View Full Version : What does your tween boy wear to sleep?

04-20-2016, 08:20 PM
DS, age 12, is in flux for pajama options. He's too old for most matched sets, but too small for adult sizes (he is just shy of 5 feet tall), and it seems there is a lack of junior sizes like there are for girls. He is not fixed on any one style, would be happy with a subtle matched set, or sleep pants or shorts paired with a plain t-shirt, preferably cotton. All our usual online sources are either too much polyester or have a too-young print/pattern/graphic. Any leads would be much appreciated!!

04-20-2016, 08:35 PM
Nothing special. Just regular shorts and a t. Easy enough to find all cotton if you don't limit yourself to pjs department.

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04-20-2016, 08:46 PM
Cotton knit shorts (not true pajamas) and undershirt style tees (usually Champion brand) .

Like these:

04-20-2016, 09:12 PM
Since about age 6, they wear boxers and undershirt style t-shirts. In the winter, they have flannel pants intead.

04-20-2016, 09:46 PM
DS wears regular tee shirts to sleep. For bottoms, he wears sweat (or fleece) pants in cold weather and sports-type shorts in warm weather. He hasn't worn proper PJs since he was in 3rd or 4th grade.

04-20-2016, 10:09 PM
Two wear just underwear unless they are sleeping over or we have company, then they wear flannel pj pants and sometimes an undershirt. One wears just flannel pj pants.

04-20-2016, 10:50 PM
At home, undies. Camping or at MIL's boxer shorts and an undershirt.

04-20-2016, 11:02 PM
Ds1 is 10 and 5 feet he wears hannas or unders and a tshirt

04-20-2016, 11:24 PM
BFF's sons (6, 8, 15) wear boxers and cotton undershirts.

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04-21-2016, 10:17 AM
My two boys haven't had actual pajamas for a long time - since maybe 6 yrs old or so. They wear whatever t shirt they have on and their underwear (boxer briefs). If they are cold, they will add "comfy pants" (pj pants that are flannel-like - typically have sports logos on them) but that is rare. We use a lot of blankets on their beds, so they usually take off pants. In the summer, they will sleep in just their underwear.

04-21-2016, 10:56 AM
Have you checked Gap? They sell separate pj shorts/pants and shirts.

04-21-2016, 04:53 PM
Thanks all! You've given me some great ideas, which has given me some ideas on what to look for next time I'm out shopping. DS and I thank you. :-)

04-21-2016, 06:26 PM
I have wondered the same thing my small 10 year old still has some size 8 carter sets and some lighter sets from Costco but is just too old to be buy that stuff anymore. He doesn't wear boxers and wouldn't sleep without a shirt so I've been trying to figure this out too.

04-21-2016, 07:33 PM
I have wondered the same thing my small 10 year old still has some size 8 carter sets and some lighter sets from Costco but is just too old to be buy that stuff anymore. He doesn't wear boxers and wouldn't sleep without a shirt so I've been trying to figure this out too.

Would he wear soft boxers or other comfy shorts/pants over his preferred underwear and a tshirt?

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04-21-2016, 11:03 PM
DS wears cotton draw string shorts and sweats that I bought in the sports section at Target, and t-shirts.

Pajama day at school is just not as exciting for boys after a certain age :-)

04-25-2016, 12:27 AM
Underwear, or if he wants PJs he wears old pair of soccer shorts from rec league and a t-shirt. Those soccer uniforms get a lot of wear after the season. DS will wear the tops to school and the shorts become pj pants.

04-25-2016, 10:54 AM
I buy soft cotton shorts at target and tell him they are for sleeping. He likes to have specific pjs, but definitely too old for sets. I also buy cheap soft t's at target that are specifically for sleeping.

05-05-2016, 04:50 PM
silky athletic basketball type shorts and a tee if it's cold, otherwise just the shirts. Even in winter. He hates pants.

05-06-2016, 11:41 PM
Older athletic shorts (the kind that might be short for daytime wear but that you wouldn't care about for pjs) and a cotton t-shirt. Or, more often, whatever he wore the day before because he is too lazy to change and will just shower and change in the morning!

07-19-2016, 08:50 PM
I just got some size 12 pj's from Crazy8. (They had a spot for size 14, but didn't have any.)

For summer, we do target circo shorts and cotton T - I get cotton T's every black Friday at Joann's &/or Michael's for way cheap. For winter, we stock up on sleep pants after back-to-school and before Christmas, it's a short window of opportunity! JCPenny, Target and Fred Meyer/Kroger generally have something.

07-20-2016, 12:06 AM
Pajama shorts. He won't wear a shirt unless it's really cold.

08-29-2016, 09:16 PM
My 12-year-old usually wears tee shirts and either boxers or athletic shorts. He also has a couple of pairs of pajama bottoms...specifically, these... http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2622886/boys-4-16-up-late-2-pk-football-plaid-lounge-pants.jsp

10-03-2016, 04:38 PM
My son just wears his shorts and a t-shirt. He's simple like that.

10-10-2016, 02:08 PM
Tshirt and boxers and/or shorts in summer and flannel pajama pants and tshirts in the winter. Sometimes some sets from the Gap.