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Surviving Daylight Savings Time: Sleep Tips with Pampers (Plus a Giveaway & Twitter Party) #DDDivas #PampersSleepChat #sponsored

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.

Ah, it's nearly that time of year again- Daylight Savings Time. As adults, even knowing about the time change, it takes a bit for our bodies to catch up, doesn't it? I know it certainly does for me. So it's no wonder that many moms find themselves stressing over how this change will affect their little one's sleep patterns.  How will baby adjust to the time change? Will that mean an earlier wake up time for both little ones and their parents? As moms, we know just how important sleep is to a child's development, health and mood.

Yes, this can certainly be a stressful time for parents, but don't worry too much. Follow these few quick tips to help your little ones adjust.

  • Create a Calming Sleep Environment/Routine. If you don't already have a great calm down routine, now is a great time to start. A warm bath, a bedtime story or lullabies, cuddles with mommy, aromatherapy (lavender is fantastic), or even a little good night massage. Different methods work for different children, so find what works for your little ones and stick with it. It's also a good idea to set a time 30-60 minutes or so before sleep time to make sure all video games, electronic devices, etc are turned off...this certainly helps my oldest settle down! 
  • Prepare them early. For older children, that might mean talking with them about the upcoming time change. Create a little story to read with them so they know what to expect. Of course, for the littlest ones, this won't make much difference...so what do you do? Rather than springing the time change on them on that day, make it a bit more gradual. Each day on the week (or two) leading up to the time change, start your bedtime routine just a little earlier. 5-10 minutes the first day, 15-20 minutes the next. By making this much more subtle change over several days, rather than one major change at once, it makes it a little easier to adjust.
  • Stay Calm. I know, I know...easier said than done...but if you're stressed about the time change, your little ones will know, and it will show in their sleep. Remember, there is bound to be a bit of a transitional period, but it's only temporary. Soon your little one's sleep will adjust to their new schedule, so don't stress too much!
  • Keep Them Comfortable. If baby is uncomfortable, sleep is not going to come easy. Find a nightgown or set of pajamas that your little one loves and that is appropriate for the weather. Use sleepsacks when necessary to keep little ones warmer in the winter months...and of course, most importantly, make sure their diaper is dry! A 2013 survey conducted by Pampers found that nearly a quarter (24%) of mothers felt that this was the number one most important factor in allowing their little ones to get a good night sleep. For this reason, Pampers is committed to keeping baby dry throughout all parts of their day: play, love and sleep. Through extensive research, they found that babies were more likely to wake up when wet. Unlike other diapers that feature only two layers, Pampers offers THREE absorbent layers providing up to 12 hours of overnight protection. It is their hope to minimize sleep sleep disruptions so that all little ones (and their parents) get the sleep they deserve.

Want to get more great sleep tips and enter to win some great sleep prizes? Join the Pampers Sleep Chat Twitter Party:

The Twitter Party will take place on Wednesday October 29th at 9pm EST.
Join in and RSVP:
 To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers.
 Twitter Party Prizes Include:
·         Prize 1 - Twinkles Nightlight in Blue, 148 ct of Pampers diapers and a pack of wipes.
·         Prize 2 - Pottery Barn plush security blanket, $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.
·         Prize 3 - A gift card to The $125 Children's Place for pajamas, a pack of Pampers diapers/wipes
·         Prize 4 - A Kindle Fire so parents can purchase baby bedtime books, an $100 Amazon gift card to purchase the e-books, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.
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  1. Start bedtime routine a little earlier

  2. Get in a steady routine and stick to it!

  3. Pay attention to their tiredness cues, they might be sleepy earlier than you think.

  4. I spritz some lavender spray on my pillow an hour or so before going to bed (so it isn't overpowering) or take a warm bath. :)

  5. Sometimes my daughter just needs to know I'm close so either my husband or I place our hands on her chest if she starts to fuss. She calms back down and continues to sleep.

  6. Always put them down earlier and use calming lotion or room spray! Plus a dark room helps.

  7. Always use a routine! We like to do baths, stories, songs, and prayers. jj250@aol.com

  8. My tip is to use light blocking curtains.

  9. Black out shades are the way to go!

  10. it's important so stay on a sleep routine.

  11. Heather Hayes PanjonOctober 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Have A Routine To Create Healthy Sleep Patterns, Eliminate Noise And Keep Room At A Comfortable Temp.

  12. Making sure everyone has a good nap so they aren't over tired!

  13. My best tip is to use blackout curtains and have a strict bed time.

  14. I try to keep a good sleep routine

  15. The week before daylight savings time adjust bedtime 10 minutes each day and by the end of the week you will be on the new schedule.

  16. Try to stick to a strict sleep routine because breaking the routine can take many days to fix.

  17. My best sleep tips are to have a routine and to make sure your little one has a full belly before bed so he doesn't wake up due to being hungry.

  18. Keep the room dark and have a consistent pattern.

  19. A sound machine with that white noise sounds does wonders as well as swaddling.


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