November 1, 2013

Pampers Daylight Sleep Tips & Giveaway

I used to always look forward to the end of Daylight Savings Time and falling back an hour. After all, it was a whole extra hour of sleep! However, now that I have children, it's not so good. I've been worried and stressing about their schedule, which I worked so hard to maintain. I fear the babies will be waking us up at 6:45 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m. and wanting to go to sleep sooner. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Apparently, I'm not alone. Over half of moms (52%) feel that their baby's sleep patterns are thrown off when the clocks 'fall back' and Daylight Savings Time ends. An extra hour of sleep also means the boys will be in their diapers for even longer. Luckily, I received a sample package of Pampers Baby Dry, a new and improved Pampers diapers with superior overnight dryness and protection. 24% of moms believe a dry diaper helps babies sleep better and these new diapers provide up to 12 hours of overnight protection and with a 15% increase in capacity.

I honestly tried to take a photo of them both in their diapers before bedtime, but as you can see from my scooter on the right, I could barely capture one.

In prep for Sunday, here are some helpful sleeping tips from Pampers and Kim West, "The Sleep Lady" to help with Fall Back on November 3 at 2 a.m. I'm starting to do these now.
  • Make a point to slowly adjust your child’s bedtime and naptimes an hour earlier, just 15-30 minutes a day for a few days before daylight savings ends. 
  • Make sure that you’re changing your baby’s diaper right before your child goes into the crib for naps or bedtime. 
  • 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. 
  • My tip: Don't stay up an extra hour that evening, because you'll regret it in the morning. The boys fall asleep by 9:30 p.m. and then we stay up till Midnight or 1 a.m. doing work and blogging.
If you have more sleep questions for Kim West you can participate in the upcoming #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party on November 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Chat about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns & get tips on easing the transition. Prizes include: $50 AMEX Card, $25 Children's Place Gift Card, Pampers product; $100 AMEX Card, Pampers Product, Series of Kim West's books and a $500 AMEX card to purchase items to help your little one get a good night sleep (new crib, video monitor, etc.). To participate, RSVP at: http://twtvite.com/pamperssleepchat 
Giveaway: Pampers is also letting me giveaway a sleep kit to help with your baby's sleep, complete with a Pack of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, and a pair of Children’s Place PJ’s. Enter via the form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: 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.

36 comments

  1. My sleep tip is to Make sure you stick to the same bed time routines and don't get too stressed about it the first week because there is always an adjustnent period.

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  2. Keep the room warm and phone on silent!

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  3. My sleep tip is to continue the same bed routine every night and use a sound machine that plays white noise.

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  4. Play soothing music and keep the temperature moderate.

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  5. Don't eat or drink for at least an hour before bed. Also, stick to a routine.

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  6. Don't rush to check on them everytime they make a sound or even cry out. Give them a few minutes to see if they can settle themselves.

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  7. Gradually preparing for sleep is always best, a warm bath, dimming the lights and talking quietly always helps. Cuddling does too!

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  8. Don't eat or drink for at least an hour before bed.

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  9. Like so many others - I agree, setting a routine is probably one of the most important things to do.

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  10. Routine for sure!!! I have twin daughters and keeping them on the same routine since they were born has been amazing!

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  11. What aways worked for me was a full belly, warm bath with lavender lotion

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  12. take time to rock them and read too them it always helps mine

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  13. accept help from others
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  14. take a warm bath and read a book to fall asleep .

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  15. Put rice cereal in their bottle before bedtime. IT really helps them sleep longer!

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  16. A nice bath and swaddling are my tips! I'm expecting my first baby this month, thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. Keeping a tight routine is the only thing that works for me!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  18. I use a sound machine it works great

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  19. Sound machine or soothing music

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  20. Have a simple routine and stick to it.

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  21. Sleep when the baby sleeps, and leave on the white noise, it realyl does help.

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  22. I like to use a sleep mask when having trouble sleeping

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  23. My little one started sleeping through the night when he started wearing Halo Sleepsacks instead of blankets. I didn't have to worry about him getting tangled up in blankets and/or kicking them off and being cold during the night. He is 2 now and still uses them!

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  24. a nice warm bath, full belly, sound machine and a routine all work well

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  25. my tip is to keep baby nice and warm in a wearable blanket

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  26. I think it's best to for a routine and stick to it. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

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  27. I'm honestly looking some sleeping tips and thankfully here provided tips are looks good for me. Actually my wife and I are having serious issue with sleeping schedule because of our little one. He wakes up very early at morning and sleeps early at night also. Thus, I'm delighted to learn these sleep tips, looking forward to setup a new schedule, hopeful for a better night sleep.

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing! Lots of thanks for this post.I think it is a very good post. It helps us many away. So many many thanks for this article.

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  29. Do you struggle with a sleeping disorder like insomnia. Do you long for a great night of sleep? Here are 5 simple sleep tips to have you snoozing in no time!

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  30. White noise machines are one of the most effective ways to mask disturbing noise at night and help relax. I had bought for my baby and now my baby sleeps very tasty

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  31. I was looking for some SLEEP TIPS and found your blog.Thanks for sharing your informative article.

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