’ll feel incredibly comfortable and supported wearing this wire-free design.
Nursing becomes easy and hassle-free with the full drop down design allowing maximum skin-to-skin contact.
Finished nursing? Simply convert the bra to a ‘regular bra’ with the included Bra Conversion Kit.
And there you have it, beautiful mama. Five maternity sleepwear essentials that will make pregnancy, and nursing your little one, that much easier.
Which one would you love to use?
**This post was first published on Dec 6, 2018 – Updated on April 8, 2019**