My dd is now really into nightgowns, but I don't want her to wear the ones that are treated. I've searched online, but I can't find any. A t-shirt won't do because she wants something girly. Does anyone know where to look?
I thought maybe Hanna Andersson would have something, but I don't see any nightgowns. That said, the cotton playdress (I think they call it "it's a daydress, it's a playdress" or something like that) could be a short nightgown.
You might want to contact WAHMs who sew baby clothes, to see if somebody could make one for you. Or sew it yourself, looking for nightgown patterns and buying fabric that you like. Or see if you can find any "playdresses" that would be comfy enough to use as nightgowns and frilly enough to satisfy her. Remember that they can't legally call it a "nightgown" if it's not either flame resistant or snugly fitting- but that doesn't mean that you can't let your child sleep in "playwear."
Lurking for ideas because dd wants one too. What I've done so far is gotten a tank top in a size much bigger and told her it's a sleepy dress <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> It's working so far....<br><br>
I checked Garnet Hill beacuse they offer a lot of natural fiber products. They have <a href="http://www.garnethill.com/jump.jsp?itemID=13400&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C4322%2C8801%2C8929&iProductID=13400" target="_blank">these gowns</a> which are made from a "natrually flame-resistant" cotton/acrylic knit but they are not treated with chemicals. Don't know if that would be okay with you, but just thought I would pass it along.
The only place I've found to get 100% cotton loose fitting pjs is to look on ebay.co.uk. Luckily, I've got a friend whose parents live in england and sends packages over now and then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Shipping from the UK might be a little more than you want to pay for pjs (although they do seem to be MUCH cheaper than even the nasty polyester one's here...so maybe it evens out.)<br><br>
But what about Candada...do they have the same rules about pjs..? That might be a less expensive option if they don't.
Here's a cute dress at hannasdream.com<br><br>
It's listed in their nightwear section, but has a disclaimer about not being flame-retardant.<br><br>
I like these people, everything's organic and reduced price (mostly close-outs).
I found some boys sleepwear at Target today that isn't flame-resistant. Is there something I'm missing here? Can it still be bad even if it says it's not flame-resistant?<br>
Funny thing, though a little OT, I was thinking when I bought it that I should start a thread titled: "Why does my son have to be a super athlete to wear pjs?" Seems like they have NO gender-neutral clothes at those stores.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
You might want to try some of the resources on this thread:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=607070&highlight=nightgown" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=nightgown</a><br><br>
I was looking for something similar a while back and these are the responses I got.