There is no nicer feeling that putting on your favourite pyjamas or nightie for a restful night, during pregnancy however your usual favourites will no longer feel the same. As your bump grows, breasts and skin gain in sensitivity and you should invest in quality nightwear that will give you the best comfort and functionality for the months ahead.
The first important factor is the waistband on your PJ bottoms. Always opt for a tie-band waist or a nice large panel, like the ones on the Noppies Maternity Sleepwear range. The next thing to think about is your top - and we would always advise to look for one with breastfeeding access. This can be in the shape of button, cross-over necklines or double layers. This has the advantage that you get use during pregnancy, and once baby arrives you can breastfeed in the hospital, while your guests visit.
Our nightwear is cross-purpose, providing the perfect fit for all stages of pregnancy with stretch fabrics and longer lengths and easy breastfeeding access through button through, concealed openings or pull aside tops.
Rather than an afterthought as you're packing your hospital bag, your maternity nightwear should be included your foundation maternity wardrobe. Whether a pyjama or nightie girl pick your favourite style and enjoy cosy nights in ultimate comfort and style.
Other great tips for getting a good night sleep are:
Invest in a maternity sleep bra in ultra-soft fabric with no back adjuster to increase your comfort at night.
Use a Pregnancy Pillow - great for supporting your bump at night, and then using as a breastfeeding support when baby arrives.
Snack before bedtime to discourage morning sickness - but just on bland things such as biscuits and crackers to avoid heartburn.
Sleep on your left side - research says this position helps blood and nutrients flow to your baby and uterus, and helps your body eliminate waste and fluids. Getting used to this position early in pregnancy will help you sleep better when your belly is bigger. (unless your midwife has advised otherwise)