This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers. Please see my disclosure policy.
Need Better Baby Sleep?
What mom doesn’t, right?! Parenting an infant is exhausting. Endless feedings, frequent diaper changes, with seemingly no end in sight. Every baby is different with different feeding, play, and sleep patterns, but the B-Inspired Bloggers have come together to give their advice on (at least TRYING) to get better baby sleep. And therefore better mama sleep, too!
10 Baby Sleep Tips from REAL Moms
- No Naps Close to Bedtime – “For me and my infant if I make sure he has a dry diaper, is feed, and doesn’t take a nap close to bedtime, he sleeps well for me.” Jaime of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
- Be Consistent – “If my boys go to bed at the same time every night they sleep better.” Malia from Playdough to Plato
- Follow a Routine – “Routine, routine, routine. With all 4 children, as early on as I could, I followed the same pattern every night. Bath, nurse in their room (dark and quiet), quick cuddles, lay down in their crib and walk out. It didn’t always work that smoothly, but babies are so smart and the pattern of that routine served as cues that it was bedtime.” Becky of This Reading Mama
(Consider trying Essential Oils during your bedtime routine to promote better sleep!)
- Know Baby’s Tired Signs – “Good sleep habits start young. Don’t leave babies to cry, but instead set the stage for good sleep. Watch carefully for sleep cues and wind a tired baby down immediately.” Allison from Train Up a Child
- Keep the Crib Warm – “We used to put a hot water bottle in the crib while I fed our son so that when we put him back in the sheets weren’t too cold. It seemed to really help him settle back to sleep. (Don’t leave the hot water bottle in the crib with the baby, though.) Hublet would make the hot water bottle while I fed which made him feel useful and a participant in the feed.” The Monko of Taming the Goblin
- Use a Noise Machine – “Bedtime routines and white noise have been our saving grace and by 5 months he was finally sleeping through the night. There are free apps out there for white noise. We just bought an inexpensive white noise machine for his room.” Jennifer from Plain Vanilla Mom
- Follow Your Mommy Instincts – “This is controversial, but you need to find the sleeping position that works for your kid and it might not be on their back. My baby struggled with sleeping on his own if he was put down on his back (but did fine if he was in bed with us but sometimes that made it hard for mom and dad to sleep). One night out of desperation, I put him down on his tummy and he was out like a light. I stayed there with him and then rolled him to his side (which my pediatrician said was okay) before leaving him alone. After that day, we put him to sleep on his side (propped up with one of those baby sleep wedge things) and he did great. That was the key to getting him on the way to sleep independence.” Carissa of Creative Green Living
- Make Adjustments for YOUR Baby – “My son, a preemie, had severe acid reflux for about a year. He was only comfortable sleeping in a certain swing (even while it wasn’t moving). We found out that when we raised his crib mattress slightly, so that he was sleeping on an incline, it drastically reduced his discomfort. This discovery made a huge difference for us and made it possible to know how to set up his sleeping arrangements (at the sitter’s, while traveling) so that we could do things as ‘normally’ as possible while managing his acid reflux.” Sheila of Pennies of Time
- Know that “This Too Shall Pass” – “Everything is a stage. The baby that wakes up all night may turn into a wonderful sleeper once older (mine did).” Bethany from No Twiddle Twaddle
- Keep Baby DRY – “We’ve always found overnight diapers to be helpful for our kids when they were babies since they were heavy wetters.” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
Help Baby Sleep Better with Parent’s Choice Overnight Diapers
My babies have always been heavy wetters through the night. So I discovered early on in my parenting journey that overnight diapers were a must to help prevent wet beds and nighttime diaper changes. Most major diaper brands carry an overnight diaper with extra absorbency to keep baby dry and sleeping better. But I’ve never really been a “brand snob” when it comes to diapers. In fact, I usually gravitate toward the store brands for their economical price. And once again, with overnight diapers, Walmart’s store brand, Parent’s Choice, is the right choice for me. Parent’s Choice Overnight Diapers are a great price and work just as well (if not better!) than any other overnight diaper I’ve tried with my three kids.
Night time protection for babies is an important consideration for parents as their little one grows. Ordinary diapers may not have enough absorbent capacity to handle multiple voids over long periods of time with older babies. When wet mornings become the norm, parents start looking for more protection to guard against overnight leaks.
Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers are super absorbent for overnight and long-trip protection. This is an overnight diaper at prices that everyone can afford!
Does your little one sleep well? What are your tips for better baby sleep?
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice. Please see my disclosure policy.