The transition of summer to fall not only means colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and pumpkin spice everything, it also means it’s time to start stepping up your baby’s Sleep Bag thickness. Your baby has probably been sleeping peacefully in a Kyte Baby Footie or a .5 TOG Sleep Bag during the warm summer nights, but as the air cools down, you should have 1.0 and 2.5 TOG Sleep Bags on your mind.
The Differences in Kyte BABY TOG
If you’re new to the world of TOG the quick definition is the ability of a fabric to keep your baby warm. A TOG rating is an easy way to determine what your baby should be sleeping in based on the ambient temperature in her nursery. It helps take the guesswork out of selecting your baby’s nightly pajamas. The higher the TOG rating, the warmer your baby will be.
Selecting The Right Level of Comfort
Kyte BABY offers three different TOG ratings, .5, 1.0 and 2.5. If you’re unsure when to use each rating, please refer to the TOG Rating Chart and base it off the average nightly temperature of your baby’s nursery. You should keep in mind each baby has a different comfort level and these guidelines are only suggestions. Some babies may need a heavier TOG at warmer temperatures than others and some may not need the higher TOG rating until temperatures are much cooler.
The best way to check your baby’s warmth at night is by lightly touching his bare chest to gauge his temperature. Don’t judge based on feeling his feet or hands as they tend to be cooler than his actual body temperature. If you need to make finer adjustments to keep him sleeping peacefully through the night, you can use any combination of Kyte BABY Onsies, Footies, or Rompers to layer underneath the Sleep Bag.
Using the 2.5 Sleep Bag
With the highest TOG rating that Kyte BABY offers, the 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag is made for keeping your baby cozy during the chilliest of parts of the year. We’re talking about the sledding and hot chocolate months of the winter. 2.5 TOG Sleep Bags are recommended for use when the nursery temperature is 68ºF (20º C) or less. You can then adjust for cooler temperatures by using Rompers or Footies underneath the Sleep Bag for added warmth and comfort.
Fortunately, the drop in temperature is typically a gradual process. Your change to a 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag should be gradual as well. After all, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep Guidelines, overheating is one of the concerns that can lead to SIDS. Let’s put it this way, we don’t typically go straight for the down puffy coat with the first cool fall breeze do we? You can walk your baby through the different Sleep Bags by adjusting the layering underneath and then stepping up the TOG rating as needed. For more ideas on layering check out Kyte BABY Stories.
Warmth and Comfort For Many Ages
Kyte BABY 2.5 Sleep Bags are meant for more than just your infant. They come in sizes up to 24 months. This means your baby can stay cozy in the warm softness of Kyte BABY Sleep Bags for multiple winters!