I have always loved the start of daylight savings time pre-lids, but now that I am a mom of two (both under the age of 4), I now dread it! So I was excited to participate in the Pampers’ Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips Campaign with Double Duty Divas and Sleep Expert, Kim West. It has been so helpful to learn new ways to help my little ones sleep better during the new time change!
Now, I get to share some of that with you!
1. Make a slow transition. 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.
2. For children under 4 years old, its essential that we make naps a priority this time change.
3. To help your baby sleep more soundly, consider installing blackout curtains and using a sound machine. Black out shades are great for children with early rising issues, which is often a problem after the fall time change, especially if your child was already getting up before 6:00 a.m.
4. Purchase a toddler clock or wake up alarm that signals them when its time to get up and start the day, as this will help your toddler stay in bed (and hopefully fall back asleep) until at least 6:00 a.m., at which time you open the blinds and make a big deal of “good morning”. Make sure that you expose your baby to lots of natural light first thing in the morning to help reset his circadian rhythm to coincide with the new time.
5. Watch your baby’s wakefulness windows. Children have a limited window of wakefulness (the time that they can be awake and alert without meltdowns) between naps and bedtimes. Make sure that you watch your baby for sleepy cues carefully. Make sure that you’re changing your baby’s diaper right before your child goes into the crib for naps or bedtime. Keeping your child dry will help to prevent unnecessary night awakenings, and help to ensure a happy, well-rested baby the next day.
The importance of a diaper you can depend on to keep your baby dry through the night can’t be underestimated, especially during transitions like time changes, which can be upsetting to children. In fact, 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.
Luckily, Pampers has improved its Baby Dry line (sizes 1-6), offering up to 12 hours of overnight protection. There’s a new “Ultra Absorb” core, making this is most absorbent Baby Dry ever (sizes 2-5), with a 15% increase in capacity. There are three layers of absorbency instead of two, with a longer absorbent area. Plus, there’s the snug, stretchy sides, colored tabs and belted design to put parents at ease.
Join us for the #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party- November 7th at 9PM EST. Learn more valuable tips about Daylight Savings Time sleep transition for your little ones from The Sleep Lady, Kim West & win fabulous prizes from Pampers!
- $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.
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Disclaimer: 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.