What’s the Difference Between a Sleepsuit, Babygrow and Vest?

This has confused parents for as long as they have have existed but now, finally, courtesy of babyknowledge – your definitive guide to what the difference is between a sleepsuit, a babygrow and a vest.

This is a sleepsuitThis is a sleepsuit. It is usually fastened using poppers that cover its complete length -from top to bottom including both legs. This makes it much easier to put on and take off your baby. Its estimated tog value is 4.0 tog.

This is a babygrow - red This is a babygrow and I feel this is the item that causes most confusion. It is also known as a body suit but is often referred to as a vest. Sometimes this is spelt ‘babygro’ but also refers to the same item. The estimated tog rating of babygrows is 1.0 tog.

This is a vest - whiteThis is a pack of vests. Newborns don’t tend to wear vests, parents prefer the above option (which gets called a vest, but none the less, for clarity, this is a pack of vests for babies). Vests have an estimated tog rating of 0.2 tog.

I realise this is far from rocket science but if this post helps to clarify the subject for just one person then it has been worth writing. And hey, if you are that person, share the love and hit that like button. Thanks for reading!

One thought on “What’s the Difference Between a Sleepsuit, Babygrow and Vest?

  1. As the most well known sleeping bag company advises babies wear a long-sleeved body suit under their sleeping bag within the ideal temperature ranges, would you please add long-sleeved body suits to your list of tog-rated baby clothes? Most babies I know wear them to bed at night and during naps but I can’t find a definitive answer on their tog rating. I’m guessing it’s about 2 but I’d love to know for sure. Thanks very much!

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