The postpartum period is a wonderful but often overwhelming time adjusting to life with your new baby! Finding the perfect pajamas or lounge wear is my favorite way to stay comfortable when cuddling and nursing a sweet little one. Read on for tips on what to wear postpartum!
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I LOVE the first few weeks after having a baby, but I didn’t always! After my first couple babies, it took a long time to adjust to my postpartum body, the needs of a newborn and my new crazy emotions.
But now that I’ve gone through this period 7 times (the twins gave me a pretty sweet two-for-one deal), I’m much more able to appreciate this intense but short-lived time period. I know that my body and emotions will be a little strange for a while and that sleep will be minimal, but I’ve learned to love it!
Having comfortable lounge wear to spend my new baby days in is SO important and can make all the difference in your enjoyment of this special time. I’ve listed some of my favorite styles and features below!
A big, flowy house dress is hands-down one of my favorite ways to dress when cuddling a new baby. These are especially great for the warmer months when you’re already hot with a baby laying on you. Just be sure to grab one with a super stretchy neckline or a snap or button placket so that it’s nursing friendly!
You can even make your own with my free Mara dress pattern.
Traditional two-piece pajamas are GREAT for postpartum days and weeks because they’re a cute matching set and they’re easy to nurse in. I like the ones with a button front but because they’re separates, you can also just pull up the top to feed your baby.
Don’t forget to size up at least once from your pre-pregnancy size so they’re nice and roomy! There’s nothing more demoralizing than trying to squeeze your voluptuous post-baby body into too-tight pjs.
This knit set from Amazon looks amazingly comfortable and a little bit less like pajamas, plus they come in a ton of colors.
Best Sleep Bra
I also HAVE to mention my most favorite sleep bra that has saved my life over and over after having my babies. These stretchy knit crossover bras are the perfect solution for sleeping after having a baby. (And if you don’t think you need a bra for sleeping, then you might just be missing out!)
These bras support extra large, sore, leaky breasts; keep nursing pads in place and feel almost like you’re wearing nothing. I wear them all the time for the first couple postpartum weeks and couldn’t live without them! (Here’s another brand from Target)
And if you’re welcoming a new baby, you might also be interested in my post about making breastfeeding work for you!
Do you have a favorite postpartum outfit?
If you’re still waiting for baby to make his/her appearance, check out this amazing free prenatal course from the awesome Hilary at Pulling Curls!
She’s been a nurse for many, many years and definitely knows her stuff. You can also check out her deluxe online prenatal course HERE, if you’re ready to take your birth prep next level.