The end of Daylight Savings is upon us. I honestly didn’t even realize it was that time already until Saturday evening when we climbed into bed. Glad we noticed since my husband had to be at work on Sunday morning… and really, no one wants to arrive at work an hour before they have to be there.
I’ve actually really enjoyed the transition to an earlier sunrise. Yes…. my child been getting up earlier. Honestly, though– it’s quite the welcome change. When we started school several months ago, I wanted to begin our day at 8:00 am each day. It didn’t take me long to realize that wasn’t going to work. My child rises with the sun, which was making it’s appearance around the time I was ready to get going with school.
Now, the sun is peeking through the blinds around an hour earlier, which means we’re up and going earlier as well.
That being said… many of my mom friends have been having major issues with the time change. Their children are getting up earlier as well… much, much earlier. So, how do you deal with it? What can you do to get your child back on schedule?
Just know that you aren’t alone. 52% of moms say that their baby’s sleep patterns are thrown off when we “fall back” and daylight savings time ends. Also know that Pampers is here to help.
Alongside Pampers, sleep expert Kim West has some tips to share to get sleep back on track:
- Make sure that your children are well-napped during the day so that when the time change takes effect having a later-feeling bedtime isn’t as much of an issue.
- To help your baby sleep more soundly, consider installing blackout curtains and using a sound machine.
- Get outside.
- To ensure that your children know when it’s time to sleep, rely on your established soothing bedtime routine.
If your child is still in diapers then you know– superior wetness protection is a must to ensure a good night’s sleep for your child and you. Leaky diapers are miserable, and will inevitably interrupt sleep for the entire household. Pampers Baby Dry Diapers come in sizes 1 through 6 and offer up to TWELVE hours of overnight protection. A variety of features, including an “Ultra Absorb” core and snug sides ensure the diaper stays in place and gets the job done.
Additionally, one of my favorite tips for a good night’s sleep is always a new pair of pajamas. This may not be so enticing to an infant… but my daughter has LOVED to get a new pair of pj’s ever since she was very young. She’s five now and that still holds true. Something about cozy new pajamas make her more excited to crawl into bed and stay there until morning.
Let’s get Daylight Savings off on the right foot. One lucky reader is going to win a package of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers AND a new pair of pajamas from The Children’s Place!