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Sleeping bag guide to TOG ratings & room temperatures

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Sleeping bag guide to TOG ratings & room temperatures

The togs you need will depend upon your local climate as well as the season.

Always check the temperature of the room your baby sleeps in, as this will help you to select the correct tog for the room.

Always refer to the following guide:

  • 24 degrees celsius or more – 0.5 tog
  • 21 – 23 degrees celsius – 1 tog
  • 18 – 20 degrees celsius – 2.5 tog
  • 16 – 17 degrees celsius – 2.5 tog plus one blanket

Keep a room thermometer in the nursery at all times, and always check the temperature before choosing which sleeping bag to use each night.

You can keep track of your baby’s temperature during the night by placing a hand on his tummy. If his tummy feels hot to the touch, he needs a lower tog.

Do not try to gauge the temperature by touching his hands or feet because it is normal for these to be much cooler.