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Tog Rating Guide

It is well known that babies cannot regulate their own temperature in their first month and they rely on you to ensure that they are not too hot or cold until they are able to tell you for themselves. Overheating is also known to be a factor in cot death, therefore it is really important to ensure your baby is at the right temperature and for you to know how hot (or cold) the clothes or blankets you put on your baby will make them.

Tog Ratings?

The British "T0G" value is the international standard measurement of all blankets' thermal effectiveness (how well it keeps you warm). The higher the TOG number the greater the warmth provided by that product.

It is also important to understand that adults generally use duvets that are a higher rating that ones that babies should be using. This is especially important to remember if you have your baby in your bed with you for example an adult winter duvet is usually between 10 and 15 TOGs and a summer duvet around 4.5 TOGs. Experts recommend that quilts for babies and young children above 1 year should be no more than 4 TOGs.

The following are a guide to which TOG rating you should use for your baby;

2.5 Tog – Use all year round, except in hot weather

0.5 Tog – Lightweight – for use in warmer nurseries or in hot weather

You must also consider the effect that your central or other heating has on your baby’s temperature. If you keep your home really warm even in winter then you may need to use a lower TOG rating.

YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH VISITOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A TOG RATING CHART AND GIVE FURTHER ADVICE IF YOU ASK THEM. THE GUIDE THAT THEY PROVIDE ALSO DETAILS APPROXIMATE TOG VALUES FOR EACH ITEM OF CLOTHING.