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grobag which tog?
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:55 PM
I am about to buy a grobag and was wondering which tog to get for Melbourne weather. During summer the nursery temp is normally between 18 - 23 degrees. When we have a hot spell it might go up to 26 but that is only occasionally. I was going to get a 0.5 tog but then thought the 1.0 tog might be better. I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions from other mums.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:01 PM
I have all three togs and I think the 1.0 is the most versatile. I would recommend that. It's best for temps of 20-24, depending on whether bubs is wearing short or long sleeves. I find if it's less than 20, they get cold faces and cold hands. If it's warmer than 24, you can always just put bubs in a nappy underneath. I think the 0.5tog will be too cool for the lower temperatures that you've described.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:35 PM
I tend to agree with PP. Definitely a 1.0 tog bag over the 0.5 tog. I've got all three also, and I've pretty much been using the 1.0 tog bag since the really cold winter season finished. All you need to do is dress your bub appropriately underneath.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:04 PM
I agree with the other posts as we have cooler night temperatures (20ish). Plus a jumpsuit without the legs underneath.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:59 PM
ive got a dumb Q. when using a tog so you just use to chart as to tog/temp/clothes or do you use blankets on top (which to me ruins the point of the sleeping bag)
Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:31 PM
I'm going to suggest the opposite to other PP. I've used grobags for DD since she was 5 months old (she's now 2.5) and I'm using them for DS. I've found a 0.5 for really hot nights and a 2.5 for cooler nights. If you look on the temperate chart on the back (here's a link to the chart http://www.gro-group...d-what-to-wear/) you can layer your bub's clothing to add extra warmth or remove layers.
*26 degrees - the chart says to use a short sleeved bodysuit with a 0.5 tog bag
*24 degrees - the chart says to use a short sleeved bodysuit with a 1.0 tog bag (you can also use a long sleeved bodysuit with a 0.5 tog bag)
*22 degrees - the chart says to use a long sleeve bodysuit and a 1.0 tog bag (you can use a short sleeved bodysuit and a pyjama top and a 0.5 tog bag).
*20 degrees - on the chart you can either use a 2.5 tog bag with a long sleeved bodysuit or short sleeved bodysuit with a pyjama top.
Its sort of hard to explain but basically I've found a 0.5 tog and 2.5 tog caters to all temperatures. On super cold Melbourne nights I've even put my DD in a Bonds growthsuit with flannel PJ's over it and then a 2.5 bag (no blankets).
I hope this makes sense, PM me if it doesn't.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:39 AM
I think the sleeping bags are great, but I'm finding it hard to know what to do when it has been a warm day but cools down somewhat overnight. When DD was in her hammock it was quite easy to tuck a blanket over her. Now she's in her cot (which we're BOTH getting used to!) I guess I'd have to ensure she's at the bottom end of the cot and use the blanket safely.
We have a few grobags of different togs, and I do consult the chart, but short of changing her into a long sleeves suit overnight, or starting her in it and hoping she doesn't get too hot, I'm finding it a bit tricky. (We don't have ducted air con.)
If anyone has suggestions about this as well as the OP that would be great!
Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:33 PM
Poppycatsmum - My suggestion may sound a little over the top to some (but like yourself would struggle working out what to dress my bub's in and which grobag to use).
Every evening before getting bub's ready for bed, I would look up the night temp on the Bureau of Mterology's website. I would find out what the nights temp was going to be and look up the the previous nights temp and work it out from that. I would generally dress them according to the lowest night temp. Occasionally the forecast would be out but generally this worked for me. Once I got the hang of things I didn't need to look anymore but it gave me confidence in the early days with DD.
Website - www.bom.gov.au
Posted 14 December 2007 - 08:46 AM
BOM is a great idea - I have been trying to pay attention to the forecast for overnight, which did feel a little pedantic at first, but it was never that important before!
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