Originally published on ergpouch.com.au
How often do you ask yourself if your baby is too warm/too cold/just right?! It's the eternal parenting question and one that a parent frets over several times a day (and night), especially for naps and sleeping. Here is a helpful TOG rated dressing guide from ergoPouch.
What is a TOG rating?
TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding. Put simply, the lower the TOG rating the lighter the fabric. The higher the rating, the more padded and insulated it is for warmth. TOG-rated fabrics are important as your baby cannot regulate their temperature like adults can.
How to use the TOG guide
Determine the temperature of the room your baby sleeps in using the thermometer strip (this can change over the course of the day and night).
Use the table to match your room temperature with the appropriate TOG in the left column.
Choose the right corresponding TOG-rated product depending on your child's age, size and developmental milestone stage.
Follow the guide to layer the right undergarments underneath.
*Note: Designed for use with ergoPouch products only. Keep a dressing guide wherever your baby sleeps. The dressing guide is intended as a guide only, please consider other factors such as illness, air-conditioning/heating and whether your baby tends to run hot or cold in general.