I wrote about the challenges of avoiding chemically coated children's pajamas a couple of months ago, and after reading this article, I think I'm going to keep up the fight.
...many health experts who caution that the added chemicals likely pose a greater health risk than any flames they might fend off. Common flame retardants have been linked with learning disorders, reduced fertility and cancer, they say, and non-chemical alternatives do exist.
"Protecting children from fire doesn't require exposing them to toxic chemicals," said Ivy Sager-Rosenthal, campaign director for the nonprofit Washington Toxics Coalition.
As far as I recall, the fire protection rules apply to pajamas for children 14 and under. Hopefully, the laws will be modified, because I'm not thrilled about spending the next ten years searching for non-chemically jammies.
Update: I actually found some regular cotton PJs at Target! Buster really likes this set, because they are "team" clothes - we think he means that it looks like he is wearing a tank-top sports uniform. Hey, who doesn't love a preschooler in a muscle T.