Nothing is more important than the safety of your baby. This is why we design our products with the greatest attention for this topic.
The materials we use are free of harmful substances
To protect the sensitive skin of your baby against irritation and allergies, we exclusively use materials that are marked with the OEKO-TEX 100 class 1 label. This means that they do not contain any harmful substances that can be dangerous for the health of little children.
Our products have been designed according to the applicable safety guidelines
We closely follow the developments for kids and safety in Europe. With the development of our baby bedding textiles we closely looked at the applicable guidelines and involved various safety experts in the baby and kids industry.
The warmth level of our blankets and sleeping bags has been tested (TOG value)
It is very important that your baby is not too hot or too cold. But how do you know if the bedding you use or the clothes your little one is wearing are not too hot for him or her? More and more products get TOG tested. TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and is a value that describes the warmth or ‘thermal resistance’ of a product. The higher the TOG, the warmer the product. To find the right balance, you can add the TOG values of clothing and bedding. But please note, the TOG value is only a supportive tool.
Because each baby can respond differently to covers and clothing, it is important to check whether he or she is not too hot or too cold by feeling their neck and feet (skin may not be clammy or cold).
An independent laboratory, called Centexbel, has tested the Witlof for kids blankets and sleeping bags on TOG value. For blankets, a TOG value for single as well as for double use of the blanket is available. TOG values are listed in the product descriptions on our site and on the care labels of the products.
This is how you calculate the total TOG value
Below, Centexbel, one of the leading Research Centers in the industry, gives an overview of different room temperatures and an indication of the total TOG value as a guideline. To calculate the total TOG value, you can add the TOG values of the clothing and the bedding you use with your baby. For example, the average TOG value of an infant body suit without sleeves and legs is 0.2*. The TOG value of the cotton Tuck-Inn blanket with teddy is 2.0 when used single. Using these 2 items with your baby means a total TOG value of 2.2.
Safety tips to make a baby bed
- Avoid loose bedding.
- Do not put the cover too high up: your little one has its feet close to the footboard of the bed and the bedding reaches up to its shoulders. Watch the demo video below how to safely make a bed with Tuck-Inn® bedding.
- Always tuck the cover in.
- Check and make sure a baby is not too hot (a maximum of 4 TOG in total).
- When your baby moves a lot in its bed, it is advised to remove everything from the bed, also the blankets. Then a sleeping bag is advised.
Safety tips for using the SLEEP&GO sleeping bag:
- Do not split the legs when putting your child to bed. This prevents your child from climbing out of bed and walking around with the sleeping bag on.
- As with a padded jacket, the car seat belts must be fastened under the sleeping bag. See the instruction video below.
- Regularly check the sleeping bag for loose threads.
- Check and make sure a baby is not too hot (a maximum of 4 TOG in total) or too cold.
See www.veiligheid.nl/kinderveiligheid for more information on safety.