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Footed pajamas make just about everyone wax nostalgic. They were a part of most childhoods and evoke fond, warm memories. They conjure up feelings of security and comfort. Moms and Dads love buying footed pajamas so that they can pass on these cozy feelings to their own little ones.
Baby pajamas have changed over the years. They still provide that cozy, secure feeling that babies crave. However, like many other products, they’ve improved with technology. These changes make parents’ lives easier and afford peace of mind when it comes to baby’s comfort and safety.
These three features can help make parents’ jobs simpler when it comes to outfitting baby in footed pajamas:
1) Zipper/snap closures: Many baby pajamas of yesteryear closed with buttons. We know now, of course, that buttons can pose choking hazards to infants.
That’s why most of today’s footed pajamas have snap or zipper closures. They present a much smaller choking risk because they are less prone to fall off in small pieces (like buttons) and end up in baby’s mouth.
Both zipper and snap closures are much faster to undo and re-fasten. As most new parents discover, it can be a challenge to keep a squirming infant still during a diaper or clothing change. The faster this chore can be accomplished, the safer it will be.
Parents should look for zipper or snap closures that run the entire length of the garment, from neckline to foot. This makes removal less of a hassle, whether changing baby entirely or just doing a diaper change. It minimizes the movement required to wrestle the child out of the garment, meaning less discomfort for the child.
2) Non-skid foot grips: This feature is important for older babies, particularly crawlers and toddlers learning to walk. Footed pajamas without non-skid grips can cause a child’s feet to slip on a hard or smooth surface, like the floor.
Non-skid grips made up of child-friendly sticky fabric. The fabric is adhered to the soles of the pajama feet. It helps to keep the child’s feet from slipping. This feature helps to ensure his safety as he explores his world and develops his motor skills.
3) Flame resistance: This feature is something that parents may not have had when they were children. In past decades dozens of infants died annually in North America in house fires. Some of these deaths may have been prevented had their night clothes had the ability to resist flames.
An infant’s crib can become a death trap in the event of a house fire. The immobile child is confined to her crib, helpless to escape on her own. Flame-resistant PJs can increase the chances that an infant will survive a house fire and avoid injury while waiting for rescue.

Parents should always make sure that footed pajamas are fitted properly. They should be snug, but not tight. Ill-fitting PJs can cause discomfort for an infant. Too-large ones can cause baby to become entangled and injured during sleep or play.
Parents can tell that footed pajamas fit well if the child’s leg can be fully extended comfortably within the garment. It’s too small if baby’s foot pushes it to the stretching point. The garment is too big if the pajama leg dangles or the child’s foot doesn’t reach all the way down into the garment’s foot.

Moms and Dads love buying footed pajamas so that they can pass on secure, cozy feelings to their little ones. These three features can help make parents’ jobs simpler when it comes to outfitting baby in footed pajamas.
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Brian Greenberg is an expert in the needs of infants and toddlers. Learn more about quality baby sleepers here:

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Anthony napping at age 5

How much sleep does your child need?   This is a question that I am sure every parent wonders about from time to time or maybe all the time.  Especially when you bring home your first baby from the hospital.    The nurses and doctors really don’t tell you anything.  In fact, if you talk to the day nurse and then talk to the night nurse, I am sure you would get two different ideas about how much your baby should sleep 🙂

So to save every new mother time, I have done the research for you on how much a baby should sleep.  I have broken it down by age for you.    I searched books and the internet and basically all the information I found was the same for a good sleeping baby.   Which is what we all want, right?

One Month old: Babies one month old should sleep 8 1/2 hours of nighttime sleep, 7 hours of daytime sleep (broken into 3 naps) for a total of 15 1/2 hours of sleep a day.

Three Months old: Babies that are three months old should sleep about 10 hours at night and 5 daytime hours ( broken into 3 naps) for a total of 15 hours of sleep a day.

Six Months old: Babies at six months old should be sleeping great for you through the night with a total of 11 hours of nighttime sleep.  They should be sleeping about 3 1/2 hours during the day (broken into two naps, but some babies at this age just might need a 3rd nap for about 45 minutes,  both of my boys needed this 3rd nap).  This brings the total sleep for the day at 14 1/4 to 15 hours of sleep a day.

Nine Months old:  Babies at 9 months old should be sleeping about 11 hours at night.  Their daytime sleep should be around 3 hours of sleep (broken into 2 naps).  Their total for the day is around 14 hours of sleep.

12 Months old: At one year old a baby should sleep around 11 1/2 hours at night.  During the day, they should be sleeping 2 1/2 hours (broken into 2 naps).  I know a lot of babies move to one nap at this age.  If they do it should be one long nap.  Their total amount of sleep for the whole day should be around 13 3/4 to 14 hours.

18 Months old: At 18 months old a baby should sleep around the same as a one year old but will most likely be napping only once a day.

2 Years old: Oh, the terrible twos!  I personally thought the 3’s were so much worse than the 2’s but maybe that was just my boys.  Anyway, a 2 year old should sleep at least 13 to 13 1/2 hours a day with one nap being about 2 hours.

Remember this is just a guideline and some babies might sleep a little more or maybe a little less.  I am not a sleep expert but I do know my boys behaved so much better when they had their sleep and were wearing  comfortable pajamas.   My Baby Pajamas has a great selection of baby pajamas and toddler pajamas, including one of our best selling brands At Home Pajamas.

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About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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