Sleep Tips for the End of Daylight Savings Time
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.
This weekend, we fall back. Before kids, it was a blessed time. An extra hour of sleep! Woot. Now, it just means my kids that are up by 6:30 (at the latest), will likely be up at 5:30!
Not surprisingly, half (52%) of moms surveys feel that their baby’s sleep patterns are thrown off when clocks ‘fall back.” However, I am curious who the other 48% are and how their kiddos are so well adjusted. Kim West, a sleep expert has several tips to help.
One that we see as important every day, is to make sure that our children are well-napped during the day. A well-rested child goes to bed so much easier than one that is over-tired and fussy.
Both rooms where our girls sleep have blackout curtains and a sound machine. It’s really helpful when the sun comes shining in their rooms really early. And, the white noise covers over the noise from any of their siblings that might wake in the middle of the night.
Of course, it’s also important to rely on our established soothing bedtime routine. It’s more important for our youngest, with a book, some rocking and a song or two.
We are very fortunate to have never had E wake up in the middle of the night (once she started sleeping through the night) because of a wet diaper. However, many parents and kids aren’t as lucky. Waking to an upset and wet baby is no fun (we did experience this with the first two girls who didn’t use cloth for sure!)
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Check out Pampers on Facebook and Twitter for more tips and info.
Next week on November 7th at 9pm EST, there will be a #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party that will take place. The chat will be about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns. You can also get tips on easing the transition from The Sleep Lady, Kim West.
Join in and RSVP for the twitter party!
- $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.
Not only can you win at the twitter party, but you can win here, too. You can win your choice of a Pack of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, and a pair of Children’s Place PJ’s (just like the super cute jambes E is sporting above!).
I would love size 5 and 3T
Mine is to go with the flow. It will take some adjusting, but you’ll make it 🙂
Newborn diapers and large pjs!
Sticking to our routine is the best way to keep things from being totally crazy around here!
I know my kids sleep pattern will be all over the place I am putting up my hands to the diapers no more around here.
I’d like size 2 in diapers and 12 months in the pajamas!
We have blackout curtains in our son’s room!
I would probably get size 5 diapers and 5T pajamas.
My best tip is to just stick to our normal routine and our bodies will adjust after a few days.
diapers size 3 pjs size 2t
be patient! its not that bad!
We would get size 3 diapers and 12-18 month pjs for our little chicken!
I don’t have any great tips yet. This is only our second “fall back,” but we plan to put Madeline to bed within 30 minutes of her normal bedtime hour. If she fusses or wakes early, we’re just going to go with it and hope she catches up the next day. Also, we may be buying black out curtains after reading how they helped your girls, since Maddie’s naps are so short!
i would get size 2T pajamas and size 4 in diapers
my best tip is to shut the curtains tight and give them a nice warm bath before
I would need size 2 diapers and size 9 months or 2 T jammies (I have 2 sons).
We will continue with the same bed time and my son will adjust on his own. I’m glad I am a stay at home mom, so I can let my son sleep in if he needs to.
I would get a size 3 or 4t pajama. My 18 month old is huge and a size 5 diaper.
My only tip is try to put them down around the same time or a little earlier and increase the time each time. and maybe give them a nap
Now that my kids are a little bit older it isn’t quite as much of a deal as it used to be. No matter how slowly I tried to adjust their schedule DST would always turn my kids into grumps for at least a few days. Boo.
No diapers for me, thanks! 😉
I would get size 4 diapers and size 3T pjs!
We start pushing bedtime back gradually about two weeks before the time change!
I would get the Newborn size in both diapers & PJs.
I seriously don’t have a tip, It’s so hard for me to adjust.
I’ve not lived in a region where there’s daylight savings. These tips are really interesting.
Size 4 diapers and size 2 pjs
Try putting them to sleep a little later for a few nights before the change
I’m so not looking forward to the time change. We’re finally in a groove and as if the sun going down earlier/rising later isn’t problem enough, now the clocks are in on it too. 🙁
Today wasn’t so bad for us. Daylight savings time was never a big deal to me because I have an internal clock that doesn’t know what daylight savings time is either, lol. So instead of waking up at 8 today we all woke up at 7, me BEFORE the kids.
OMG, could she possibly be any CUTER? Adorable!
I would get size one diapers and 6-9 month pajamas 🙂
tips tips tips… Since I have a 6 month old that is still wide awake at almost 2am I am thinking there may be no adjusting to daylight savings time ending lol
Time changes are usually a nightmare in our house. Oddly, the last two days, our kids have slept in PAST their normal (clock) time… which means that they have slept an hour LONGER the last two nights. I know that we are going to end up paying for it mid-week…
24mos and size 5
keeping the same bed time is the key
I need new born diapers or pj
just do the best you can and go with it