What is a TOG rating?

What is a TOG rating?

Posted by Love to Dream / Sleep Centre on on 9th Jul 2019

What is a TOG Rating?

You may have noticed TOG ratings listed on our products and packaging. What exactly does TOG mean? TOG stands for ‘Thermal Overall Grade’, which is a unit of measurement used to calculate the thermal insulation of a product, usually in the textile industry.

Our swaddles and sleep bags are given a TOG rating according to the warmth they provide. Basically the higher the TOG, the warmer the product.

To help parents understand which TOG values are right for differing room temperatures, a set of guidelines has been established as per below:

Less than 1.0 TOG: room temperature 24°C to 27°C

to 1.0 TOG: room temperature 20°C to 24°C

to 2.5 TOG: room temperature 16°C to 20°C

3.5 TOG and greater:  room temperature 16°C & below

The table below provides you with guidelines around how to dress your baby based on the room temperature. The table should be used as a guide only and the caregiver needs to use their own discretion when dressing their baby for sleep time.

Please note: It is really important that you take into account all external factors when determining which TOG rating should be used. These external factors include, but are not limited to, the type and quantity of clothing that the baby has on, the baby's general health and well being, the temperature of the baby’s bedroom and if this may change throughout the night or day. All these factors may vary in the same way as it does for adults.

It is important to check your baby regularly to ensure that they are comfortable and that they do not overheat.