Explanation TOG values


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Heat and TOG values ​​of sleeping bags generally

Below you will find a guideline for the use of the correct TOG values. However, this is an advice. The right choice also depends on the ambient temperature and the body heat for your baby.

Roughly you can keep the following. A sleeping bag of 3.5 TOG is very warm (say eskimo material) a sleeping bag of 0.2 TOG is very thin (suitable for warm nights in the summer). You can of course also vary with the layers of clothing. Only a romper or when it is colder a pajamas. So you have enough of 2 sleeping things with 2 different TOG values. Take a look at your feeling and check whether your baby is too hot or too cold and adjust the layers + any sleeping bag.

Specifically: a sleeping bag with a TOG of 2.3 / 2.5 is ideal for a bedroom with a temperature between 16 and 20 °. Is your room warmer then you go to a sleeping bag with a lower TOG value (1). If your room is fresher, go to a sleeping bag with a higher TOG value.
Season Temperature room TOG value advice
Summer 20 - 24 degrees 1.0 or lower
Spring / autumn 18 - 21 degrees 1.3, 1.7
Winter 16 - 20 degrees or colder 2.3, 2.5 or higher

In addition, it is stated with each sleeping bag which season it is suitable for. This way you can make your choice even easier.

Handy facts about the Togwaarde:
  • The TOG (Thermal Overall Grade) that the VBKV will use in the Netherlands runs from 0 to 4
  • The higher the TOG value, the warmer the product.
  • The TOG value therefore does not apply outdoors at room temperature.
  • The overheating of babies can be risky. Always choose the correct Tog value.

TOG values ​​Jollein

Your child must be nice and warm. But too hot is not good either. Choose a combination of clothing and bed linen with a maximum TOG value that matches the room temperature.

Room temperature Maximum TOG value (total) Bed linen / textiles
16-19 ° C 2.5 diaper + romper + blanket
20-22 ° C 2.0 diaper + romper / sheet + blanket
23-24 ° C 1.0 diaper + romper / sheet
+24 ° C 0.5 only diaper


Several Jollein articles have already been tested for the TOG value and more and more are being added. Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date test results.

Test results Jollein

Product TOG value
Blanket cotton 1.1
Duo blanket cotton only 0.8
Duo blanket cotton double 1.6
Cable blanket 0.6
Cable blanket 4-seasons 2.4
Sleeping bag summer jersey 0.6
Sleeping bag winter jersey 2.2
Sleeping bag summer hydrophilic 0.7


TOG values ​​Lodger

The ideal TOG value

First of all, it is important to ensure a constant room temperature of between 16 and 20 ° C. This graph shows at what temperature you what TOG value you may use up!

The guideline is as follows: at an average room temperature of 16 -20 ° C, a TOG value of 2.5 to max 3.0 TOG must be maintained. By making a simple addition based on the above table you can check whether your child is dressed too warm or too cold.

At Lodger we have our materials tested for their TOG values. The Hopper Sleeveless has a TOG value of 0.5. This means that it can be used well at a room temperature between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius. The Lodger sleeping bag has a TOG value of 2.5. This means that it can be used well at a room temperature between 13 and 18 degrees Celsius.

You can increase the TOG value by putting your child on a long-sleeved romper or pajamas under the Hopper or by using a blanket such as Lodger's Dreamer.

Note: It is important to keep checking comfort on the neck and feet. The skin should not feel clammy or cold. The above values ​​are based on babies who can keep themselves warm. Every child is different so pay attention to the heat regulation of your child. In addition, always ensure that the bed is made up in accordance with the guidelines that apply to safe sleeping. Always check in the neck of your child if it feels too cold or too warm, the above table remains a guideline.