After becoming a mama, there’s been quite a few days when I never quite make it out of my pajamas. So having cute & comfy options for both me and the little one help keep our spirits bright! Below, I’ve rounded up my favorite coordinating pajamas for the family, as well as the comfiest maternity and nursing-friendly lounge sets!
1. Festive family PJs (for parents, littles + pets!)
– Hannah Andersson
This brand makes nice quality, organic cotton jammies for everyone in the family in both holiday and year-round prints. Their Dear Deer is a core pattern available each year (so it’s easy to add new family members or buy a bigger size for a growing little one), and they make a Hannukah print too!
Fit notes: I’m 5 feet, 96lb and tried on both a women’s XS in the long johns top + bottoms (each sold separately) and a kids 14-16 (sold together as a set). The women’s XS fit me best, and the contrast ribbed cuff along the ankles and sleeves felt notably nicer. The kids 14-16 fit me width-wise but was too long in the sleeves and pants (2 inches longer than womens XS).
However, the kids set is half the price of women’s so something to think about! The sleeve cuffs on the baby onesies also run narrow like Burts Bees, and I sized up for Nori since little ones grow quickly and cotton shrinks in the dryer (in my recent post she’s 15 months wearing these in 18-24m and they don’t look big!).
For men, the unisex long john bottoms run pretty small and snug. Nick ended up liking the women’s long john bottoms (with a drawstring waist) better and just sized up to a women’s L (he’s usually a men’s S). XL would’ve worked too with a little more room for comfort.
– Burts Bees
Several patterns available on Amazon for the family, but sizes usually get spotty around the holidays. A kids XL in these fit me well, but the pant length is borderline short on me after washing & drying (these run a lot shorter than Hannah Andersson kids XL) so would not fit anyone taller. You can also mix and match amongst their patterns!
- Fair isle (low stock) – I gifted these to friends, and they looked so cute for their holiday card!=
- Red buffalo check (fully in stock)
- Snowflake (low stock) – this is the print Nori and I have on.
Fit notes: organic cotton shrinks a bit in the wash. I tried on Womens XS (pre-shrinkage) in a different print and the fit was not bad – just a little long in the pants but the opening is narrow so they don’t drag. Mens sizing runs big, and babies runs a little small with narrow sleeve cuffs (I stretched them out with my hands). Nori is 13 lbs and wears 3-6 months.
2. Maternity and Nursing-Friendly PJs
*Check out the Davy set even if you aren’t pregnant or nursing!* Any of the below would make useful gifts for a friend who is expecting or a new mom. I have a slight obsession with Kindred Bravely lounge sets – they look normal on someone not pregnant, but can also accommodate a growing bump or postpartum belly. The jersey fabrics are super soft, and have held up well in the wash (and I’m washing these on repeat due to being covered in a cycle of spit up and milk)!
- Jane tunic set (also sold here). Oh-so-soft, featuring a comfy high waist, longer tunic length, quick access nursing flap, and a petite-friendly pant length. Since I usually wear XS/XXS in other brands and can fit a S in these (smallest size available), I would say they run small.
- Davy twist pant set (also sold here). Reposting the below photos from my postpartum healing post. I initially got these in gray and wore them so much, I got another in navy. Aside from being soft and stretchy, a shining feature of this set is the twist front design. It doesn’t scream maternity or nursing wear, and the gathered fabric makes it so I can get away bra-less if friends are family are visiting! Note the pants are a little long on me.
- Emmaline robe (also sold here) – Another piece that works even if you aren’t pregnant or nursing. Differentiating factors about this robe is that there are TWO different belt loop heights (I’ve never seen this before – the higher one is great for petite or short torso’d ladies!), pockets, and the brand’s signature soft fabric. To keep the satiny sash from falling off, I simply tied a knot around one of the belt loops.
3. Petite pJs
For year-round wear, here are some everyday PJs that seem to be petite-friendly: