Pampers’ Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips – Pampers & The Children’s Place PJs Review & Giveaway – ends 11/15

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“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured products free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.”

We all know that the time change is coming up this weekend for Daylight Savings Time, and all of us with kids know, that it’s never easy dealing with a time change and sleep. Time to set those clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night!! Something that I recommend doing is the week before the time change move your child’s sleep patterns by just 10-15 minutes every night, so by the time the time change comes around your child will already be adjusted. I always say I’m going to do that, but I never do. One thing that I know I can count on during the time change is Pampers Baby Dry. I can count them to always keep my toddler dry whether she sleeps 8 hours or 12 hours. Did you know over half of moms (52%) feel that their baby’s sleep patterns are thrown off when the clocks ‘fall back’ and Daylight Savings Time ends?? We have two girls, ages 2 and 5, so the time change definitely throws off my children’s sleep patterns.
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Kim West is The Sleep Lady, and author of Sleep Lady Solutions and she has a lot of great tips to follow when it comes to the time change and your baby. Here are just a few of them that I’d like to share with you:
1-  To help make ensure that your baby’s sleep doesn’t go completely off the rails, make a slow transition.  Make a point to slowly adjust your child’s bedtime and naptimes an hour earlier, just 15-30 minutes a day for a few days before daylight savings ends. This way, your child will already be adjusted to the time change.  While you’re adjusting naps and bedtime, make sure that you also adjust mealtimes in 10-15 minute increments to help ease the transition.

2- For children under 4 years old,  its essential that  we  make naps a priority this time change. Quality nighttime sleep is dependent upon good daytime sleep. 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 that your children are exposed to plenty of natural light; open the curtains, take an afternoon walk, or just play outside. To help your children adjust, about 30-45 minutes before naps and an hour before bedtime. Close the curtains, dim the lights and follow your soothing sleep routine. If you find that your baby is still having trouble with sleep even after a good day of naps, you may need to temporarily add a third late-afternoon nap, of no more than 45 minutes to help make sure that your baby isn’t overtired at bedtime.

3- The end of daylight savings is a good time to make sure that your child’s bedtime is age-appropriate. Infants and babies do best with a bedtime between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. Later bedtimes have shown to have a negative effect on children’s attitudes and their ability to focus, and can result in instances of early rising. If you find that your baby has been going to bed too early or too late, take advantage of the time change to gradually shift bedtime (back or forward in 15-30 minute increments over the next week).

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The Twitter Party will be November 7th at 9pm EST.  Chat about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns & get tips on easing the transition from The Sleep Lady, Kim West.

Join us and RSVP: http://twtvite.com/pamperssleepchat

Prizes include:
$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, make sure to follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, sleep expert @TheSleepLady and of course our sponsor @Pampers.

Now for our giveaway!
Pampers has teamed up with The Children’s Place and is offering one lucky reader a pack of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers and a pair of The Children’s Place PJs!
US Residents, 18 and up only!
One entrant per household.
Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize once emailed, or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway ends 11/15/2013 at 11:59pm CST.

Disclosure:  This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured products free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way. Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize shipment. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Comments

  1. Casey Everidge says:

    dont think about it! if you dont realize theres a change, it wont be as hard

  2. just stay on your regular schedule, an hour is not a big adjustment to handle.

  3. use black out curtains

  4. I don’t so anything special or different. We keep the same bedtime.

  5. We continue our regular schedule as if there is no change. We feel that works best

  6. As the other readers have said, I don’t really change my routine much when the clocks change. With the clocks changing this weekend it will actually be a little easier to get my daughter to bed a bit earlier since it will be dark outside earlier haha

  7. I do the15-20 minute increment thing in the spring. The fall time change is much easier – I just keep them up until the correct time 🙂

  8. We try to ignore the fact that the times’ changed and continue as usual..although it takes a day or two of fussy bedtimes and mornings

  9. ashlie elari says:

    We try to basically stick to the same schedule

  10. Sherry Compton says:

    Try to change a few days before in increments.

  11. Jessilee Raub says:

    We just normally keep things the same. My soon to be 3 year old has adjusted with us, either lose or gain an hour of sleep that night.

  12. we try to adjust by 10 mins a few weeks in advance…

  13. Try and get up at least once to change

  14. My tip is RESIST the urge to take a nap, even a 20 minute snooze could wreck your adjustment.

  15. I pretty much try to stick to the same schedule.

  16. kim burnett says:

    We continue our regular schedule

  17. Sherry Compton says:

    I have trouble staying awake when it gets dark so early but I try to stay up like I normally would.

  18. Tiffany F says:

    We have never had time change/sleep issues but I would say let your little one adjust on their own. Any hour isn’t too much much of a difference in their schedule.

  19. Nicole Liller says:

    I try and stay up (or keep littles ones up) til what would normally be their bedtime.

  20. I’d love to have a tip but unfortunately I don’t. The time change always messes with me for a week or so!

  21. Keep up with the bedtime routine.

  22. Keep a consistent bedtime.

  23. Sherry Compton says:

    Stick to your regular bedtime and wake up time.

  24. kailee bowman says:

    I just stick to my regular schedule,

  25. Tiffany F says:

    Stick to your scedule

  26. We just start going to bed a little later every night before the time change!

  27. Sherry Compton says:

    Make sure to have a comfortable pillow and your room a nice temperature; this will help you sleep normally.

  28. Tiffany F says:

    Nice bath with lavendar bath soap an hour earlier than usual

  29. get your kids to play quietly in the morning and keep on sleeping yourself 😉

  30. Tiffany F says:

    Let the kids sleep in bed with you…maybe they will sleep in a little??? I am running out of ideas…lol.

  31. Sherry Compton says:

    Sometimes it’s best if you adjust your schedule the week before in small doses.

  32. Jessilee Raub says:

    We cover up a window to mimic dark.

  33. We stuck to our normal schedule. We also got very lucky that there were no sleep issues from the time change!

  34. My little one is 14 months and we put her down at the same time she would. She doesn’t have an exact set time, but is definitely consistently around the same times for naps and bed. We have barely noticed the time change with her. Now getting off of work when the sun is down is a different story! lol

  35. Change sleeping/waking times 15 minutes each day until you get to the “normal” times

  36. change schedule slowly

  37. karen barta says:

    We turned the clock ahead earlier in the day and slowly adjusted our schedule during the day.

  38. chelsea d says:

    we keep the same schedule as always since I live in AZ there is no time change.

  39. Renee Smith says:

    My kids never seemed to be affected by the time change. If they were tho, I would try to gradually adjust bedtimes over a few days until their sleep schedules adjusted.

  40. A nice warm blanket and lots of cozy pillows

  41. Sherry Compton says:

    I like to have the fan on and a light blanket.

  42. Alexis Bertch says:

    Limit caffeine lol 😉

  43. Jessilee Raub says:

    Either dont do anything, or you could put a cover over the window

  44. Jessica Cox says:

    We have black out curtains

  45. jamie Martin says:

    i try to make sure my daughter gets up at the same time ( no oversleeping) and doesnt nap after 2 pm.

  46. For all behind-we stick pretty much to the same schedule but we have to prepare for SPRING forward….we try going to bed a lil early a week before we lose the hour

  47. Keep the same schedule as usual

  48. Erin Knack says:

    We typically do the 15-20 minute increment build up to the time change. We start it a week in advance and by the time the change rolls around, the kids are usually good (for the most part).

  49. Ashley Jacoby says:

    keep them up later

  50. Amy Villanueva says:

    We have our son play outside in the evening when it’s not too cold and by the time bedtime rolls around, he’s ready for bed.

  51. I have always lived in Arizona where we don’t do time change. But I enjoy reading the tips

  52. Renee Smith says:

    It might takle a few days, but usually my kids fall into a scedule without problem. It helps having the sun up when they get up in the morning instead of waking them when its still dark.

  53. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Reading to my kids before bed, maybe a nice bubble bath!

  54. a nice massage, warm bath and cuddle always works for us

  55. Erin Knack says:

    Keep your bedtime routine exactly the same. That helps too!

  56. Try to keep the same schedule for the kids, as much as possible. First week is a little tricky, but then it seems to smooth out.

  57. chelsea d says:

    we try to stick to our schedule.

  58. Jessica Snow says:

    Use the same routine, especially before bed after a nice bath.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  59. stick to whatever routine you have been using and i think babies will adjust on their own

  60. Sherry Compton says:

    Try to stick to your same routine…give yourself time to adjust.

  61. We don’t really change anything, just try to stick to our normal routine

  62. Erin Knack says:

    You could always just go about “business as usual” if it doesn’t bother you to do everything at a different time.

  63. Jennifer A. says:

    Use a children’s digital clock that color codes “wake” and “asleep” time, so that your children understand that its’ still time to stay in bed.

  64. cheryl lister says:

    Start adjusting the schedule of daily events a little at a time before the time change starts.

  65. stay up late and maybe they will sleep in later

  66. Erin Knack says:

    I have a friend who does not let her smaller children take naps on the day the clocks change.

  67. Kristy Paynter says:

    Being a family of a Marine, we move every 3 years. We have blackout curtains in the kids rooms and some sort of white noise playing in their rooms. Either classical music or ocean/static sounds to help them sleep and not hear their brothers downstairs. One housr the bathroom was between their rooms (2boys in each room) we just left the fan on in the bathroom. Of course a nightlite is always a must. 🙂

  68. Claudia Rodriguez says:

    I get him in bed early he still think is 9 o’clock lol

  69. Take the kids to the park during the day. Alot of fresh air always makes my daughter extra sleepy.

  70. cheryl lister says:

    Skip any naps if possible to get them ready for bedtime more easily.

  71. Elizabeth Hitchcock says:

    A “wake up clock” seemed to help the transition for my oldest son this year. Other than that, we keep our schedule as usual. It makes for a slightly rough day, but they adjust pretty quickly

  72. not so much anything for Fall behind but before Spring ahead I like to try to go to bed early in preparation for that time change

  73. Schedule as usual. It only takes a day or two to adjust.

  74. Jessilee Raub says:

    Put a cover over the window.

  75. I would say be patient and it will only take a couple of day if any confusion does occur 🙂

  76. Jessilee Raub says:

    Either a blanket over window, or just let adgust naturally.

  77. Sherry Compton says:

    Make sure your room is kept to a comfortable temperature.

  78. maria decker says:

    go to bed earlier for a few days to make it easier

  79. Erin Knack says:

    My mom would say…warm milk and a cuddle!

  80. Dani Osenbaugh says:

    We just carry on as usual

  81. we try to stick as close as we can to our schedule.

  82. Black out curtains work like a charm to keep the kids in bed later in the morning.

  83. We just try to adjust a little at a time. Also, a little more exercise/movement to help make us sleepier. 😀

  84. Sherry Compton says:

    We just adjust over time. Just make sure you change your clocks and keep your alarm set.

  85. Nicole Buza says:

    We carry on per usual. We don’t try to wake up or go to sleep early. We stick by the number on the clock, and we all adjust over a few days.

  86. We start a week or so before the time change, just starting our bedtime routine a little sooner than the night before.

  87. Erin Knack says:

    Start a week in advance to adjust their schedules. 5-10 each day. Easier transition that way!

  88. Jessilee Raub says:

    Just let daughter adjust

  89. Jessilee Raub says:

    Keep the schedule the same.

  90. Erin Knack says:

    You could also just let nature take its course and let your children naturally adjust to the time change.

  91. Sherry Compton says:

    Sometimes fresh sheets and pillowcases will help you sleep.

  92. Linda Treadwell says:

    Hot baths before bed. Basically, the same schedule.

  93. michelle oakley warner says:

    go to sleep a little early so you can get some extra rest, maybe it will be all good when you wake up and you feel like no time change happened

  94. we take a bath that helps with falling asleep.

  95. sheri anderson says:

    Warm milk and a warm bath!!

  96. Danielle Cordeau says:

    Not sure that I have a tip.

  97. We try to adjust a half hour at a time.

  98. There isn’t really an easy way to adjust to the time change. In the fall it isn’t really a problem though. It’s the spring that gets you.

  99. Shannon wilkovich says:

    It’s honestly not a big deal in my house. Nothing changes everything stays the same

  100. Amber Farmer says:

    With fall back, everybody is tired at bed time already

  101. Leigh Ann H. says:

    We don’t keep a set to-the-minute schedule, so I just followed baby’s cues for naps and meals and gradually delayed events until we were back closer to their “normal” times.

  102. With my two boys, we started a couple days in advance and moved their sleep schedule in 15 min increments.

  103. Danielle Cordeau says:

    Just keep doing the same thing. has always worked out for me.

  104. ashley anthony says:

    My lo is finally adjusting and sleeping through the night

  105. christie lopanec says:

    change the alarm about 15 min each day for a week or so to get adjusted

  106. Stick with your schedule!

  107. We turn the lights off and put on soft music.

  108. Sarah Romanow says:

    Wear the kiddo out playing the day before the time change so that he sleeps in til the “normal” time

  109. Taylar Flores says:

    I try to keep my little one on a feeding schedule which in turn helps with a sleeping schedule

  110. a warm bath usually helps.

  111. jessica hager says:

    Try to go to bed earlier.

  112. shalene scherr says:

    A warm bath with lavender scented bubble bath!

  113. Brittany Stanley says:

    I just put my son to bed a little earlier and stick with our bedtime routine!

  114. kristin magruder says:

    i dont change my routine…just adjust a little after it hits!!

  115. Jessica Lodge says:

    My kids already go to sleep late so there was no adjustment for them. Now when they go to school I don’t know what I’ll do!

  116. I don’t have one I don’t get to bed until after 3 a.m.

  117. we stick to the same schedule.

  118. ashlie elari says:

    Didn’t change anything

  119. change their bedtime back a little bit each night until you get to the normal time

  120. Stick to your schedule

  121. Stay with the same schedule.

  122. what stephanie L said – make their bedtime a little later each night until the time change

  123. Cortney Tackett (Callen's Closet) says:

    We don’t change anything!

  124. Margaret P. says:

    I wish I had a tip…the time change is always harder for me to adjust to than my son!

  125. Jessilee Raub says:

    cover the windows

  126. Stick to a bedtime routine.

  127. Try to remove as many distractions as possible.

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