• ergoPouch - What to Wear Dressing & TOG Ratings Guide

    TOG ratings
    & your dressing guide

    TOG ratings & your dressing guide 

What should baby wear to bed?

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. We aim to take the guesswork out of choosing the right sleeping garment for your baby through our TOG-rated, organic breathable products and Dressing Guide.

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, and you can use our TOG rating chart below as a temperature guide for dressing babies for sleep.

All ergoPouch sleepwear is TOG-rated and made with organic, breathable natural fibres to ensure your baby can maintain an even body temperature, resulting in a safe and comfortable sleep for your mini — perfect for hot summer nights and cold winter nights!

Every ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Sleep Suit Bag, and Sleep Onesie comes with a FREE Room Thermometer and Dressing Guide to keep in your little one’s room.

What is a TOG rating?

How to use the

TOG Rating Chart for pouches

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Step One

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).

Step Two

Use the TOG chart to match your room temperature with the appropriate TOG in the left column.

Step Three

Choose the right corresponding TOG-rated product in a 0.2/0.3 TOG, 1.0 TOG or 2.5 TOG swaddle, jersey sleeping bag, sleep suit bag or sleep onesie, depending on your child's age, size and developmental milestone stage.

Step Four

Follow the guide to layer the right undergarments (pyjamas and onesies/bodysuits etc) underneath.

Please note: 

Our TOG chart is 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. ergoPouch Arm Warmers can also be used in conjunction with our pouches.

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How to use the

TOG Guide for the Baby Tuck Sheet

Baby Tuck Sheet

The Baby Tuck Sheet is a TOG-rated, safe alternative to loose bedding in the crib or cot.

Why are there two guides?

Most ergoPouch parents are familiar with our green Dressing Guide which comes with all of our pouches and provides guidance on how to match our bodywear, layers and pyjamas with our pouches for the right sleepwear outfit based on the temperature.

We have recently introduced a tan Dressing Guide which only comes with our Baby Tuck Sheets. This is because the Tuck Sheet adds an additional layer of warmth to your baby’s sleeping environment. Like all of our sleepwear, it is TOG-rated so that it easily slots into our recommended sleepwear combinations.

Why are there two guides?

Which ergoPouch product is right for my child?

As your child grows and develops, so too does their style of sleeping. ergoPouch products are designed towards the age, developmental milestone and physiology of children aged newborn – 6 years old, and the different sleep needs and challenges your child will have during this timeline.

We can suggest an ergoPouch product for every milestone in the first five years and beyond. Use our handy Milestones Chart to help you decide which products are best for your child at their current age throughout all seasons. The green flags indicate a typical journey through the range based on standard developmental milestones.

TOG chart for the ergoPouch Baby Tuck Sheet TOG chart for the ergoPouch Baby Tuck Sheet