“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.”
As much as I love the fall, there is one highlight of the season I am not looking forward to. And that my friends, is Daylight Savings.
Now, that I have two children I’ve realized even if I’m raising them the same, they are going to be different. It’s most noticeable with each of their sleep patterns. My oldest who is 3 was a great sleeper from seven weeks. She’s never gotten into a funk and we are forever grateful for that.
My little guy, who is 9 1/2 months old, is different. While he sleeps through the night now, it took awhile to get here. So, you can imagine my worry about turning the clocks back…this could break our streak.
When my son was waking multiple times a night I couldn’t figure out why. Teeth, hunger, too warm or too cold? Turns out it was his diaper. Can you believe it?! How obvious of a thing is that?!
Truth is, sometimes the easy answers are the hardest to realize. When you are a sleep-deprived mom your mind goes to all sorts of places, so the obvious doesn’t even factor in.
I’m not the only mom who knows a dry diaper is probably one of the most important things when it comes to babies and sleep.
Pampers recently interviewed more than 9,000 moms and found the number one unmet need is a diaper that provides superior overnight dryness.
With that new insight, Pampers designed a diaper that both mom and baby can count on up to 12 hours overnight protection. So far, we are loving the new and improved Pampers Baby Dry diapers because the past two nights my son has slept exactly 12 hours and thankfully there have been no leaks! Not only that, he hasn’t woken up. I, of course, am over the moon!
Features of Pampers Baby Dry diapers (available in sizes 1-6) include:
– Three layers of absorbency vs. two (the amount found in ordinary diapers).
– A longer absorbent area and new, fun graphics.
– Snug, stretchy sides, colored tabs and a belted design to reassure parents that the diaper will hold up.
And now that we’re on the right track I’m faced with Daylight Savings Time ending this weekend. Right now, my little guy wakes up at 6 a.m., but we certainly don’t want that 6 a.m. wake up call turning into 5 a.m. due to the roll back of the clock.
About 52% of moms surveyed in Pampers’ study feel that their baby’s sleep patterns are also thrown off when the clocks ‘fall back’ and Daylight Savings Time ends. Glad to see I’m not alone!
Kim West, “The Sleep Lady” shared some important tips to help you and your baby adjust to the time change. These are some that we will be trying.
1. Make a point to slowly adjust your child’s bedtime and nap times an hour earlier, just 15-30 minutes a day for a few days before daylight savings ends. This way, your child will already be adjusted to the time change. While you’re adjusting naps and bedtime, make sure that you also adjust mealtimes in 10-15 minute increments to help ease the transition.
2. Get outside. It’s getting colder, so bundle everyone up and take a morning walk, just 20 or 30 minutes to make sure that you and your baby get some sunshine, which will help your circadian rhythm adjust to the time change. If you can’t manage a morning walk, make sure that the blinds are open as you start your day, and keep them open up to 45 minutes before nap and bedtimes to help your child adjust to the time change.
3. The end of daylight savings is a good time to make sure that your child’s bedtime is age-appropriate. Infants and babies do best with a bedtime between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Later bedtimes have shown to have a negative effect on children’s attitudes and their ability to focus, and can result in instances of early rising. If you find that your baby has been going to bed too early or too late, take advantage of the time change to gradually shift bedtime (back or forward in 15-30 minute increments over the next week).
If you’d like more sleep tips from “The Sleep Lady”, you won’t want to miss a chat with her on Twitter! A Twitter Party will take place on November 7th at 9pm EST. During the party you can get more tips on easing the time change transition and learn more about sleep patterns.
RSVP here: http://twtvite.com/
- $50 AMEX Gift Card, $25 Children’s Place Gift Card, Pampers product and book by Kim West.
- $100 AMEX Gift Card, Pampers Product, series of books by Kim West
- Grand Prize: $500 AMEX Card to purchase sleep items such as a new crib, video monitor, etc.
To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, sleep expert @TheSleepLady and our sponsor @Pampers.
But, wait! There’s more!! Thanks to Pampers, one lucky Mod Mommy reader will win a pack of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, and a pair of Children’s Place PJ’s. Enter now!
Note: Contest begins November 1 at 12 a.m. and ends November 8 at 12 a.m.