It’s no secret that we’re major fans of children’s closely fitting pyjamas. Tight sleepwear does not involve the use of hazardous chemicals that are flame retardant since they are designed to fit tightly against the body of a child. If you are feeling hesitant, go for Snug Fit Pajamas and look into the Children’s Sleepwear Standards.
Tips On Buying Sleepwear For Toddlers
Be Open to Comfort
Since sleepwear for children under the age of 9 months can be either tight or loose fitting, for kids under 6 months we’re super into baby sleep gowns (here are 5 reasons you’re going to love them too!). Sleep gowns are, in truth, the only thing my son wore in the first six months of his life! Clothes should be comfortable, gentle and easy to look after. As well as tops with envelope necks, stretchy jumpsuits that fasten at the front are best, which are easier to get over the head of your baby. Jumpsuits with zips can also make it fast and simple to dress your baby.A good alternative is clothing made from cotton. Cotton clothing in hot weather will keep your baby cooler than synthetic clothes.
Choose the Right Fabric
Cotton is a breathable fabric and is a popular choice for many people globally. It is a summer go-to fabric and is easy to wash. However many of us are not aware of the environmental impact of growing cotton in a conventional manner. Growing cotton involves usage of nearly 25% of the world’s insecticides resulting in increased cases of eczema, skin allergies. Babies are even more susceptible to these skin diseases and therefore usage of organic cotton isn’t a luxury it is a necessity. Making the right choice for your baby by choosing organic cotton clothes means you are doing right by your baby and the environment.
How To Ensure If Sleepwear Is Apt For Your Baby?
Regardless of your preferred style and where you purchase baby sleepsuits, when deciding if the sleepwear is safe, you should be on the lookout for a few items. Always look for the following 5 healthy sleepwear indicators to ensure you purchase sleepwear from a reputable brand that has met the safety requirements.
Look for labels
Whether the garment is truly “sleepwear” is necessary to decide. Take note of how marketing of the garment is being carried out. Named “pyjamas” or “PJs” are they? Are they in the store’s sleepwear section? Still look for terms such as pyjamas, pjs, gown of sleep, package of sleep, sleeper. Many businesses will advertise items that imitate pyjamas, but will use a “not intended for sleeping” disclaimer. This means that the required safety testing outlined by the CPSC has not been carried out on those items. Always purchase properly labelled sleepwear and don’t put children to bed in garments that are not specifically advertised as sleepwear.
Tight fitting sleepwear is expected to carry a wide yellow hang tag that states “Clothing should fit snugly for child’s safety.” This garment is not immune to flame. It is more likely to catch fire with loose fitted garments. There are also size criteria for the hang tag as well as font style and size specifications
Sleepwear for children should be permanently labelled with the size for which the clothing is intended. It’s important that tight fitting PJs are snug and fit close to the body of your little one.
Sleepwear designed for children under 9 months of age is not expected to comply with the same stringent specifications as those intended for older children, because infants of this size are insufficiently agile and unable to expose themselves to open flames. There are strict length specifications set by the CPSC, however: if it’s a one-piece garment, the maximum length is 25 3/4. If it’s a set of two parts, neither is it a set of two pieces.
Taking care of the clothes
For the rest of your laundry, you should wash baby sheets, but try to stop using heavy detergents and fabric softeners. Laundry detergents with ‘sensitive’ or ‘gentle’ labels are less likely to irritate the skin of your infant. Until washing, clothes with poo on them need to be washed in a nappy sanitiser. When your baby eats solids, also with a bib, Nappy Sanitiser also makes a convenient pre-soak.