Dressing The Postpartum Body: What To Include In Your Wardrobe
Before a baby's arrival, the soon-to-be mother will purchase adorable baby clothes, pick out baby gear, and get a nursery set up. But most pregnant women fail to plan for their postpartum needs. No good!
You need to be aware of what’s coming in postpartum, and one way to get ready is to buy clothes for this period! We've put together this list of must-haves for ladies who are shopping for a postpartum wardrobe.
Days with a newborn can be exhausting! New mommas barely have time for themselves, and often they have virtually no time for coordinating their outfits. This is why it's essential to build a postpartum wardrobe, one that you can quickly grab things from.
While shopping for your postpartum wardrobe, look for these comfortable yet presentable clothing items.
Item #1: Jogger Pants
Trust us; these will become your new favorite pants. Joggers are so comfy, and they are excellent for relaxing. With these on, you’ll be able to take a quick nap while the baby sleeps. You don't have to change out of your joggers if you're heading out to do errands. Just add a cute jacket on top and you're ready to hit the park or go shopping.
Item #2: Nursing-Friendly Maternity Dress
We love maternity dresses that are designed for postpartum. They’re easy-to-wear and they won’t constrain or hurt you in sensitive areas. While shopping for maternity dresses, look for dresses that have a concealed zipper; these make it easy to nurse in public.
Item #3: Nursing Bras
Nursing bras are a must-have if you’re planning to breastfeed your little one. They are comfortable and they make it easy to breastfeed. Pick up a few nursing bras in different colors and styles.
Item #4: Dark Colored T-Shirts
The postpartum period is not the time to wear white. Frequent diaper changing, baby spit-up, and burping can all make things messy quickly. So stock up on easy-to-wear, decent-quality t-shirts that are dark.
Item #5: Comfortable Leggings
Leggings are versatile, so you can dress them up or down. Try a pair of your regular leggings and see if they fit. If not, you can invest in some comfortable leggings; they should be a little bigger than your usual size.
Item #6: Hoodies
A hoodie is another must-have for new moms. You can pretty much pair your hoodie with any pants. Try pairing with joggers, leggings, and pajama bottoms.
Item #7: Luxurious Robe
There's nothing as relaxing as taking a long, hot bath and then slipping into a luxurious robe. You'll undoubtedly appreciate this ritual after a long day of burping and calming a fussy baby.
Our suggestion: use this checklist to build a great postpartum wardrobe. These clothes will have you feeling comfortable when you’re lounging around your home, and they’ll also have you looking presentable when you go on a quick grocery run or a stroller walk with the little one.