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A Safe Night's Sleep

Make sure kids' pajamas are flame resistant

(HealthDay) -- Cooler weather has settled over much of the United States, and your kids will need pajamas to keep them warm for a good night's sleep.

Be sure to buy pajamas that are flame resistant. The law says all non-snug-fitting sleepwear for children 9 months and older must be fire-resistant. Look for a label on the packaging saying they meet the required standards.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says snug-fitting garments are excluded from the law because they're less likely than loose pajamas to come in contact with candles and other open flames. Garments intended to be worn snugly carry bright-yellow stickers warning that they aren't flame resistant.

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