Woolbabe clothing guide - What to dress baby in at night

It can drive parents crazy trying to decide what clothing to dress their child in when it's either really warm or really cold. In fact we get questions about this year round, as lots of babies are very sensitive to being at just the right temperature. And this is a topic that keeps lots of mums awake at night!

Overall we find woolbabe sleeping bags very forgiving about what you dress your baby in. The 100% natural fabric means you can use the bags in a very wide range of temperatures as the wool content helps regulature your child's temperature and also absorbs moisture, wicking it away from the skin.

However it makes life much easier if you have some idea of what clothing will work as a starting point.

Baby Dressing Guides for Your Woolbabe

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Woolbabe baby in bodysuit and duvet woolbabe - How to dress baby at night

Handy tip for winter!

Adding wool socks (such as our gorgeous Lamington merino socks) is a great way to add additional warmth without more layers.

 

Each woolbabe comes with a room thermomter

Every Woolbabe sleeping bag comes with a handy room thermometer that indicates the ambient temperature. On the back of the thermometer is a clothing guide.

It's good to note that every baby and child is different and it's important not to overheat your baby. The guides below are just that, guides, use them as a starting point and adjust accordingly, making sure to check that they are not too hot or too cold.

As with bedding we recommend using natural fibre clothing or sleepwear with your Woolbabe, such as Merino, which is excellent at wicking away moisture when it's hot and retaining warmth when it's cold, or 100% cotton. 

  

Woolbabe with Sleeves (Winter weight)

Merino & organic cotton blend outer, 100% Merino fill with100% cotton lining. Two layers of Merino & organic cotton blend on the arm sleeves.

Please note that the World Health Organisation recommend that children do not sleep in rooms colder than 16 degrees, so we recommend using a heater on low if your children's room gets below 16 degrees.

Sizing Dimensions     

Room Temperature

Sleeved Woolbabe

30-32°C  (86-89°F)

 

28-30°C  (82-86°F)

 

26-28°C  (79-82°F)

 

24-26°C  (75-79°F)

 

22-24°C  (72-75°F)

 

20-22°C  (68-72°F)

Short-sleeve bodysuit

18-20°C  (64-68°F)

Long Sleeve Bodysuit

16-18°C  (61-64°F)

Long-sleeve bodysuit and pants

14-16°C  (57-61°F)

Long-sleeve bodysuit, top, pants & wool socks

 

Note: This is a guide only. It is important not to overheat your baby. The best guide is to consider whether the heating, bedding and clothing would add up to a comfortable sleeping temperature for you. The ideal room temperature for children is 16 to 20 degrees celcius, with 18 degrees considered perfect! Please consult your medical professional for further advice if required.

   

Duvet Weight Woolbabe (Winter weight)

Merino & organic cotton blend outer, 100% Merino fill with100% cotton lining

Please note that the World Health Organisation recommend that children do not sleep in rooms colder than 16 degrees, so we recommend using a heater on low if your children's room gets below 16 degrees.

Sizing Dimensions     

Room Temperature

Duvet weight Woolbabe

30-32°C

 

28-30°C

 

26-28°C 

 

24-26°C

 

22-24°C

 

20-22°C

Long-sleeve bodysuit

18-20°C

Long Sleeve Bodysuit & Pants

16-18°C

Long-sleeve bodysuit, top, pants & wool socks

14-16°C

Long-sleeve bodysuit, 2xtops, pants & wool socks

  

Note: This is a guide only. It is important not to overheat your baby. The best guide is to consider whether the heating, bedding and clothing would add up to a comfortable sleeping temperature for you. The ideal room temperature for children is 16 to 20 degrees celcius, with 18 degrees considered perfect! Please consult your medical professional for further advice if required.

  

3-Seasons Woolbabe (Mid-weight)

2-layers of Merino & organic cotton blend

Sizing Dimensions     

Room Temperature

3-Seasons Woolbabe

30-32°C

 

28-30°C

Nappy

26-28°C 

Nappy or Singlet

24-26°C

Short-sleeve bodysuit

22-24°C

Long-sleeve bodysuit

20-22°C

Long-sleeve bodysuit & pants

18-20°C

Long Sleeve Bodysuit, top & pants

16-18°C

 

14-16°C

 

  

Note: This is a guide only. It is important not to overheat your baby. The best guide is to consider whether the heating, bedding and clothing would add up to a comfortable sleeping temperature for you. The ideal room temperature for children is 16 to 20 degrees celcius, with 18 degrees considered perfect! Please consult your medical professional for further advice if required.

  

Summer Woolbabe (Lightweight)

(1 layer of Merino & organic cotton blend)

Sizing Dimensions     

Room Temperature

Summer Woolbabe

30-32°C  

Nappy

28-30°C

Singlet

26-28°C 

Short-sleeve bodysuit

24-26°C

Short-sleeve bodysuit

22-24°C

 

20-22°C

 

18-20°C

 

16-18°C

 

14-16°C

 

  

Note: This is a guide only. It is important not to overheat your baby. The best guide is to consider whether the heating, bedding and clothing would add up to a comfortable sleeping temperature for you. The ideal room temperature for children is 16 to 20 degrees celcius, with 18 degrees considered perfect! Please consult your medical professional for further advice if required.

 

 

Sleeping Bag & Clothing Guide Comparison

If you are choosing between a Tog rated sleeping bag and a natural fibre Woolbabe the following chart will help you to choose a sleeping bag that is suitable for the temperature of the room which baby will be sleeping in, and show how broad a temperature range it can be used in. By adjusting the clothing that baby wears inside the sleeping bag you'll help to make baby more comfortable at different room temperatures. Try to keep baby's room temperature below 27 degrees so that they don't overheat. If the room temperature drops and baby is waking up from the cold choose a warmer weight sleeping bag. Sleeping bags like the Woolbabe are fantastic at adjusting to a wider range of room temperatures because their wool content is naturally temperature regulating.

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14-16 C

16-18 C

18-20

20-22

22-24

24-26

26-28

28+

0.2 - 0.6 TOG rated 

(such as ErgoPouch, Love to Dream or Gro Bag)

(or merino Lightweight Summer bag)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sleep Store -Sleeping Bag and Short Sleeve Body Suit for Room Temperatures 24-26 Degrees 

Summer Weight Sleeping Bag and Short Sleeve Body Suit for Room Temperatures 26-28 Degrees

Summer Weight Sleeping Bag, Singlet and/or Nappy Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 28+

 

14-16 C

16-18 C

18-20

20-22

22-24

24-26

26-28

28+


1.0 TOG rated

(Such as ErgoPouch or Gro Bag)

(or merino Midweight 3 Seasons bag)

 

 

1.0 TOG rated or midweight  Sleeping Bag, with long sleeve bodysuit and full length bodysuit icons for Baby Room Temperature of 18-20 degrees

1.0 TOG rated or midweight Sleeping Bag with full length bodysuit Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 20-22

 

Midweight or 1.0 Tog rated Sleeping Bag with Long Sleeve Bodysuit Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 22-24

 

 

Midweight or 1.0 TOG rated Sleeping Bag, Short Sleeve Bodysuit Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 24-26 

Midweight, 1.0 TOG Sleeping Bag with Singlet and/or Nappy Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 26-28 degrees

1.0 TOG or Midweight Sleeping Bag, Singlet and/or Nappy Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 28+

 

14-16 C

16-18 C

18-20

20-22

22-24

24-26

26-28

28+


2.5 TOG rated

(Such as ErgoPouch)

(or merino Duvet Weight bag)

 2.5 TOG rated or duvet weight  Sleeping Bag, with long sleeve bodysuit, full length bodysuit, singlet and socks icons for Baby Room Temperature of 16-18 degrees

 Duvet weight or 2.5 TOG rated Sleeping Bag, with long sleeve bodysuit, full length bodysuit and socks icons for Baby Room Temperature of 16-18 degrees  

 2.5 TOG rated or Duvet Weight Sleeping Bag with full length bodysuit Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 18-20

 2.5 TOG rated or Duvet Weight Sleeping Bag with Long Sleeve Bodysuit Icon for Baby Room Temperature of 20-22 Degrees

 

 

 

 

 

14-16 C

16-18 C

18-20

20-22

22-24

24-26

26-28

28+

3.5 TOG rated

(Such as ErgoPouch)

(or merino Duvet Weight with Sleeves)

 

   3.5 TOG rated or duvet weight with sleeves  Sleeping Bag, with long sleeve bodysuit and full length bodysuit and socks icons for Baby Room Temperature of 14-16 degrees

 3.5 TOG rated or duvet weight with sleeves  Sleeping Bag, with full length bodysuit icon for Baby Room Temperature of 16-18 degrees 

   3.5 TOG rated or duvet weight with sleeves  Sleeping Bag, with long sleeve bodysuit icon for Baby Room Temperature of 18-20 degrees

 3.5 TOG rated or  Duvet weight with sleeves  Sleeping Bag, with short sleeve bodysuit icon for Baby Room Temperature of 20-22 degrees 

 

 

 

 

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 Note: Babies warmth needs vary for child to child just as they do for adults so use as a guide and adjust to suit your baby accordingly. Check your baby regularly to ensure they do not overheat or are waking up from being too cold. The optimal room temperature is around 18 degress celcius.   

 

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