I got a couple of these just before I had my son and I actually quite like them. I wore them before he was born for sleeping in because I wanted some support for my ever expanding boobs whilst I was sleeping to help with the pains I was getting from lack of support.
They do the job quite well actually and I found the bra really comfortable to sleep in, which is saying something because I really don't like sleeping with a bra on as a rule. The material is nice and soft and it has withstood quite a bit of washing too so far, which is nice. The lady in the shop said that she wore these bras during the day too after her baby was born for just slouching round the house and I have to agree with her and say that they are perfect for that purpose too.
The bra has a little clasp in the corner which is designed to undo so make feeding easy without having to remove your bra. In principle this is perfect, but in reality it is a little bit fiddly, especially in the middle of the night when you have gone from fast asleep to awake in about three and a half seconds. Fastening it back up with one hand it a challenge too. Having said that, it doesn't much matter if you don't taste it up because it is just as comfortable down anyway.
I paid about £25 for a pack of two of these and I would say that is fairly good value for money really, because they are handy to have and are comfortable and supportive during the night.
This is a review of the Blooming Marvellous Lace Non-Wired Nursing Sleep Bras I bought in a two pack a while ago. I knew I would need a bra to sleep in once I started breastfeeding due to leaky milk and these would help hold the breast pads in place in the night time. I was after something less structured than a bra to sleep in and these bras fit the bill.
The bras come in a two pack and contain one black and one white sleep bra. You can get a similar pack in spots and strips patterns. The bras are really simply structured with no wires and adjustable straps so you can get easy access for your baby when breastfeeding. There is a thin layer of lace at the top of the bra too.
A two pack cost £20 which was probably top of the price I was prepared to pay but I knew I would need something for comfort at bed time.
With the sleep bras you simply buy your usual dress size. I am not sure this is a good way to buy the right size bra as you can find you have a bigger chest when breast feeding!
I have worn these bras and washed them around a dozen times and I have to say that I don't think they are worth the money spent. They are a thin cotton and on the black bra the lace has started to rip - probably due to me tugging it a little when putting it back in place but I wouldn't expect it to go like this so quickly.
Whilst the bras are comfy to wear, they are simply made and probably not worth the full price tag. I was going to buy the spots and stripes version of the two I already have but when the lace ripped on the black bra I decided against a repurchase. I think there are better sleep bras on the market so would advise anyone looking to buy some to shop around (and read the reviews!).