Please note that this section contains my personal notes from my readings on this topic.
“It is a terrible dilemma. In the United States most children’s pajamas are treated with flame retardants, which can give children critical extra moments to escape a fire. Flame-retardant sleepwear is likely to be labeled as “flame resistant.” An alternative to flame-resistant pajamas is sleepwear that has the label “Wear snug-fitting. Not flame resistant.” The idea is that if no air is allowed to circulate between the fabric and a child’s skin, it is less likely to catch fire. My kids sleep in snug-fitting, cotton long underwear that is not treated with flame retardants. Because it fits close to the skin, little air circulates. This provides some protection from fire without the toxic chemicals.”
– The Toxic Sandbox (2007) by Libby McDonald; page 110