Footed pajamas have been around longer than I thought

"The greatest trouble, in this respect, to those who have the care of children, is owing to their throwing off their covering in the night. The best guard, against such exposures, is a nightgown, of the warmest and thickest flannel, made like pantaloons at the lower part, and the legs long, so that they can be tied over the feet. This makes less covering needful, and saves the child from excessive cold when it is thrown off."

--Catherine Esther Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, 1845

1 comment:

  1. Who would have thought? Sounds a lot like the nightgowns I love for babies too. Except nowdays they don't tie, just are gathered by elastic.