Sleep is probably the one thing mums talk about the most – the lack of it, the length of it, the frequency of it – and who in the household gets it and who doesn’t! No matter if you’re getting your hours or not, you’ll want cosy nursing nighties or pyjamas to make the nights more pleasant. Our collection of soft, comfortable nightwear and pyjamas for breastfeeding makes it easier for you to feed your baby in the late night and wee hours of the morning, as they have special nursing functions integrated in the design. Opt for a pretty, breastfeeding-friendly nightie with buttons, or dress your curves in soft cotton pyjamas – and make sure to get an extra set, so you’ve got a fresh change of clothes handy in case of spit-up, wet diapers or milk overflow during the night.
Some new mums prefer thin, close-fitting nightwear, as your body temperature can still run high in the weeks and months after the birth. If you fall in this category, consider a soft pair of leggings or a simple breastfeeding tank top with a built-in nursing function instead. That way, you won’t have to fumble with any buttons while still half-asleep, thereby risking waking up the whole house because your little one gets impatient. Check out our nursing boxes which contain all the best basics you need as a breastfeeding mum – such as nursing tops and nursing lingerie.
What to do when baby wakes?
Whether your baby is sleeping next to you or in its own room, every mum has her own way of dealing with the inevitable night-time feedings. And even though rocking your baby in your arms while the rest of the house is calm and quiet has its own charm, it can also be taxing as you get up for the umpteenth time to soothe them back to sleep. Creating a night-time ritual for you and your baby can help make the seemingly endless middle-of-the-night feeds a little easier to manage, maybe even feel a bit cosy – such as re-watching old episodes of your favourite TV show, listening to an audio book or even texting other new mums you know are also up. Also make sure you have water and snacks handy, and settle in somewhere that makes you feel relaxed. This too shall pass, we promise – before you know it, they’re not so little anymore and you’ll look back at this time and (mostly) only remember the sound of their soft breath as they fell asleep in your arms.