My “What DOESN'T Work for Me Wednesday” tip isn't so much a tip as it is a warning. While many people buy kid's clothes from consignment sales, thrift stores and yard sales, you should never buy children's pajamas from these places. Children's pajamas are treated with a flame-resistant chemical that gradually wears away through repeated washings. That being said, if your kid has a lot of pajamas that you bought new and the pajamas haven't been washed too often before the kid outgrew the pajamas, the pajamas are probably okay to keep for the next kid or pass on to someone else. However, when you buy used pajamas from a store, there's no way of knowing how many washings the pajamas have been through. If the garment has been washed repeatedly, the efficacy of the flame-retarded material could be in question. So buying used regular clothes cheaply = good; buying used pajamas cheaply = not so good. For more “What DOESN'T Work for Me Wednesday” tips, check out Rocks in My Dryer.
UPDATE - Just to show I'm not the only one who says this, check out Mrs. Nesby's post here.