Winter is a beautiful season with plenty to look forward to, from fresh snowfall to the holidays. But, while sipping hot cocoa by a crackling wood fire and breathing in the mouth-watering aroma of gingerbread baking in the oven are all wonderful parts of the season, shivering under the covers on freezing-cold nights can have you yearning for spring or summer. Depending on where you live, winter may mean making a lot of adjustments to how you dress and bundle up for sleep to stay warm throughout the night. When you have little ones to care for, you have a lot more to worry about. Babies can’t regulate their body temperatures as well as adults can, meaning they’re much more susceptible to the cold and the heat. They key to making sure everyone—including the littlest members of your family—is comfortably warm all night? Layers and a super breathable fabric—like bamboo.
While the urge to keep your baby as warmly bundled as possible is understandable, your baby can’t tell you when they’re feeling too hot. Studies have found that overheating may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). To make sure your little one is at a comfortable temperature at night, use the temperature in their nursery and the TOG system to ensure that they’re not too cold or too hot. TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade, which is a unit of measurement used to calculate insulation and warmth or products.
Our sleep bags come in three TOGs: 0.5 TOG, 1.0 TOG, and 2.5 TOG. If your nursery is between 61℉ to 68℉ in the winter, you’ll want to use a 2.5 TOG sleep bag. You can dress your baby in a long sleeve romper, footie, or longall underneath, to keep their arms covered and warm. If your nursery temperature is warmer than 68℉, you can simply opt for our full-body, 1.0 TOG sleep solution: the slumbersuit. With both arms and legs covered, your little one will feel warm and secure. For more tips on how to decide what TOG your baby needs, you can read our blog post here.
To keep your toddler warm on chilly nights, you can layer them in long sleeve pajamas with a 2.5 TOG sleep bag walker. The sleep bag walker is a wearable blanket, just like a sleep bag, but it has leg holes so your toddler can walk freely. This is also perfect for them to wear on winter mornings, even when they’re out of bed. If your little one is a fan of cuddling with a blanket at night, but you’re worried about them kicking it off in their sleep, you can opt for a 1.0 TOG sleep bag walker and a 1.0 TOG blanket, or a 2.5 TOG blanket, depending on the temperature of your nursery. Another option is to layer your toddler in their long sleeve pajamas and a slumbersuit, which covers both arms and legs in plush 1.0 TOG blanket material.
- Toddler long sleeve pajama set
- 1.0 TOG sleep bag walker
- 2.5 TOG sleep bag walker
- 1.0 TOG toddler blanket
- 2.5 TOG toddler blanket
Who ever said Kyte was only for babies and kids to enjoy? Our women’s jogger pajama set is lightweight enough to prevent overheating, but warm enough to feel cozy—even in the winter. If you run warm or you want something more nursing-friendly, you can use our women’s relaxed fit V-neck and women’s lounge pants as your pajamas. Then, snuggle up under a 1.0 or 2.5 TOG adult quilted blanket. Even better, take a leaf out of your little one’s book, and get yourself an adult sleep bag walker so you can live your best cozy life!
- Women’s jogger pajama set
- Women’s relaxed fit V-neck
- Women’s lounge pants
- 1.0 TOG adult quilted blanket
- 2.5 TOG adult quilted blanket
- Adult sleep bag walker
Get Dad a jogger pajama set to match your own, and soon it’ll be the only thing he’ll ever want to wear. Long sleeves and long pants keep the whole body cozy and warm, while breathable bamboo fabric makes overheating a thing of the past. If he’s more of a wear-a-t-shirt-to-bed kind of person, the men’s crew neck is buttery soft and comfortable enough for both sleepwear and daywear. Pair it with our men’s lounge pants for the ultimate sleepwear set. For warm sleepers, a 2.5 TOG adult quilted blanket is plush and thick, while staying breathable. For those who run cold, a 1.0 TOG adult quilted blanket may be just what you need on top of your regular duvet for maximum warmth.