WHY IS TOG IMPORTANT?
If your baby isn’t warm enough at night? it can cause them to wake up more often and not sleep as well. This can make it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep too! The best way to keep them warm is with a sleeping bag that is designed for the correct temperature.
The ‘tog’ rating system is used by manufacturers of all types of clothing. It refers to the thermal insulation value of that garment in relation to its weight and thickness.
For example, a winter coat will tend to have a higher thermal rating than an everyday jumper or pair of trousers because it will be thicker, heavier and more insulating.
Similarly, a sleeping bag rated at 1 tog will have a lower thermal rating than one rated 2.5 because they are thinner and lighter.
The most common tog rating for baby sleeping bags in ireland is 2.5. The ideal temperature for a baby’s room is 18°C (64°F).
WHY IS TEMPERATURE REGULATION IMPORTANT AND WHAT IS THE IDEAL ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR SLEEP?
The tog rating of a sleeping bag is an indication of its warmth. The higher the tog rating, the warmer it’ll be, so if you live in a cooler climate you need to choose a bag with a higher tog rating than if you live in warmer weather.
The best thing to do is check what temperature your baby will be sleeping in when choosing a sleeping bag. If they’re going to sleep on their own then choose the lowest tog rating that covers the room temperature at night (usually 18-21 degrees C).
Once you’ve decided on which tog rating fits best for your needs. Then pick out a design that will be comfortable for your little one!
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