Sleepwear Layering Guide

Dressing your child for sleep can be tricky.  We have created this guide to help you clothe your child if they are sleeping in one of our swaddle bags or sleeping bags.  

Wool is the "miracle fibre" and it's unique thermoregulating ability helps the wearer keep warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which is why a TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) value measuring a fibre's ability to trap air, may not be the best measure to compare wool with non-wool sleeping bags.  Other fibres do not have the ability to thermoregulate, and they may not be breathable like wool.

However, to help you compare with other sleeping bag brands, we've had our Pink Blossom, Baby Blue and Soft Grey fabric tested and it measures 0.4 TOG.  If you are using our newborn swaddle bag, the swaddle feature means the fabric is layered over baby's upper body, so please keep this in mind when dressing baby according to your nursery temperature.

The charts below for each of our newborn swaddles and sleeping bags are guides only as the carer is responsible for dressing baby or toddler for sleep and should take into consideration the room temperature, any wind drafts, baby's overall health, the fibre composition and weight of baby's clothing, and the material the mattress and bedding are made from.

To check baby's temperature, Red Nose recommends:  feel baby's tummy, which should feel warm, and don't worry if baby's hands and feet feel cold - this is normal.  If your baby shows signs of heat stress, such as flushed and clammy skin, remove some bedding or clothing and offer fluids such as breast milk for your baby or water for older children.