Delivery nightgowns – the best labor gowns and robes
When I first encountered the concept of delivery nightgowns, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I guess my first thought was, “is that really a thing”. My second thought was “hell yeah”. Who wouldn’t want to bring some color and style into the otherwise washed out hospital environment? Some may think it’s unnecessary but I’m a strong believer of look good, feel good. I’m not talking about delivering in perfect makeup and painted nails. I’m talking about the power of a shower and some clothes that make you feel comfortable and nice.
Don’t expect this purchase to be all that easy and straight forward. It’s a bit of a jungle. Especially the many names. You’ll be facing hospital gownies, delivery gownies, delivery robes, maternity/nursing nightgowns, delivery gowns, hospital gowns etc etc. There are even matching nightgowns and baby sets (that are adorable by the way). I’ve been scouring the web and compiled what I think are the best labor gowns and hospital wear out there.
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5 great delivery nightgowns
A stylish choice
I think this delivery nightgown represent the best of two worlds. It has well placed side buttons for feeding that offers easy and discreet access. The gown also has the button down back for medical examination and labour. A loose and stylish fit makes it both comfortable and somewhat flattering. It doesn’t make you look like a curtain but it’s also not a dress (I think that’s weird).
You can choose from 9 different solid colors. And it’s what is called a 3 in 1 maternity gown. It works as a nightgown, during labour and delivery and for nursing.
And it’s actually about 10$ cheaper than the traditional gownie.
The gownie – classic delivery nightgown
I honestly don’t know if I love or hate the classic gownie. It’s super comfortable and practical. But not exactly flattering for your figure. Although the ones you buy yourself definitely has some advantages compared to the ones the hospital offers.
First of all, you can get a bit of color and pattern to brighten up both yourself and the room. Great for both the mood and the first family photos. And it will not be worn or washed (with harsh chemicals) by anyone else.
It got snaps instead of strings in the back. For full coverage (thank you very much). The front snaps will make it easy to breastfeed and snuggle with your new born. And it actually opens all the way, so you don’t need to unhook an IV. And don’t worry, they are already approved by hospital staff. They even work great when you’re recovering from a C-section. There are no strings tightening around the belly and they offer easy medical access.
Stylish labor gowns
At first you might think that a gownie and a labour gown are the same thing. They have the same functions with snaps in the front and in the back. But the labour gown gives you a bit more shape.
The labour gowns has a sewn in adjustable empire waists and elasticated armholes that ensures coverage and comfort. Like this one. In addition to the shoulder snaps the neckline is also elasticated to make it easy to nurse and cuddle.
You’ll get comfort, function and style.
3 in 1 – pregnancy, delivery and nursing
This is brilliant. You can use this gown as a pregnancy, delivery and nursing gown. It means you can wear it from bump to baby. The gown looks absolutely fabulous, and it is so comfortable and soft. I would even go so far to say it’s a little bit luxurious compared to other ones. It also has extra deep pockets for all the nursing must-haves, like nursing pads, phone, etc. It can be yours for measly $26.
Delivery nightgown with matching pillowcase
The headline might be a sentence you thought you would never see. But delivery nightgowns with matching pillowcases are a thing. You probably need a sense of humor to appreciate it, but it will make your hospital stay more homely. And I actually read about that just yesterday. Bringing stuff to the hospital that are personal and spirit lifting will make your stay and room feel more safe and warn. A tiny bit more like home. Thinking about it, it would probably be nice to have your own sheets as well. But let’s not over do it.
I’m not sure my own budget will allow for this but I haven’t removed it from my list yet. It’s actually not that much more than a regular delivery gown depending on which one you want.
Nursing gown for after delivery
If you really don’t want to use any hospital gowns it may be a good idea to bring a gown to change into after delivery as well. It probably needs to go in the laundry. I think it’s smart to choose a delivery nightgown that can opens in the back because of medical access. But after delivery I would choose one without buttons. It will be more comfortable (and prettier). I couldn’t choose just one, so here are two great options.
100% pure natural fiber
The first one is really environmentally friendly. It’s made out of natural fibre from wood and dyed with stuff from natural plants. The material is very delicate and smooth, and you don’t have to worry about your baby’s sensitive skin. You can easily open the buttons with one hand when it’s time for feeding. It can also be used as a labor gown.
Modern house dress
The second one is designed for discreet nursing with its snaps in the front. I really like the pockets on both sides. They give the gown a little edgy silhouette and it’s very practical. And you can buy a matching baby gown or swaddle blanket if you want the Mommy & Me look.
I love that they call it a modern house dress. That makes it legitimate to wear a nightgown all day long. What could be more comfortable?
Push socks – a little bonus
Want to push things a little further? Push socks will be that extra little thing completing your delivery look. If nothing else, it’s a fun gift for a mommy to be.
Delivery nightgowns and robes in the plenty
If you haven’t seen anything you really like yet, keep browsing these sites. There are tons to choose from. I’m sure you’ll soon find the labor gown that is best for you.
Baby Be Mine delivery night gowns
Milk & Baby delivery nightgowns
Plus size delivery gowns & robes
Check out these posts if you want a shortcut to great plus size delivery robes and plus size hospital gowns.
This is an informative post, I really do not know much about delivery gowns but I can say you brought a important issues to my knowledge as I have bothered less about maternity clothes for my wife, I’m so lucky to have come across this amazing post and will definitely pass this across to her so she makes her selection. I know she will like them.
Thanks for sharing this article on different types of gown for mothers or intending mothers to be. Each types of gowns for example, labour gown, delivery robe, little lux, nursing gown etc are all beautiful and all mothers should get any these. Amazing thing as well is that they are affordable for everyone. I will order some for my sweetheart as we plan to have our first baby. Thanks
Wow! These delivery gowns are beautiful. I have been online searching for beautiful delivery gowns because I am approaching my last trimester and already my tommy is shooting out as I will soon be welcoming my baby. These gowns are lovely and cheaply affordable. I love the delivery robes and nursing gown. I will show these article to my husband to make an order for me. Thanks
I’m glad you like them. And congratulations. I hope you’ll find the perfect one for you.
This is a genius idea by the designer of these delivery gowns. I see some really creative ideas in some of these gowns. Even the ones that look cheap were still made creatively. I think the stylish delivery nightgown from Ekoauer would be my number 1 pick due to the way it was made.
It looks stylish and it makes access for feeding and also the delivery of the baby really easy. That is definitely my number 1 pick
It is right?! I wish it was my idea. =)
There are gowns I like here and will be good for my wife. I know is not gonna take so long for us to start building our homes together. I like the Stylish delivery night gowns. My wife to be doesn’t really like gown that are just so simple. She always wants well designed gown. The little flux gown will also be a very good one for her.
I’m sure will find something that’ll suit her taste.