5 Reasons To Love Our New Infant Sleep Gown
I'm SO excited to introduce you to the newest member of our sleepwear collection - the infant sleep gown!
I firmly stand as an infant sleep gown advocate, although I admit, I wasn't a believer at first. I was gifted my first baby gown. After I gave it a shot, I fell in love with the ease of mid-night diaper changes, and until my little guy was 6 months old, that's all he wore to sleep.
That being said, I shared some of the same concerns that other moms have when it comes to the infant gown:
They ride up. My baby's legs are exposed. It's hard to swaddle.
Over the past year, I've spent a great deal of time contemplating the features that would make baby sleeper gowns easier for parents to use and less disruptive for baby, all while meeting the federal sleepwear standards.
So after many months of design and manufacturing, I couldn't be more excited to share the gown, along with all of its adorable (and functional) features, with you. Here are 5 Reasons you'll love our newest addition...
Westyn Baby Sleeper Gown
1. CPSC Compliant
What makes our new infant nightgown so great? A few things, but as always, we start off with our #1 priority - safety.
I've mentioned the CPSC children's sleepwear & flammability standards often. The standards focus primarily on sleepwear that's intended for children OVER 9 months of age. Why? Because babies under the age of 9 months are insufficiently mobile and they're more concerned with food and sleep than playing Jack-Be-Nimble.
However, it is still possible that a child this age could accidentally come in contact with an ignition source. Although sleepwear for infants is NOT required to be "tight-fitting" or meet the same rigorous flammability standards as toddler and kids' PJs, the CPSC still has standards in place to ensure the safety of babies under 9 months of age (check out Infant Sleepwear & The CPSC Standards for more on that). If you just want the gist, read on...
1) Sleepwear for NB-9M CANNOT exceed a certain length - 25 3/4" for a one-piece garment or 15 3/4" for each part of a two-piece garment
2) They must be tested at a third-party lab for lead content/surface coatings (think painted snaps or zipper pulls) and phthalates (a group of chemicals often used as a plasticizer)
Our new infant sleep gown complies with BOTH standards required by the CPSC.
Unfortunately, manufacturers don't always follow these guidelines and you'll often see garments that far exceed the length requirements, and are therefore, considered unsafe.
Lookin' at you, knotted gown:
2. Unique Cinch-Close System
My favorite feature of the gown is the unique closure system. Gowns traditionally have an elastic bottom hem that makes diaper changes quick and easy, but leaves baby's legs relatively exposed. Our sleeper gown uses an elastic, cinched hem - quickly pull it apart, make the change, then cinch it back up so baby's legs remain warm and cozy (like a tiny 🌯). You can even tie it in a knot to make sure she doesn't wriggle out during the night!
3. Non-Scratch Mittens
Who doesn't love a good fold-over mitten? I know I do! When my son was young and battled itchy Eczema, mittens were a lifesaver for his tiny cherub-like face. These were a no-brainer addition for me. They're great protection for all babies, but they're especially useful for babies with skin sensitivities.
4. Gentle Fabric
Delicate infant skin calls for uber gentle fabric. Our gowns (like all of our sleepwear) are NEVER treated with toxic flame-retardant chemicals (the use/non-use of flame-retardants is a BIG DEAL, because they're not exactly great for kids - or anyone, for that matter). Our gowns are designed without irritating tags that tend to wreak havoc on delicate skin and the seams are so minimal and soft, they’re barely noticeable.
5. Durable Construction
A lot of stuff happens during the first 6 months, including a LOT of diaper changes and probably a few blow outs 💩. Our gowns are well-made, durable and built for wash after wash. After wash. After wash...
*6. A Cherry On Top
Yeah, we added this one on because, well, it's just pretty dang adorable. Not to mention it'll keep that bald little head extra cozy throughout cooler nights!
Our new infant nightgown will have your little one sleeping like, well, a baby (🤔).
Easy for parents. Less disruptive for baby. Now that's something we can all get excited about!