12 OF THE BEST KIDS PAJAMAS (FOR ALL AGES)

It's that time of year where the sun sets earlier and the crisp air means cozy nights inside become a must. Snuggling the kids while reading books in their pjs is one of the most treasured moments of motherhood (am I right?!).

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As my girls grow out of toddler sized pajamas, I have found the search for beautiful, quality, natural pajamas for ages 6+ an ongoing project for the best part of the last year!

If you've had the same experience (lack of good pjs!), you're in luck. Each time I came across a new company that fit this description, I jotted a note down and after hours of searching, I am now ready to share my findings with you all!!! Most of these companies cater for a wide range of ages, so even if you are in the baby stage, read on!

Please note: this post is NOT sponsored. This is advice from one Mom to another based on a real lack of pajama choice for our little ones in Canada.

Here is my criteria: 

  • Natural fabric - Both 100% cotton or merino wool are my go-tos for keeping little ones cozy and safe.

  • Aesthetics - I wanted designs that I liked and the kids would too. Cute animals? Yes. Giant sequin slogans? No thank you

  • Fit - For this particular time of year, I was looking for 2-piece pajamas that fits close to the body

1. Skylar Luna
This company is top of my list for a reason. With adorable designs (think classic stripes and holiday stars), these pjs come in a wide range of sizes that are not only cute but great quality too. 

Fabric: 100% cotton
Sizes: 12 months - 10 years

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2. Parade Organics

You know how much I love supporting local brands and this Vancouver name has a flagship store at Granville Island, which is walkable from our house. Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, the material is noticeably thick/warm and the pajamas hit the mark on both price point and cute factor.

Fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
Sizes: 12 months - 6 years

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3. Little Auggie

Little Auggie makes fantastic quality bedding, sleepsacks AND pyjamas. The quality is high, the patterns are so sweet and you can easily find them across North America. 

Fabric: 100% cotton
Sizes: 2 - 6 years

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4. Om Home

Made right here in Canada, these 100% cotton jammies are a snug fit and are available in 6 different colours. The fit looks snug and the patterns are so fun!

Fabric: 100% cotton
Sizes: 6 months - 10 years

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5. Chasing Windmills

I fell in love with merino wear as a teenager and my love of its' versatility for sleep and play has never stopped. I love the designs and the fabric, these pajamas would also be perfect for base layer ski wear.

Fabric: 100% merino wool
Sizes: 3 months - 10 years

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6. Sleepy Collection

These printed pjs have serious style! Whether you love monochrome or dark and moody, they are cotton pajamas that come as the two piece basic set and also other variations. I love the way they drape and also that you can twin with your little.

Fabric: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
Sizes: 12 months - 9 years

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7. Wilson & Frenchy

If you are a nature lover like me, you are going to LOVE these. They are one of my favourites and the cotton they use truly is the softest! They fit large to size so there is room to grow for your little ones and the quality is lovely so would be perfect to hand down through multiple children.

Fabric: 100% organic cotton
Sizes: 2 years - 7 years

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8. Simply Merino

We did a post last year featuring this local Vancouver company and our kids still adore these merino wool pajamas. They fit close, are warm and cozy for night and perfect for base layer ski gear.

Fabric: 100% merino wool
Sizes: 6 months - 12 years

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9. G.Nancy

Another gorgeous organic cotton pajama line, this one also uses ethical water-based ink and high quality dye. I love the classic star pattern but there are lots of colours and patterns to choose from!

Fabric: 100% organic cotton
Sizes: 3 months - 9 years

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10. Mabo Kids

These thick and warm pajamas seem to have a huge following, maybe due in part to their fun spot design that can be passed from older child to younger sibling. I love that there are gender neutral options, the cotton is organic and they are made ethically in the USA.

Fabric: 100% organic cotton
Sizes: 3 months - 13 years

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11. Burts Bees Baby

Organic pajamas for US$16.95?! Yes please!!! These jammies are soft, cozy and seriously cute. The fit is close to the body and there are so many options, there's something for everyone. Go check out their adorable picks for the holiday season. Sadly for us Canadians, they are currently only shipping to the US. 

Fabric: 100% organic cotton
Sizes: newborn - adult

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12. Sleepy Doe

Ethically made in the UK, Sleepy Doe's whimsical line of sleepwear extends beyond children to women too. With new designs each season, the prints are fresh and aesthetically beautiful.

Fabric: 100% cotton
Sizes: newborn - 9 years

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I hope you find a pair of pjs your kids can sleep peacefully (and safely!) in and that you are happy with style-wise. Many of the larger retailers have started using polyester as a material for pajamas which is not breathable in the same way as cotton or merino. If you know of any other brands that would be a great addition to this list, please let me know in the comments below so I can share with everyone!

 
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SLEEP SOUNDLY WITH MERINO KIDS PAJAMAS

the kids in merino wool pajamas from simply merino

My love of merino wool started years ago, when I had my first top for winter that was not only cozy, but also so very warm. I could run in it, snowboard in it, sleep in it, you name it. Cozy and warm is literally winter perfection!

Simply Merino is that exact combination in kid's pajamas! Cozy, warm, breathable, adorable and they come in the sweetest colours that will keep any mama happy. These children's clothes are not only designed right here in Vancouver, but are manufactured locally too. 

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wooden horse with detail of pink merino wool pajamas

Don't know anything about merino? Well, it is literally a sort of miracle material that keeps you warm when you're cold and cool when you're warm. Amazing, right? Let me explain how this will help you mamas out there. When wearing merino wool, babies and children's body temperatures are more regulated, which in turn keeps kids happier, settles babies more quickly and can even enhance sleep. Did you hear that??!! Anything to get us a little more sleep I say! It is especially important to dress babies appropriately as they can not regulate their own body temperatures.

It is also naturally fire resistant (therefore avoiding the chemical fire retardant sprays that are used on traditional wool), hypoallergenic and sustainable, healthier for our little ones all around. 

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If the overwhelming advantages of merino wool don't sway you, have a look at the lovely fit on my children. They rave about how cozy the pajamas are and I love that the cuffs on both the arms and legs are a good fit so that they will stay tucked in on the ski hill. I can't wait to use these as a base layer for the kids this winter. I also love that they have sizes all the way up to 12! Overall, these merino wool outfits from Simply Merino are a huge hit with our family and I can't recommend them enough. 

Simply Merino is offering readers 10% off their shop with promo code winterdaisy10.

*This post was created in collaboration with Simply Merino. All words, photos and opinions are my own.