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    TOG ratings
    & your dressing guide

    TOG ratings & your dressing guide 

What should baby wear to bed?

How often do you ask yourself if your baby is too warm/too cold/just right?! It's the eternal parenting question and one that a parent frets over several times a day (and night), especially for naps and sleeping. We aim to take the guesswork out of choosing the right sleeping garment for your baby through our TOG-rated, organic breathable products and Dressing Guide.

What is a TOG rating?

TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding. Put simply, the lower the TOG rating the lighter the fabric. The higher the rating, the more padded and insulated it is for warmth. TOG-rated fabrics are important as your baby cannot regulate their temperature like adults can.

All ergoPouch sleepwear is TOG-rated and made with organic, breathable natural fibres to ensure your baby can maintain an even body temperature, resulting in a safe and comfortable sleep for your mini — perfect for hot summer nights and cold winter nights!

Every ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Sleep Suit Bag, and Sleep Onesie comes with a FREE Room Thermometer and Dressing Guide to keep in your little one’s room.

What is a TOG rating?

How to use the

TOG Guide for pouches

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Step One

Determine the temperature of the room your baby sleeps in using the thermometer strip (this can change over the course of the day and night).

Step Two

Use the table to match your room temperature with the appropriate TOG in the left column.

Step Three

Choose the right corresponding TOG-rated product in a swaddle, sleeping bag, sleep suit bag, or sleep onesie, depending on your child's age, size and developmental milestone stage.

Step Four

Follow the guide to layer the right undergarments (pyjamas and singlets/bodysuits etc) underneath.

Please note: 

Designed for use with ergoPouch products only. Keep a dressing guide wherever your baby sleeps. The dressing guide is intended as a guide only.  Please consider other factors such as illness, air-conditioning/heating and whether your baby tends to run hot or cold in general. ergoPouch Arm Warmers can also be used in conjunction with our pouches.


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How to use the

TOG Guide for the Baby Tuck Sheet

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Step One

Determine the temperature of the room your baby sleeps in using the thermometer strip (this can change over the course of the day and night).

Step Two

Use the table to match your room temperature with the appropriate TOG in the left column.

Step Three

Choose the right corresponding TOG-rated product in a swaddle, sleeping bag, sleep suit bag, or sleep onesie, depending on your child's age, size and developmental milestone stage.

Step Four

Follow the guide to choose whether you use the 0.2 TOG or 1.0 TOG side of the Baby Tuck Sheet, and which undergarments (pyjamas and singlets/bodysuits etc) should be used underneath.

Please note: 

Designed for use with ergoPouch products only. Keep a dressing guide wherever your baby sleeps. The dressing guide is intended as a guide only. Please consider other factors such as illness, air-conditioning/heating and whether your baby tends to run hot or cold in general.


Why are there two guides?

Most ergoPouch parents are familiar with our green Dressing Guide which comes with all of our pouches and provides guidance on how to match our bodywear, layers and pyjamas with our pouches for the right sleepwear outfit based on the temperature.

We have recently introduced a tan Dressing Guide which only comes with our Baby Tuck Sheets. This is because the Tuck Sheet adds an additional layer of warmth to your baby’s sleeping environment. Like all of our sleepwear, it is TOG-rated so that it easily slots into our recommended sleepwear combinations.

Why are there two guides?

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What about the Quilt TOG ratings?

Our Convertible Cotton Quilt comprises different TOG-rated halves that zip together or apart for use in the cot and big bed.

The Light Half is rated as 3.5 TOG and 350GSM and is recommended for room temperatures 21ºC or more. The Warm Half is rated as 7.0 TOG and 500 GSM and is recommended for room temperatures 20ºC or less.

The Single Size quilt is designed for year-round use, with a light half and a warm half. The Demi / Cot Size is available for purchase in both light and warm weights, and features zips down both sides, so that it can later be connected to another Demi Quilt to become full-size quilt suitable for a single bed.

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What about the Quilt TOG ratings?

What’s the difference between TOG and GSM ratings in bedding?

TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and it is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding.

GSM stands for Grams per Square Metre and is a unit of measurement of the weight and density of a fabric.

When comparing quilts of different fabrication, it is better to compare TOG ratings than GSM, as fibres trap and distribute heat differently to each other. It may confuse some parents that 3.5 TOG is the warmest TOG rating on our sleeping bags and sleep suits, but the coolest TOG rating on our Cotton Quilts. This is because a sleeping bag traps body heat much more efficiently and therefore keeps your child warmer than a quilt which allows more airflow.

What’s the difference between TOG and GSM ratings in bedding?

Which ergoPouch product is right for my child?


As your child grows and develops, so too does their style of sleeping. ergoPouch products are designed towards the age, developmental milestone and physiology of children aged newborn – 6 years old, and the different sleep needs and challenges your child will have during this timeline.

We can suggest an ergoPouch product for every milestone in the first six years and beyond. Use our handy Milestones Chart to help you decide which products are best for your child at their current age throughout all seasons. The green flags indicate a typical journey through the range based on standard developmental milestones.


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