The Best Labor and Delivery Robes
A robe is a hospital must-have for postpartum moms. They not only keep you warm in the chilly hospital, but they’re so practical for nursing, using the bathroom, and for your prenatal care. Overall, wearing a cute robe instead of an ugly hospital gown makes you feel, well, like YOU again just minutes after giving birth. In and out of the hospital, cover those prenatal Granny panties with a trendy, oh-so-cute and relaxing robe. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites for new moms:
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One-of-a-Kind, Personalized Robe from RobeMart
There’s a company that lets you create and design your own special robe. Robes available at RobeMart.com are all customizable. These robes come in a variety of colors and fabrics (such as plush, satin, bamboo and more); monogram and logo options are also available. With so many choices, a mom-to-be will surely find the robe that’s just right for her. A lovely, personalized robe also makes a great gift for an expectant mama. (Personalized wraps and towels also available.) Pictured here is the Waffle Kimono White Floral Short Robe Square Pattern, which is a best-seller. Retail price: $23.99
Comfy and Cozy Robes from Lamaze Intimates
Lamaze Intimates, the trusted designers of stylish, affordable maternity and nursing intimates and sleepwear, sells some really nice robes you’ll love. Their silk sets and plush robes make a great gift for a new mom or for your postpartum self. Prices range from $28 to $48 for individual items. This kimono-style, fleece, plush robe is a best-seller at just $22.99, and is great for lounging and wrapping yourself in after a shower—it’s warm and fuzzy and just as cozy as your newborn. One online reviewer stated: “It is very warm (definitely good for colder months), and very soft, and the sizing is right to cover my big baby belly.” The brand is available at major retailers including Amazon.com, Kohl's, JC Penney, and Walmart.
Bamboo Hospital Robe from MADI Apparel
Not only is this MADI Apparel “The Karen” robe delicate and smooth on the skin—it’s just absolutely gorgeous and it “pays it forward.” (It’s also a bit on the sexier side!) Charity is at the forefront of this luxurious robe and here’s why: With every MADI Apparel robe, loungewear or eco-friendly undergarment purchase, a new pair of underwear is donated to women in shelters or rape crisis centers. As the brand explains, underwear is one of the most urgently-needed items of most shelters and centers that cater to women. This particular robe can be personalized with initials, is manufactured in the USA, and is made of super-soft, organically-sustainable and odor-resistant fabric. It’s perfect for new moms, bridal parties, you name it, and is made of 95% Stretch Knit Viscose Bamboo and 5% Spandex. Has quarter-length sleeves. Retail price: $98.
Feminine Style Hospital Robe from Pretty Plum Sugar
Pretty Plum Sugar has some beautiful, very feminine, gentle robes available. The US-based brand advocates first toward anti-domestic violence; and second toward environmental sustainability. When you purchase one of their robes, you are supporting a business where charity work and ethical practices are at the forefront. The robe pictured here is a rayon, kimono-style with a hand-painted bloom design. It’s feminine and floral and a must-have for your hospital bag. Featured in PEOPLE magazine, it currently retails for $73.
Feminine and Fun Hospital Robe from Passion Lilie
Passion Lilie is an ethical fashion company with cute, comfortable robes perfect for expectant moms. The birth of your child is beautiful and exciting, and you should enhance your luscious postpartum body with an eye-catching robe that’s beautiful and cozy. Passion Lilie carries soft, robe-style cardigans perfect for any woman looking for something to wear in the hospital after giving birth. The brand’s eco-friendly robes are made with safe, sustainable materials and dyes, so you can have complete peace of mind as you snuggle with your newborn and kiss their delicate skin. What’s great about The Harmonia Fleece Cardigan is that it’s not your typical robe. This one features a rich, dark blue made whimsy and light with white dots. It’s a great change of pace from a traditional beige cotton robe. ($96)
Pink and Precious Hospital Robe from A Pea in the Pod Maternity
This is another floral robe that’s charming and unique-made of super soft and silky polyester—and comes with a pretty patterned belt. You can rock it with a nightgown or wear as is. It will bring a smile to your face as you soak up the excitement of motherhood and will also photograph nicely in pictures you take with your baby. It’s machine washable with a wide elbow sleeve and available from A Pea in the Pod Maternity. ($68)
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