I was shopping in a clothing store with my family last weekend when my husband held up a pair of kids pajamas and said “How about these? Are these ok?“. I shook my head “no” and he put them down knowing that he was defeated. “How can you tell which ones are good?“. The truth is, it’s really hard to tell and I just go with my gut instinct. But typically kids pajamas need to be either flame resistant or snug fitting according to the law set forth by CPSC. Some are treated in ways that are not as harmful to be near. They are bonded to the fabric in such a way that they don’t pose as much of a risk and some use chemicals like PROBAN where it’s active ingredient has been “linked to genetic abnormalities and damage to the liver, skin and nervous system. It also promotes the growth of cancerous tumors”. See this article by the great people at The Daily Green to learn more. The problem with both options is that you don’t know what methods they used to make the clothing flame resistant. For this reason I typically shy away from purchasing sleepwear made of polyester or flame resistant cotton.
Organic cotton is always a safe choice as long as they fit snug and comfy. New Jammies is a company that the lovely LullaBy Organics Shop introduced me to. I’ve seen kids pajamas for much more and gotten much less. In this case I was not disappointed. LullaBy Organics sent me a set of their Organic Cotton Owl Pajamas by New Jammies. I wasn’t expecting miracles since most of my pajama experiences are with things that don’t last well through many washings and end up being too tight or scratchy. I also absolutely loathe pajamas with animals or truck patches sewn on them. Seems uncomfortable to me! New Jammies uses soft organic cotton and eco-friendly vegetable based dyes.
What I liked about these is that they fit true to the size. In many cases I am buying a size larger than what my son wears since snug jammies start to shrink or warp with wash. New Jammies, after many MANY washings (these got a lot of abuse for reasons beyond my usual control) and they still held true to size. The eco-friendly dyes haven’t washed out and they still are soft as ever and look like new (aside from that strawberry stain on the short we made). I also like that the bottom of the pants don’t have any annoying seams or cinching. They have stayed super soft and comfortable and look adorable. I grab for them first every time.
Get Them! You can purchase New Jammies super soft organic cotton pajamas on Lullaby Organics website.
Lullaby Organics is giving one lucky reader a set of Organic Cotton New Jammies! You’ll love them… so soft and awesome.
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Congratulations Tomoko, commenter #60!