Is my child too hot or too cold?

Is my child too hot or too cold?

One of the hardest things about having a child is knowing whether your child is too hot or cold. And I still struggled until I encountered this image.

When I became a mother more than two years ago, I was very uncertain about the temperature of my newborn. Would he be okay if I'd put him in his sleeper pocket in his bed? Or would he stare, freezing cold, at the ceiling all night if I do not dress him in his pajamas? 

I needed a real solid guide, and then I found this handy image.

TOG value
TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade. It's a way to indicate the warmth of a sleeping bag or blanket. The value is somewhere between 0 and 4. The higher the value, the warmer. Because it is very dangerous if your baby is too hot, it is always advisable to choose the correct TOG value.

Opinions can vary, so this list is not cast-iron, but merely a solid guide. The truth is a bit in the middle and everybody, despite these types of lists, must use his common sense as well. Do you have a baby that sweats fast? Put him only in a diaper. If he likes pyjamas, go for it.

Tags: Baby

Leave a comment on this article

comments (0)