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Nighties/big t-shirts/for hospital bag?

(31 Posts)
Honeybee79 Mon 17-Oct-16 15:07:51

I like PJs, not nighties but when I had DS 6 yrs ago I got a couple of cheap t-shirt material nightshirts that were ideal for hospital/birth, during which PJs just aren't practical. Am trying to find something similar this time around to pack but really struggling. Have looked at New Look, M & S, Asos and Debenhams - no joy and all quite pricey.

Just after something plain, cheap and comfy that I can chuck after birth if necessary. Any ideas?


Honeybee79 Mon 17-Oct-16 15:09:51

Should add - not up for anything emblazoned with "sexy" in sequins etc/cheesy cat images etc!

Chickpearocker Mon 17-Oct-16 15:11:52

I got mine in Primark one was pink with white dots other was fairly plain smile

newmumwithquestions Mon 17-Oct-16 15:12:57

Sorry as I know it's not really answering your question but why aren't pjs practical? That's what I used and they were great. 'Normal' birth though, I guess if you have a section you might be worried about them rubbing on stitches.

Paulat2112 Mon 17-Oct-16 15:14:26

Asda smile

Honeybee79 Mon 17-Oct-16 15:24:17

newmum, yes I had an emergency section last time so want to be prepared for that again and PJs are def less comfortable due to stitches etc. Also, am assuming that PJs are not as practical for labour itself and examinations?

Primark and Asda are both v good ideas - shall have a look.

WickerHearts Mon 17-Oct-16 15:35:22

I second Primark! I got a nightie from there for my hosp bag, only £4, and c couple of pairs of cheap, dark bottoms for afterwards. They're cheap enough that you won't mind chucking them after smile

44PumpLane Mon 17-Oct-16 17:20:37

Yep, Primark £4 and £4.50. Lots of different colours and patterns, all very normal and boring (which is good as I didn't want slogans or sequins either) and they have butts on the front going down about 5 or 6 inches so may be useful to be able to breast feed or for skin on skin

Honeybee79 Mon 17-Oct-16 17:33:13

Brilliant, thanks v much smile

Trifleorbust Mon 17-Oct-16 17:34:20

Mine are Primark 😂

44PumpLane Mon 17-Oct-16 18:07:47

Butts = buttons in my above post!!

Janubub Mon 17-Oct-16 19:12:32

Dreading buying "nighties" - can't stand them. Tempted to wear one of DH's old tshirts but think that might be even more ugly. How many do people think I'll need?

Xuli Mon 17-Oct-16 19:15:35

Matalan - they're not sexy but they're not too old lady either, I bought mine from here the other week

ChocolateBudgeCake Mon 17-Oct-16 19:17:25

I got a couple from Asda recently

Nottalotta Mon 17-Oct-16 21:55:57

Another vote for primark, knee length, selection of colours/patterns and button down the front so easy access for bf.

minipie Mon 17-Oct-16 22:01:51


I got a baggy cotton black pj top/nightie (large t shirt style) with a deep v that worked really well for BF.

They had nice PJ sets too

TipBoov Mon 17-Oct-16 22:09:41

I have one from Asda and a couple from Primark - very cheap! I just went up a couple of sizes. Primark sell ones with buttons on the front too, ideal for bfing.

Honeybee79 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:34:31

I'm off out to check out Asda and Primark tmrw. Want to keep it as cheap as possible as also can't stand nighties!

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Oct-16 22:37:08

PJ's impossible if you have a catheter, which you might if you have a CS. It was 5 years ago (tommorow grin), but I got maternity Tshitt nighties from Primark and Mothercare.

newmumwithquestions Tue 18-Oct-16 07:26:30

Also, am assuming that PJs are not as practical for labour itself and examinations?
Oh good point too. So some of you are organised enough to get changed when you go into labour? Gosh! I'm impressed.
Hope it all goes well for you.

Tumilnaughts Tue 18-Oct-16 10:46:51

I bought some comfy button up night shirts and bottoms at Primark. Cheap so not worried if they're ruined after. grin

Tumilnaughts Tue 18-Oct-16 10:48:05

Also nightshirts are long enough to cover bits for easy access to by bottom half if needed. wink

VilootShesCute Tue 18-Oct-16 16:08:00

Primark all the way

wobblywonderwoman Tue 18-Oct-16 16:17:46

Primark- I have had two c sections and they have them all through the year. Plain or with buttons.

I packed about three.

I also liked new look maternity PJ bottoms for around the house afterwards

StrawberryQuik Tue 18-Oct-16 18:18:23

I got dressed into a nice dress for labour! Even the midwife commented on its niceness (not on purpose! I was in pjs and got dressed to go to hospital and it was slung on a chair from where I'd worn it earlier in the week)

But yes, primark! Lots of fairly plain nighties in stripes or small florals.

I also bought nice pjs especially for the first few post birth visits! I thought if there's going to be loads of visitors/photos of me in pjs then they should at least be nice ones grin

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