Daylight Savings and sleep schedules {Pampers} + giveaway

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.

Daylight Savings Time ended today, but hopefully your kids’ sleep schedules will not go haywire.  I know my littlest, aged 9 months, has been touch and go on sleeping through the night, interruptions coming from teething months.  Gather any group of moms together and the topics of sleep will most certainly come up.  We all struggle with our children’s sleep schedules and how they affect our own.

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One of the most common reasons babies wake up in the night is a wet diaper, especially leaky ones.  We’ve all experienced the nighttime leak and the emotions that go along with it.  I always feel super guilty, knowing my son has been there in wet pajamas and a wet bed sheet.  Choosing the right diaper definitely helps — and I’ve been saying this since my 6 year old was a baby — Pampers leak the least and have superior overnight dryness.  Now more than ever!

Thinking back to the task at hand — when the clock “falls back” babies sleep schedules are disturbed.  This can be quite devastating.  Over half of moms (52%) report their babies are thrown into sleep schedule turmoil during this time.  Personally, I’ve been working with my 9 month old to have a regular sleep schedule for… well, 9 months, and it is still an issue.  The last thing I want to worry about during this time change is a leaking wet diaper… right?


Pampers Baby Dry diapers offer up to 12 hours of overnight protection.  The night my son sleeps 12 hours will be the happiest morning of my life! A dry baby is a well-rested baby, and therefore a happier, more pleasant baby.  Baby Dry diapers include an “ultra absorb” core, three layers of absorbancy (vs two in ordinary diapers) and snug stretchy sides to prevent leaking.  Keep in the know by following Pampers on Twitter and liking on Facebook.

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Kim West, also known as “The Sleep Lady,” is here to save us all with her Daylight Savings sleep tips.  A few of my favorites:

  1. For children under 4, make naps a priority.  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.  Between naps make sure to GET OUTSIDE and expose children to daylight.  Close the curtains 30-45 minutes before naps though to ease them into sleep.
  2. While preparing for the time change (and after), use dramatic wake up to help your children adjust to the change. Natural light always helps the circadian rhythm get in sync.
  3. If you do have a child who is getting up before 6:00 a.m., make sure that you respond to early risings quickly and consistently.  Gently resettle your baby back to sleep – but make sure they are actually awake before you go in as to not create a new sleep crutch.

Twitter Party

Kim West has a lot more tips to share so join in on the #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party.  This is your opportunity to ask your own questions and win prizes!

Who: @DoubleDutyDivas @Pampers @TheSleepLady
When: Thursday, Nov 7 @9 PM EST
Where: #PampersSleepChat

Prizes include:

  • $50 AMEX Card, $25 Children’s Place Gift Card & Pampers product
  • $100 AMEX Card, Pampers Product & series of Kim West’s books
  • $500 AMEX card to purchase items to help your little one get a good night sleep

RSVP HERE for the chance to win a special prize. See you 11/7 at #PampersSleepChat!


Win a prize pack of:

  • Pampers Baby Dry Diapers (sizes 1-6)
  • Children’s Place PJs

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  1. Janet W.
    November 4, 2013 at 4:52 am — Reply

    One sleep concern for my grandson is him still waking up in the middle of the night. What do we really do for him? If we hold him, then he knows in the future if he cries then we go in there. But it breaks my heart to not go in there and just listen to him cry himself back to sleep.

  2. andie
    November 4, 2013 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Our first was SO colicky – 18-20hrs every day she cried and slept in 10min. intervals. We had no outside support but we made it somehow. Moms, let yourself cry it our if you have to!! Motherhood is not always the “Beautiful” experience that everyone talks about.

  3. Jamie
    November 4, 2013 at 5:47 am — Reply

    My baby has naturally been a great sleeper. I feel a little guilty when talking to other new moms.

  4. Erin G
    November 4, 2013 at 5:52 am — Reply

    My first child was a great sleeper (slept thru the night at 4 weeks old), my second child has been a challenge. She has to be in some way touching me or my husband in order to sleep. The minute we move she wakes up screaming. Its been a real challenge!

  5. amy pugmire
    November 4, 2013 at 6:28 am — Reply

    My concern is that for the last couple weeks my 20 month old son has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming. I am worried. wondering if he is just scared or having night terrors!

  6. November 4, 2013 at 7:08 am — Reply

    i dont have any yet, i am due with my first in feb and can use all the tips i can get

  7. Jayna Endsley
    November 4, 2013 at 7:18 am — Reply

    First two kids didn’t sleep through the night until atleast one! I’m hoping baby #3 will sleep through the night quicker! I actually like the Daylight Savings time because my kids will go to sleep a little earlier like they need to and get up a little easier in the morning!

  8. Natalie S
    November 4, 2013 at 7:22 am — Reply

    My 13 month old still gets up 2 times a night – trying to work on getting him to sleep through the night completely!

  9. November 4, 2013 at 7:39 am — Reply

    We put black out curtains up this weekend and they seemed to have helped with the time change.

  10. November 4, 2013 at 8:36 am — Reply

    My newest sleep problem is that my two year old can unfasten his diaper. So, he’s waking up soaked along with his pajamas and bedsheets. I’m considering different pajamas.

  11. Jill H
    November 4, 2013 at 9:25 am — Reply

    My first child was a nightmare….she only slept while being held, was in our bed until 8 months, our room until 2 and finally at 6 she is a “good” sleeper…relative for her. My 4 year old was a dream. He loved his crib from the first time we transitioned him and would sleep as a baby. My 2 year old was even more of a dream. He would sleep until 11 and he loved his crib and naps. So different from my 1st. The newest baby just transitioned to his crib this weekend, and he’s doing great. I put him down awake and he puts himself to sleep.

  12. angela m
    November 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    My kids were both pretty good sleepers , when they were very young they would get changed eat, and go right back to sleep

  13. Christina
    November 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    My baby is a pretty good sleeper for the most part… wakes frequently at night still but I expect that, nurses & goes back to sleep. Naps during the day are a big harder.. he really doesn’t nap unless hes being held but regular naps are hard during the day with our schedule & getting kids from school, etc.

  14. Kim
    November 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    both ours are pretty good!!! :)

  15. Kimberly
    November 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    My concern is that my baby needs to nurse to go to sleep! That’s a problem now that I’m ready to wean her!

  16. loriag
    November 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    My babies sleep schedule was up every 2 hours.

  17. MaryAnn
    November 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    My daughter is 3 weeks old and she has been sleeping 5-7 hours at night since she was born then she wakes up and eats and goes right back to sleep.

  18. Lisa E
    November 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    my son kept waking up till he was 8 months till we finally sleep trained him and how he sleeps 12 hrs :)

  19. edmontonjb
    November 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    My baby isn’t here quite yet but I’m really, really hoping for a reasonable sleep schedule!

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  20. November 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm — Reply

    i keep the bed time same time same every night

  21. SueSueper
    November 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    My sleep concern is getting more hours sleep at one time for both baby and mom.

  22. rochelle johnson
    November 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    he gets up every 2 hours, all night long.

  23. KJ Skib
    November 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    She goes to bed ok but always wakes for about 1-5 minutes crying at night. I let her fall back asleep but why doesn’t she stay asleep?

  24. November 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    My daughter just started sleeping through the night last week! She is 2 months old. Pampers helps me get a little extra sleep, so I don’t have to wake her up mid sleep to change her.

  25. November 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm — Reply

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  26. Sara Floyd
    November 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    My daughter, 10 months old, has been sleeping through the night since 2 months! She sleeps 12-13 hours

  27. Amy W.
    November 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I don’t really have any sleep concerns. My little one sleeps well.

  28. Anne Perry
    November 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm — Reply

    getting my boys to nap and sleep at the same time… we are a bed sharing family!!

  29. sandra davis
    November 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    my second son didnt sleep much at all. he had colic all the time and thank God my mom was there to help me.

  30. jennie sanderson
    November 5, 2013 at 7:50 am — Reply

    My little one goes to bed really easy. Right now I am working on weaning him and its making his bedtime hatder

  31. kim burnett
    November 5, 2013 at 11:04 am — Reply

    My kids were both pretty good sleepers

  32. November 5, 2013 at 11:18 am — Reply

    My son gets up early, but sleeps all night.

  33. Bree
    November 6, 2013 at 8:58 am — Reply

    My boys are not good sleepers, if they miss their bedtimes by anymore than 5 minutes they are up half the night. We just make sure we get them to bed ontime or we would go crazy!

  34. November 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    I consider my child a good sleeper at 1/2 years old. But still awakes up in the middle of the night and sleeps maybe 11 hours

  35. November 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    I have no concerns because my 3 babies are grown up:)
    Thank you, this would be a gift for a friend~

  36. Dianne Hall
    November 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm — Reply

    We don’t have a problem most of the time-we stick to a routine that works for us.

  37. Cassandra Eastman
    November 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    My 2 have been decent sleepers after the first year so far… I hope it stays that way!

  38. Darwin
    November 7, 2013 at 11:15 am — Reply

    My sleep concerns for my baby is naps. How do we know when to drop a nap?

  39. Nicole Krutz
    November 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    i need to get my son sleeping in his own bed!

  40. Susan DeVaux
    November 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    I’m having my first in March. I am concerned about my baby being a nightowl and waking up hourly.

  41. November 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm — Reply

    Daylight savings works for us since it’s darker at bedtime now!

  42. November 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    Daylight savings doesn’t affect us too much, my daughter is an early riser while my son prefers to sleep in – but she loves making sure he wakes up too!


  43. Christina p
    November 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    My son has eczema and sensitive skin, so I need a diaper that will not irritate his skin issues

  44. adina
    November 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    I wish my baby slept through the night usually!

  45. Kerry G.
    November 11, 2013 at 7:38 am — Reply

    I’m expecting my fourth child in February and my other three still don’t always sleep through the night. I just figure one day they’ll all sleep well. I’m used to not sleeping properly now :)

  46. Denise L
    November 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    Our 4 year old still gets up every morning around 4 am and makes his way into our bed. Exhausting sleeping with a 4 year old!

  47. Nicole-Lynn
    November 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    I’m expecting my first baby in a couple weeks, so daylight savings hasn’t affected us yet :) Thanks for the opportunity.

  48. colleen fowler
    November 13, 2013 at 6:41 am — Reply

    I’m pregnant, but I have read a LOT of different techniques about how to get your baby sleeping through the night. My biggest concern is putting one into action!

  49. liz tetley
    November 14, 2013 at 6:35 am — Reply

    Im pregnant now, so I get plenty of sleep…for now at least!

  50. November 14, 2013 at 9:32 am — Reply

    I’ve been really lucky as our little guy slept through the night at eight weeks old and continues to be a great sleeper at 21 mos. old.

  51. Julie Bolduc
    November 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    We are set on the time our children go to bed it makes life easy that way!!!!

  52. elaine bolduc
    November 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    my kids are grown now I have many lovely grandchildren. but when my kids were young I had a very hard time getting them to settle until story time

  53. Kelsey Olsen
    November 16, 2013 at 2:41 am — Reply

    My kids have always had the hardest time falling asleep in their rooms! That’s my biggest concern. Getting them to go to bed on their own!

  54. Tara
    November 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    I haven’t had my baby yet, but I plan to read before bed each night.

  55. Kenny Hall
    November 16, 2013 at 11:45 pm — Reply

    My son goes to bed at 8 every night, after a bath and readin

  56. robyn
    November 17, 2013 at 11:00 am — Reply

    My just turned 1 yr old still wakes up a couple of times a night, and some nights it is a struggle to get him to go back to sleep and stay a sleep :( I feel just as sleep deprived as the newborn days!

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