The time has come for me to really start getting serious about packing my hospital bag. Although I doubt I will go early, technically this baby could decide to come at any time. So I might as well be prepared right? I started to think about what to wear at the hospital and at first I only thought about pajamas (I decided to go with this Japanese Weekend set which I reviewed on my personal blog), but after more thought I decided it would be fun to bring in my own hospital gown! That’s when I came across dearjohnnies hospital gowns.
dearjohnnies hospital gowns allow you a stylish yet practical option while you are in the hospital. They can be worn during labor, surgery or outpatient treatment, as well as the days following your recovery and at home during the weeks to follow. Not only will the doctors be pleased with the gown, so will you. Wouldn’t it be nice to take the first pictures with your baby in your own pretty gown of your choosing?
There are three collections of dearjohnnies gowns. The first is the Wellesley Collection . The gown I will be wearing is the Lucy ($68 pictured above). As a matter of fact this particular gown was worn by Bethenny in the BRAVO show “Bethenny Getting married”. This collection is preppy and traditional. Next, there is the Gramercy Collection which has fashion- forward prints. and finally, there is the Hanalei Collection which has more whimsical, bright prints. No matter which collection you go with all gowns are made of 100% cotton, and trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. You can even have them monogrammed.
dearjohnnies also make a great shower gift. You can buy a delivery set ($152) which includes a gown and robe for mom, as well as a swaddle blanket for baby! Even if the mom to be doesn’t think to buy something like this for herself, who wouldn’t love a gift like this? Definitely a memorable keepsake.
Celebrities also love the dearjohnnies gowns. The most recent celebrity to get one is Nina Garcia from “Project Runway”. She has the “lola” gown with matching robe and had it monogrammed with an N on it. She is expecting her second boy in December. Some other celebrity fans? Angela Bassett, Tori Spelling and Samantha Harris are just a few.
I am excited to wear my gown at the hospital. My plan is to put it on right after delivery so that I don’t make a total mess of it during labor. I’d rather be able to wear it when people are coming in to see me and the baby. The gown fits great, is comfortable, and even has easy access for breastfeeding. All necessary qualities of a hospital gown.
If you order a “Lucy” gown dearjohnnies will donate 10% of the proceeds to breast cancer research. So not only are you getting a great product, you also are helping out an amazing cause.
I was provided with a dearjohnnies gown for the purposes of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.