Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:52 pm
Post subject: Which sleeping bag for the summer
Hi, my 13 month old is in a 2.5 tog sleeping bag, but now it's getting warmer should I buy a lower tog bag? If so should I get a 1.5 tog or a lower one? I live in England and his bedroom was 23c last night. Going on the basis of last year we can manage to keep it below 25c.
He won't use blankets as he moves around his cot so much. He often ends of laying across his cot lol.
Any advice on the tog ratings would be great. Thanks.
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:35 pm
George had a 1 tog in the middle of the Summer. Just checked grobag sleep guide and it recommends 2.5 tog all year round 16 - 23 degrees. 1 tog daytime naps/summer 21 - 25 degrees. 0.5 tog Holidays and heatwaves 24 - 27 degrees.
If you buy a grobag then it comes with a thermoter and guide to which tog and what to wear. It's in sleeping Babies room so I can't go and check.
What time of night was it 23 degrees as the temp can still drop at night this time of year. If it was me I'd use the 2.5 tog bag for a bit longer and adjust his clothing level.
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:54 pm
I have my little man in a 1.5. When I go and check on him when I go to bed I pull his overs over him. When he wakes of a morning he has no covers on so the 1.5 must be fine. I'm hoping to take him out if a bag at the end of the summer.
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:29 am
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:36 am
My LO was a pest for not keeping covers on her so I had her in a bag the entire year through.
Cant remember what tog I used for the summer months but I do remember it was like a sheet material, didn't have any kind of padding at all then I'd just put her in a thin baby grow or PJ's. Her room was really warm anyway so I didn't want anything with any kind of weight to it through the summer months so the thin material worked great for us!
Bought it from Mothercare so I'm assuming that they see it fit to use. My sister had her LO kast May and when she was about 3 months old (August time) and it was really warm of a night her HV actually told her to continue to wrap her up or use the normal weight bag. First night of doing it the baby was soaking wet through with sweat......I'd just get a couple of weighted bags and judge for yourself hun.
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:13 am
My little girl won't sleep if her feet are covered so I have the constant problem of adjusting blankets
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