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Thread: fabric not to be used for children's clothes,

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    can the flannel fabric be used for baby quilts and toddlers blankets :( some of the flannel says that it can not be used for children's clothing

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    hello i am doing some sewing and crocheting for a volunteer group. iam open to easy ideas for baby quilts and soft flannel blankets thank you

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    It is my understanding , It is labeled that was because it is not fire retardant and children/ baby clothes have to be treated for sleepwear.

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    can it still be used for blankets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unravel
    can it still be used for blankets?
    Yes flannel can be used for baby blankets. :)

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!

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    The label is there to warn you that the fabric is not treated with flame-retardant chemicals. But think about how often kids sleep in clothing that is not treated sleepwear.

    A true danger exists in homes that have open flame heaters, like butane or gas heaters or fireplaces and electric heaters, especially for children who wear flowy clothing, like gowns, because they tend to blow out into an open flame. If you live in a home with central heat and never use other types of heaters, you don't have to worry so much. Blankets and quilts are not treated but then danger only exists if someone uses the cover near an open flame.

    All that said, you need to make your decision based on your own circumstances. My grandbabies wear pj's that I make them, never gowns or really big pant legs, and they live in homes with central heat, no space heaters.

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    Also, my kids grew up wearing hand me downs, so I am sure the flame retardent was worn off, and they were fine!

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    thank you since i will be making preemie blankets, i wanted to know why the label.

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    thank you for the explanation. as i grew up, living in iowa, we always wore flannel pjs and we had a pot belly stove in the center of the house. i am glad i found this message board. i am in a senior volunteer group and making things for the needy. makes the winter go a little faster. we are getting snow again. no cabin fever yet!

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