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A Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product itself will not cause overheating.  The Original Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap fabric has been scientifically tested at the University of Otago New Zealand against five other cotton fabrics.  The Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap product is made from the top quality, chemical free, 100% breathable cotton that has a specific weave. The testing shows a ‘Tog’ rating of 0.27, which breathes easily - especially important for young babies in the high SIDS risk period and for babies living in hot climates. When the wrap is over the baby the total tog equals one tog.  Since 1992 thousands of young babies in Brisbane Australia, where temperatures regularly reach well around 40 degrees Celsius in summer, use Safe T Sleep Sleepwrap products.

OVERHEATING

The most important message is to ensure that your baby is not over dressed or the room too hot and your baby’s head and face are not covered when sleeping.

To check if babies are overheating, pediatricians tell us to feel the baby’s back, tummy and the neck, underneath the clothes. If your baby feels clammy or sweaty you will need to remove a layer of clothing or turn down the heating and to look at the baby’s colour. If red and sweaty, they are likely to be too hot. Also trust your instincts; and be aware of your own body temperature.

Consider the temperature of the room and also check the ‘tog’ body rating of other items your baby is wearing. This measures the breathability of the fabric. Ensure fabrics are highly breathable, preferably natural fabrics. Try to use bed linen and clothing or sleeping bags that are made from natural fibres, such as 100% chemical-free, cotton, merino or bamboo/cotton, which breathe and allow air circulation.

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