How to dress baby for sleep

By:Tammy Bolton

How to dress baby for sleep

One of the biggest questions we ask ourselves as parents is how do we know if our baby is too warm, too cold or just right?! It's the cause of much angst and sleepless nights to monitor baby and keep to safe sleep guidelines to ensure your sleeping baby does not overheat. 

Thankfully this is easily solved with a room thermometer placed in your baby's nursery. There is many on the market and ones that glow like the Shnuggle Moonlight allow you to quickly asses if you need to make any adjustments to your baby’s bedding. By simply removing the guesswork out of this and following TOG-rated recommendations you can rest assured your baby is comfortable and safe. Babies control their temperature predominantly through the face and head. Sleeping baby on their back, with their head and face uncovered is the best way to protect baby from overheating. If you’re still unsure a good way to check baby’s temperature is to feel the baby’s back or tummy, which should feel warm (don’t worry if baby’s hands and feet feel cool, this is normal).

What is a TOG?

A TOG is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding. The lower the TOG rating the lighter the fabric. 

  • 0.5TOG is perfect for summer when the room temperature is 24 degrees +
  • 1.0TOG is mid-season when the room temperature is 20 - 24 degrees 
  • 2.5TOG is your go to for the winter months when room temperature 16 - 22 degrees

The other advantage of using a safe baby sleeping bag is you eliminate any loose blankets in the cot and therefore reduce the risk of anything covering your baby's face. 

At Ergo we have two types of safe sleep sacks to choose from:

The Classic Sleeping Bag perfect for 0-6 months of age help’s little one’s stay
cozy and snug in bed and all get a good night’s rest. Available in 0.5, 1.0 & 2.5TOG

Our NEW On the Move Sleep Bags is ideal for 6+ months of age. On the Move is our 2-in-1 wearable blanket for crawlers and toddlers on the move. This sleep bag allows a seamless transition from naptime to playtime - tuck away feet for sleep, then convert to a walker bag for lounging, playing, and toddling around. Available in 0.5, 1.0 & 2.5TOG

 For further information on safe sleep guidelines click here:

 


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