What is the difference between a Jersey Sleeping Bag and a Sheeting Sleeping Bag?

Our Jersey Sleeping Bag is a slim-fit design with a stretchy jersey organic cotton fabric, and recommended as baby's first sleeping bag once they start showing signs of rolling. Our Sheeting Sleeping Bag is a wide-fit design in a woven non-stretch organic cotton (like the sheets on your bed), with stretchy panel inserts for ergonomic movement. The Sheeting Bag is recommended for older infants or younger toddlers who need more room in their pouch.

What age does my child need to be to fit the Sleeping Bags?

Both the Jersey Sleeping Bag and the Sheeting Sleeping Bag can be used from around 3 months old, or over 6kg. They are not suitable for newborn babies. Please buy the appropriate size for your child’s weight (see our Size Guide for more information).

Why don't the lower TOGs have sleeves on the Bags?

Your baby regulates their body temperature through their arms when sleeping. In warmer rooms, your babies arms should remain uncovered to help them stay cool and prevent overheating. In cooler rooms where the temperature is below 19°C, the use of a light sleeve can help your child stay warm during sleep. Therefore, only our 3.5 TOG pouches have a sleeve with a 1.0 TOG rating, suitable for room temperatures of 14°C–20°C.

Does my child need sleeves on their sleeping bag to be warm?

No. Only in cooler rooms would we recommend a sleeve on a sleeping bag. In rooms 19°C and above, a warm layer underneath your child's sleeveless bag will be enough to keep them warm during sleep. Remember, it is normal for your child's hands to feel cold during sleep. As long as the nape of their neck and chest is warm and dry to touch, they will be comfortable.

Do I use blankets on top of the Sleeping Bag?

Our Sleeping Bags are TOG rated meaning they have an insulation grade making them warm enough to use for sleep without loose bedding and are designed to replace blankets. It is recommended by safe sleep guidelines to sleep your child with their face and head uncovered in their cot, free from loose bedding, pillows and toys.

What should my child wear under a Sleeping Bag?

This will vary from a nappy (or underwear for toilet-trained toddlers), through to bodywear or a warm Layer (onesie or pyjamas) depending on the room temperature. Follow our Room Thermometer and Dressing Guide (included in your packaging) to layer appropriately underneath, according to your room temperature and what TOG pouch you use. ergoPouch's under Layers are also TOG rated to help make dressing for sleep easy.

How many Sleeping Bags do I need?

We recommend two lighter TOG bags, and two warmer TOG bags to see you through day and night sleeping. Having two in each TOG provides one for wear if one is in the wash.

What is the difference between 0.2 TOG and 0.3 TOG? Which is better for hot weather sleeping?

For warm rooms above 24°C, we recommend either a 0.2 TOG (Jersey) or 0.3 TOG (Sheeting) bag. Note, there is no warmth difference between a 0.2 and 0.3 TOG bag; they simply have different TOG ratings due to their different fabrics.

When should I stop using Sleeping Bags?

This is a personal choice. You may find your toddler is ready to transition from a Sleeping Bag to a Sleep Suit Bag or Sleep Onesie once they start walking and want more leg freedom in the cot. However, many children continue to wear a Sleeping Bag right up until they transition to a big bed with blankets (not before 2 years of age). Follow our Cot-to-Bed Transition Guide if you need help with this. Once your child is comfortable with blankets, they can stop using their pouch. Our customers tell us this usually happens anytime between 2.5–4 years of age.