What Duvet Tog Is Best For A Toddler?

We all know how important choosing the right duvet tog is – and we want to make sure that our little ones are just as cosy and comfortable as us.

Temperature is one of the main reasons that stop us from being able to get a good night’s sleep. 

Of course, we know when we’re either too warm or too cold and can respond accordingly. In the short term, we can add an extra blanket or sheet or by get out from under the covers. However, we need to pick the right bedding for our toddlers in line with the seasons.

We take a look at which toddler duvet and pillow tog is best for your baby or toddler.

Babies under 12 months old

Whilst technically not yet a toddler, it’s important to know that babies under 12 months are too young for both duvets and pillows due to the risk of overheating and suffocation. 

If your child is younger than 12 months, you need to ensure that they sleep under a blanket without a pillow. For peace of mind, you might feel they need to sleep on an angle and slightly raise the head end of their cot.

From toddlers through childhood

Once your child reaches the age of one, you should purchase a lighter weight duvet of between 4 and 9 togs, unless their bedroom is exceptionally cold. Children will generally be warmer under the same duvet as an adult would be due to being smaller and their bodies trapping more air.

In terms of what duvet tog is best for a toddler? You should always start your child off once they reach the age of one with a 4-tog duvet. However, as they grow, you may find you need to buy them a warmer one. This could be either 4.5 togs, 6 or 10.5 togs, with anything higher often being uncomfortable for kids.

Even though we might feel the chill sleeping under a 4 tog duvet in the spring. What we would consider as a light summer duvet will be suitable for children. They will always be warmer under a lower tog duvet than adults would be. 

Our top tip is for you to try and keep your child sleeping with a lower tog duvet as long as possible. This is generally what they’ll be most comfortable with. A lower tog is far lighter than a higher tog. However on cold nights, depending on their age, we would recommend having a blanket which they can sleep under as well as the duvet for extra warmth.

Spotlight on: Silentnight Toddler Duvet Set

Our Safe Nights Cot Bed Duvet by Silentnight has been designed with your little one in mind.

It is the ideal tog to keep your little one’s temperature just right to prevent overheating.

From the award-winning Silentnight Safe Night’s collection, you can sleep soundly in the knowledge your little one is receiving the care and comfort they need through the night. 

Filled with anti-allergy fibres to protect your cherub  from bacteria that may ordinarily live in their duvet. This toddler bed duvet cover is suitable for little ones aged 12 months and older.

Spotlight on: Silentnight Toddler Pillow

Our Safe Nights Breathable Anti-allergy Cot Bed Pillow by Silentnight offers breathable comfort for your baby. Designed with cool mesh sides which help to increase airflow

Little heads and necks need a different pillow height and support to adults, so we have designed this to be uniquely slim and softly supportive. Filled with anti-allergy fibres that keep bacteria at bay for a hygienic sleep. 

This pillow set is suitable for little ones aged 12 months and older.

Try a children’s sleeping bag too

Another great tip for ensuring your toddler gets a great night’s sleep is to put them to bed in a children’s sleeping bag.
If you’ve never seen these before, they’re a fantastic way of keeping your child warm and they essentially wear the sleeping bag.
They are the perfect way to keep your little one warm whilst still keeping them under a low tog duvet for comfort.

For your peace of mind

We have chosen Silentnight’s Safe Nights nursery collection to ensure that little ones have a safe and comfortable night’s sleep.
All products use breathable fabric at just the right temperature for a blissful night’s sleep. The range includes fitted sheets for all different sizes of cots, cribs, and Moses baskets as well as fleece blankets, hooded towels, and baby sleep bags.


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