FTM Transitioning from sleeping nude?

Trisha - posted on 03/11/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have to admit, I sleep nude most nights. I find the freedom of not having clothes on much preferred to waking up tangled up in nightgown.

I was leaning towards wearing sleeping shorts and a tank top, but I am not sure. Anyone else have to make this transition, and what was your preference?

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Trisha - posted on 03/12/2015

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I am due May 1st, so coming up soonish. I have to admit, it has been a clockwork pregnancy so far. Loving it. lol

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2015

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Another trick, is make friends with a nurse at the hospital and ask her for a "bath blanket" to take home. These are soft, absorbent, ivory blankets and are about the size of a twin sheet. If you lay this blanket down on your bed and lay on top of it, your sweat will be absorbed, as well as any leaked milk and then you can wash just that item rather than the whole bed. BTW when are you due?
another choice would be a cheap flannel flat sheet. You don't sweat for long but you do sweat a bit those first few days.

Trisha - posted on 03/11/2015

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With the baby in a different room, I think being dressed with a nursing tank is probably my best bet at this point. That is great info to know about the tshirt though. I sweat a decent amount as is, so now I know to be really prepared.

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2015

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Depending on your plan to nurse or not, you can wear a light weight nursing gown, a nursing tank, one of your hubby old t-shirts. Whatever you feel comfy in, keep in mind that right after delivery, you sweat a lot. It is your body's way of regulating the extra volume you carried during pregnancy, it doesn't last long but a soft cotton tee or tank will help on unwanted laundry.

Raye - posted on 03/11/2015

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If you have a baby, and you're up/down all night, I can see it being easier to be dressed.

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2015

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Trisha, my comment was made from the assumption you are expecting a baby and will be getting up at night to feed. If you breastfeed you may leak milk at first and just make extra laundry. If you are fine with being nude, keep a robe at the bedside.

Raye - posted on 03/11/2015

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I see your point. I don't know about you, but if they knock, I'm not groggy... I'm instantly wide awake. But I'm still fairly new to motherhood, so maybe I'm not that well adjusted yet, lol. I keep a t-shirt and flannel bottoms hanging over the top of the headboard. So if there's a knock and the husband decides to let them in, I don't even have to get up. I just grab them and slide them on. I'm not trying to dissuade you from wearing pj's. But every once in a while, you might think about sleeping naked, just to feel that closeness with your husband. Of course, my husband doesn't let a shirt get in the way of his groping, lol.

Trisha - posted on 03/11/2015

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Raye, I guess that is always a possibility, but at the same time I don't really want to have to take the extra time to get changed into pjs. Our door is always locked as well. I guess mine and my husband's expectation is that it won't be appropriate anymore.
I still think I feel more comfortable transitioning into wearing some sort of clothing, just in case of emergency "child is going to vomit, quick rush them to the bathroom" type situations, or just so I can easily let them into bed with us. Will be more of a welcome snuggle at that point instead of a groggy "but I don't want to get into clothing".

Raye - posted on 03/11/2015

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My husband and I sleep nude most of the time. Our door is locked so the kids don't come in without knocking. If we decide to let them in to snuggle, then we put on jammies and unlock the door. Or, if I have to go pee I'll put on a robe until I get back in the bedroom and lock the door. So what is making you change?

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2015

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I found that a cami-top and shorts worked well for me. When I first gave birth I wore a tank that had nursing flaps and kept a bathrobe by my bed so i could keep warm when I got up with baby.

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