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|| TIP TUESDAY #2 ||

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Week 2 of Tip Tuesday and I've got a good one for you. 

Have you ever looked at sleeping bags labels and wondered what the friggidy dig the TOG rating is? I mean, how on earth does my thread bare, saggy round the bum, doesn't contain the knockers anymore swimsuit have anything to do with sleeping bags?

Well people, you'll be as surprised as I was to learn that a TOG rating has nothing to do with budgie smugglers.

The tog is a measure of thermal resistance of a unit area, also known as thermal insulance. It is commonly used in the textile industry and often seen quoted on, for example, duvets and carpet underlay. ... (Thanks Aunt Wiki).

So how does it apply to sleeping bags? Well, you work out the temperature of the baby's room and match it to the weight of sleeping bag that is best for your baby based on the tog rating.

For example, if we are talking about the Merino KidsGo Go bags, the following applies;

Standard Weight - room temp 18-30 degrees / tog rating 0.7-1.7

Duvet Weight - room temp 15-20 degrees / tog rating 1.4-2.3

Sherpa Weight - room temp 12-18 degrees / tog rating 2.5-3.5

Don't forget that 16-20 degrees is the ideal room temperature range for baby and that there are many variables to consider in terms of room temp and the number of layers your baby is wearing.

And now check me out, keeping a promise and dropping a handy tip into your inbox on a Tuesday for two weeks straight. I am nothing if not reliable. And let's all just be really grateful the tog rating isn't some kind of sick middle of the night swimwear competition.

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