How to Save Money on Maternity and Nursing Clothes

Maternity and Nursing Clothes

Guest Post by Rachel

If you are expecting and have even glanced at the price of maternity clothes, then you know how expensive they can be. Now multiply that by two to buy nursing clothes once your baby is born!

Maternity and Nursing Clothes are NOT cheap!

Today’s guest post features some money saving tips on how to shop for maternity clothes that can also double as nursing clothes!

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How to Save Money on Maternity and Nursing Clothes

I was afraid to buy maternity clothes during my first pregnancy.  

A string of miscarriages left me paranoid about my pregnancy and, somehow, buying maternity clothes felt like jinxing the pregnancy.  

I waited as long as I could and really put my yoga pants and baggy t-shirts to the test. But, eventually, I looked like I had a giant white beach ball trying to escape out the bottom of my shirt.  

At 7-months pregnant, I walked into Motherhood Maternity.

The sales girl was nice and helped me pick out a handful of dresses, tops, and pants.  The total price was not so nice.

I gulped and walked out of the store.

A few short months later my daughter was born and I suddenly found myself needing nursing clothes.  I made my way back into the same Motherhood Maternity and found the nursing tops.

Much to my dismay, most of the nursing tops would have been perfect for my pregnancy!

Much to my dismay, most of the nursing tops would have been perfect for my pregnancy!

They were long with ruching on the sides to cover my belly, but they could also be pulled down or to the side for nursing.  

Why had the sales lady not pointed this out?!

Again I plunked down my credit card, only this time I looked like an annoyed raccoon (that means “annoyed,” but with the added dark circles of new mom sleep deprivation).

I am here to fill you in on the secret to saving some cash…  

Shop for nursing clothes that can be used during your pregnancy!

If you know you want to try to provide breast milk for your baby (either through nursing or pumping), this article is for you.  

Tips to Save Money on Maternity and Nursing Clothes

1 – Look for the Stretchy Fabrics

As you shop, look for very stretchy fabrics, long nursing tanks with strap clips, loose strapless dresses, and v-neck tops that can be pulled aside.

2 – Don’t Limit Yourself to Maternity Stores

Shoppers are no longer limited to maternity-specific stores for their pregnancy and breastfeeding needs.  Big names stores like Target, Old Navy, H&M, and even Amazon carry some great nursing options.

With this knowledge, I was able to exclusively buy nursing clothes that lasted me my entire second pregnancy.  

File that in cash: saved. Cha-ching!

With this knowledge, I was able to exclusively buy nursing clothes that lasted me my entire second pregnancy.

Where to Find/Buy Some of My Favorite Maternity and Nursing Clothes

Below are some of my all-time favorites.

Jessica Simpson Clip Down Cami

This Jessica Simpson Clip Down Cami had enough give to see me all the way through my pregnancy.  It’s also great for hiding my postpartum pooch.

Click here to see pricing and where to buy the Jessica Simpson Clip Down Cami!

How to Save on Maternity and Nursing Clothes


Bearsland Maternity Nursing Tank Top

This Amazon Nursing Tank got me up to month 7 of my second pregnancy and is one of my favorite nursing tops.

The fabric is soft and pulls apart easily for quick modest nursing sessions. I often do not feel the need for a nursing cover with this shirt.  

This would also be a great tank to discreetly pump underneath. I recommended this shirt to my mommy friends and now four of us wear it on a regular basis.  

It isn’t uncommon that we all arrive at the playground in the same top!

Click here to see pricing and where to buy the Bearsland Nursing Tank!


Ingrid & Isabel Women’s Maternity Scoop Neck Tank Top

This actually is a maternity tank, however, it has so much stretch that it works perfectly as a nursing top too.  This is my go-to top when I want to do the “two-shirt” nursing method (two shirt = pull up the shirt on top, pull down the shirt on bottom).  

This tank is also incredibly comfortable.

Click here to see pricing and where to buy the Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Tank Top!


Pink BlushDraped Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress

Finally, Pink Blush Maternity has great clothes dedicated to maternity and nursing.  You will find pages of dresses and tops that can double as maternity wear!

This dress is an absolute favorite of mine. It is flattering for any body type, the top pulls aside for easy nursing, and the empire waistline makes it ideal for pregnancy.  I love this dress so much that I have it in 4 colors!

Click here to see pricing and where to buy the Pink Blush Draped Maternity Maxi Dress!

How to Save on Maternity and Nursing Clothes

I hope this article will save you some time and money by showing you how to “double-dip” into the soon-to-be-a-mama market.  Now get shopping!


About the Author

guest post rachelRachel is mom to two rambunctious, but sweet little girls.  Most days she stares at her house wondering how it got this messy and why Starbucks doesn’t deliver yet.  Other days she takes amazing international trips with her girls and her husband and then writes about it on adventureswithlittles.com.  Check out her site to take a little vacation without ever leaving your couch!

 

 

 

 


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