What is TOG?
The TOG factor (or Thermal Overall Grade) is a rating process that measures warmth and calculates how quickly a fabric loses heat. Basically, the higher the TOG, the warmer the fabric. The TOG of the fabric is important for choosing the appropriate wearable blanket for your baby, depending on the temperature in your baby's sleeping space.
Fabric with a higher TOG (2.5-3.5 TOG) is better for cooler temps (68° and lower), and fabric with a lower TOG (0.5-1.0 TOG) is more appropriately suited for warm to moderate temperatures (68°F and higher). As a standard, we recommend a heavier TOG during the cooler months and a lower TOG during the warmer months. Our baseline fabric is 1.0 TOG, which is suitable for year-round use and keeps baby cool in the summer and cozy in the winter (with appropriate layering underneath)! Our 2.5 TOG option is perfect for when the temperature starts to dip as seasons change and the nights get cooler.
Baby Dressing Guide
How Should I Dress My Baby?
Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for safe and optimal layering on your baby:
- Keep the baby's room at a comfortable temperature (68°F - 72°F)
- Add 1 layer more than what you are wearing
- Use a wearable blanket if you are worried that baby may be too cold
- No hats on baby once home from the hospital (for sleep)
- Back is best
- Nothing in the crib but the baby
- Avoid baby getting too hot to reduce the risk of SIDS. Use our handy dandy chart above to determine the best layering options for your baby + for the temperature