Now, at 9 months, she's waking in the night to nurse - several times. Truth be told, I don't really mind.
I am, however, grateful that I have a few nursing nightgowns and pajama sets to slip into each night so that I don't have to scrunch up my shirt in those sweet, sleepy moments.
If you're nursing (or planning on nursing), I highly recommend that you invest in at least one or two nursing nightgowns or pajama sets. You'll reach for them night after night...and you'll find that you get a high return for the money you spend. It's so nice to have "night clothes" (as my 3-year-old calls them...) that allow you to nurse with absolute ease when you're sleepy and blurry-eyed.
Here are two options for you...
The Essential Nursing Bra Tank ($45) by Bravado Designs
Wait - don't skip over this paragraph just because you've tried other nursing tanks without success. THIS ONE is different...and I can tell you exactly why. The tank features a double-molded, full support bra that "provides amazing support and beautiful shape." I know I just stole that language from the site, but - seriously! - it's true.
Unlike other nursing tanks that feature flimsy shelf bras or no bra at all, this tank offers enough support for day or night wear...even for those of us who are well-endowed (the tank is available from 32 B/C all the way up through 40 F/G).
The reason you don't see a picture of me "modeling" the top is because it's pretty low-cut (as evidenced above) and thus I reserve it strictly for around-the-house wear.
The clips are definitely harder to get used to than I would have liked, but - once you do, they work like a charm.
Available in four classic colors (my favorite is the Dark Plum, featured above), the tank is a great bedtime piece. Just pair with some comfy PJ pants (perhaps these rayon and organic cotton lounge pants by Sandmaiden Sleepwear?) or cozy capris and you'll look great.
Guess what? I'm wearing this nightgown right this minute and it is sooo comfortable. It's like wearing your favorite t-shirt...only way prettier.
Made of 100% cotton, this simply designed nightgown would make an excellent gift for any new mama. It's perfect for pregnancy, as a "coming home outfit," and for the months/years in a nursing mama's journey.
Pulling the top aside to nurse is a cinch (no fumbling for a clip at 2am) and the easy breezy fit will be your best friend on days when you don't want to slip on anything form-fitting. This may not be the most elaborate or glamorous nightgown out there, but the cost is truly attractive and I really do love wearing it.
YOUR TURN: What is your favorite thing to sleep in?
WIN IT! There will be two winners. One winner will receive a nursing tank of her choice by Bravado Design. A second winner will receive a Crossover nursing and maternity nightgown in organic cotton ($37) by Milk Nursingwear. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, December 28th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received product samples for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner of the Bravado Designs tank is #12 Marina. The winner of the Milk Nursingwear nightgown is #70 Sara. Congratulations!