Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger ​​​

There are several types of pajamas to choose from, including traditional pajamas, contemporary and one-piece pajamas. Each of these types has particular qualities that make them better for some people over others.  Before shopping for the perfect pair for your child check out these tips.

Pajama Types

Traditional Pajamas 

The traditional style of pajamas typically is a button-up shirt and loose fitting bottoms with a drawstring waist. Usually these are made from soft fabric such as cotton or flannel and are generally a single or neutral color with simple plaid patterns.

Contemporary Pajamas 

Contemporary pajamas are versions of traditional pajama that include a pullover shirts or short sleeves on top and shorts or capri pants on bottom. They are often also made of cotton and are much more festively decorated, often with famous licensed characters, holiday themes, animals, bold prints, and multiple colors.

One-Piece Pajamas 

One-piece pajamas sometimes come with a zipper or snap closure as well as footies.  Perfect for a chilly night for smaller children.  Fabrications include cotton, fleece and flannel as well.

Here are a few style tips for choosing pajamas for your kids

  • Choose a special pair. During the holidays especially, pick a pair that your child will look good in, especially if you plan on snapping pictures. These memories will last a lifetime so coordinate a family pajama look that will make your holidays special.
  • Choose all the right accessories.  Match up your child’s favorite pajamas with slippers and robes. Build a pajama wardrobe for times when you have guest over, traveling or going to Grandma’s house. Your child is likely to wear a set of pajamas that bears his or hers favorite character on pajamas, a robe and slippers and not to mention they’ll look adorable.
  • Make it personal. A special monogram robe or pajamas adds a special touch to pajamas. Consider embroidering a pair of pajamas every year for Christmas as a tradition you can share with your child.
  • Create Memories. A family portrait in your pajamas around the holidays will bring back so many memories for years to come.  Your children can look back and see the pajamas they adored and how much they have grown. They’ll appreciate the memories and how much their style changed through the years.

Shop for great sleepwear at these retailers:

  • Sears
  • Belk
  • Macys
  • Gymboree
  • The Children’s Place
  • Gap Kids
  • Old Navy
  • Crazy 8
  • Justice
  • Janie and Jack
  • H & M