Your baby will spend around half of his time asleep. These precious hours of shut eye are vitally important for both his mood and development. Yet getting your little one into a good sleep routine isn’t always as simple as it sounds.
So what would you say if we told you your little one’s nappy might be the reason he’s waking up in the middle of the night? Experts believe a wet nappy may well impact your tots sleep, so that’s why Pampers have come up with their New Pampers Baby-Dry® nappies, which distributed wetness evenly throughout the night. Making sure your little one doesn’t wake up with a bulky, wet nappy, the highly absorbent Micro Pearls, which lock away wetness for up to 12 hours.
Understanding your little one's sleep habits
To celebrate the launch of the New Pampers Baby-Dry, baby sleep expert and Pampers’ Love, Sleep and Play Panel member Jo Tantum has identified five sleep typologies to help you better understand your little one’s sleep habits and needs:
Starfish babies sleep in the same position, on their back with their legs and arms out. They also wake up often and regularly.
Jo’s top tip: A muslin square, knotted in the middle. Tuck it down your top for a while before giving it to your baby so it smells of you and comforts him.
If your little one is a ‘skylark’ he’ll wake up early in the morning, singing, shouting and full of beans!
Jo’s top tip: Wave sounds. This can be a sleep app or sound machine. Keep it on continually when your baby is asleep, so when he comes into a light sleep phase it soothes him back to sleep.
Sloth babies can sleep anywhere and everywhere (lucky you!), but what happened when they wake up?
Jo’s top tip: Increase feeding time by 5 minutes, if breast feeding and by 30ml if bottle feeding. If your baby is close to 6 months old, they may need weaning.
If your baby is an owl, he’ll go to bed late and then wake during the night.
Jo’s top tip: A Sleep Fest! Allow your baby to sleep for 3 hours during the day to reset their internal clock.
Meerkat babies just don’t want to sleep! Late to bed and early to rise, if your baby is in this category you’ll find him standing up and moving around trying to get comfortable.
Jo’s top tip: Wind down Time. Try bath-story-feed to establish a calming bedtime routine. Your baby is overtired and so they will thrash around trying to get comfortable just like we do.
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