Ever wondered what a TOG rating is? Look no further…

When you become a new parent, there are so many new words and terms you have to become familiar with. One of these is the TOG rating system – The WHAT?!

In this blog post, we will break down everything you ever needed to know (and things you didn’t think you needed to know!), about the TOG rating system.

TOG ratings were introduced in an effort to reduce the incidence of SIDS. They are designed to keep children 4 kg or heavier at a comfortable temperature throughout the night and were introduced to help prevent bubs from becoming overheated.

When searching for your little one’s swaddle or sleeping bag, you will likely have come across the letters TOG, followed by some numbers.

Let’s start with what TOG actually means. It stands for Thermal Overall Grade. Basically, it tells you how warm the item will keep your baby. Understanding TOG ratings can help you to figure out what to dress your baby in so they stay comfortable at night. While it can be confusing at first, once you have your head around it, it’s actually very handy!

The numbers rating system is actually quite simple. The higher the TOG number, the warmer the swaddle or sleeping bag. On the opposite end of this, the lower the number, the cooler your baby’s sleeping bag or swaddle is. Basically, it’s the way we can measure the warmth of a baby swaddle or sleeping bag.

Check out our TOG guideline below to help make it that little bit easier.

Please be aware that these TOG recommendations are guidelines only. Many external factors can contribute to the warmth of a baby and what TOG rating sleeping bag that should be used. These include –
+ What your baby is wearing.
+ The health of your baby.
+ The temperature of your baby’s sleeping space.
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