What Tog Sleeping Bag For Baby?

When it comes to getting little ones to settle, sleeping temperature is important. Wondering what tog sleeping bag is right for your baby? We’ve got your questions answered when it comes to togs for tots.

What is tog rating?

Tog rating is a way of measuring the thermal warmth of a duvet or sleeping bag. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet or sleeping bag will be.

What tog rating for baby sleeping bags?

When it comes to bedding, it can be tempting to think that warmest is best! This is often not the case. When it comes to babies and young children in particular, it’s important to make sure that they don’t overheat at night. This is because overheating at night can cause babies and children to become unwell.

In severe instances, it has been associated with SIDS. (You can learn more about SIDS from the NHS.) Overall, babies and young children are at increased risk of overheating, as their bodies have not yet fully developed to regulate temperature effectively.

This is why you’ll find that while adult duvets and bedding are typically available in tog ratings of up to 14, bedding for babies and children is only available in much lower tog ratings. For example, here at Woolroom, our baby sleeping bags are available only in a 2.5 tog rating, to help you keep baby cool and comfortable at night.

What tog sleeping bag for baby in winter?

Because they’re made with a natural wool filling, our 2.5 tog baby sleeping bags are suitable for both summer and winter. This is because wool is a naturally temperature-regulating fibre, keeping you – and baby – cool when you’re hot, and warm when you’re not.
To help keep your baby comfortable whatever the season, choose the right layer for underneath their sleeping bag. In winter, this is likely to be a long-sleeved merino wool sleep suit, while in summer you might choose to dress them in a short-sleeved sleep suit.

What tog sleeping bag for newborn?

Our 2.5 tog baby sleeping bags are suitable from birth, as long as your baby weighs more than 3.2kg. So even the newest additions to your family can benefit from the temperature-regulating properties of wool.

Helping baby sleep safely at night

Maintaining a healthy sleeping temperature is important for a safe night’s sleep. It’s also important to make sure that your baby’s sleeping bag fits correctly. Follow the guide below:
  • Make sure the sleeping bag fits securely at the shoulders. If your baby’s head can pass through the neck hole, the sleeping bag is too loose and you should opt for a smaller size.
  • Make sure baby can move their legs freely within the sleeping bag.
  • Check both the age and measurement guidelines before choosing your sleeping bag – this will help you to find a better fit.

Ready for the next steps? If your baby is over 12 months old, it could be time for them to move from sleeping bag to duvet. Here at Woolroom, we offer a range of wool-filled duvets for babies and young children too. So they can continue to benefit from the sleep-enhancing qualities of wool as they grow.

Looking for more tips and tricks to help your baby sleep? Visit our Baby Sleep Advice Hub for articles on everything from tackling teething to creating a bedtime routine.