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Review & Giveaway: Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips with Pampers



Disclaimer:  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. 
I was not paid in any way to write this review.
All opinions are my own.

What happens when Daylight Savings Time ends? Your clock goes back an hour and most mommies and daddies forget and wake up earlier than expected. Mommy said she remembers one time waking up and running to the supermarket at 7am, which in reality was 6am, because she forgot that the clock went back an hour. It's great for those wanting an extra hour of sleep but what does that extra hour do for us little ones? 


Mommy and I are teaming up with Pampers to bring you some Daylight Saving Tips for your little one. To be sure that I was ready for my clock reversal they sent me a pair of PJ's from the Childrens Place and a package of their Pampers Baby Dry diapers. 


There is nothing worse than waking up with a wet diaper. It not only makes us get up earlier than expected but its really a not so nice feeling either. Pampers took that into consideration when improving their already great Pampers Baby Dry Diapers. The Pampers Baby Dry Diapers now offer 12 hours of protection. Now I won't have to worry about going to sleep and waking up with a diaper that is completely soaked.  With the clock "falling back" neither will mommy with the new and improved Pampers Baby Dry either. 

Here are a few features of the Pampers Baby Dry which is available in sizes 1-6:

– An “Ultra Absorb” core to cover up to 95% of overnight loads.  
– Three layers of absorbency vs. two (the amount found in ordinary diapers). 
– A longer absorbent area and new, fun graphics. 
– Snug, stretchy sides, colored tabs and a belted design to reassure parents that the diaper will hold up.


Now that I know that my diaper will cover me during the night, there are a few sleep tips from the Sleep Lady Kim West that we want to share with you all. 



Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 a.m. Most of us will be rolling our clocks back an hour, which can cause sleep problems, and in many cases, early rising. This is common due to the simple fact that once we fall back, 6:30 a.m. suddenly becomes 5:30 a.m., but there are things that you can do to adjust to the time change gradually so that your children do not need to make a large adjustment. Please know that the following advice pertains to babies 5 months and older. Babies younger than 4 months do not have fully developed sleep patterns. Older toddlers and preschoolers may be able to make that hour jump right away away IF they are well napped and already well rested, and therefore may not need to be gradually migrated for the time change. 

To help your family make a smooth transition, here are 10 tips that you can implement starting now to make a smooth transition as we fall back one hour:
  • Many parents I have spoken to dread this time change as their children will be waking up even earlier, and previous early rising issues can become big problems. 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.
  • 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. 
  • To help your baby sleep more soundly, consider installing blackout curtains and using a sound machine. Although the days are getting shorter, there may still be some natural light present, especially in the morning as well as noise when you put your baby to bed. To mitigate these, install blackout curtains and use a sound machine to help buffer outside light and sound. Black out shades are great for children with early rising issues, which is often a problem after the fall time change, especially if your child was already getting up before  6:00 a.m.
  • 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. If your child is over 2.5 years old, I recommend that you purchase a toddler clock or wake up alarm that signals them when its time to get up and start the day, as this will help your toddler stay in bed (and hopefully fall back asleep) until  at least 6:00 a.m., at which time you open the blinds and make a big deal of “good morning”. Make sure that you expose your baby to lots of natural light first thing in the morning to help reset his circadian rhythm to coincide with the new time.
  • Watch your baby’s wakefulness windows. Children have a limited window of wakefulness (the time that they can be awake and alert without meltdowns) between naps and bedtimes. Make sure that you watch your baby for sleepy cues carefully. Make sure that you’re changing your baby’s diaper right before your child goes into the crib for naps or bedtime. Keeping your child dry will help to prevent unnecessary night awakenings, and help to ensure a happy, well-rested baby the next day. 
  • 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. 
  • Stick to your flexible schedule. If you always have breakfast at 8:00 a.m., then keep your schedule, but make sure that you are following it according to the time change. You can start slowly adjusting your daily schedule forward in 10-15 minute increments 4-5 days before the time change. So if you normally have lunch at 11:30, on Wednesday, have lunch at 11:40, on Thursday, move lunch to 11:50 and so on. The same goes for naps and bedtimes. The idea is that when the time change takes effect your child’s circadian rhythm, or internal clock will already be in sync with the change.
  • 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). 
  • To ensure that your children know when it’s time to sleep, rely on your established soothing bedtime routine. Routines are comforting for children, so make sure that you keep your baby’s routine the same, although you will be starting it a bit later due to the time change. Make sure that you are changing your baby’s diaper right before you tuck them into the crib to help prevent wet diapers at night and unnecessary nighttime awakenings. If your baby often has diapers that leak during the night and require a change, please make sure to use overnight diapers that can keep your baby dry for up to 12 hours to help limit your baby’s sleep disturbances.
  • 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. Although you may sail through the time change, some babies will have trouble with early rising for a few days. Respond to these awakenings quickly, gently resettling your baby so that sleep comes easier. Be careful to make sure that your baby is actually awake before you go help, however, as you don’t want to create a new sleep crutch which would cause your baby to rely on you to get back to sleep. Remember to utilize dramatic wake up once 6:30 a.m. rolls around!
If you do nothing else to prepare for the time change, make sure that your children have had adequate naps in the days leading up to the time change, and help to prevent unnecessary night awakenings by putting your baby into a clean, dry diaper right before you settle them into the crib for the night. 

I am all ready for when Daylight Savings times begins and I hope you and your little ones will be as well. 





Pampers will also host a #PampersSleepChat Twitter Party. The Twitter Party will take place on November 7th at 9pm EST.   There will be chats about how the end of Daylight Savings Time can affect sleep patterns. You will also get tips on easing the transition from The Sleep Lady, Kim West.
You can join Pampers by RSVPing using the following link:  http://twtvite.com/pamperssleepchat
There will be prizes as well. You don't want to miss out on this awesome Twitter Party. 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, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, sleep expert @TheSleepLady and our sponsor @Pampers.

You can connect with Pampers via their website and their social media pages:




To help your little one be ready we're hosting a giveaway of your very own package of Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, and a pair of Childrens Place PJ's. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Winner will be randomly chosen by PunchTab and will have 48hrs to respond to email sent or a new winner will be chosen.




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.


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  1. I don't think I'm ready yet for Daylight Savings. I always get up earlier than expected as well but I'm so looking forward to that extra hour of sleep.

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  2. I don't think im ready for daylight savings, because I know it is going to be disruptive to my kiddos sleep schedules and it probably going to be a few rough nights of sleep!

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  3. I am ready for daylight savings cuz I hate driving to work in the dark. My kids are ready for it also.

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  4. I swear, no matter what I do, the hour transition with daylight savings time still sucks. But you definitley list some awesome tips here and hopefully they help someone :)

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  5. I think a dry diaper will make us all sleep through the night. I guess I am about as ready as I will ever be for daylight savings time.

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  6. I always forget daylight savings time until its the day to turn the clock back.

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  7. The bedtime routine consistency really does help, although I must say it's easier to adjust in the Fall because it's dark and kids tend to sleep better (adults too) in darkness. So nice to know that these do such a great job of protecting for a whole night!

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  8. Sounds like some really great advice for all the Mom's out there. Now-if they could only come up with something for us with furbabies!! My cat wakes me up at 12:30 am lately come Sunday that will be at 11:30 pm. I have a feeling I am going to have a heck of a time adjusting (and trying to feed my cat's feeding schedule does not work!!)

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  9. I am definitely ready for daylight savings, although my dog is always a bit confused. We slowly change the kids routine over the following week to ease them into the time change.

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  10. I LOVE DST - gives me an extra hour to sleep.

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  11. Her little bum is so adorable in those Pampers. ;) LOL I have a hard time adjusting to Daylight Savings Time myself, so I can only imagine how tough it must be with kids. I am totally Pinning this for when my husband and I have kids because these are awesome tips I never would have dreamed up!

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  12. So not ready.
    I hate switching the clocks around, and I can't stand when it gets dark so early.

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  13. I love Daylight Savings in the spring, even though you do lose an hour of sleep. Fall back means a gained hour of sleep, in theory, but that first Sunday night when it gets dark before 5:00 pm. That's tough. Either way, I do feel ready to hunker down and embrace winter this year. We have a nice fireplace and I have something I didn't have last year at this time - wonderful blogging friends. I am so thankful for all of you.

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  14. I have my back up clock already set and ready! So then when it hits I just switch it up :D

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  15. Oh those are such adorable PJ's! I'm so excited for the extra hour of sleep this week, but yeah, that extra hour in the bed needs some seriously diapers for the babies. Pampers is a fantastic brand!

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  16. I am never really ready for it. But you gave some great tips. I have a hard time adjusting and so do my kids

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  17. Pampers seems to be one of those companies that just lasts and lasts and is known worldwide as well. x

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  18. Definitely not ready for daylight savings time

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  19. Am I the only crazy person who loves Daylight Savings time. These are some really good tips for getting a child to sleep. I'd love to add that Johnson and Johnson Bedtime bath helps a LOT in our home. When I use it, my child sleeps through the night.

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  20. It never really phased me before, but this year my little guy is in kindergarten so I'm hoping its an easy transaction... I have a feeling bed time is going to be hard the first few days

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  21. I am in AZ so the time change doesn't affect me here.

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  22. I am ready for day light saving time. I like getting an extra hour to sleep!

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  23. We are so lucky here because no Day time savings, its stays the same all year round

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  24. No i'm not ready for it. I wish it stayed the same time all year.

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  25. I am not ready for it to be dark at 5pm but on the bright side :) we do get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday!

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  26. Ready or not it is coming, you shared some good tips that I am going to have to try. It will be an adjustment but we are up for the challenge.

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  27. I don't know why I never thought of getting a sound machine for the kids. I know I use one every night and it helps me a lot!

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  28. Those are awesome tips! We stick to a pretty good schedule most nights and it really helps! And I'm not a fan of daylight savings time :)

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  29. We have used papmers with both of our kids. My youngest only needs them at night now. I do have a dog that uses them as well, I do not think he will ever be trained. I hate DST, it takes so long for everyone to adjust, I really wish they would do away with it.

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  30. I am ready for Daylight Savings Time. Whatever the result will be we'll get through it as far as sleeping goes. :)

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  31. I am ready for daylight savings time. Don't know how it will affect my toddler though.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  32. We are planning on adjusting our kids bedtime for a few days

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  33. Yes, we are ready for it. We will probably adjust my grandson's bedtime and their bodies will get used to the change after a few days.

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  34. I am ready for it. I have to leave for work at 7am and its so dark now. I hate driving in the dark.

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  35. i love day light saving time! get one more hour of sleep

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  36. We don't change time in Arizona. It is nice not having to adjust!

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  37. What a sweet baby. We loved using black out curtains with out kids.

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  38. I'm ready for the roll back - hopefully it will be easier to get up in the morning if it isn't pitch black out! We still have nighttime diapers, but more often than not, even in the night ones, he wakes up wet. Might finally need to try Pampers, we use Huggies.

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  39. My "baby" is 7, so we haven't needed diapers for a while. We always used the Parent's Choice diapers and they held up really well!

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  40. I don't really prepare for daylight savings time. I just notice the change when some clocks have changed automatically and others haven't lol.

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  41. I don't really remember how my kids dealt with the time changes when they were little because it was so long ago. Although I do remember that my daughter never slept LOL I wish I had had been armed with this kind of info back then!!

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  42. I don't prepare for daylight savings, but I do like making myself think I get an extra hour of sleep.

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  43. I love the extra hour of sleep when it comes! I saw this commercial on these diapers recently. I was just going to tell my daughter about them for her youngest.

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  44. Pampers were our favorite disposable diapers when our boys were babies. They always kept them nice and dry at night and hardly ever had any side spills. I would recommend them to any new parent without any reservations.

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  45. I love having an extra hour of sleep. I hate when we have to roll them forward. All my kids adjust great and they all love their sleep too. Bring it on daylight savings!!!!

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  46. Thank you for great tips, glad that Pampers are doing such a great job to help parents. Daylight Savings Time changes are not easy for both parents and babies, so extra care never hurts.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  47. I'm pregnant so I like to sleep as much as I can. The extra hour didn't bother me
    Thanks for the giveaway
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  48. I dislike daylight savings, it so messes up my kids. This being said my daughter was just getting over an illness this year and her sleep schedule was totally out of wack so the time change just rolled right in and didn't mess us up too much.

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  49. we set all the clocks and put everyone to bed at the normal times

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  50. We actually remembered to set our clocks back, this year. Serenity woke up at 5:30am, just as I figured she would. Nick was surprised, lol.

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  51. We dont do anything special to prepare... i was ready for it.. my kids not so much lol.

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  52. No we didn't do anything special. We don't like the time change we wish they would not do it!

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  53. I didn't really do anything special, my baby just went with the flow!

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  54. Yes I was prepared , and knew ahead of time. I didn't do anything special to prepare!

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  55. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/520588038147775751/

    nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. I'm never ready for daylight savings time changes. I hate it being dark so early, but at least Christmas is close!

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  57. I was ready! However, my kids are 2 years old and 9 months old, so they don't care about Daylight Savings Time and were up too early! Luckily my daughter, the youngest sleeps in later than my son, the oldest. So I let my son sleep with me and turned on cartoons on the laptop and dozed for an extra hour before my daughter woke up!! lol

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  58. I did not prepare- but I wish I had, my little one is having the worst time at nap time- she wants to go down for her afternoon nap before lunchtime.

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  59. I was ready for the extra hour but not ready for the sleep issues with the kids! We're still working on etting them adjusted!

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  60. We didn't do much. Just just made sure that the clocks that needed to be changed that do not change in their own had been before we went to bed.

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  61. we were as ready as we could have been, but it still hit us hard. At least we gained an hour instead of lost

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  62. I actually forgot it was daylight savings until I saw the clock and it was 5:30am.....oh well, kids were a little tired the next day after an extra hour up...no biggie.

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  63. No, I wasn't ready. I didn't really do anything to prepare.

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  64. I was ready, had already changed our routine up my 30-40 min.

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  65. I pre-program my coffeemaker to brew an extra large pot in the morning!

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  66. we didn't really have to prepare we stuck with our usual routine and everything has been fine

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  67. not really no matter how i try to plan and adjust to the time change i never can

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  68. We were in the hospital for daylight savings time and I had to wake up every two hours to feed my son so I honestly did even notice that it happened!

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