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Nightie advice needed!

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sarahcyn Thu 26-Dec-19 16:37:21

I made a big mistake today - I took myself AND my long suffering husband (OK so he wanted to check out wine deals at M&S) to the hell on earth which is Westfield London on Boxing Day in search of a nightie for my 95 year old mum.
She's about 5ft 2 nowadays, and she needs a nice cotton, perhaps even cosy brushed cotton nightie, with long sleeves and buttons up the front so that it's easy for a carer to pull on over her head without hurting her or forcing her to lift her arms high. Also it should not be so long as to trip her up.
NOTHING anywhere. Nothing at all. The nearest suitable item in M&S was much to long, and had too low-cut a neckline.
Does anyone here have a suggestion for any retailer, online or otherwise, who would supply such a nightie?
And don't any of them realise that 95 year olds are a growing demographic?

phoenix Thu 26-Dec-19 16:40:47

David Neiper was a go to brand for a friend of mine when buying presents for her mother, but very expensive!

Have you looked on line?

Helenlouise3 Thu 26-Dec-19 16:42:29

Have you had a look in Bonmarche. they usually have a nice selection for the slightly older lady?

pinkquartz Thu 26-Dec-19 16:44:22

I buy all cotton nightie from Lands End.
They are plain. not a high neck but not a low neck more like a normal neckline.
No buttons or frills. They pull on over head very easily.

They last many years. I buy online and buy calf length as I am only 5 foot tall.

NannyPT Thu 26-Dec-19 16:46:22

Perhaps Damart is worth a look

ninathenana Thu 26-Dec-19 16:50:07

This any good ?

Susan56 Thu 26-Dec-19 16:53:29

I got some from Edinburgh woollen mill for my mum

Happiyogi Thu 26-Dec-19 16:55:08

Another vote for Lands End, as described by pinkquartz. They're a beautifully smooth Pima cotton and I bought two recently. One patterned, the other plain. I originally had an old favourite from them many years ago, so wondered if they'd still be as good. They are!

jusnoneed Thu 26-Dec-19 18:50:48

Cotton Traders have a pack of two fleecy nighties. Long sleeve, front buttons. 43" long. £34 pack.
Code AJ10315 on website.

Hetty58 Thu 26-Dec-19 19:00:16

My mother liked these:

Alygran Thu 26-Dec-19 19:00:22

I got some a few years ago in M and Co for my MIL May be worth a try.

annsixty Thu 26-Dec-19 19:05:33

Matalan also worth a look.

GracesGranMK3 Thu 26-Dec-19 19:35:17

I get my mother's from Damart. They fit her idea of what a nightly need some to be. She's 99. Click here

GracesGranMK3 Thu 26-Dec-19 19:36:17

Nightly not nightly!

Nannytopsy Thu 26-Dec-19 19:55:54

Another vote for EWM which I used to go to for my mum

M0nica Thu 26-Dec-19 20:15:21

Another who loves Lands End. Easy to put on and off as the fabric has enough stretch.

Jaycee5 Thu 26-Dec-19 20:24:25

I agree about Damart and Cotton Traders. They are usually good quality and still do the basics.

timetogo2016 Thu 26-Dec-19 20:28:05

B H S.

Canalboatgranma Thu 26-Dec-19 20:43:03

I agree that Bonmarche have a selection, but you may need to quick as they have gone into administration and are closing their stores.

Calendargirl Thu 26-Dec-19 20:47:57


Think BHS no longer around.

Alexa Thu 26-Dec-19 20:53:32

Another suggestion is to but one that's too long and cut the bottom of it.No need to hem it as it wont fray.

sarahcyn Thu 26-Dec-19 23:01:52

You people are amazing. Problem sorted. Wisdom of the universe here.

grannypiper Fri 27-Dec-19 09:13:04

M&Co are fantastic for nighties

Teetime Fri 27-Dec-19 09:18:33

Cyberjammies have some lovely things - on line and in JL- a bit expensive but lovely.

Also Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Lovetopaint037 Fri 27-Dec-19 11:19:09

Been looking for weeks for a long sleeve cotton nightdress. Everywhere a multitude of pyjamas. Am I the only person who only wears nightdresses? I only want cotton. Been to JL, M&S, Bon Marche, Debenhams etc so looked on Amazon and have been pursued on a daily basis with offers so am probably going to order when the buying frenzy has abated.