I am looking for an all cotton nightgown for dd for her BD. I looked at Lands End, Hanna Anderson,and local stores and came up empty.<br><br>
Anyone know where I can find one? She is size 7-8.<br><br>
Initially I was going to say ebay...but I also did a yahoo search and came up with site. They are a bit pricey but beautiful!<br><br><a href="http://www.oneofakindkid.com/girls-pajamas.html" target="_blank">http://www.oneofakindkid.com/girls-pajamas.html</a>
hopeland-those are soooo cute! Unfortunately, they are treated by flame-resistant junk. As were the ones by Gymboree. I checked Gap, they have a couple cute gowns, but their website is so lame I couldn't get info about the fabric.<br><br>
Thankyou though!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
You know it might be a law...you might have to get someone to sew some for you? Maybe you could find someone to sew some for you from this site? I know someone who does sewing on ebay if you are interested also. Sometimes "custom" sewing is a bit pricey.
I don't think you CAN buy anything that is all cotton, untreated and labeled sleepwear because I don't think its legal to sell it. Your choices are probably either to make them from a fabric of your choice, pay someone to make them for you, or find a cotton dress that would be comfortable to wear to bed. You might try a search for "loungewear" rather than sleepwear or nightgown -- that's usually the code for "good for sleeping in but not treated." I've only ever looked for PJs though, not a nightgown.
I found all cotton, untreated 'petticoats' which are really old fashioned nightgowns -- lovely white cotton sheeting and lace, at a store I can't remember the name of now -I think the label was Kokopelli? Try googling that. Laura Ashley might have something like them too and I've seen them in other boutique-y catalogs. They are sold to be worn under jumpers but they make great old-fashioned nightgowns.<br><br>
There is also a catalog called "The Warm Biscuit Company" which sells beautiful 100% cotton untreated 'loungewear' that look an awful lot like they could be pajamas.
if it is marketed and sold as sleepwear for children, it has to either be form fitting or treated with flame retardant chemicals, or both. It's the law. You can wash the chemicals out, or you can purchase used sleepwear instead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace">
I sew nightgowns fo rmy girls - I have been using the same pattern for 4 years and lfannelette is pretty inexpensive. It takes about an hour to cut out the pieces and a couple of hours to sew the nightgown.
I bought some sleepers for ds2 from the Children's Place and they came with huge yellow tags saying that they are not treated for flame retandance. They are also 100% cotton. You can call to make sure the big kid's aren't treated before you ordered:<br><br><a href="http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?exp=n&storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&categoryId=27816&catTree=27151,27690,27816&clearance=0" target="_blank">http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...16&clearance=0</a>
you might have more luck if you go browse in an actual store... i doubt you would find much if you do a search for "pajamas" without the flame retardant stuff. i've had quite a few pjs that were untreated, and they are usually found in the store alongside the other stuff... but they always say something like "100% cotton, not intended for sleepware" etc...
Just chiming in.<br>
I agree with PP. You can find pajamas that are not flame retardant but they are made small to be "form fitting" (I always buy a size bigger) but a gown just wouldnt be a gown if it was form fitting and snug, so it would have to be treated with flame retardants.<br>
Id find a pattern and make one.
Surprisingly, I just found all cotton PJs at Target! Not organic cotton, but 100% and 2 for 14.99. I washed them to get the chemicals out, with which most store bought clothes, sleepwear or not, are treated.<br>
I saw this gown, but only in one size, 11-12 years<br><br><a href="http://www.rawganique.com/kidsdress2.htm" target="_blank">http://www.rawganique.com/kidsdress2.htm</a><br><br>
I might look for a "nightshirt," as in a long shirt or a cotton dress.<br><br>
Good luck, and let us know what you find. I found one in an antique store, but my Dd only sleeps naked, now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">
It's a law up here too.<br><br>
You can't buy or market children's sleep wear if it is NOT flame retardant.<br><br>
The non treated ones are polyester. The treated ones are cotton. Even form fitting has to be treated up here.<br><br>
Sure you can sew your own, but if you sell it, you can face some serious fines/jail time.<br><br>
We have VERY strict product laws up here.<br><br>
It's a safety thing. seriously call me brainwashed but I do see the safety issue. I've seen a video of how quick an untreated cotton nightgown can catch fire. It's scary. 8 seconds. That's all it takes is 8 seconds.<br><br><a href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/child-enfant/access/clothing-vetement_e.html" target="_blank">http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/child...etement_e.html</a><br><br>
Health Canada's statement on the fact. We have stricter regulations and more testing because we can. so please read it....
OK, please bear with me as I am vague on what precisely it is that is bad about flame retardent? I mean, I know that it's chemical and bad, but what is it exactly that is bad for kids? Cancer causing, irritates skin, bad for them to breathe? Does anyone know what the chemical is?