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Choosing a sleeping baby for baby using the TOG chart

The TOG rating system might seem like a difficult concept to grasp--but utilizing it could be the best knowledge you give yourself for a happy night’s sleep and a new (and highly effective) bedtime ritual. A product that lives on the TOG rating system--as all of our aden + anais sleeping bags do--will earn you a peaceful night’s rest for the whole family. So, first thing’s first: let’s talk TOG.

What is TOG rating?

TOG, or “Thermal Overall Grade,” is a standardized unit of measurement that calculates the thermal insulation, or warmth, of a textile. A TOG rate is another way of determining the weight of a garment. And when it comes to sleeping bags, we use TOG ratings and temperature to classify whether our sleep sacks are appropriate for certain, specific seasons. A TOG sleep sack that is best for winter will have a higher TOG rating, while a lighter TOG sleeping bag will have a lower TOG rating. Learning the TOG rating system will be the fastest way to determine what TOG sleeping bag is best for baby. 

TOG chart

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The entire TOG rating system is based on the ambient temperature of a room. If you’re wondering where exactly to start, 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--like the weather outside, insulation, use of heating and cooling systems, and humidity.

Why Choosing A Sleeping Bag For Your Baby Can Be Hard

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? 

 

Think of TOG as a cheat sheet to figuring 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.

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What TOG sleeping bag for baby in September

Finding what TOG sleeping bag is good for the month of September can be tricky, as it’s a month in-flux. It could be hot, or it could be cold. Search for a TOG rating around the 1.5 mark.

 

What TOG sleeping bag for baby in April

April also has the potential to prove finicky in the temperature department too, so to explore what TOG sleeping bag for baby in spring, consider sticking to a TOG rating between 1 and 1.5.

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!

 

experience our range of sleeping bags for yourself!


cotton muslin sleeping bag

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  • Made from a single layer of 100% cotton muslin
  • 1.0 TOG: Perfect for warmer room temperatures (24 – 27 degrees)  
  • conveniently zips open from the bottom
  • designed to be worn over pajamas
  • machine washable: stays soft wash after wash

winter cotton sleeping bag

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  • 100% cotton shell / 100% poly fill
  • 2.5 TOG: Perfect for colder nights (64 - 68 degrees)
  • conveniently zips open from the bottom
  • designed to be worn over pajamas
  • machine washable: stays soft wash after wash