Updated July 2018
It’s no secret that pregnancy often causes sleepless nights (the beginning of the end of sleeping normally, LOL). The bigger your belly gets, the more uncomfortable you’ll feel at night when you’re trying to sleep. And let’s not even get started on nighttime trips to the bathroom…by the time you’ve reached your ninth month of pregnancy, you might as well sleep next to the toilet!
To help you get as comfortable as possible during this otherwise uncomfortable time, I’ve rounded up my favorite pieces of maternity sleepwear. Bonus: most of these items are nursing-friendly, so you can use them long after you give birth.
Our Favorite Maternity Pajamas
What can we say? This shirt is boss when paired with its matching striped sleep shorts. The tie-front makes for a fun update on a regular ‘ol tee.
Belabumbum Summer Maternity Short Pajamas ~ $66 (on sale $59)
This super soft cami and shorts set is great for the summer months, and the peachy pink color is perfectly sweet. The top features clip-down nursing sides for after baby arrives.
I always love a good pair of leggings! These Motherhood Maternity leggings are super soft, and the matching tee offers plenty of room for your growing bump, and side access for easy nursing postpartum.
The fashionable “dot print” on these nursing jammies is something you’ll want to wear long after pregnancy. These also make really great “hospital PJs”…
I adore this sweet robe with “MAMA” embroidered on the chest. I’m a big fan of Belabumbum for its sleep and lounge-wear, plus its lovely mom-inspired gifts. Speaking of which, this robe would make a sweet baby shower gift!
You might find you’re more comfortable wearing bras to sleep during pregnancy. Get used to that because you’ll probably keep doing it once baby is born. This bra doubles as an amazing sleeping bra during pregnancy, and then a nursing bra once baby is born. The fabric will support the “ladies” without feeling too tight.
This is an awesome value for a robe and gown set. The clip-down tabs on the nightgown are great for nursing, and the belt is sewn in at the back so you won’t lose it (which happens to me all the time!).
This nightgown is made of Modal, which is a super soft fabric making it perfect for pregnancy. It’s also cut at a great length that won’t get too short as your bump grows. Another thing to love: the ¾ sleeve offers a little more warmth at night.
I wore this soft, lightweight nightgown from Target throughout my pregnancy and until I was done nursing. It was perfect for night feeds! *Also comes in black.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardi ~ $116 ($76 on sale)
On those postpartum days when I didn’t feel like changing out of my jammies or yoga pants, throwing this cute little cardigan on always made me feel a little more “put together” – HA!
These pants are perfect to pair with your maternity tanks and tees. They’re a great alternative to leggings when you’re pregnant because they’re loose and oh-so-soft!
I tried two pregnancy pillows during my pregnancies, and this one is definitely my favorite. My bump got super heavy by the end, but this pillow gave me some much needed support (my second baby was over 9 pounds, so I needed all the help I could get!).
Starting in my second trimester, I had very restless, achy legs at night. I’d rub this gel into my calves before bed, and it really helped me stay asleep. I could definitely tell the difference on the nights I didn’t apply it.
That’s all she wrote in the maternity pajama and sleeping department. We hope you find some soft, cuddly things to help you get more zzz’s.
Kristen Toshner, Fashion Editor
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