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Thread: Cautions on fabric etc.

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    back in the days before the "YEPPY GENERATION" decided they were smarter then all our parents, we wore what ever we had to bed and that was it. NO CHEMICALS were added to our clothing to make them "BURN RETARDANT" or what ever else they now try adding to the fabrics to make them "SAFER".

    I was in a house fire along with 10 of my brothers and sisters, I was only in 1st grade at the time. We had to fight our way out of the house on our own and we did not get burned or hurt from the clothing that we wore. Most of us came out with barely a scratch physically, mentally is another subject. I think all the "safety" crap they come up with now a days is just a gimmick to sell stuff and I refuse to except their so-called reasoning behind it. How many 100's of years did people do just fine without all the extra chemicals in their cloths and if you look at things now, how many more people have allergies to so many things that weren't a problem back then.

    My only real question would be, "Do you really want your new born baby, small infant or even yourself to be sleeping with all the added chemicals in those fabrics?"
    I think NOT!!!

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    I use 100% cotton and don't worry at all. It's been used for over 100 years. We live in a world that is too fast to sue for any little thing, I think it's just precaution on the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondee View Post
    I use 100% cotton and don't worry at all. It's been used for over 100 years. We live in a world that is too fast to sue for any little thing, I think it's just precaution on the manufacturer.
    Exactly what I think, also!

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    Wow I am in awe of the number of blankets you are making for chartiy, do you buy the fabric yourself or do you get donations.

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    I feel the same as most. Use the cotton and don't make nightgowns too big and loose, not tight but, not to billowy.
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    When I was buying jammies for DGS a few years ago I discovered that one of the firs things to do when you buy the flame retardent PJs is wash them. If you wash them a half a dozen times you have removed most of the flame retardent so why bother with it in the first place. I think it would be better to insist that you use only cotton in kids PJs then you can save the money spent on chemicals and water to wash out the chemicals.
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