Best Nursing Pajamas Reviewed in 2018

A baby is about to be born, and your family will grow by one (or more). You have chosen to breastfeed your new bundle of joy. This means that you have to plan to be available to feed your baby around the clock. You also have to come home from the hospital and care for this new life. You need to be able to easily access your breasts so that you can feed your baby on demand. When you first arrive home nothing will be comfortable and your belly will still be very large because your body is still adjusting to not carrying a baby. How will you dress comfortably and practically? You can purchase some very comfortable and practical nursing pajamas. These are comfortable articles of clothing that are generally intended for sleeping but can be worn around the house to lounge. They are specifically to help you stay fully clothed and still nurse your baby, many moms that are new to breastfeeding prefer to stay more covered up, especially when guests are around. These nursing pajamas will provide you with the modesty and accessibility you need to start a comfortable and successful breastfeeding relationship with your new baby. Here is a top ten list of the best nursing pajamas we could find. These pajamas have been selected with your comfort and practical needs in mind.

Breastfeeding and staying comfortably covered, especially as a new mother seems daunting. How do you keep yourself accessible to your bundle of joy and stay comfortably modest? The key is to have some clothing that is designed especially for breastfeeding mothers. Clothing designed for breastfeeding mothers will have multiple layers, and slits in the appropriate places so that you can feel covered and still be accessible for your little one. Breastfeeding is not always easy, it takes practice and you must be willing to do some trial and error to find what works well for you and your little one. You will need to have clothing that will keep you covered, but not have a lot of extra material that might cover your baby. The nursing pajamas we have chosen for our top ten list will keep you covered, assessable and be safe near your baby’s sensitive skin.

You can find a lot of different styles of nursing pajamas. Our list has a few different styles that you might like. There are gown style pajamas. Some of them have spaghetti straps and lace detailing while others are more t-shirt like. There are also pants sets. One set comes with a robe, while another has wide leg pants. Most of the sets of pajamas we have chosen to highlight can be worn as separates outside of your house as you run errands. Feeling comfortable and looking nice can help to raise a new mother’s confidence. Many of the sets we have chosen can assist with this goal. You will be able to roll out of bed and start your busy day as a new mom without worrying about changing into something appropriate for wearing when you have a visitor or two. These pajama sets will make your life easier. You should get a few sets so you can have a clean set hanging around for when the inevitable baby mess means a change of clothes for the whole family. Make sure you keep a few sets of these cozy pajamas in your drawers. You will be wearing them all day because they are so comfortable and versatile.

10 Best Nursing Pajamas Reviewed 

 

1. Baby Be Mine 3 in 1 Labor

1. Baby Be Mine 3 in 1 Labor
Our number one pick is the Baby Be Mine 3 in 1 Labor/ Delivery/ Nursing Gown. This is truly a three in one piece you will enjoy having in your wardrobe.
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It is flowy enough to fit over your 9-month pregnant belly and still fit comfortably after your baby is born. It comes in a ton of great patterns and is very convenient for nursing your little one.

Benefits
You can wear this gown through labor and delivery and then at home as a nightgown or around the house with your new addition. It has an adjustable waist so it will fit your changing body. It is machine washable and 100% cotton for complete comfort. This gown can also be reversed so you have snaps in the front.

What We Like About It
The nursing flaps are at your shoulder. Each shoulder has a simple snap closure that will detach the from and the back of the gown when opened. This is very convenient for new moms because it allows for discrete skin to skin nursing. You can open the shoulder and then tuck your baby inside the gown for complete discretion.

Cost and Value
This versatile gown is just over our middle price point. It is great for wearing in the hospital and once you arrive home with your baby. This is a great choice if you plan to do skin to skin, but want to remain discrete.
Pros

Shoulder snaps

Adjustable Waist

Several patterns

100% cotton

Machine washable

Cons

Very large

Tight arm elastic

2. Kindred Bravely Davy Ultra Soft

2. Kindred Bravely Davy Ultra Soft
Kindred Braverly created our number two choice the Davey style pajamas. The Davey is a two-piece set that will work for moms who are pregnant and those who are nursing a newborn.
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This a set consisting of a shirt and a pair of pants. It is extremely comfortable and offers easy access for nursing your baby.

Benefits
This pajama set has a comfortable elastic waistband that will not irritate c-section incisions and will be gentle against your changing stomach. This PJ set has a ruched top that is flattering to all body types. You will be able to wear these pajamas when guests come by to meet your baby.

What We Like About It
The nursing area is easy to access. You just pull up on the bottom of the chest ruching and it reveals a second layer of material with a slit. This allows you to get your nipple out for easy feeding while still remaining covered.

Cost and Value
This set is priced near the top of our price list. It comes in a variety of colors so you can get a few sets and mix and match. This is a fantastic value for new moms.
Pros

Flattering style

Easy access breastfeeding

Soft cozy fabric

Elastic comfort waistband

Great to wear for company

Cons

Long pants

Small breastfeeding openings

3. Kindred Bravely Angelina Ultra Soft

3. Kindred Bravely Angelina Ultra Soft
The Kindred Braverly Angelina is our number three pick. This is a soft and cozy nightgown created especially for nursing mothers.
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It has a flattering design intended to make you feel nice while your body is changing. The material is extremely soft and comfortable against both mom and baby’s skin.

Benefits
The ruched design of the top allows for room for engorged breasts while still remaining flattering when not engorged. It is the perfect length for bending and moving around after older kids or as your little one grows. The cut of this gown will be flattering as your body changes shape and gets used to not having a baby inside.

What We Like About It
This gown can be worn around town to run errands and no one will know it is a nightgown because the styling is so flattering. The nursing slits are easy to access and discrete. This is a great choice if you are in the market for clothing that has multiple uses.

Cost and Value
The cost of this nursing gown is just above our median price. It is a great value for a gown that can be worn as a dress for errands or hanging out with your baby. This gown is comfortable and versatile making it a great purchase.
Pros

Soft material

Discrete nursing slits

Flattering cut

Ruched top

Knee length

Cons

Solid colors do not hide milk leaks and spit-up stains

4. The Bravely Labor and Delivery Gown

4. The Bravely Labor and Delivery Gown
The Braverly Labor and Delivery Gown has our number four spot. This is a fantastic gown for nursing. It is incredibly versatile. The design allows for skin to skin contact with your baby.
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It is intended to be worn during labor, delivery and after the baby is born. The material is super soft and the gown has several convenient openings for easy accessibility. This is the perfect choice if you are planning to buy a gown for labor, delivery, and nursing.

Benefits
This gown has shoulder openings so that you can have convenient and modest skin to skin contact with your new baby while breastfeeding. It also opens down the front for easy breastfeeding access.

What We Like About It
The material is t-shirt like and super soft. It will feel great on your skin and on your new baby’s skin. The length is modest and the closures are secure. This is a great choice if you want modesty and convenience.

Cost and Value
This gown is right in the middle of our cost list. It is a great value because you can use it during labor and delivery and afterward for nursing your baby at home. The ability to have skin to skin contact modestly in this gown is a great value.
Pros

Versatile

Modest design

Multiple patterns

Soft material

Easy for skin to skin

Cons

Velcro can be a bit itchy at your shoulders

Color fades in a hot wash

5. Motherhood Maternity Women's Goddess

5. Motherhood Maternity Women's Goddess
The Motherhood Maternity Goddess Lace Trim Chemise Gown is our number five choice. This is one nursing gown that looks like something you would buy before getting pregnant and having a baby to nurse.
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It is roomy enough for your belly to grow and change. This gown is super cozy and has beautiful and fashionable detailing.

Benefits
The fashionable details will have you feeling beautiful and not frumpy. The material is cozy and soft.There are beautiful patterns available to help hide spit up and leaky breastmilk stains. The lace detailing will make you forget you are wearing a nursing gown.

What We Like About It
This chemise style gown hits right above the knee for the perfect mommy length gown. The nursing area is accessed by unclipping a latch where the strap and top meet for easy and quick breastfeeding access.

Cost and Value
This beautiful gown is near our middle price point. You will feel fashionable and not frumpy in this gown. It can be worn with a cardigan when you want to run a quick errand. The versatility and fashion of this gown make it a great buy.
Pros

Cute design

Easy access for nursing

Good for pre and postpartum periods

Modest length

Soft material

Cons

Top runs a bit small

6. Kindred Bravely Amelia Ultra Soft

6. Kindred Bravely Amelia Ultra Soft
Kindred Braverly’s Amelia Ultra Soft Maternity and Nursing Pajamas are our number six pick. This cozy set of jammies is perfect for lounging around the house or going out for an errand.
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Nursing access is simple and the pants are created with a growing and changing belly in mind.

Benefits
These super soft pajamas have a generous cut that is comfortable all day long. The pants are wide leg so you can be comfortable and fashionable. The pieces of this set can be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe so you can wear them out of the house.

What We Like About It
The top of this set does not have nursing slits. The neckline is elastic so you can easily pull it down for nursing access. This means that you don’t have to deal with clips or slits, once you are done feeding your babe just pull the top back up and the elastic will hold it in place.

Cost and Value
This set is near the top of our price point. It is a great set of nursing pajamas that can be used as separates in your wardrobe. It is a fantastic value for a comfortable loungewear set.
Pros

Soft material

Pull down neckline for nursing

Can be used as separates

True to size (order pre-pregnancy size)

Comfortable waistband

Cons

Pull down top can pop back up during nursing

7. Kindred Bravely Lucille Nightgown

7. Kindred Bravely Lucille Nightgown
The Lucille style by Kindred Braverly is our number seven choice. This beautiful gown is made for the mom who wants to look nice when she heads off to bed.
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It is a good length and comes in a variety of color combinations to meet your personal style.

Benefits
This gown is soft and comfortable and it has lace! The lace detailing will make you feel like it’s not a nursing gown. The variety of colors will have you looking fashionable. The cups unclip for easy nursing access.

What We Like About It
This romantic nursing gown will help your post-baby confidence grow. It is a flattering cut for your changing body. You can feel beautiful and have functionality with this beautiful gown. This gown has a built-in bra that offers the light support that is much needed when you are nursing a baby.

Cost and Value
This gown is near the top of our price point. It is not easy to find a nursing gown that is not frumpy or too big. This gown fits the bill. It will keep you covered in beautiful fabrics an allow you to feed your baby as needed.
Pros

Lace detailing on the cups

Clip down cups for nursing

Soft material

Built-in bra

Many color combinations

Cons

Built-in bra offers little support

The top runs big

8. Savi Mom Nightgown

8. Savi Mom Nightgown
Our number eight pick the Savi Nursing Nightgown. This gown is like a cozy t-shirt that you love to wear.
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It is large and flowy, perfect for flowing right over all of those postpartum body changes. The nursing slits are well hidden and it is a super cozy cut.

Benefits
It is very easy to nurse your little one in this gown. The front has two box pleats on the left and right sides. If you shift the fabric towards the middle you will reveal conveniently hidden nursing slits.

What We Like About It
This gown comes to you super soft and gets softer with each subsequent wash. It truly gets more comfortable with wear. You and your baby will enjoy snuggling up with this nursing gown.

Cost and Value
This is the lowest priced nursing nightgown on our list. It is a great value because you are getting something that is soft and functional.
Pros

The material is super soft

It flows over your changing body nicely

The nursing slits are well hidden

It is easy to breastfeed in

Fits like a large t-shirt

Cons

Nursing slits sometimes open during casual wear

9. Everly Grey Roxanne 5 Piece

9. Everly Grey Roxanne 5 Piece
The Everly Grey 5 piece nursing and maternity pajama set is our number nine pick. This pants set comes with a variety of pieces to wear
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It is very comfortable and easy to wear while breastfeeding. It also comes with a cute item for your new addition.

Benefits
This is a fantastic set to have when you love to wrap up in a light robe. You will get a shirt, pants, a light robe, and a baby gown. It also comes with a convenient carrying tote bag. All of these items come in a complementary pattern.

What We Like About It
You and your new little one will coordinate if you purchase this set. It will be perfect for those cute arrival photos or going home from the hospital pictures. The top is easy for nursing. It is a deep v neck that will move for convenient access.

Cost and Value
This set is at the top of our price list. It comes with five items that re coordinating. This is a great value for the five items you will receive.
Pros

Includes a robe

Pants are a good length

The top is easy to nurse in

Soft material

Includes a baby gown

Cons

Stitching comes lose if it is stretched too much

10. Hotouch Women's Short Sleeve

10. Hotouch Women's Short Sleeve
The Women’s Short Sleeved Maternity Dress by Hot Touch is our number ten pick. This dress is so well made that it can be worn for a variety of occasions.
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It is super comfortable and will work great as a nightgown, or you can wear it out to a play date with your little guy or gal. This is a great addition to your nursing wardrobe.

Benefits
The material of this nursing gown is extremely comfortable and soft. The cut of the dress is flattering to a variety of shapes. It has short sleeves that make it perfect for layering with a robe if it gets cold.

What We Like About It
The top of this gown is double layered to make nursing easy and modest. You just discreetly pull down the outside layer to reveal a nursing slit in the under the material.

Cost and Value
This gown is in the lower part of our price list. It is a fantastic value because you are getting a very versatile item that can be worn to bed or out to run an errand.
Pros

Soft

Double layer top

Versatile

Modest nursing slits

Stretchy material

Cons

The material can be clingy

Criteria Used in Evaluation of the Best Nursing Pajamas

Easy to care for

The pajamas we have chosen can all be put in the washing machine. It is recommended that you wash them on a delicate cycle to preserve the fibers and softness of the articles of clothing. Having clothing that is simple to clean is very important when you have a tiny human who poos, pees and spits up. It is also important when you are breastfeeding because of the inevitable milk leaks that will soil the front of your shirt.

Breastfeeding accessibility

The whole point of purchasing a set of nursing pajamas is to be able to easily feed your baby. We would totally be missing the point of our list if we chose any tops that did not make breastfeeding easy. The tops on this list have a variety of styles of breastfeeding accessibility. You will want to look over our reviews and choose one that is right for you. We have tops that pull down, tops that have folding flap tops that have a hidden slot, and tops that hide the nursing slit behind pleats. You will easily be able to find a top style that will meet your personal needs.

Comfortable to wear

One thing that is super important when you are choosing pajamas is the comfort. No one wants to sleep in clothing that is itchy or restrictive. The pajama sets on our list are all made of soft material that will feel great against your skin and your baby’s skin. You will not have to worry about rough material scratching you or your little one. These sets are perfect for sleeping and lounging. We made sure that all of the pants provide comfort features to keep you feeling cozy as your belly changes and/or your c-section incision heals. Comfort is key for new moms, your body and lifestyle are changing rapidly. We’ve got you covered in the comfort department.   

Versatile

Versatility is key when you are a new mother. You will not have a ton of time to pick out a new outfit or think about being fashionable. You will want to have a stock of comfortable interchangeable separates that you can wear out of the house. You are in luck the majority of items on this list can be worn as separates or by themselves to run errands or greet a house guest. You will feel the comfort of your pajamas but look like you a put together new mom. Other moms will be asking you your secret!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are nursing pajamas necessary?

A: If you plan to nurse your little one at night nursing pajamas are an absolute necessity. Mom’s produce the most breastmilk at night this is why our little ones will wake frequently to feed in the wee hours. During this time we are used to sleeping. This means that we are exhausted and out babies are naturally going to want to have their mother near, especially during growth spurts. You will need something easy and comfortable to wear that you will be able to breastfeed your child while wearing. This is why nursing pajamas are so important. Exhausted mom’s need comfort and ease, these are qualities that nursing pajamas have in spades. You can easily breastfeed your baby, put them to sleep and hop back in bed yourself to get some more sleep when you have cozy nursing pajamas.  

Q: How do I breastfeed in nursing pajamas?

A: There are a variety of different types of openings that make your breast accessible for breastfeeding in nursing pajamas. Some of the sets we have chosen have a pull-down top. To use this style for breastfeeding you will just pull down the top at the neckline on the side you plan to feed your baby from. Once you have pulled down the top you might be done and ready to feed or there may be a second layer of material with a hole or slit stitched in. If you have a hole or slit you will need to adjust the opening to the proper area so that your baby will be able to nurse correctly. There are also tops that you must lift up, usually, you lift them from an empire waistband, the same applies once you have lifted the outside panel. You will again encounter an opening that must be adjusted. You will also find shirts and dresses that have ruching on an outside panel and a large slit inside. You can just pull the ruched part down and then adjust the opening for optimal feeding. There are also clip down styles of nursing tops. This type of top is usually spaghetti strapped. It will have a hook on the strap and a loop on the cup of your top. To feed your baby you will unhook the side you wish to use and fold the side panel down for easy access. Once you have folded the cup down you will find a variety of openings, the most common is a hole or slit that allows you to feed your baby. You may also find a rectangle of fabric to the outside for more coverage. The most important thing to remember when you are nursing your baby in nursing pajamas is to move the access material away and line up the opening so your baby can get a good latch.    

Q: Does the material really matter?

A: The material that you wear when you are nursing a baby really does matter. You want to make sure that your baby will not be able to snag the material with cute grabbing hands or misguided attempts at suckling. You also want to ensure that the material will not scratch or otherwise irritate your bundle of joy’s ultra-sensitive skin. The material should also be able to retain its shape after being moved around for nursing. You do not want to have a droopy top because your material has no elasticity. These are all things you should think about when you plan to purchase and nursing wear.

Q: Can I wear nursing pajamas in the hospital after birth?

A: You can wear whatever fits your body in the hospital after you give birth. Comfort is key during this time of your life. We have a few nursing gowns that double as labor and delivery gowns. They are specifically designed to be worn during and after the birthing process. These gowns are designed so that your doctor and nurses can access the areas of your body that they need to keep you safe during delivery and you can stay mostly covered. They are also designed so that you can do skin to skin contact with your baby as soon as they are born and remain modest.

Q: Will the extra material hurt my baby?

A: As with anything you wear while you are nursing your baby there will be some material you will have to move out of the way. Nursing pajamas are specifically designed to have less material to move that typical clothing. This is why you often find pull or clip down styles with a slit underneath. Your baby will not be hurt by the extra material being moved aside when they are nursing. You do need to ensure that you are keeping excess material away from their nose just to be on the safe side.

Q: How did you choose the best nursing pajamas?

A: The best nursing pajamas were chosen based on the above-listed characteristics of versatility, ease of wear, comfort, and breastfeeding accessibility. We also looked at customer ratings to ensure that we were selecting products that other customers thought were worthy of their hard earned money. Another factor in choosing the top and best nursing pajamas is personal reviews. We make sure to comb through the good and bad reviews of a product before we choose it for our list. We pride ourselves in our ability to curate trusted best of lists for you and your family.

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