Sleepwear Layering Guide

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

Wool'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 help choose the most suitable merino wool sleeping bag.  In saying that, our Pink Blossom, Baby Blue and Soft Grey fabric has been measured at 0.4 TOG, and so a range of 0.2 to 0.6 TOG may help you compare with non-wool sleep products.

The charts below for each sleep product 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.