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  1. Thanks for your post! I am wondering if you know of any organic fleece footies for 3m babies? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, Katie: I can’t remember off top of my head. I would have to do some digging. Why do you ask? By the way, CastleWare started making fleece pajamas a little over a year ago with the same fabric and the cut is even better. ~Irina

  2. Halo states their cotton sacks can only pass flammability standards at the smaller sizes. This is why the larger ones are polyester which is exempt from flammability standards. Search CPSC standard of clothing and textiles under flammable fabrics for additional info. We still don’t really know what is in them but we do know polyester melts and cotton burns.

  3. I am curious if you have heard anything about Halo Sleepsacks. According to their website FAQ regarding this issue, they state:

    “Is the HALO SleepSack wearable blanket chemically treated with flame retardant chemicals?
    NO. The fabric and fibers used to make our garments are not chemically treated in any way.”

    True, or have you researched otherwise?


    1. Hi, Wendy: Baby sleep sacks are considered bedding and thus do not have to meet the federal flame retardant standard (16 C.F.R. Parts 1615 and 1616) as baby pajamas do. However, polyester sleep sacks might still have flame retardant chemicals built into polyester fabric during the manufacture of the polyester fabric. Therefore, if you ask the sellers whether their polyester sleep sacks are treated with flame retardant chemicals, they may tell you “no” and they may be right, but this does not ensure that the sacks are truly flame-retardant free. I believe Halo sleepsacks are made of cotton. Is that correct? ~Irina

      1. Hi Irina. Thanks for your reply!

        That is interesting that they’re considered bedding. The child still wears them !! 🙂

        Not all Halo Sleepsacks are cotton. Some of them are 100% polyester micro-fleece

        Because of the fact that their FAQ states that the fabric AND FIBERS in “our garments” are not chemically treated, it leads the reader to believe that none of their sleepsacks have flame retardants. Hopefully that is not just wordsmithing in some way 🙂

        1. Hi, Wendy: I know polyester is so tricky. We are not told what is really in it. We can only make educated guesses. Are you considering buying their cotton or polyester sleep sack? I have some favorites… My baby is 4 years old now but I still remember the time I was desperately looking for sleepware to keep him warm and cozy after he could be swaddled anymore. I wasted lots of money. ~Irina

          1. I actually had ordered the polyester one but ended up returning it. I was going to get a cotton one but then I realized that Halo actually doesn’t have cotton at all for the one that I want!

            I am interested in the “Early Walker” line because they have foot holes. My daughter is 19 months and on top of being a walker, she REALLY needs to be able to stretch her legs out fully and move around. She doesn’t like being enclosed.

            Do you know of any similar cotton ones that are somewhat lightweight? I live in California in the Bay Area. It never gets super cold, but cold enough where I feel she needs another light layer.


  4. Chemicals are also a serious concern to me, but in this era of international trade, I find it easy to go around: I buy my sleepwear from non-US sources (as an example and being French: say, from with keyword “pyjama”), to ensure healthier options. Note that a lot of “safe” options in the US (pajamas, sleep sacks, etc…) still contain chemical treatment. If a label has an elusive “garment has not been treated” (a.k.a. dipped into chemical), it remains that its fibers might still have been treated (fiber treatment is supposedly less hazardous than garment’s) to pass the flammability test. Kind thoughts. E.

  5. Irina,
    I have recently learned how cruelly animals are treated whether it’s sheep for their wool, duck for their feathers, cows for their leather and so on. These animals suffer so much and are abused and treated horribly by the people who handle them. I no longer purchase anything that comes from an animal. I wasn’t sure if you’re aware of this and just ask to look into it and possibly reconsider suggesting wool or other products that come from animals.
    PETA has a lot information and videos. I cannot watch these videos and can barely look at the pictures as they are very disturbing.
    Thanks so much,

  6. Very excited to find your blog. Reading labels is so much work, its nice to find more resources to help with this monumental task when trying to buy things safe for your kids and the environment. To answer the one posters question; as my kids have gotten older, I just buy organic cotton pajamas. I find that even here on the east coast, my kids don’t want to sleep with blankets and those keep them plenty warm. I buy all my cotton PJs off of Every so often they have organic pjs on sale and its the only way I can afford them. And as long as they don’t eat breakfast in them they last at least two nights so I only need to buy a few pairs per child. I’ve purchased from three different companies and have been very pleased with the; they are all high quality, thick and sturdy snug pajamas.

  7. I was just wondering what kind of pjs you plan to get your baby now that he’s outgrown sleep sacks. I’ve been looking for something warm for my 16 month old. Seems like there are only 2 or 3 super pricey options available.