Nitesweatz: Hot Mamas Stay Cool

03/30/2009 at 11:00 AM ET

For some reason nobody told me that new moms frequently dissolve in sweat in the middle of the night, as if a screaming newborn wasn’t enough to screw up your sleep patterns! It must be the hormones. When we met Lesley Hatfield, the inventor of Nitesweatz, she was hanging out in her jammies in a tradeshow booth and I promise you, she was much more comfortable than the rest of us! A mom and former personal trainer, she developed a gorgeous line of sleepwear for women made from the moisture-wicking fabric athletes wear. Nitesweatz come in many great-looking styles and colors. Their Lace Chemise ($86) is perfect for nursing moms because a bra pad stays in place and the straps pull down for easy access. And it comes in 16 different colors! The cut is trim, so if you’re concerned about lingering baby weight, consider their great-looking Lace Pant and Tunic Set ($152). They also have sleep shirts, boy shorts, lacy tank tops, a camisole with a shelf bra and long nightgowns made from the same fabric. The feel is silky and the styles are sexy. The care label has machine washing instructions then just says, “Breathe.” A fitting reminder, I think!

In those first weeks as a new mom I woke up with my hair and pillowcase soaked in sweat, so I think it’s brilliant that they offer a moisture-wicking pillowcase ($42). That just may be the perfect shower gift!

— Kristen

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Asiram on

Those are a great idea, but holy cow!!! $82 for a chemise??? Haven’t they heard that the other thing facing new mothers is a severe lack of $ after buying everything baby needs?😉 As I said, nice idea, but there’s no way $152 pjs would ever make my list of things to buy.

SweetDiva on

At those prices, I think I’ll just open the window another inch.

Monique on

The reason new moms sweat is because it is the body’s way of getting rid of the extra water weight and blood volume the body accumulates during pregnancy. It’s a nuisance, but it helps us to lose weight after having a baby!

Linda on

Good gosh those clothes are expensive. I guess in the name of fashion, you shouldn’t wear to bed a sleeveless shirt usually worn for exercising that’s also made of moisture wicking material bought at Foot Locker for around $15.

Something About Baby on

Oh how I remember waking up in a pool of sweat for those first weeks after childbirth.

michelle on

Forgive me for sounding naive, but is right after giving birth the time when you really want to be wearing something described as having a “trim fit”?

christi on

Like most here, I was apprehensive about the cost, but my daughter bought me a gift certificate for my birthday and I jumped at the chance to try one of the gowns.

I must say that I have never slept in a more comfortable gown.

My husband runs, and I have slept in his clothes before, but it makes me feel frumpy and straight-outta-college.

My NiteSweatz gown is pretty – which makes me feel pretty – and I’m not in such a hurry to get the day started.

All I can say is that if you can afford one or two of the sleepwear pieces, give it a shot.

You can always return it if I’m wrong. {smile}

Good luck to everyone

Suzanne on

These jammies may be on the pricey side, but I have had them since my pregnancy with my first born who is now 4 years old. Since then, they have lasted through another pregnancy and are still going strong. Consider it an investment piece. Can’t wait to try the pillowcase!

Heather on

Like someone said – think of these as an investment!! I’ve been wearing NiteSweatz for years and they are absolutely the most comfortable pajamas and functional too! I started wearing them after delivering my son and my hormones were out of wack. NiteSweatz kept me dry during the night and I kept them on throughout the day because they worked great for breastfeeding. Now no longer having the hormonal issue from childbirth, I am taking medication that occasionally causes hot flashes at night. Once again, NiteSweatz to the rescue! Feel great, look great, day or night – truly pajama perfection and definitely worth the price!

Melissa on

I’m pregnant for the third time and NiteSweatz has been a lifesaver for me. I wore them throughout my last pregnancy and after and then throughout this one. Especially at the end of the day, all I want is to be comfortable and get a good night’s sleep. NiteSweatz keeps me cool AND I feel good wearing them (not too much makes me feel that way at this stage of pregnancy!!), plus I don’t wake up soaked in sweat. I invested in a couple of different pieces that I can use both pregnant and not and they have been well worth the money. I am looking forward to staying cool after I have the baby when the hormones really kick in!!

Shaunn on

I have been wearing NiteSweatz for years before, during and after pregnancy. Now with my second baby on the way I am so thankful that this is one piece of clothing I will be able to wear throughout this process since the material is so forgiving and stretchy. Its the only thing I feel comfy in and still look cute even in my blooming size. I LIVE in the drawstring pants and hoodie not just at night but during the day while working from my home office! I even can still wear some of my sexier pieces – the thong and two piece boy shorts and cami! So, the price is worth it to me. I would rather have a few nice things and feel good about myself during this changing time of life.

Alexandria on

The pieces mentioned in this article are the more expensive ones. However, I have the chemise that doesn’t have lace and it is fab! Its only 65 bucks. It is a flowier piece, so it made me feel wonderful during my pregnancy. I still wear the piece. I’m going to get the yoga set next. There is a store in my area that carries the line, Intimacy Atlanta. They have tons of the stuff. You can get a nursing bra while you’re there too!

Courtney from Santa Barbara on

NiteSweatz are just the best. During the end of my pregnany when nothing fit, my NiteSweatz sleepshirt was the only thing I was comfortable in at night! And, after my C-section, the drawstring pants and hooded shirt were awesome. I lived in them, day and night – still do! Cute enough for daytime and comfy enough for sleeping. Thank you for making such wonderful clothing. NiteSweatz are a must have for expecting and new moms (and anyone looking for really cute, really comfy clothing and pj’s!

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