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Old 10-22-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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material marked "not intended for children's sleepwear"

So I'm looking at trying to make some pjs for my DD. She needs a few more pairs since she tends to get breakfast on them. I was looking through my flannel and I only have one piece big enough to make a matching top and bottom. It's cotton flannel, but it's marked "not intended for children's sleepwear". I get that it's not "flame resistant" like a lot of kids sleepwear claims to be, but would that be the only reason that it's marked that? Are there other reasons I should be aware of, or is it okay to use? Would you use it?

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I think they treat material for children's sleepwear to make it flame resistant. (Which I actually don't really like because of the chemicals, etc.)
As far as I know, that's the only reason it's labelled that.
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it's b/c they haven't chemically treated the fabric, which I agree with the last post I'm not crazy about either. I've made nightgowns out of "non-approved" flannel and no one has caught on fire, lol.
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The fire safety laws are the only reason they mark the fabric like that. I've also been told by a fabric person who should know that the fire retardants wash away after a few washes anyway. As long as you're not making it for resale, you're good to go.
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One other reason I have heard is because sleepwear should be close to the body (like knit fabric) and cotton flannel isn't snug. That being said, I've made my DD sleep pants, shirts and night gowns from it. Like the PP said, you just can't use it and then sell those items.
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Well, you could probably sell them as long as you specify that they're not intended for children's sleepwear. What the buyer chooses to do with the item is up to them.
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Re: material marked "not intended for children's sleepwear"

Hey, I use it in my diapers with no problem! LOL! Of course, considering what comes out of my son's rear end maybe it should be flame resistant!!

Seriously, I see no problem using it for clothing.
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Re: material marked "not intended for children's sleepwear"

oh, I wouldn't be selling anyway - it's just to get an extra pair in rotation so we stop running out of pjs before I do laundry!

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