The Bottom Line
- Multiple colors.
- Multiple sizes.
- It's still a hospital gown.
- Snaps along the shoulders and down the back, including extra ones to be sure you've covered!
- Soft fabrics and multiple patterns for everyone's preferences.
- Separately you can purchase other matching items, like robes.
Guide Review - Dear Johnnies - Hospital Gowns for Labor
The materials are very adorable and they do offer multiple colors and patterns. The edges are done with attractive grosgrain ribbon. When washed these become even softer. It was reported that Jennifer Lopez purchased multiple Dear Johnnies for her birth of the twins.
The shoulders have snaps, as do regular hospital gowns. This is supposedly to help for medical access for things like IV therapy, epidurals, blood pressure readings and breastfeeding. While these work really well for the medical aspects, the pulling your gown down from the top for breastfeeding is not as modest as other methods of building gowns for breastfeeding, though it is a start.
Labor positioning for those who want to remain active in birth may be limited by the gown, just as with any gown, but snaps and ties can be undone to accommodate this desire.
This would make a nice baby shower gift and also works well in the postpartum period.