My favorite holiday, petite + nursing friendly PJs

matching holiday christmas pajamas mom baby kids

Look 1: Burts Bees family PJs kids XL (fits like adult xxsp), baby 3-6m, JCF pom hat, Gap bear hat
Look 2: KB maternity & nursing set sz S (also sold here), faux fur throw (so soft!), similar cable throw

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)!

flocked tree babys first christmas nursing outfit

My favorites:

  • 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.

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Left: Davy twist pajama set sz XS (also sold here), Right: Emmaline robe sz S/M (also sold here)

burts bees mommy and me matching family holiday christmas pajamas

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3. Petite pJs

For year-round wear, here are some everyday PJs that seem to be petite-friendly:

  • Macy’s petite PJs including a cute scottie dog set on sale
  • J.Crew petite PJs in either stripe or piped cotton (monogram’able for gifting!)
  • Nordstrom cropped PJs – not petite sizing, but cropped pant styles are a great alternative!

Leave a Comment


  1. Chicagopetite wrote:

    Your baby is beautiful. Thanks for always providing great detail on your posts. I’m a shortie just like you and your sizing recos are truly helpful. You are still my favorite blogger and simply one of the best out there.

    Posted 12.6.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Chicago Petite – it’s always lovely to hear from you! Thank you for still reading along and taking the time to share kind comments. Hope you’re staying warm this winter! xx

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  2. Jennifer Caffrey wrote:

    Jean, there’s a Hanna Andersson outlet up in Kittery. I loved their coordinating daydress/playdress outfits when my daughter was little. And for petite little girls with narrow hips, their leggings are wonderful. When she’s older, their underwear has a wide elastic band that doesn’t dig in. Everything is made from soft, organic cotton. Enjoy dressing your little beauty!

    Posted 12.6.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for the info & tips! We haven’t been to Kittery for so long but used to love that quaint area for a mini shopping getaway.

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  3. Mireia wrote:

    Super cute PJ’s!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 12.6.18 Reply
  4. May wrote:

    OMG! You are Nori are so cute with your matching PJs!

    May ||

    Posted 12.6.18 Reply
  5. Jing wrote:

    Can you share where you get the Christmas tree? Who made it? It is beautiful.

    Posted 12.6.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! It’s from Kohls but is old … an old brand called St Nicholas Square. I wish they still made it!

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  6. I always look forward to shopping for holiday pajamas <3 🙂 They're super cozy, not to mention adorable as well! Love the ones that you're wearing!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  7. Naima wrote:

    That matching sets is so adorable! And I LOVE her little peach blanket!

    Naima |

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  8. Marie wrote:

    Hi Jean! I have the exact same J crew slippers. How do you tie the knots so that they stay in place? Mine are always undone!!! 🙁

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Marie – that’s so odd, mine haven’t come undone yet! Have you tried double knotting them? Or, if you don’t ever anticipate having to untie and retie them (which I haven’t …) perhaps a dab of hot glue in a hidden area would do the trick.

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  9. Lysabu wrote:

    Just wanted to make a tiny correction.. it’s spelled Hanna Andersson. I used to buy my daughter’s clothes from there. She’s too big now 🙁 Great quality stuff !

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Oops! Thanks for pointing that out!

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  10. Briana wrote:

    I’m definitely not nursing but I love the festive pair!


    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  11. Willow wrote:

    Thank you so much for this post! I just ordered the JCREW Petite Vintage PJ Set. Happy holidays!

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Happy holidays to you too! Hope you love the new PJs!

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  12. Sasha wrote:

    Did you have to size up for the Jcrew moccasins? They’re so pretty!

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Sasha, since I’m usually a 5.5, I did take a half size up and have a 6. However I wish they made half sizes because it’s just a tad loose on me, whereas I know a 5 would probably be snug for slippers.

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  13. These shots are gorgeous and I love your pj choices!

    Rebecca |

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  14. Janine wrote:

    These photos are absolutely adorable!
    Thanks for sharing
    xx Janine

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  15. Great options here, will definitely be ordering some as I always enjoy your PJ recommendations. Forgive me for going off subject but could you provide any information on your kitchen faucet? I’m in love with it and am in desperate need of one. I have searched for weeks!

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Tanya! Of course – It’s called the Delta Cassidy Champagne Bronze High-Arc Faucet : )

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
  16. Steph Siah wrote:

    Any chance we could get a kindred bravely code for Canadian readers? Neither of the codes work on 🙁

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I just asked them – fingers crossed!

      Posted 12.5.18 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I was just told that EXTRAKB20 now works in!

      Posted 12.7.18 Reply
      • Steph Siah wrote:

        Thank you!

        Posted 12.10.18 Reply
  17. These are the most glamorous PJs I’ve ever seen! I love them. You look so beautiful, Jean. 🙂 ❤️

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  18. Anika May wrote:

    So many cute PJ sets, I love the colours!

    Anika |

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply
  19. These are cute pajamas, anything comfy and cozy for the Mamas are always a good thing! Joyeux Noel!

    Posted 12.5.18 Reply

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