It’s not always easy finding pj’s for pre-teen boy. Will he wear cartoon inspired pj’s? Are robots way out the question? Are basic plaid flannels still appropriate? After a certain age some kids think pajamas are for babies but parents know otherwise.
Re-Purpose: Consider taking a few of his favorite t-shirts (especially those that should no longer be seen in public) and turn them into sleep shirts. He still gets to wear his favorites and you don’t have to fight with him to not wear them out of the house. The same concept can be applied to an old pair of sweat pants. If his tried and true sweats are tattered or have holes in the knees, cut them off just above the knee and viola… instant sleep shorts.
Renew: If he’s gotten too big for his britches, how about a pair of dad’s old pj’s? If you’re a sewer, you can always take them in a the waist and take them up at the hem. Dad’s old t-shirts also make nice nighties for pre-teen girls (if that doesn’t gross them out that is).
Upcycle: Instead of buying a brand new set of pajamas, just purchase pajama bottoms or sweats to pair with the re-purposed tee’s mentioned above. Size up in the pants so he’ll have room to grow and don’t skimp on quality. Your return will be higher when it’s time to resell if they are well made. Pajamas always sell well on resale.
If you are a savvy parent, you can change your son’s outlook on sleepwear ensuring he’s comfortable and well rested and so are you. Who knows, he might actually wear the pj’s at the next sleepover with his buddies too.
Your thoughts? Do you like your son to wear designated sleepwear to bed every night?