Woolbabe clothing guide

It can drives parents crazy trying to decide what clothing to dress their child in when its either really warm or really cold. In fact we get questions about this year round, since lots of babies are very sensitive to being 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.

However it makes life much easier if you have some idea of what clothings works as a starting point. 

 

Woolbabe baby in bodysuit and duvet woolbabe

 

Handy Tip for winter!

Adding wool socking (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

Inside every Woolbabe sleeping bag comes 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 accordingley, 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. 

Watch our woolbabe videos here for more information and tips.

 

 

Woolbabe with Sleeves (Winter weight)

Merino & organic cotton blend outer, 100% Merino fill with100% cotton lining. 2-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 rooms get lower than 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 rooms get lower than 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 of the use of naturally temperature regulating wool.

 

 

Grobag & Slumbersac etc

(Cotton with polyester fill)

Woolbabe

(Merino & organic cotton with wool filling on duvet weight bag)

Ergopouch - Sleeping Bags

(Cotton/cotton filling on 2.5 tog+ bag. Sleepsuit bags guide varies)

Bedroom Temperature

0.5 tog 1.0 tog 2.5 tog Summer 3-Seasons Duvet

0.2 tog

1.0 tog

 2.5 & 3.5 tog

30°c (86°f)

      Nappy          

28°c (82°f)

      Singlet Nappy        

26°c (79°f)

Short-sleeved bodysuit     Short-sleeved bodysuit Singlet   Singlet    

24°c (75°f)

  Short-sleeved bodysuit   Short-sleeved bodysuit Short-sleeved bodysuit   Short-sleeved bodysuit Short-sleeved bodysuit  

22°c (71°f)

  long-sleeved bodysuit     Long-sleeved bodysuit Long-sleeved bodysuit   Long-sleeved bodysuit or All-in-one

(2.5 tog only) Long-sleeved bodysuit

20°c (69°f)

  Short-sleeved bodysuit & pj top     Long-sleeved bodysuit & pants Long-sleeved bodysuit & pants   All-in-one, singlet & arm warmers Light All-in-one

18°c (65°f)

    Long-sleeved bodysuit & pyjama top   Long sleeved bodysuit, pants & top Long-sleeved bodysuit, top, pants & wool socks     Long-sleeved bodysuit & pants or All-in-one

16°c (61)°f

    Long-sleeved bodysuit, pants & top     Long-sleeved bodysuit, top, pants & wool socks     Thick Long-sleeved bodysuit & pants or All-in-one & arm warmers

14°c (57°f)

          Long-sleeved bodysuit, 2x tops, pants & wool socks     (3.5 tog bag only) Thick Long-sleeved bodysuit & pants or All-in-one, & arm warmers

 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 accordingley. 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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