Childrens Sleepwear

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Like adult sleepwear, children's sleepwear must be comfortable against tender skin, but it must also meet requirements meant to protect children from danger while sleeping. Styles and fabrics may vary, and depend upon the age of the child, but all kinds of children's sleepwear should conform to safety guidelines for the age of the child. Advances in technology make it possible for fabrics to be soft and flame-retardant.

Children's Sleepwear--Designed to Comfort

Infants and toddlers will feel safe and secure in footed sleepwear made of fleece, cotton, and terry. This is a popular choice because it blocks drafts and insulates the baby with his or her own body heat. As baby grows and becomes more active, one-piece union suits in breathable cotton allow for easier movement. When boys and girls learn to dress themselves, two piece pajamas pull on and off easily. Ribbed cuffs keep out cold air.

As they approach the teen years, kids like to start wearing sleepwear that imitates mom and dad's in style. Girls start wearing camisoles, a versatile and comfortable alternative to pajamas and nighties that can also be part of her wardrobe. Boys may favor boxers and pajama bottoms, as they seek to be more grown up like dad. Of course, up to this point, children's sleepwear should meet all safety guidelines, and this should be indicated on the tags.

Children's sleepwear is designed with comfort and function in mind. At any stage in a child's life, there is sleepwear that is practical for his or her age. Fabrics such as cotton and cotton blends, flannel and terry make kids' sleepwear comforting and warm. As kids grow, the new styles in sleepwear make it possible for them to choose and wear sleepwear that is fashionable and fun.

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