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 Post subject: warm 100% cotton PJs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:49 pm 
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Location: Ohio
Hi

My son's excema is aggravated by polyester. We live in a pretty cold climate (although most you in Canada probably are laughing at me right now! :lol: )

Anyway, I need warm 100% cotton PJs for winter. All I can find is polyester winter wear.

Any advice?

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2.5 year old: allergic to wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, oat, turkey, and cats
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Husband no known allergies
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:06 pm 
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Location: Edmonton
do you sew? Or know anyone who does? You could pick up some 100% cotton fabric and make your own. Other than that I'm not certain who sells only 100% cotton jammies.

Does Old Navy?

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dd 12: reacted to pork rinds
dh: brazil nuts
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:18 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg
We have actually had good luck in finding 100% cotton pjs at Walmart, Superstore and the Bay (which I don't think you have in the States). But some comments by saskmommyof2 on another thread have got me thinking that regular clothes in 100% cotton might be worth a try for nighttime to avoid the fire retardant chemicals that they put on pjs.
Here's the link to what she said.

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=1364

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(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
We love the childrens place!!!

http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wc ... ogId=10001

They always have such nice, cheap, 100% cotton leggings, shirts and even diaper shirt style shirts in sizes up to 4T. My youngest usually sleeps in a diaper shirt style shirt and leggings. Then her lower back is warm, and she does not scratch at it. And these clothes are from the "day wear" section not pajamas (fire retardant = itching for us). Lots of their shrits are even tagless...or I will remove tags with seam rippers....not just cutting them short, but removing them from the stitch that holds them in.

Old Navy also has good cotton leggings and shirts too.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:07 pm 
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Location: Ohio
I hadn't thought of sleeping him in his regular clothes!

I also found a site called www.warmbiscuit.com that sells untreated cotton PJs. But I could only find them on the tag sale section, so maybe they are phasing them out? I also found that LLBean sells cotton PJs but they are treated with something......

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:32 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
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We live in a pretty cold climate (although most you in Canada probably are laughing at me right now


I have to admit I did actually laugh outloud at that one. Ohio...cold climate...ha ha very funny says the girl from northern Saskatchewan. I actually looked up exactly where Ohio is on a map and found it looks like a pretty tropical destination by my standards :lol: .

The whole regular clothes thing really dumfounded me as to why I had never considered it. My daughter suffered with itchy, sleepless nights until she was 3...then we switched to regular clothes and have been sleeping great since. Oh, if only I could turn back the clock and recover my years of lost sleep :wink: .

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:08 am 
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Location: Ohio
Too funny!

How cold does it get where you are?

I lived in Las Vegas for 3 years. 110 degrees in the summer thank you very much. So 20 degrees in the winter is about as much as I can handle!
:lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:13 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I have to admit ferenheit degrees means nothing to me, we are a metric country. So I had to look it up. 110 F is about 43 C and 20 F is about -7 C. We typically get a few weeks, if not more, of -40C which is still -40F. But if it is eindy the wind chill can make it feel like up to -60 C thats probably close to -75F. We usually have months December to February of usually no warmer than -20 C or -5F. It tends to be quite a long stretch of cold. It does not help either that my girls get hives from the cold. However, we are pretty exempt from every other natural disaster like tornados (we only have the occassional small one usually south of us), hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanos etc. I like the stability. We know it is going to be cold...and you just have to deal with it. I like that better than unpredictable weather and natural disasters...that stuff scares me.

But that 110F in the summer would be hard to handle too.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:01 pm 
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Location: Ottawa
I remember the one winter I lived in Saskachewan (Hudson Bay). They would remind us of how many minutes we had before your skin would freeze (3-5 depending on the wind-chill)!
Brrrr

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