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As a parent, you want your baby to be as comfy as possible, especially while sleeping. After all, a comfy baby typically sleeps better! When you’re looking at the different sleepwear and blanket options on the market, you may have noticed the word “TOG.” Knowing what this word means and how to choose the best TOG rating for your little one can help keep them comfy, cosy, and sleeping longer.

what is a TOG rating?

TOG stands for thermal overall grade. It’s a standard of measurement in the textile industry to indicate how warm a garment is. It can be applied to everything from baby blankets to duvets and comforters. Essentially, a TOG rating lets you know how warm something will keep the person using it.

For babies, you’ll typically find sleep garments ranging from a rating of 0.5 to 3.5

what is the right TOG rate for my baby?

TOG rating and temperature go hand-in-hand. Determining the right TOG sleeping bag for your baby depends on the outside weather and how that impacts the temperature inside, specifically in the room the baby is sleeping in.

Here is a TOG chart to give you an idea of where to start:

Room Temperature & Conditions Ideal TOG Rating Suggested Garment Pairings

• Above 26°+ Celsius/80°Fahrenheit

• Summer Weather

• Extreme heat

• Warm rooms with little air flow

0.25 Ultra lightweight and can just be layered over a diaper

• Between 24-27°Celsius / 75-81°Fahrenheit

• Summer Weather

• Warm rooms

0.5 Lightweight but can be layered with a short sleeve onesie if needed.

• Between 20-24°Celsius / 69-74°Fahrenheit

• Warm weather

1.0 Mid-light weight, but it can still be worn just over a diaper or paired with a onesie or light pajamas.

Slightly Warm Rooms

• Between 16-20°Celsius / 61-68°Fahrenheit

• Ideal room temp for babies

2.5 Mid-heavy weight, so it is best layered with something such as a long-sleeve onesie or pajamas.

• Between 10-16°Celsius / or below 61° Fahrenheit

• Winter months

• Extreme cold

• Cold rooms

3.0 Heavy weight to protect against cold, so it can be layered over pajamas.

 

what TOG sleeping bag to use for babies in autumn and spring?

As seasons change, the shift in temperature can make it difficult to know how exactly to dress your little one for comfort and safety at night. When the temperature begins to drop in the fall or starts to rise in the spring, it’s important to look at the TOG rating on the sleeping garments you are using with your little one. You want to make sure you are providing enough layers to keep them cosy without overheating them as this increases the risk of SIDS.

All of Aden+ Anais wearable blankets have been developed and tested to deliver TOG values that are in the ‘safe’ range for babies. Here are the TOG values for each of our products to help guide you to which is best for your baby during the fall and spring months.

Shop our lightweight cotton muslin sleeping bags with a 1.0 TOG meant for 22°-24° Celsius rooms. 

 

what TOG sleeping bag to use for babies in winter?

Depending on how warm you keep your house in colder, winter months, you may consider going with a higher number TOG sleep sack. The following table works as a starting point.

Remember, as you are determining the right SleepSack or Swaddle TOG rating for your child, you’ll want to keep the following in mind:

• The ideal room temperature for a baby to sleep in is 20°-22°

• Do not dress your baby in more than one layer than you as an adult would wear to be comfortable in that environment

• Check your child’s temperature to make sure that their extremities (hands, feet, and head) are not too hot or too cold to the touch.

•When checking your baby’s temperature, their tummy and chest should feel warm and dry, not sweaty or cold. This is a sign that they are dressed too hot or too cold.

what is a TOG rating?

TOG stands for thermal overall grade. It’s a standard of measurement in the textile industry to indicate how warm a garment is. It can be applied to everything from baby blankets to duvets and comforters. Essentially, a TOG rating lets you know how warm something will keep the person using it.

For babies, you’ll typically find sleep garments ranging from a rating of 0.5 to 3.5

what is the right TOG rate for my baby?

TOG rating and temperature go hand-in-hand. Determining the right TOG sleeping bag for your baby depends on the outside weather and how that impacts the temperature inside, specifically in the room the baby is sleeping in.

Here is a TOG chart to give you an idea of where to start:

Room Temperature & Conditions Ideal TOG Rating Suggested Garment Pairings

• Above 26°+ Celsius/80°Fahrenheit

• Summer Weather

• Extreme heat

• Warm rooms with little air flow

0.25 Ultra lightweight and can just be layered over a diaper

• Between 24-27°Celsius / 75-81°Fahrenheit

• Summer Weather

• Warm rooms

0.5 Lightweight but can be layered with a short sleeve onesie if needed.

• Between 20-24°Celsius / 69-74°Fahrenheit

• Warm weather

1.0 Mid-light weight, but it can still be worn just over a diaper or paired with a onesie or light pajamas.

Slightly Warm Rooms

• Between 16-20°Celsius / 61-68°Fahrenheit

• Ideal room temp for babies

2.5 Mid-heavy weight, so it is best layered with something such as a long-sleeve onesie or pajamas.

• Between 10-16°Celsius / or below 61° Fahrenheit

• Winter months

• Extreme cold

• Cold rooms

3.0 Heavy weight to protect against cold, so it can be layered over pajamas.

 

what TOG sleeping bag to use for babies in autumn and spring?

As seasons change, the shift in temperature can make it difficult to know how exactly to dress your little one for comfort and safety at night. When the temperature begins to drop in the fall or starts to rise in the spring, it’s important to look at the TOG rating on the sleeping garments you are using with your little one. You want to make sure you are providing enough layers to keep them cosy without overheating them as this increases the risk of SIDS.

All of Aden+ Anais wearable blankets have been developed and tested to deliver TOG values that are in the ‘safe’ range for babies. Here are the TOG values for each of our products to help guide you to which is best for your baby during the fall and spring months.

Shop our lightweight cotton muslin sleeping bags with a 1.0 TOG meant for 22°-24° Celsius rooms. 

 

what TOG sleeping bag to use for babies in winter?

Depending on how warm you keep your house in colder, winter months, you may consider going with a higher number TOG sleep sack. The following table works as a starting point.

Remember, as you are determining the right SleepSack or Swaddle TOG rating for your child, you’ll want to keep the following in mind:

• The ideal room temperature for a baby to sleep in is 20°-22°

• Do not dress your baby in more than one layer than you as an adult would wear to be comfortable in that environment

• Check your child’s temperature to make sure that their extremities (hands, feet, and head) are not too hot or too cold to the touch.

•When checking your baby’s temperature, their tummy and chest should feel warm and dry, not sweaty or cold. This is a sign that they are dressed too hot or too cold.

You’re ready to make the move to a sleeping bag, but how do you choose the right one? Meet our handy TOG chart.

As much as you wish you could make time stand still, your little one is growing at the speed of light. You’re ready to make the move to a sleeping bag, but how do you choose the right one? Meet our handy TOG chart.

A TOG is a unit of measurement used to calculate the thermal resistance, or warmth, of a product. Each of the aden + anais sleeping bags has a TOG rating. To use this cheat sheet, simply figure out the ambient temperature of your baby’s bedroom. Ambient room temperature refers to the temperature in a room and can be influenced by many factors including the weather outside, insulation, use of heating and cooling systems and humidity.

Once you know the ambient room temperature, match this measurement to the sleeping bag that’s best for your baby based on its TOG rating. If only every decision could be this easy!

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