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There’s no doubt that before, during or after the birth of your baby, comfort is the number one priority for lounging and sleeping.
It's important to select the right maternity pyjamas and maternity nightwear that cater to your needs whilst ensuring you get a good night's sleep, or can enjoy spending well-deserved time relaxing. Good nursing nightwear can also help you drift off knowing that any midnight disturbances can be easily resolved with easy-nursing access.
There’s lots of options out there depending on your priorities: would you like something with the support of an elasticated waist or perhaps something light and not too constrictive, like maternity night dresses? Keep an eye out for those that are adjustable or support growing bumps so that your maternity PJs will be there for you throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Whatever your priorities, fear not: we’ve rounded up the 10 best maternity nightwear options that will provide you with optimum comfort through the night (and day!).
For an even better night's sleep, why not have a look at our recommendations of the best pregnancy pillows for expecting mums, or this list of nursing bras that are will provide comfort to breastfeeding mums.
Our Top Choice
Women’s Maternity Nursing Nightdress, Adome
A highly-rated bestseller, the Adome Nightdress is a lovely all-round option for comfortable maternity nightwear or loungewear. Its V neck and short sleeve style comes in a variety of colours and a soft, loose fabric to make sure you don’t get too hot when relaxing or sleeping. With a button-up design, it is also perfect for easy nursing access so will last you throughout your pregnancy and beyond, making it a worthwhile purchase in our eyes..
- Price: £28.39
- Sizes: S-XXL
Best For Eco Friendly Nightwear
Women’s Maternity Night Dress, Boob
Swedish company Boob are renowned for their high-quality sustainable designs in fabrics that are traceable from fibre to final garment. The high quality organic cotton of this night dress means you’re doing good for cotton farmers and the environment, too. But this dress is not only eco-friendly and ethical, it is also extremely comfortable for mums to be. Its comfortable shape accommodates your baby bump and the lift-up fold allows you to breastfeed at night in comfort.
- Price: £39.99
- Sizes: XS-L
Best For Cotton Nightwear
Cotton Mix Maternity/Nursing Pyjamas, La Redoute
Cotton is a great maternity nightwear fabric thanks to its natural, hypo-allergic and durable nature. These long-sleeved pyjamas will keep you warm in colder months whilst still being lightweight, and the bottoms feature a bump band for extra added comfort. They are also certified by OEKO-TEX, which guarantees the absence of harmful substances, making them safe for mums to be to relax in.
- Price: £34
- Sizes: 6 - 24
Best For Nursing Nightwear
Women Ultra Soft Maternity & Nursing Pajamas Set, Zexxxy
Maternity tops with hidden folds are a practical option for nursing nightwear that mean you can easily lift the fabric and comfortably nurse your baby. This popular Zexxxy set does just that; with a top that allows discreet nursing access, it is perfect for before, during and after pregnancy. Its 95% cotton fabric has lots of colour and design options - including navy blue floral and burgundy - and includes the option of cropped or long pants so it can be suitable for either warm or cold weather.
- Price: £19.99
- Sizes: S – 2XL
Best Nursing Dress
Women’s Breastfeeding Dress, Sykooria
This dress is a popular choice for mums when packing their hospital bags thanks to its simple button design that makes breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact easy. The breathable fabric comes in both short and long-sleeve options so you can ensure that you will be comfortable at any temperature. There is an array of colours to choose from, but we love the stylish and simple monochrome style.
- Price: £17.99
- Sizes: S-XXL
Best Maternity Dressing Gown
Women’s Dressing Gown, Vlazom
It's always a good idea to have an extra layer on hand to keep you warm as the weather begins to get colder and you may be spending a lot of time sat still holding a sleeping or feeding baby. Vlazom's soft, kimono-style robe is handy for in the hospital and at home and is lightweight enough for travelling. It has a waist tie and two side pockets for any baby-essentials that need to accompany you.
- Price: £19.99
- Sizes: S-XXL
Best For The Hospital Bag
Women’s Maternity Hospital Set, Happy Mama
A full hospital set can save you the hassle of trying to find appropriate maternity nightwear at a time when we know your mind will be on other things. A full set including nightie, robe and a handy bag to store them in, like this popular one from Happy Mama, means you can be comfortable and fully matching when heading to the hospital to finally meet your baby. The maternity nightie and robe are made from super soft stretch jersey to ensure ultimate comfort right when you need it most and they button down to make breastfeeding a breeze once baby has arrived.
- Price: £36.69
- Sizes: 10-20
Best For Style Conscious Mums To Be
Cotton Maternity And Nursing Pyjamas, La Redoute
The dotted sleeves on this cotton La Redoute set add a fashionable touch to maternity pyjamas, great for mums who don't want to sacrifice style for comfort. It also has a buttoned opening for feeding and the trousers have a bump band to cater to whatever stage of pregnancy or postpartum you are at. Thanks to their classic style, these maternity pyjamas would be a perfect choice for seeing you through your pregnancy and beyond.
- Price: £34
- Sizes: 6-24
Best Maternity Nightdress
Women’s Maternity Nursing Breastfeeding Nightdress Shirt Gown, Happy Mama
Nightdresses are less constrictive than traditional maternity nightwear pyjamas and that means that they leave more room for your growing baby bump. This bestselling short-sleeve gown is made of soft fabric so it is extremely comfortable and an added bonus is that it has nearly thirty different styles to choose from. From navy love hearts to floral patterns, to different coloured checks, there will almost certainly be a pattern to suit your style amongst the choices. However, there is a limited range of sizes meaning it won't be the best choice for all mums.
- Price: £16.49
- Sizes: 8-18
Best For Cute Prints
Labour Maternity And Nursing Nightdress, MijaCulture
The adorable print options for this nightdress include feathers, birds and leaves on sleek grey and blue backgrounds. It's breathable, has extra room around the tummy and unbuttons at both the front and back for easy skin-to-skin contact. This makes it a great nursing dress, suitable to use straight after your baby is born.
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best maternity pyjamas, then why not take a look at our guide to the best nipple creams on the market, or the best pregnancy books to help expecting parents prepare for their new arrival?
- Price: £20.90
- Sizes: 8-18
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