Baby wear for when it's hot

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I would suggest getting a really lightweight sleeping bag like this one here - this is a muslin sleeping bag from Aden and Anais and it's a 0.5 tog, which is great - you can get 0.2 togs which are even thinner from somebody like gro bag online, but remember guys it's the temperature of the room that you need to be looking at. Here's a guide of what you can dress your baby in at different temperatures:

Below 14°C wear a baby grow with a long sleeve vest underneath together with a 3.5 tog sleeping bag.

Between 14°C and 16°C you can either wear a baby grow, or a long sleeve vest together with a 3.5 tog sleeping bag. Now if you've only got a 2.5 tog bag you could wear the baby grow with the long sleeve vest underneath or a short sleeve vest underneath.

Between 16°C to 18°C it's a baby grow plus the 2.5 tog sleeping bag.

18°C to 20°C the long sleeve vest plus the 2.5 tog bag.

20°C to 22°C it's a long sleeved vest or a short sleeve vest together this time with a 1 tog bag.

22°C to 24°C it's either a completely sleeveless vest or the short sleeve vest with the 1 tog bag.

24°C to 27°C a nappy and a sleeveless vest and a 0.5 tog bag.

27°C a nappy plus a 0.2 tog bag.

Follow us for more sleep tips, we have a video on how to reduce the temperature of the room and to make sure your baby is sleeping at a comfortable temperature.