Something For the New Mom.

October 20, 2008

One of my favorite things to get a new mom...because really, does the baby need anymore frilly dress and tights get-ups? something comfortable and pretty and practical to wear around the house. (For the mom, if that wasn't clear.) All new moms are pretty shocked by the amount of house-time that is involved with a wee one. It's easy to slip into the old sweats routine, as showers and makeup often go by the wayside. Also, most new moms aren't feeling their sexiest, sveltest selves. Here are a couple of ideas that might help:

I highly recommend some sort of pretty robe. You can grab it when you head into the baby's room for a night feeding (like I'm still doing at 11 months, I'll just add). You can cover those old sweats with it (but you really should just toss those, come to think of it). And when the baby actually goes down for a nap, one of these robes will help your relationship with your husband. Get one in a pattern so the stains don't show. Come on moms, wouldn't one of these make you feel instantly more glamorous? (Both are from Anthropologie.)

A new mom is also going to need a lovely little housedress. "Housedress" does not have to be a scary word. It's something pretty and forgiving and simple to slip into. These are both from the sleepwear section of the Anthropologie site.

A nursing gown is also nice.

Or a nursing pajama set, like this .

And if you're a super, super, duper good friend, get her a beautiful nursing dress to go out on the town in.... like this by Isabella Oliver. It is the only piece of clothing designed for nursing that is truly beautiful (that I've ever seen, anyway).


  1. Gorgeous choices! And such a thoughtful idea. I always worry that the new mom gets lost in all the (justifiable) excitement over the baby.

  2. Lovely! I am just finishing up my at-home-with-newborn "fashion arsenal" so this couldn't have come at a better time ;)

  3. these are all so romantic and fun...not anything like what the word 'housedress' used to imply.

  4. I desperately need some new nursing gowns...tu for the inspiration! :)

  5. I love the idea of a nursing pajama set. How very thoughtful. Also, anything from the Barefoot Dreams collection at Nordstrom would be to-die-for for a new mom.

  6. Mmm. These would guarantee yummy mummy status for sure! They're even perfect for those amongst us who work from home. Ever since I became self-employed, my jammie pants have become a wardrobe staple, but these are a step up indeed!

  7. Love this post! I had to share the Isabella Oliver tip over at Marvelous Kiddo :)


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