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Parents-to-be have much to prepare for when planning for a new baby. Keeping baby safe is usually a top-priority. This is why parents invest in things like car seats and baby monitors. However, parents-to-be almost never think about whether the baby pajamas that they buy are flame resistant. This, though, should be the number one consideration when purchasing baby pajamas.

Fortunately for parents, most baby pajamas on the North American market are flame resistant. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is the governing body responsible for testing and monitoring the safety of flame resistant baby pajamas in the United States. It creates and enforces the regulations regarding the manufacturing of safe baby products, including pajamas.

The CPSC defines “flame resistant” as having the ability “to self extinguish when exposed to an open flame for three seconds”. Baby pajamas sold in the United States must be able to pass this flame test brand new, and again after 50 launderings. Garments that cannot adhere to these standards cannot be sold as “sleepwear.”

Public controversy and confusion has swirled over the years about the definition of “flame resistant”, and also about what constitutes “sleepwear”. Not every garment made for babies is flame resistant. Current government regulations stipulate that only garments specifically intended for baby to sleep in must be able to withstand fire.

New parents often assume that any item of clothing that they purchase for an infant is flame resistant. This misconception can, and has lead to tragedy. Babies have suffered serious burns and even died from being put to bed in garments that have not been treated to resist fire.

Parents need to be vigilant when purchasing sleepers, and shouldn’t confuse everyday children’s garments with flame resistant baby pajamas. Garment appearance can be deceiving: sometimes an outfit is constructed to look like a sleeper, but isn’t intended for nighttime wear. Parents should never judge sleepwear by appearance alone.

Instead, parents need to understand the difference between “sleepwear” and “daywear” or “playwear”. Garments that are labeled as “sleepwear” must, by law, be flame resistant, because they are being sold primarily for a baby to wear to sleep. Garments which are labeled as “daywear” or “playwear” are not necessarily treated to self-extinguish in a fire. A sleeping baby should never be dressed in these kinds of garments.

In spite of CPSC labeling regulations, sometimes garments that are labeled as “sleepwear” are not fire treated. It’s also possible that garments not intended for sleep may actually be flame resistant. Sometimes manufacturers simply choose to add this safety feature as a selling point.

Sometimes parents need to “read the fine print” on the garment’s label. Information about a garment’s ability to ward off flames may be located on a tag at the back of the garment neck. It may also be located on a tag somewhere inside the garment, usually on a side seam near the bottom.

The tag should contain information that clearly states whether the garment has passed the standards for being “flame resistant”. This tag is typically yellow. However, it may also be white, so parents need to look closely and read all information on the tags.

Baby pajamas and other garments manufactured in American or by American companies tend to be fairly reliable. They can typically be counted on to provide accurate information regarding an outfit’s ability to withstand fire.

However, baby pajamas and clothing manufactured by non-American companies may not be clearly labeled. This includes garments marketed by U.S. companies, but manufactured in factories outside the U.S. Be extra vigilant when purchasing these types of garments. If you can’t find a label that clearly states that the garment is flame resistant, don’t purchase it.

Brian Greenberg is an experienced expert in the needs of infants and toddlers. Check out his selection of quality infant sleepers and footed pajamas. Your baby will love you for it!

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Buying baby clothing is a must for any new parent, but don’t get overwhelmed.   My Baby Pajamas has put together a Top 5 list of items you will need the first few weeks after your baby is born.   During the first few weeks of your new baby’s life your baby doesn’t need a big wardrobe.   There really is only a few top items you will need and you will need multiples of each because babies tend to have a lot of unplanned accidents 🙂

My Baby Pajamas Top 5 List of clothing items every newborn baby should have:

1. Baby pajamas and footie pajamas:  When babies are newborns they sleep a lot.   They can sleep anywhere from 18 – 20/day in their first couple weeks of life.   So if you were sleeping this long, you would want to be comfortable.  You should also do the same for your baby.   Always take the time of year in consideration when buying baby pajamas.   When babies are under one year old, we always recommend footie pajamas because babies do not sleep with blankets.

2.  Bodysuits or Onesies:  These are something you can never have enough of.   Many parents forget to buy them because let’s face it they are not cute and really no fun to buy but you will need them.  Make sure you have plenty on hand and also make sure you have different sizes, 0-3 months will only last a couple of weeks before your baby has outgrown them.

3. Gowns or Sleep sacs:  These are hard to find but you will definitely need them the first couple of weeks of your babies life.   Changing diapers in the middle of the night is a snap in the sleep sacs.  We highly recommend them for the first couple of weeks.

4.   Socks:   Many moms forget to buy socks for their new baby.   Plus, they always seem to get lost in the wash machine so buy plenty 🙂  When you are out running errands or just sitting at home (in the middle of winter or with the A/C blasting) babies feet get cold.   A good test is feel your baby’s feet, if they feel cold or cool to the touch, put some socks or slippers on them.

5.   Well, number 5 isn’t really clothes but we feel it’s very important for all new babies to have and to have plenty of them.  It’s a blanket.   A blanket can serve you many purposes.  Blankets will become your best friend.   Blankets can be used to protect your baby from the sun or weather outside.   You can swaddle your baby in a blanket which helps newborns sleep better.   Blankets can also be put on the floor or rug for some much needed tummy time.   Just remember not to put a blanket in with a baby while they are sleeping unless your baby is swaddled in the blanket.

Footie pajamas have been a popular Christmas gift for decades. There’s just something about them that harkens to childhood. They evoke memories of carefree days and conjure up feelings of comfort and security. It’s no wonder that they top the list of popular holiday gifts, even for grown-ups!

PJ’s themselves date back to at least the 17th century. Numerous cultures have claimed responsibility for their “invention.” In fact, night clothes have been around for thousands of years in some form or another. After all, everyone needs something to wear to bed, and wearing one’s good clothing for sleeping has never been practical.

Pajamas as we know them today probably originated in Persia in the 1600’s. Prior to this, night clothes were mainly utilitarian and functional rather than fashionable. Persians were known for their fine taste in fabrics and garments. It’s little surprise that they were probably the first culture to apply fashion concepts to night wear.

They soon became popular, first in Britain and then in other developed countries like the United States. A typical man’s garment for sleeping consisted of loose fitting pants and a matching, loose-fitting top. This style is still highly popular today, both with men and women as well as children.

Over the years, the night-time garment branched out in many directions. Nightgowns became popular with women, and at times during history even men wore “night dresses.” Today, of course, consumers can find shorts, t-shirts and tank-top style PJ’s in addition to the traditional pants-and-shirt styles.

Footie pajamas were born in the late 1800’s. They were originally designed and marketed as sleepwear for babies. They were sometimes referred to as “blanket sleepers.” This is because they were intended to provide babies with the comfort and warmth of a blanket.

They were (and still are) much safer for babies than blankets for sleep time. It’s a well-known fact among parents that blankets and babies are a bad mix. Blankets can lead to strangulation and suffocation accidents and possibly result in infant death. At best, they rarely stay on baby for more than a few hours.

Footie pajamas solved the problem of keeping infants warm at night without posing the hazards of a blanket. They are still recommended today for infants and babies, not just for sleeping but for daywear as well.

Footie pajamas soon became so endeared that companies began to manufacture them for older children too. Eventually even adults could purchase them. Few things offer the level of both physical and emotional night time comfort than a pair of footie pajamas.

Infant footed PJ’s are hot sellers year-round.  However, Christmas is the biggest time of year for retailers of footie pajamas for kids and adults. Kids Christmas pajamas in footed varieties top wish lists when it comes to nightwear. In fact, kids Christmas pajamas of all different styles (footed or otherwise) are always popular for holiday giving to children.

PJ’s make some of the best Christmas gifts because they are highly practical. Everyone needs them, because everyone wears them. That doesn’t mean that kids Christmas pajamas have to be utilitarian and boring.

If you’re buying for the children in your life, you can choose bright colors and unique and exclusive designs. Choosing something fun makes the gift memorable and exciting in addition to being practical.

Purchasing footie pajamas can sometimes be tricky. Footie pajamas (sleepers) for babies need to fit snugly but not tightly in order to ensure baby’s safety. If you are unsure about sizing, purchase a garment that’s on the large side so that baby can grow into them.

Older children can safely wear footie pajamas that are a little bit on the big side, especially if they are gathered at the ankle. The legs should not be so long that the foot-portion drags on the floor, though, as this can cause accidents.

By: Brian Greenberg

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Baby Sleep Advice

Do you wish your baby or toddler would sleep better?  Is it a struggle to put your child to sleep every night? If so, we recommend going to Baby Sleep Advice to start solving your baby’s sleep problems today.

Baby Sleep Advise is a website that helps your baby sleep through the night and sleep well consistently,  discover newborn sleeping tips & avoid toddler sleep problems: effective down-to-earth infant sleep help from real-life experience + personalized expert sleep parenting advice.
My Baby Pajamas and Baby Sleep Advice have teamed up together to offer a Contest Giveaway.    We are offering a $30 Gift Certificate to My Baby Pajamas with the review of any baby product you have used to help your child sleep.   Here are all the details:       Which baby products do YOU love?  To be a valid entry to the contest giveaway, your review will be…

  • … about a baby product that is somehow related to sleep for a baby, toddler or young child, or … a parent. This can be broad and includes (but is not limited to): what helps baby sleep well, improves nursery and crib safety, creates a pleasant (cute) sleep environment, …. Reviews of online baby stores where you bought baby stuff are also welcome.
  • … a true and honest real-life experience. Sponsored or biassed reviews will not stand a chance
  • … describing the product as precisely as possible (brand, type, model), what you used it for, how it relates to your child’s sleep
  • …at least 200 words long.
  • … NOT necessarily positive. If you have had a poor experience with something, that is just as valuable for other parents to know!
  • … accompanied by your email address. This will not be published along with the review and I will only use it to send you your prize, nothing else.

Click here to Entry to win: http://www.baby-sleep-advice.com/contest-giveaway.html#validentry

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Free Shipping for Orders $45.00 and over April Only!In the month of April, My Baby Pajamas is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders $45.00 and over (U.S. only).  This is only for the month of April.   The month of April we will also be receiving the rest of Spring/Summer  orders from Skivvydoodles pajamas, Claesen’s and Kicky Pants Bamboo Pajamas.   Be sure to check back with us because they will be arriving at different times.

Enjoy the Spring Time!

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At My Baby Pajamas we know the importance of a good nights sleep.  But do our kids know just how important it is to get a good nights sleep?  We have talked with several sleep experts and even some of the experts have written  a few articles for our blog but we would like to share one website with you today.   This website is for kids, parents and teachers and it teaches the importance of sleep to children.  The website is Sleep for Kids and it was created by the National Sleep Foundation.

The National Sleep Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research and advocacy.

Sleep for kids is geared toward school age children and teaches the importance of sleep to them.   The website has many different sections for your child and you to go over together.   There is “Why we Sleep”, “How Sleep Works”, “Sleep and You”, and it also has a section of games and puzzles for kids to do on their own.   Sleep for kids also has a section for just Parents and Teachers and goes over many different sleep questions and sleep disorders.

If you and your children are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night (an 8 year old requires 10-11 hours of sleep), this is the website for you.   This is something you and your child can do together.

My Baby Pajamas believes everyone deserves and needs a good night sleep!  Sleep tight tonight!

Please forward to anyone you know who can benefit from this website: Sleep for Kids.

The Importance of a good nights sleep
Is your child getting the recommended amount of sleep at night?

A good night sleep starts with a comfortable pair of pajamas 🙂

baby sleep tipsToday starts the beginning of the National Sleep Awareness Week.   Starting today March 7 and ending Sunday March 13th, which is also Daylight Savings Time.   You can go to the National Sleep Foundation website for more information and tips.   Also be sure to check out Babysleepsite.com for information and a giveaway.  As a parent, we all know the importance of a good nights sleep.   If you have a baby remember routine is an important role in getting your baby to sleep through the night, plus comfortable pajamas 🙂

We wish everyone a good nights sleep!

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  Being a new parent is very demanding.   You operate on limited sleep and face new challenges every day.   Feeding, bathing and dressing your child often come before meeting those basic needs for yourself.

Thankfully, the internet has made many of the chores of parenthood much easier.   When you need to shop for baby pajamas and kids’ clothing, the easiest way is to shop online.

The best reason to buy baby sleepers and outfits online is the convenience factor.   When you have to wake up at 3 am for a midnight feeding and diaper change, you can easily hop online to shop for baby pajamas while your child is finishing her bottle.

At any time of the day or night, online retailers are ready and waiting to sell your the clothing you need.  Best of all, the purchase is delivered straight to your door, so you don’t have to hassle with parking lots, car seats and strollers to get what you need.

Another great feature of online shopping for baby pajamas is the availability of product reviews.  You can easily research the durability of the product you intend to buy before you make your purchase.

Purchasing new pajamas for your children only to have them fall apart in the washing machine is very frustrating.  Some baby sleepers are not designed to withstand the stress of multiple washings.  Product reviews are a great way to find out whethger your prospective pajama purchase is durable or not.

When you shop for baby sleepers online, you are much more likely to find the size you need.   Retail stores are often sold out of certain sizes.   When you shop online, you don’t have to sort through piles  of pajamas to find the size and design of baby sleeper you need.

It is easy to see the inventory of an online clothing shop at a glance.  Most sites even allow you to refine your search by size so you will only see items that are in stock in your child’s size.One key mistake to avoid is buying your baby pajmas a size to large.  Pediatricians recommend you buy pajamas in the proper size for your child’s height and weight.

When pajamas or baby sleepers are too large, they increase the risk for SIDS.  A good rule is for sleepwear to fit a bit snug, like thermal underwear.  Don’t choose sleepwear that cuts off circulation or is obviously too tight, but don’t pick baby pajamas with the expectation that your child will grow into them, either.

There are several different styles of sleepwear to choose from when you buy baby pajamas online.  Some parents prefer bag sleepers, while others like to use one piece footies.  Pick the style that works best for your needs.  Whatever style makes midnight diaper changes fast and easy will minimize the disruption of your infant’s sleep as well as your own.

Different seasons require different sleepwear.  It is important to purchase lighter weight pajamas when the weather is warm.  Heavier sleepwear is best for chilly nights.   Will your infant need to go outside to a grandparents’s car in the morning while they are still in pajamas?  If so, footed zip up pajamas are probably the warmest option.   Also bear in mind that footed pajamas offer extra traction for your child as he or she is learning to walk.

A main consideration for your child’s pajamas is functionality and comfort.  Safety and price are also important factors to consider, as is durability and aesthetic appeal.

Perhaps the most important factor however, is convenience.  New parents need to take advatage of time saving steps whenever possible.  This is why buying baby pajamas online is a great way to shop.

When all of the elements of cute, safe, convenient and cost-effective clothing come together, your kids will look and feel their best.  Shopping online is the fast and easy way to save time while making sure your kids feel comfortable and look great.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Greenberg is an experienced expert in the needs of infants and toddlers.  Check out his top selection to shop for quality infant sleepers and footed pajamas.   Your baby will love you for it!

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Baby pajamas, teach babies to sleep, footie pajamas Having a baby that sleeps through the night is every parents dream.   But where do you begin??  There is so much information out there about teaching your baby to sleep.  There are countless books, articles on the internet, and blogs but which one should you try first?  All I can say, as a mother of two, start with the one that feels right for you and your family. Or combine them all together to make a unique sleep solution for your family.

A great article to take a look at is 26 Baby Sleep Solutions.   I found the article on parenting.com.    The article is featured like an alphabet book.   A sleep solution for every letter in the alphabet!   Some of my favorites are “B is for Bathtime”:  it talks about how warm water combined with loving strokes with the washcloth can relax just about anyone.  This was an important part of our family bedtime routine.   My youngest son is 4 1/2 years old and knows that as soon as I say, “it’s bath time”, he only has a short time before lights out.

I think my favorite one is “J is for Jammies”: make sure your child has comfortable pajamas.   Pajamas that are 100% cotton are great and should fit snug.  Be sure to check out all of our great 100% cotton pajamas at www.mybabypajamas.com.   Again, my youngest son gets excited about bed when he has “Cool” pajamas to sleep in.  He loves his LazyOne Wide Awake Short pajamas because he’s into alligators.

Another favorite is,”R is for Routines”:  Consistency is key.  Enough said!  Sticking to a routine can be hard especially if you have more than one child but it’s well worth the outcome.   A good nights sleep for you and your baby!


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Since My Baby Pajamas is going to start blogging about sleep and our children, I decided to do some more research online and I came across something very interesting, Top Baby Sleep Myths.  It’s a list about the most common misconceptions and sleeping babies.   I know we all have fallen in the trap to some of them or maybe all of them.   I mean we are only human and sometimes parents try anything to get and keep their baby to sleep.   Here are a couple of my favorite:

Myth #4 : Rice cereal before bedtime will help my baby sleep longer.  Hunger is typically not the cause of sleep problems after 3 to 4 months of age. I know for a fact that my husband and I tried this one with our youngest son.   He was tongue-tied and had a hard time sucking from a bottle.  He would get tired trying to suck and could not finish his bottle.  So at around  11 or  12 weeks old we tried putting rice cereal in his bottle.  It didn’t help at all!  What helped was getting his tongue released (a small cut the doctor makes under his tongue) which they did around 4 months of age.

Myth # 6:  It’s easier to sleep-trian an older baby.  The longer a habit is reinforced, the harder it is to break. Habits are hard to break no matter who you are or how old you are.   Most adults have a caffeine habit, we get up in the morning and we say to our kids, “please just let me have a cup of coffee first”.   A lot of us are guilty of this one.   My husband gets up every morning and turns on the coffee maker before doing anything.   I must confess I don’t drink coffee but I have one diet coke a day for my caffeine.   If I do not get my caffeine I am not a pleasant person.   Just ask anyone in my family.   I would love to break this habit but it’s been a on going habit for years.  It’s just not happening!  Trust me, I have tried.  Or maybe I just don’t want to give it up.  🙂   Now try to tell a 3 or 4 year old it’s time to start sleeping through the night.  It’s going to be a fight.  Why not teach them early in life to sleep and enjoy sleep.

You can check out all the myths here :  http://family.go.com/parenting/article-mm-178734-top-10-baby-sleep-myths-t/

Which one is your favorite?

Be sure to check out all the sale pajamas we have right now.   Also, we received all of our Skivvydoodles Short Pajamas for boys and girls.


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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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