Loungewear during pregnancy and breastfeeding - What do I have to consider?
The baby is on the way and the thoughts are circling around some topics that seemed far away just a few months before: Is Mona the right name for the wutz? Cloth diapers or Pampers? Was buying that glass coffee table last year maybe not such a good idea after all? And when it comes to clothes, it's usually rompers and bodysuits for the baby-to-be rather than loungewear for the mum-to-be. But loungewear has a big advantage for pregnant women: a good house suit is incredibly comfortable, feels good on the skin (especially if it's knitted from natural fibres like the finest merino yarn) and doesn't constantly pinch when the baby - and therefore mum's tummy - has grown a bit during pregnancy. But what exactly should you look out for when buying so that these advantages actually come into play?
Pay attention to the material
Synthetic fibres such as polyester are not suitable for prolonged skin contact - unlike high-quality natural fibres such as cotton, merino, viscose or cashmere. This is because natural fibres can absorb moisture, whereas synthetic fibres don't allow the body to breathe, so you sweat more in polyester clothing. No wonder, because polyester is made from petroleum, just like the PET bottle. This makes synthetic fibres good companions for technical equipment in the sports sector. For the pregnant body, however, we clearly advise natural fibres. The skin can breathe and moisture is absorbed. Merino in particular has the added advantage over other natural fibres that it retains moisture without feeling damp, which is why there are even menstrual underwear made from merino. Merino is one of the finest animal hairs in the world - it is the virgin wool from the Merino sheep and is exceptionally cosy and not at all scratchy. It is also easy to care for, which is ideal for everyday wear. It doesn't crease, is dirt-repellent and, with special finishes (like the ones we use), is even machine-washable. So it doesn't matter if porridge or milk gets on the clothes, just put them in the washing machine. Therefore Merino is our clear recommendation and the high wearing comfort speaks for itself.
Pay attention to knitwear
Loungewear is inevitably well suited to pregnancy because of its usually loose cut, but a few tips make this "natural" advantage even greater. Knitwear has the advantage over fabrics like fleece or velour that it is inherently elastic due to the knit stitch. So you can easily cheat out a size just because the material is knitted. Knitwear always adapts to the shape of the body, which is ideal for pregnancy. Still, it doesn't wear out and goes back to the original size in the next wash. Thus, it is ideal for pregnancy where the top gets tighter for a short period of time. Still, you don't want to shop for a whole new wardrobe just for those few months. Loungewear does not replace special pregnancy clothing, but you can still wear knitted loungewear well during pregnancy. Most importantly, it's nice and cozy and you still feel pretty dressed.
Pay attention to other details in the cut
If you tend to have puffy legs during pregnancy, we recommend wide-leg pants with straight legs like our Pants Bailey. When it comes to sweaters, a shortened shape with a wide hem like our turtleneck sweater Bailey makes sense, as here the belly has enough room to grow. However, if you like to show your belly, a nice ribbed top with a cardigan over it is ideal, like our Top Blossom and Cardigan Blossom. For breastfeeding, a wrap top like our Top Bailey is of greatest advantage, as you can get to your breast quickly and easily. In combination with the wrap cardigan Bella it wraps the body comfortably and still looks stylish.
Loungewear is therefore not only a stylish companion for pregnancy, but also for the first time with the baby after birth. Because loungewear is not only elegant, but also wonderfully practical. There is not much time to change, you sleep whenever you can (rather seldom at night), and let's be honest: the time has not yet come again for the cocktail dress. In the breastfeeding period other things count. Cosiness, for example. Not only you will appreciate the pleasant feeling of loungewear made of natural fibres on your skin, but your baby will also like it more than a polyester blend.
By the way, we recommend the following models from our current collection for use as house suits:
For pregnancy, we recommend our knitted merino loungewearset Pullover Bailey & Pants Bailey:
For breastfeeding, we recommend our knitted knitted Merino-Loungewear Set Top Bailey & Pants Bella:
Make you and your baby feel good!