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Warm nursing PJ?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I have only had summer babies, so by the time winter rolled around, I was not nursing quite as frequently and I just wore regular PJs.  This time, I feel like I want something that is super easy to slip aside, while still keeping my belly and chest covered.  I was thinking layers, but seems like it may just be too much fabric to deal with every hour or two at night.  Anyone have tips?  Especially those who have had winter babies and live in places that get cold (although, it is not super cold here, we are quite frugal with the heating at night.)

post #2 of 6

i prefer microfleece button down pjs - like a shirt and pants - i just leave the top few buttons unbuttoned - I sometimes wear flannel PJs (absorbent! lol)  and night gowns but when i'm nursing a lot and sleeping with a little baby i tend to end up twisted and need something with a bit of stretch to stay comfortable
 

post #3 of 6

i've had 3 out of 4 in March/April in New England, and one in November, in cold houses, so i guess i should know a little about this. i have one cotton maternity/nursing nightgown (cross over top) from maternity w/ a little tie-over housecoat.  also got 2 target brand nightgowns w/ long sleeves that weren't thick at all but were large enough i could pull the V-neck down over the breasts.  and i have 2 pairs of flannel pj pants.  somehow i've made do with those and one light cotton nightgown.  i think it's keeping cardigans on hand for when i'm sitting up and need to wrap up in the cold air that makes all the easy access nighties work.  also, for a few months my hormones are CRAZY, and baby is swaddled, so it's more about keeping my arms and back warm while nestled in.  the cross-over tops w/ long sleeves or short sleeves are great, but i didn't need super warm ones since our bed has lots of blankets, and 2 are wool.  if baby co-sleeps (??? they all have been different) hubby and i will have separate blankets.

 

for nursing laying down (my preference all night long and most of the day especially once newborn is stronger),  deep v-neck anything works great.  for a little extra support, the nice maternity ones are pretty, but i tend to prefer being able to just slip out of the looser tops at night.

post #4 of 6

I have been looking for a long sleeve nursing night gown and have not had any luck. Anybody else know where to find one?

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I have been rethinking this as I am SOOOOOO hot all the time.  It does get a fair bit colder between now and Feb, but I remember how hot I was post partum and wondering how much I am actually going to need.

 

SIL bought me a pair of silly cartoon fleece PJ, with a top that buttons all the way, I think these will be good most of the time, I can just unbutton the part by the breast so my belly is covered.  I think I will most likely wear a short sleeved shirt under the long.

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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

I have been rethinking this as I am SOOOOOO hot all the time.  It does get a fair bit colder between now and Feb, but I remember how hot I was post partum and wondering how much I am actually going to need.

 

SIL bought me a pair of silly cartoon fleece PJ, with a top that buttons all the way, I think these will be good most of the time, I can just unbutton the part by the breast so my belly is covered.  I think I will most likely wear a short sleeved shirt under the long.

oh yes- i sleep w/ towels for a few weeks to months depending on how bad the hormones are b/c i get night sweats and soak the bed.

 

i did find a nice long Target brand nightgown in L that has a low top and faux buttons that i can pop my tops out of, and grabbed a wrap-around cotton robe from there as well for the arms/back.  between that and my one maternity nightie (my old low-v has given up the ghost) i figure i can make it.  so got the robe and nightie from Target for christmas, and found a couple of nursing tanks and other bottoms if i wanted to go back and get any when i know better what i want.  

 

meanwhile, i'm HOT and sleep under one wool blanket solo (hubby can't handle my heat) in a 50 degree bedroom.  must rethink bedroom for post-partum!

 

oh- i think i have pants somewhere- i should check my room- cause i posted above that i have them, but haven't even tried pants for the last 6 weeks or so since belly is anti-pants!!

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