How to Choose the Right TOG

How to Choose the Right TOG

Being a parent is truly the toughest job in the world, and priority number one is keeping our babies safe, happy, and comfortable. 

Sleep is a big part of our babies overall well being. It’s important to follow all the safety guidelines, and a huge part of safe sleep is making sure our little bundles of joy are properly dressed and covered. Keep in mind that babies, especially newborns, have a difficult time regulating their own body temperature, so it's also important that you maintain the right temperature in your baby’s room. Hallelujah for Sleep Bags! Sleep bags give parents the peace of mind that their babies are cozy, warm, (but not too warm) and comfortable. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right sleep bag. This will help keep your baby safe and help them sleep better, which means that you will sleep better too. 

günamüna has three different sleep bags: one for warmer temperatures, one for mild temperatures, and one for cooler temperatures. The warmth of these sleep bags is referred to as their TOG. TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade. Essentially, the TOG rating is how insulated a garment or blanket is; the higher the number, the warmer the sleep bag. 

Choose your TOG based on the temperature of the room where your baby sleeps. Even if you live in balmy Florida and it’s 100°F, but you keep your house at a cool 64°F, you should choose the warmest sleep bag option: the 2.6 TOG. (The temperature outside doesn’t matter unless it impacts the temperature inside your home.)

0.5 TOG:

This sleep bag keeps your little one cool but covered. It is a breathable and light duvet that’s designed for temperatures of 74°-78°F. 

1.0 TOG: 

This sleep bag is designed for mild temperatures of 70°-73°F. Most pediatricians recommend that you keep your house between 68°-72°F; so if you are able to follow this recommendation, then this is the right sleep bag for your baby. 

2.6 TOG: 

Do you spend your evenings cuddled on the couch under a pile of blankets? Then this cozy TOG is the one you want! This is the warmest and snuggliest Sleep Bag for those colder winter months when everyone needs extra layers. It’s designed for temperatures between 58°-70°F.

Depending on the temperature of your house, you may want two sleep bags: one for naps when the house is a bit warmer and one for nighttime when it’s a bit cooler. 

At günamüna we keep things super safe, super soft, and super cozy. You and your baby need sleep, so we’ll handle the night shift. 

Love, günamüna