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The best maternity pyjamas & nursing nightwear

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The best maternity pyjamas & nursing nightwear

As soon as you find out you're pregnant, you'll also discover the joys of nightwear that you've never realised before. Pregnancy brings with it a sense of tiredness that you probably won't have experienced, and getting as much sleep as possible - or even just resting - is vital. Because as soon as baby arrives, you might still be living in your PJs, but you won't necessarily be getting a lot of sleep... And the word 'tired' takes on a whole new meaning. 

So maternity PJs and nightwear that is comfy and practical is vital, becuase you'll be wearing it a lot. 

We've rounded up the most comfortable and stylish maternity nightwear to see you through those sleepless nights (and days) ahead. What's more, a lot of these are suitable for nursing, which is a must when you have a hungry newborn on your hands. If you're planning to breastfeed, then accessible nightwear is important - you need to be able to get your boobs out easily when it's 2am and you can't quite see straight. 

Here are our favourite sets of maternity nightwear for mamas and mums-to-be...

We love this pretty maternity and nursing nightdress with contrasting details. It can be worn during and after pregnancy, all year round. It's made from 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane and it's machine washable.

Traditional and popular every year, you can't go wrong with a pair of tartan PJs. Made from cotton, these pyjamas from JoJo will keep you warm through chilly nights, but are also stylish enough to answer the door to the postman or ten thousand visitors who want to meet your new baby when you've only just rolled out of bed. Suitable for breastfeeding, with handy slits in the PJ top to access your boobs. Plus - pockets!

Another lovely pair of checked PJs, with a 'Good Morning' slogan that will cheer you up even after a long night of feeding and crying (you, and your baby). Only available in sizes 6 to 12 though, which is a shame that they don't come in larger sizes. 

We love unicorns, and we don't abide by any rules that say they're just for kids. Embrace the unicorn with this comfy pair of PJs, designed to fit over your bump, and will be cosy after baby arrives. 

This gorgeous set is made from breathable and lightweight fabric, making it a comfy option for mamas-to-be. The two-layer ruched design is super soft on skin, plus, easy and discreet enough for nursing. It's made from 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex. 

Mamalicious nursing jersey pyjama set has scoop neck, long sleeves, button placket ideal for nursing, printed design, trouser bottoms, drawstring waist and designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy. It's made from 85% Organic Cotton and 15% Viscose.

Black Bamboo Lounge Maternity Pyjamas is a two piece pyjama set with crossover V neckline and easy nursing access. It's made from soft bamboo being hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking and antibacterial.

This is a sophisticated interpretation of classic men's pyjamas. Made in supersoft cotton and modal, the set is finished with satin binding at the bust pocket and lapel collar. It's certainly the most expensive pair of PJs on the list, but it feels justifyably luxurious - and given how much time you're likely to spend in bed in the next few months, we think you deserve it. 

Rails heart-print jersey pyjama set comes with notch lapels, long sleeves, patch pocket at chest, pearlescent buttons, all-over mini heart graphic print and contrast piping trims. It's made from 100% rayon and you can hand wash this set in cold water. 

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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