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Best Maternity Pajamas to Help You Finally Get a Solid Snooze
March 18, 2024

Best Maternity Pajamas to Help You Finally Get a Solid Snooze

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Best Maternity Pajamas to Help You Finally Get a Solid Snooze

Maternity clothes have come a long way in recent years—in terms of style, bump-friendly cuts, and fabrics—and maternity pajamas are no exception. You may be wondering if it’s worth investing in pregnancy-specific sleepwear, but considering that they very well may be the item of clothing we spend most of our time in—before and after pregnancy— we’d say they’re worth some serious consideration.

Sure, you could wear some oversized non-maternity pajamas, but once that bump starts growing, it’s significantly more comfortable to have a waistband (or none at all!) that grows and adjusts to your belly during the third trimester and well into the early postpartum months.

When shopping for maternity pajamas, look for breathable and natural fabrics like cotton, bamboo, jersey, and linen to keep you cool when sleeping gets tough—thanks to those pesky hormone-related hot flashes—and pregnancy-friendly features like an adjustable waistband and belly panels. Nightgowns that don’t put any pressure on your belly are also a go-to for many expecting people, and help to keep air flowing where you need it. And don’t forget to check to make sure they’re machine-washable since hand washing anything is probably the last thing anyone in the third trimester—or with a newborn (hello, spit-up and leaking breasts!)—wants to do.

An added bonus are maternity pajamas that will easily transition to the fourth trimester and double as nursing pajamas, thanks to details like nursing-friendly panels, super stretchy fabric that can easily be pulled down, and easy-to-open buttons that can be paired with a nursing bra, or worn as-is. Pregnancy PJs also have more generous waistbands, which can be a godsend during those early postpartum months, particularly post c-section, when the abdomen area may still be tender and swollen.

Maternity pajamas, like most other maternity clothes, are normally sized so shoppers can use their pre-pregnancy size when ordering, but we still like to read shopper reviewers first to see if we should size up or down.

At the end of the day, anything that makes us feel cute and comfortable while growing a human is something we’ll reach for night after night—or even wear all day long.

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Esther Carlstone

Esther Carlstone has over 10 years of experience in journalism and commerce writing. She is passionate about helping families find the best products to help make their chaotic lives a little bit easier. Carlstone’s writing has been published by Parents,, What to Expect, US News, Travel + Leisure, Health, People, The Bump, and TripAdvisor.

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