What are the things you look for when buying sleepwear for kids? Do you look for labels, quality or style? Are there other things to check in kids sleepwear?
We all parents know how sleep is important for children. With lack of sleep they are even at health risks. Among other factors for quality sleep time, comfortable sleepwear plays a big role as well. My kid is 7 years old now and I have bought many sleepwear during these few years for him. I was not much aware of the things to look for in sleepwear other than material quality and comfort. However recently I came across some other important things such as dangerous flame retardant chemicals used in children sleepwear which can cause danger for the kids.
This is where I thought of writing this blog article on things we must check in kid sleepwear. Next time when you buy kids pyjamas, check these things to ensure that you buy the right product.
Check for chemically treated garments
Materials such as nylon include chemicals to make it flame retardant. However flame retardant materials can be harmful for kids in different ways. Therefore it is better to know this fact when you buy sleepwear for your kids.
Choose the right material
While we don’t like chemically treated materials, it is a wise decision to choose the right material for kids pyjamas. Kids sleepwear made out of environment friendly materials such as organic cotton and linen will make you a responsible buyer while keeping your kid free from toxins. We all love our mother nature too.
Choose the right size
Although there are tight sleepwear available for kids it can be very uncomfortable for kids to sleep with very tight clothes. Therefore check the right size for your kids before buying. The kids pyjamas you buy shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.
Don’t forget the theme
With my experience I know how important it is to choose the right theme for the kid. While there are beautiful designs available with different themes why don’t you buy the pyjama that your kid likes? Don’t forget to choose his or her loving theme when you buy sleepwear. Children love it!
Check the comfort level
Although the pyjama material is natural and healthy, that doesn’t mean it is suitable for kids sleeping if the sleepwear is not comfortable. Check the stitches and style. Check how you feel it. Also check the label to confirm it is a sleepwear and not another cloth for kids.
After checking all these factors it is time to buy your kid’s sleepwear. Depending on the age of the child you can choose the best design and material. After reading these tips I am sure buying sleepwear for kids will not be an issue!
After all we all love to have a good night’s sleep!
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)