Feeling cold is one of the most commonly overlooked reasons for babies waking during the night. As they sleep your baby's body temperature lowers and if they have kicked off their bedding, they wake up and can wake the whole household.
A TOG rating is actually a European warmth rating which is generally used for sleeping bags and bedding made from synthetic fibers.
In New Zealand sleeping bags are sold by weight instead of TOG ratings. There is no direct formula for converting weights to TOG ratings, however our suggestion are as follows: Standard weight would be similar to a 1.0 - 2.0 and Winter weight would be similar to a 1.5 - 2.5. This is based on customer feedback and our own research.
All our sleeping bags are made to last. We firmly believe, that if you invest in a quality sleeping bag then it should last the test of time. Therefore all our sleeping bags, and in fact all our Baby Caterpillar garments are made in New Zealand by a very small local team and quality checked every step of the way. We only use the best zips - YKK, and studs, and all our sleeping bags are double stitched for added longevity. Take a closer look...
Use winter weight if you like the idea of extra warmth during the cooler months, without layering or heating the room. In NZ winter weight is generally used from April - October with clothing alterations underneath.
Use standard weight as an all-year-round sleeping bag. During the warmer months just wear a singlet and nappy underneath, and as the weather warms, add layers back, and add heat to the room.
I have used several different types of swaddles (or wraps as you call them) over the course of my 3 children, but I just had to email you and let you know that I love your one the most. It really is so easy to use and fits for much longer than the other merino ones I had. I have finished having children now, but I will be telling anyone who needs a swaddle for a baby to buy your ones.
Auckland, New Zealand
Thank you for my sleep. I LOVE YOU! I received one of your baby merino swaddles for a baby shower gift, and finally my beautiful baby girl slept through for more than 2 hours at night. I had always wrapped her, but she always managed to get her arms and legs out and then wake up. Having the pocket thing meant she could not get her legs and feet out, then I just had to wrap her arms, and she stayed like that all night long. I will be getting a sleeping bag very soon
Liz (& Isobel)
Ellerslie, New Zealand
Just wanted to say how awesome your sleeping bags are!!! Quality make and TOUGH! I purchased the twin pack (1 winter & 1 std weight) I was a bit dubious about spending so much but has been the best product I've bought for our little girl & worth every cent! so nice to know she's snug as in her bed .... Easy to wash too. Would recommend your products over and over again.... And great they are still made in nz!!! Thanks again
Auckland, New Zealand