We Tried It: Kissy Kissy’s New Pajama Line

09/14/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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We tried it: Kissy Kissy‘s New Pajama Line

Who tried it: Amy Jamieson, PEOPLE.com writer

Why she did it: I’m determined to find the perfect kiddie pajamas.

Bedtime is often a fashion show in our house. Ballerina nightgowns, flannels with footies, you name the type of pajama and we’ve had it on our runway — also known as the stretch of carpet in front of my 4-year-old’s bed.

As my kids get older, bedtime wear is becoming more of a talking point. It can’t be too hot, too tight or too itchy, or my oldest daughter will simply give us the hand. So we typically stick to what works right now: the same four pairs of cotton pajamas. But that means they fall apart rather quickly when they’re wearing them night after night.

When I heard Kissy Kissy — makers of cute daytime wear for the mini-set, with a celebrity following — was launching their first-ever sleepwear collection, I decided that my 19-month-old and 4-year-old had to take the pajamas for a strut.

Pros: The new line is comprised of snug-fitting, two-piece Peruvian pima cotton sets in more than 15 adorable prints. They fit ages 12 months all the way up to 6 years, taking the company beyond its infant and toddler roots.

My 4-year-old says that the long-sleeve Peruvian pima pajamas are as soft “as a cloud,” and she’s right on target. The silky smooth fabric keeps them warm on chilly nights, but breathes when the temperatures unexpectedly rise. The company says that because the fiber length of pima is longer, the fabric is super soft, more durable and gives off a slight luster. Unlike my 4-year-old’s go-to ballerina gown that’s falling apart at the seams at less than a year old, this pajama set is going to be around for the long haul — hurray for hand-me-downs!

The prints are what sweet dreams are made of, too. There are strawberries, butterflies, boats and bears to choose from. We tried the pale blue daisy pattern (pictured above) which my daughter said she would gladly wear “to school, to the grocery store, or on a horse.” Which is definitely a compliment since she’s even more particular about her daytime wear — aren’t they all?

Cons: While both of my girls seemed completely comfortable in their pjs, we did have to perform tag removal surgery on my eldest daughter’s shirts because she said they were too “scratchy.”

The verdict: Kissy Kissy’s foray into bedtime wear is just dreamy! We love the cute patterns and the durability of the cotton, and are willing to shell out a little extra cash for something that will last.

Cost: $28 to $36. The full line of pjs launches in the spring, but a fall/holiday-themed preview is available now at atterdagkids.com and polliwogs.com.

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