Beware of flame retardant chemicals in your child’s sleepwear. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) children’s sleepwear flammability standards require that all kids’ sleepwear between size 9 months and size 14 resist an open flame for at least three seconds. If they don’t pass the test, clothing must be treated for flame resistance. Currently, the chemical used to treat the clothing is tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride, also known as “Proban” or “Securest.”
Put your kids to sleep in organic, toxin-free sleepwear. Try looking at stores like Hanna Andersson, where you can find children’s sleepwear made of organically grown cotton. For safety, children’s sleepwear needs to be snug-fitting, as loose-fitting garments are more likely to catch fire.