Cotton or wool bed jacket (for bfing)- anyone?

(20 Posts)
stargirl1701 Tue 12-Mar-13 19:45:42

I wear a zip up hoody from GAP. It is white with a cosy lining.

caramelgirl Tue 12-Mar-13 19:42:58

Clearly timed this baby all wrong. Knew there was a reason (other than youth and higher fertility) that DC1 was an autumn baby. Much more useful potential sleepwear out there!
Still, coming up 36 weeks now so am very grateful for your help and looking forward to my cashmere cardis (balance out the scary giant nan pants and awful bf tops- pure glam mothering me).

BanoffeeSplitz Tue 12-Mar-13 15:53:26

Your talk of duvets has reminded me that last autumn, Uniqlo stocked a funny little cropped down jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and a funnel neck and every time I saw it it I thought "ah, this must be what a bed jacket looks like". It was one of the ultralight down ones - I think the quilting reminded me of satin bedspreads and it was just the right length to not get scrunched up if you were sitting up in bed.

I quite liked the look of them & actually bought one but took it back in the end as I knew I'd never wear it - if it was cold enough to wear a down coat, then your wrists would get cold confused.

caramelgirl Tue 12-Mar-13 15:25:10

Ha, did wonder re puke. Have pig ugly Asda wrap if I have another Vom monster.
Otherwise have ordered two beautiful Pure cardis- one merino and one cashmere. Both in sale but neither cheap!
Don't think shawl will work as I was also v cold when lying down to feed as obvs don't want duvet over baby so it was rolled down to waist height. So I NEED something warm.
Slightly hoping that all of this efficient planning means I score one of those babies that just sleeps through from day one.

Startail Tue 12-Mar-13 15:16:39

Pucked on, auto correct clear knows nothing about babies.

Startail Tue 12-Mar-13 15:15:49

Cheap and cheerful washable Sainsbury's cardi. It will get picked on.

clb Tue 12-Mar-13 15:13:54

A big, soft shawl is the answer - pref. cashmere. smile

How about a poncho by the side of the bed you can easily pop on? I have one for middle of the night trips to ill children or the toilet.

Gingersnap88 Tue 12-Mar-13 15:02:26

I have one of these: http://www.welovefrugi.com/mother/nursing-wear/nightwear/breastfeeding-pointelle-top/ which is brilliant for feeding at night.

I always wear a nursing vest/ sleep bra in bed, then either have a long sleeve t-shirt with buttons at chest / low scoop neck or a cardigan. A wrap one would be perfect smile

MadeinMarch Tue 12-Mar-13 13:59:35

I loved the idea of a bed jacket! Do they still exist?

caramelgirl Tue 12-Mar-13 12:49:12

Thank you all! Have failed to find many nice thick cardis so far- shops obvs getting ready for a heat wave [very hopeful face]. Will check out Pure and la redoute and merino is also an excellent call. Thank you!

BanoffeeSplitz Tue 12-Mar-13 11:21:41

Sounds like you need a wrap or ballet cardigan if you want to sleep comfortably in it as well.

Or maybe even a waterfall type ie no fastenings but can be snuggled into when you sit up.

And a cotton one won't keep you warm - it really will need to be wool. If you can find a really lightweight (say ribbed or lacy) merino that would also work & may be a bit easier to take care of.

Moredofbumsnet Tue 12-Mar-13 09:54:25

La redoute do 3 piece pyjama sets so you get a cardi ,top and trousers.

FreshLeticia Tue 12-Mar-13 08:05:45

Cashmere cardi! Pure have 25% off at the moment.

No you definitely need a lovely cashmere cardi. I remember having a gorgeous pale grey wrap one from GAP that I wore night and day for about 8 months, even the older two DC's loved sitting on my lap and snuggling in it with me on cool summer eveningssmile

CeeceeBloomingdale Mon 11-Mar-13 21:56:31

Yes, do that as it'll be prettier and last longer. Cashmere will be good for baby naturally ;)

caramelgirl Mon 11-Mar-13 21:31:15

I s'pose it probably would in fact. I, just remember having very cold shoulders when attempting to feed sitting up or lying down. And had visions of a semi glam snuggly jacket.
But have been pretty horrified by terrible looking bed jackets. Maybe I'll have a look on toast website or something for a thick cardi. Thank you!!

CeeceeBloomingdale Mon 11-Mar-13 21:28:30

to clarify I meant I might be being dim!

CeeceeBloomingdale Mon 11-Mar-13 21:27:49

[dim icon] would a regular cardi not do?

caramelgirl Mon 11-Mar-13 20:25:21

Hi,
Total fail on anything at all non-polyester tastic. I'd love a bed jacket that I could sleep in and then feed easily from - so not really tricky openings.
I'd be really grateful if you've seen any bearable ones that you could steer me towards.
Thanks!

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