Our little ones–and especially newborns–struggle to regulate their body temperature, putting the pressure on us parents to create a comfortable sleeping environment!
Choosing the right TOG for your newborn’s swaddle is key to keeping them comfy all night long. The TOG swaddle that’s best for a newborn depends on the temperature of their sleep environment – the colder the room is, the higher of a TOG the baby needs to sleep comfortably.
What Is “TOG” on a Swaddle?
TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) rating indicates how insulated a garment or blanket is; the higher the number, the warmer the garment. Babies don’t have much body fat, and they can lose heat almost 4 times faster than an adult. Their bodies need a little extra help maintaining the right temperature, especially when they’re sleeping.
Swaddle wraps (aka swaddle sleep bags) help baby stay warm & secure all night long, but it’s important to choose the right TOG to keep them comfortable and safe.
What TOG Swaddle Should a Newborn Use?
The TOG you choose for your baby’s swaddle depends entirely on the temperature of the room baby is sleeping in.
- 0.5 TOG: Lightest Weight with No Fill, perfect for temperatures 74-78 degrees
- 1.0 TOG: Mid-Weight, perfect for temperatures 70-73 degrees
- 2.6 TOG: Coziest Option, perfect for temperatures 58-70 degrees
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of an Arizona summer with 110-degree days, a nursery that’s 68 degrees requires a warmer TOG to keep baby sleeping comfortably.
We recommend having multiple TOGs on hand to switch between as baby’s sleep environment changes. The nursery may be warmer during the day for naps, but cooler at night once the sun goes down. If your parents like to keep their house at a balmy 79 degrees, you’ll need something more lightweight when you take your little to visit their grandparents.
At Gunamuna, our carefully crafted sleep bags come in 3 TOG ratings to ensure your little one snoozes in blissful comfort. Let the dreamy nights begin!