There is nothing like giving your child a bath, toweling them off, and then helping them into a pair of freshly laundered pajamas. Children are winding down at this time of night, and a routine is the way to get the to the land of calm and sleep.
Children have favorite characters, and slipping into a pair of pajamas that feature them is an experience they look forward to. When my older daughter was four, I bought her a Disney Princess nightgown that was floor length, full of tulle, and featured her favorite princess, Ariel. She wore that until it was up to her knees, and then passed it onto her younger sister. We recently had to retire it because it was fourteen years old and quite tattered.
A brand new Disney princess is joining the royal lineup this summer. The summer, fans will get to meet the royal teenager named Elena of Avalor. After she reclaims her kingdom from an evil sorceress, she must now learn how to be a leader. This will be a challenge for the teenager, but she will have help from her grandparents and close friends. Everyone in this magical kingdom has some kind of powers that will help them in the situations they will be facing in each episode.
As with all Disney Junior programming, life lessons are woven throughout each episode. This will not be done in an obvious manner. of course, but with subtlety. Young children will not sit and be lectured at, but will happily watch a show with funny characters and music, like this one will have.
Girls who enjoyed watching Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and are looking forward to the debut of Elena of Avalor will certainly love going to bed in pajamas featuring the characters from this show..
What Should You Look When Buying Children’s Pajamas?
One of the most important things to look for in children’s pajamas is that they are comfortable. If they are too big or too tight, this will cause your children to be uncomfortable, and therefore inhibit not only their sleep, but yours, too! A well rested child is a happier child, who won’t be as cranky during the day and be more pleasant to everyone s/he encounters. I can tell you as both a mother and as a preschool teacher that I can tell the difference in a child’s personality based on how well the child slept the previous night.
Of course, buying the correct size is important. Pajamas should have a snug fit, but also allow a bit of room to grow, as what will fit fine in January may be outgrown in a few weeks if there is little wiggle room.
It is available in sizes 2 through 9/10 and is machine washable.
Finding the right textures that make your children feel good is also imperative. I have one daughter who is always cold, so her pajamas have to be heavier than my son’s, who can stay warmer than his twin sister with less clothing.
Parents should also listen to their children’s preferences in color, style and pattern. Anything that makes your child happy and keeps them in bed asleep is a good thing.
More Things to Consider When Buying Sleepwear for Children
In addition to fit and texture, parents also need to consider what kind of sleepwear will work best for their children. For example, when my children were learning to use the bathroom at night, zipper front footie pajamas were something they did not wear. They could not always get them down in time or a sleeve would accidentally fall into the bowl. At this age, my children wore two piece pajamas so all they had to do was pull down the pants. It kept them just as warm as one pice footies without the hassle of having an accident in the middle of the night.
My daughters also wore nightgowns at this age for the same reason. If it was winter, they could wear an pair of thermal pants to keep their legs warm if the gown rode up at night.
There are some people who are concerned about the chemicals that are used to make pajamas flame retardants. They do not want anything artificial like that next to their children’s skin. If this is the case for you, you can check the labels to ensure that they are snug fitting and say that they are not “flame resistant”.
You really need to put a lot of thought into your child’s sleepwear, as a good night’s sleep is important to their growth and health. When girls go to bed each night in their Disney Princess Elena of Avalor sleepwear, they will enjoy having royal dreams.
Featured image from Pixabay and altered by the author in Picmonkey.