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Baby Sleep and Daylight Savings Time Tips
Daylight Savings Time is approaching, the time transition of “springing forward” is so top-of-mind for parents that a recent survey conducted by Pampers found that 77% are concerned with Daylight Saving Time affecting their child’s sleep pattern. More than half of parents surveyed dread the anticipated disruption to their child’s sleep schedule more than tax season! I have a baby and a toddler so there is nothing worse than one child sleeping and another waking up in the middle of the night, and waking up the other child along with them. It took us a few months but we are finally on a great schedule where both kids are sleeping 10 – 12 hours at night and still taking their naps in the daytime.
So to make sure that our bedtime routine doesn’t change and their sleeping patterns adjust, we’re making sure to follow some simple tips for an easy transition!
1. Be prepared – Start adjusting your child’s sleep schedule a few weeks to a month before daylight savings. You can start by moving their bedtime back 15 mins each night till you find what works for you.
2. Buy a sound machine or light projector – I try not to bring my kids to bed with us, but there’s been a few occasions. However, they love their Cloud B Twilight Turtle( We’re giving away one below!) it projects constellations around the room and automatically shuts. The kids love watching the colors change and usually fall asleep right away.
3. Keep the nursery dark – So that the daylight and nightlight changes don’t interfere with their sleep. Blackout curtains work great!
4. Consistency is key! – Keep your bedtime routine the same. We always make sure that they have a full belly, bath, brush our teeth, read a few books and the most important is the diaper change right before bed. One survey conducted by Pampers found that nearly one-quarter of mothers (24%) felt that a dry diaper was the number one thing that enabled their baby to sleep through the night.Your child’s more vulnerable to waking up when they’re wet. And a dry night means they’re more likely to be more rested, less fussy and more content the next day.
That’s why across their entire line, Pampers diapers offer up to 12 hours of overnight protection and are up to three times drier than ordinary diapers to help babies get the uninterrupted sleep they need for a great morning.