Best nightgown after delivery
Most of us are very focused on our pregnancy and getting through the actual labour. We tend to forget a little about the “right after”. What do we need after delivery? One thing I’ve appreciated so much was a functional, comfortable and cute nightgown.
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 (or ones).
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.
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.
Where to find the best nightgowns for after delivery
There are a couple of places to look for nursing nightgowns. Below I’ve made a selection of some of my favorites from theses shops. The pictures are there to inspire and show you different styles. There are tons of different nightgowns to get from each place. Just follow the links and I’m sure you’ll find something you want.
Affordable nightgowns from Amazon
Amazon has millions and millions of products, but the quality and designs aren’t always up to standard in my opinion. When hopping for nightgowns to wear after delivery, Amazon delivers. I got 2 favorite brands in this category, and one of them is Ekoauer. I’m definitely not the only one who thinks they’re great. They got some of the most popular and best selling nursing and maternity nightgowns there I think.
The nightgown in the picture is available in 40 different colors/patterns and only cost about $25. It has a little bit of everything. Comfort, buttons and lace for lovely details, easy breastfeeding access and nice quality. It’s also an Amazon’s Choice.
Buy it from Amazon.com →
3 in 1 from Baby be Mine
My second favorite brand on Amazon is Baby be Mine. They offer these super comfortable and happy floral nightgowns and sets that are designed for and by mothers. They kind of helped to change the whole horrible to lovely delivery gown game. In this set you get a delivery hospital nursing gown and a matching delivery nursing robe. Perfect to pack in the delivery bag.
The gown has shoulder snaps on both sides and a discreet front flap. This gives easy access for examinations, monitoring, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. The robe is not just cute, but offers warmth, discretion and cover.
Buy your gown and robe at Amazon.com →
Super soft nursing nightgown from Motherhood Maternity
Motherhood Maternity doesn’t have the biggest selection of maternity and nursing clothes, but they always have a couple of great options. I like their approach and designs. It’s including, warm and comfy. Their items are also very affordable, and they are generous wit discounts and sales.
The gown in the picture is not the most stylish or elegant choice, but I love it. It’s super comfortable, cute and has the clip down nursing access that is so easy to use. All you need as a mama.
Check out all nightgowns from Motherhood.com →
A house dress from Baby be Mine
This is not a regular nightgown, but a house dress. They say you can use it both in and out of the home, but I’m thinking it’s best for lounging and relaxing at home. You can wear while pregnant and after. It’s specially designed for discreet nursing, which is perfect if you have guests over. You can also wear it if you don’t breastfeed at all. Then it’s just the most comfortable piece of clothing you own.
The house dress can be used as a nightgown, but my intention was to present it as day wear. For the hospital stay, and for the first time at home with the baby. Hopefully you will squeeze in a lot of naps with the little one in this cosy and practical garment.
Buy it on Amazon.com →
Cute nightshirt for after delivery
Meet my second choice from Ekoauer. It also has thousands of great reviews and likes. The boyfriend nightshirt is a perfect transition from night to breakfast. Just throw on some leggings and you got a cute lounge outfit. The button down design makes it easy to nurse in and it can double a s a nightgown. Just wear a nursing bra underneath and you’re good to go. The loose fit looks great on all body types and the material is nice and breathable.
All in all, comfortable, functional and again, super cute.
Buy it on Amazon.com →
4 piece set from Angel Maternity and Nordstrom
Yes, that’s not a typo. This is a 4 piece set. You get a nursing nightgown, a robe, a baby wrap and a headband. All matching of course. Nordstrom has been around for about 100 years and offers a couple of super stylish quality maternity brands, including Angel Maternity. Most of their items are not cheap, but they’re still affordable. This set costs about $100.
So, if you want to pack your bag for both you and the new one, this set is adorable.
If you’re looking for a plus size delivery robe, I got some great options as well for you.
See all nursing nightgowns from Nordstrom.com →
Sleep dresses for after delivery from Pinkblush
If you haven’t heard of Pinkblush, you’re welcome. They are truly a treasure trove for expecting mamas. I would describe their maternity and nursing clothes as trendy, practical and reasonably priced. A great mix.
It’s easy to assume that everyone can and want to breastfeed. But that’s far from the truth. Pinkblush has a lot of cute and stylish sleep dresses that are perfect for after delivery. Some of them are nursing friendly. Some are not. Depending on what you want, you can prepare with comfortable sleep wear.
Check out all sleep dresses from Pinkblush.com →
Nursing pajamas and robe set from Nordstrom
Here’s another choice from Angel Maternity. Nordstrom has other suiting brands but I happen to like their stuff the best. So, this is obviously not a nightgown. But, I want to finish with something inspiring. Maybe it’s not a nightgown you’re looking for. I think this set of nursing-friendly top, robe and stretchy pant is extremely stylish. You can wear it while pregnant, in the hospital, at night and at home. You’ll be comfortable and gorgeous at the same time.
Check out all maternity sleepwear from Nordstrom.com →
Are you a snap girl?
Do you prefer snaps or an elastic neckline for your maternity nightgown? Share your favorite nighty with the rest of us.
Good idea to have an opening at the back of your gown, especially if you need an epidural, but in the hospital don’t they usually give you a gown that opens at the back in any case?
Once you can get out of that unglamourous hospital gown, these others you show are gorgeous. The first one is my favorite, as you can use it as a house dress too, which will come in useful those first few weeks after you get home and you don’t have time to dress yourself properly.
The one at the bottom is also too cute. You and your baby can dress the same.
The hospital do offer you a gown so this is just a stylish option. If you’re in a position where money is tight this is not necessary. But I really like the fact that it’s your own, it’s pretty and it hasn’t been washed with a lot of chemicals like the ones from the hospital.
I’m glad you like the gowns and the baby set.
Very informative page. I had no idea that there were so many different options for night gowns during and after pregnancy. My wife never wore anything like this but I wonder if she would be interested in something of this nature. I will pass this along to those I know are pregnant or becoming pregnant in the future. Thanks for the share.
Love what you did with this niche. Not only are you giving us inspiration but options. I feel you did an amazing job not only with the content but also making it extremely user friendly on the site.
For me personally it was extremely difficult to find cloths that I not only liked but felt comfortable in when I was pregnant. Great job and keep up the great work, I look forward to see your future work.
Thank you for your thoughts and nice words. Very appreciated.
Looks like I posted in the wrong spot…. Lol Very informative page. I will post this to those who I know are pregnant. I did not know there were so many different types of night gowns. Also there is so much white on your page, try adding color to spruce it up a bit to make it more attractive. This can also help your content pop and the pictures stand out.
Haha. Now you know a thing or two about pregnancy nightgowns. You’ll never know when it’ll come in handy.
Wow, you have no idea how I wish I could have read this article about 20 years ago! These nightgowns are amazing. I also checked out the prices and found them to be amazing as well. They have specific functions for the new Mom and baby, but they’re pretty enough to wear at any time!
I really like the first one, the cute wrap-around look. I like the grey, but I see it also comes in purple and black. Great article! New Moms will just love this!
I’m glad you like them. I’m guessing there’s a lot of things around today for mamas and babies that wasn’t available a few years back. =)
I love how modern these nightgowns are. I agree that not enough thought is typically put into what nightgown to wear during and after delivery. This nightgown is perfect and I love how the buttons are in the front for easy access. I prefer snaps over an elastic neckline. I find it easier and more comfortable. I will be sharing this article to my expecting mother friends!
I’m a snap girl too. =)