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My kids are a little older than ‘baby’ but they are still feeling the effects of Falling Back an hour. They are confused as to why it gets dark so early and having a harder time getting to sleep and staying asleep. They are more tired in the morning as well and I expect this to go on for a few more weeks. My kids can be talked to. But how do you get your infant back on a sleep schedule after they gain an hour of sleep? One way is to make sure they have the ultimate of dry diapers. With Pampers Baby Dry Diapers and their improved dryness liner, you can solve that issue easily.
Pampers Baby Dry Diapers are available from sizes 1 – 6. I am not ashamed to say that my three kids still fit into them! So any infant, baby or toddler can easily fit into them and get the dry sleep they need. There is almost no substitute for not having to wake up in the middle of the night and change a wet bed with a crying wet child!
Kim West, a baby sleep expert, has some awesome tips to help us all help our little ones get better sleep during the transition time change.
1) 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) While preparing for the time change (and after), use dramatic wake up to help your children adjust to the change. It’s entirely possible that after the change your baby may be waking earlier than normal. If this is the case, keep your baby’s room dark and quiet, and use a gentle method to encourage your child to go back to sleep; you may need to check on your baby and reassure that all is well, and remind them that it’s not quite time to wake up. At this point, you can either sit on a chair near the door or leave the room and do timed checks.
3) Get outside. It’s getting colder, so bundle everyone up and take a morning walk, just 20 or 30 minutes to make sure that you and your baby get some sunshine, which will help your circadian rhythm adjust to the time change. If you can’t manage a morning walk, make sure that the blinds are open as you start your day, and keep them open up to 45 minutes before nap and bedtimes to help your child adjust to the time change.
I think any mom has been through it. That exhaustion that comes twice a year with the time change that not only interrupts our baby’s sleep, but ours as well. Solving the issues you can – like making sure baby stays dry all night – and making pre and post preparations to help it be a smoother transition are all key.
I am working on it here as well!
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