If you’re looking for a maternity nightgown to wear before and during labor, you should check out the post “Delivery nightgowns“. But if you’re looking for the best nightgown after delivery, you’re in the right place. There’s actually quite a difference. Not just in design but also in function.
Delivery nightgowns should (in my opinion) have some way of opening up the back. If you for instance want an epidural you need easy access. After delivery on the other hand, there’s no point in wearing a maternity nightgown with snaps or buttons in the back. Now you want something with easy access in the front. For breastfeeding. And you also want something that’ll make you look nice walking the halls of the hospital. And for the first photos with your little one.
These nightgowns are all perfect for hospital and nursing. I’ve also added some maternity nightgown robe sets if you want to take the hospital dressing up a notch.
Best nightgowns after delivery
Let’s start off with something cute, simple and comfortable. It’s almost too comfortable. You might want to live in it. The design works both with and without the bump. And it’s perfect for nursing. No clips or snaps. Only easy access.
I really like this one as it can double as a “wear at home”-dress. No one can really tell you’re still in your nightgown. Put on a pair of tights and you’re ready. It’s usually this versatility that makes us really use a piece of clothing. Money well spent.
This one is a classic nightgown. And it’s a classic for a reason – it has all the things we want! It’s comfortable and soft. The nursing function is super easy, just a clip-down away. Built-in pads for looks and leakage. A little loose fit for the post-delivery belly. Six different colors and patterns to choose from. And sleeveless to keep us sweaty mothers nice and cool.
In summary, all you could ever want from a top maternity nightgown. And the price doesn’t hurt either.
This might be my favorite. Love the navy inspired stripes and the little pocket. The fact that it doesn’t have that delivery nightgown look is also a plus in my world. This nightshirt will make you look really nice both in the hospital and every night after that. It has front snaps that opens quickly. You know they don’t like to wait. This also makes it easier with skin-to-skin contact which is so important in the beginning. And as you can see you can buy it and wear it before birth. It’s designed to fit your bump as well.
All the maternity nightgowns from Baby be Mine are designed by Moms For Moms. So, you know it comes with both comfort, function and a sense of style.
I said I wouldn’t bring up any delivery gowns here I but working my way down I changed my mind. I thought “Maybe someone doesn’t know that it is a delivery gown they want until they see the difference”. On the one hand you don’t have to wear the awful hospital gown during labor. And you’ll also save some money if you planned on buying both. On the other hand, you’ll be using the nightgown for far longer than just during the delivery. This one is super comfortable and works well for breastfeeding.
If I had to choose one, I might choose this one. It’s designed for comfort, function and style. It has gotten great reviews from a lot of mums. The best part is the placement of the snaps. Back and front snaps allow easy access for fetal monitors and an epidural. Waist side slits allow for I.V. access, while shoulder snaps will give immediate skin-to-skin contact and simple nursing access.
Maternity nightgown robe sets
Sometimes it can be nice to have a robe to wrap around yourself. If you need to get up to nurse and comfort your baby in the middle of the night. Or when you’re in the hospital. Now you can get a matching set and save some money at the same time. There are lots of colors and prints to choose from. I got hooked on this black willow printed maternity nightgown robe set.
The nightgown has an elastic neckline for nursing. No need for any buttons or snaps. And you can wear it during labor as well if you want to. This is a 3 in 1 solution for you. The robe belt is in a high position to accommodate your changing body. Make sure you pack one of these nightgown robe sets in your hospital bag.
If you want a maternity nightgown robe set without a delivery nightgown this might be right up your ally. A beautiful lace trim nursing nightgown and a robe. The nightgown has the clip down nursing function that is so easy to handle, even with one hand. Of course, you can wash it in the machine. All items on this list is machine washable.
There’s also a pink option which is super cute! The robe doesn’t have lace, but the nightgown might be prettier. The fit is a little relaxed, perfect for sleep and lounging.
I’m getting a little of topic here, but I can’t help myself. Some might think a maternity robe and baby blanket set is unnecessary. They might be right. But just look at the picture. That is sooo cute! With the little hat and all. I think you really get your moneys’ worth with this set. It includes:
- One Maternity/Delivery Robe
- One Baby Swaddle Blanket (32″ x 32″) and
- One 1 Newborn Hat
The robe is comfortable and feminine. Perfect for pictures, visits, and nightly feeding and changing adventures. It even has hidden pockets for your phone. It’s a fun and thoughtful gift for a baby shower as well if you don’t know what to get.
If you’re looking for a plus size delivery robe, I got some great options as well for you.
Do you have another favorite?
Do you prefer snaps or an elastic neckline for your maternity nightgown? Share your favorite nighty with the rest of us.