Originally Posted by Geofizz
If you're like me, you're likely to receive many of these as gifts. I saw a post
just yesterday on how to wash it out.
Thank you Geofizz! That's exactly what I needed to know. Myself, I would never buy baby clothes that were sprayed with flame retardant. But we have no money to buy any baby things at this time so we're going to be using whatever we receive at baby showers. And - surprise - other people don't necessarily buy 100% cotton, non-sprayed baby clothes for us :/ Thanks for your help!
About the melting pajamas thing - my midwife was telling me that in the 80's (and maybe 90's) when her babies were born, all the mainstream stores sold 100% polyester baby clothing. The idea being that if your baby spontaneously combusted during the night (again, I have no idea why they thought that would happen) then they figured it was better for the plastic - er, polyester - clothing to MELT on the baby's skin than for cotton jammies to singe off. *shrug* So anyway, she signed up all her relatives on the mailing lists of natural/organic companies that sold cotton baby clothing (with warnings that said something like, "This item of baby clothing that looks exactly like a sleeper is NOT intended for sleepwear.") And that's how she got them to buy cotton baby clothes for her showers.