What is a TOG?

What is a TOG?

What does TOG mean?

TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade - put simply it's a measure of how warm an item of clothing is. The higher the number the warmer the feel.

In Australia, typically our baby clothing ranges from around 0.2 TOG up to 1.0 TOG, although the majority of onesies are typically around 0.2 TOG (if they're not labeled - looking at you Bonds!). Our sleep suits are typically around 0.2 TOG up to 3.5 TOG.

What do I do with the TOG number?

The TOG is a great way to try and bring some consistency to dressing your baby for sleep. Typically the recommendation given to us is "dress them with one extra layer than you'd dress yourself". While that sounds great on the surface, it doesn't take long to realise that even two adults in the same house can dress wildly differently for the current temperature.

Enter the TOG chart

The TOG chart is an attempt at mapping the rough temperature to a warmth level, giving some consistency around how to dress your baby for sleep.

If you find the above chart a little confusing (like most), check out our how-to guide on reading the TOG chart.

If you'd like some more information on getting your baby ready for sleep check out our how-to guide with some handy tips and tricks on getting your baby ready for sleep.

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