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What tog duvet would you put on a 4 year olds bed?

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SneezySnuffaroo Thu 21-Aug-14 19:38:09

I'm going to replace the duvet on DS's bed but I'm not really sure what tog I should be getting. He's 4 and a half, and in a double bed. He likes to really wrap himself up in it so maybe I should be going for a lower tog so he doesn't overheat? We often go in to check him and have to gently unravel him! Any suggestions? Thanks.

atticusclaw Thu 21-Aug-14 19:42:18

At that age he'll just kick it off if he gets hot won't he?

DS2 is just seven but has had a high tog double quilt on his bed for years, since he was about 3. he kicks it off if he gets hot.

thatwhichwecallarose Thu 21-Aug-14 19:50:14

Dd (3.5) has a 4 tog and she's never been too cold yet. I wouldn't go above a 10 for her though.

foxybingodotcom Thu 21-Aug-14 19:54:50

probably about 4.5

DoItTooJulia Thu 21-Aug-14 19:58:11

Buy a lower tog and buy a big blanket/quilt for the top on colder days?

addictedtosugar Thu 21-Aug-14 19:58:16

DS1 (5.5) has a 4.5tog single on a single bed. He doesn't kick it off if hes too hot. When it was hot here, I had to wait for him to drop off, and then go and take the duvet off him, and put a sheet over him, or he would be sweating buckets and have a sodden pillow when I went to bed.

I have got him a 10tog for the winter, but having seen him this summer, I don't think he'll need it.

Since were coming towards autumn, might there be some 4.5 tog duvets being sold off in the sales, so you could get a cheep one?

SneezySnuffaroo Thu 21-Aug-14 20:14:16

Okay, I'll go 4.5 tog and he already has a big blanket for colder nights.

He has autism so I think he likes the feeling of being cocooned in it, and he wouldn't kick it off. It took a lot of persuasion to swap the current duvet for an empty duvet cover when the weather was really hot! Thanks all.

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 21-Aug-14 20:15:43

4 tog, then add a fleecy blanket if needed.

ilovepowerhoop Fri 22-Aug-14 13:41:30

the maximum recommended tog for a single bed for a child is 10.5tog. My 2 have a 4.5tog for summer and a 10.5tog for winter (and so do dh and I)

JuniperTisane Fri 22-Aug-14 13:44:20

DS1 is going into a single bed in the next couple of weeks, he's nearly 4. I've bought a 10.5tog for now because his room gets very very cold in the winter due to a sloping roof and no insulation there. I'm planning to get a lighter 4tog wool duvet for next spring.

ellieclarke1 Fri 03-Oct-14 14:14:44

I do the same JuniperTisane - heavier one for winter and lighter for summer. I picked my winter duvets up online from - if you're still on the lookout. I personally like a lightweight all year round (even if its snowing outside I still get too hot lol )

JsOtherHalf Fri 03-Oct-14 21:18:25

You could consider a weighted blanket for him?

I use a 4.5 tog on ds, with a fleecy blanket on top if needed.

DarylDixonsDarlin Sun 05-Oct-14 11:25:15

I use 4.5tog for all the DC, for the simple reason it fits in the machine for washing, anything bigger id need to take to the launderette, which costs same as a new one!

TheNumberfaker Sun 05-Oct-14 11:36:06

We have 4.5 for most of the year, 9 for when it's really cold.

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