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As a Pampers Mommy, my duties include answering questions on sleep over at the Pampers Philippines Facebook page.
I did a lot of research to answer that question posed by Mommy Haydie. It's very important to keep our babies on a schedule. It helps them develop their body rhythms. For example, my Iñigo wakes up at 6 a.m. and I know he gets sleepy at around 10:30 to 11. He slows down, isn't so makulit, sits down on the sofa and just spaces out, or he gets really fussy.
I used to keep him awake so he could eat lunch with us but this made him cranky or spaced out. Sometimes, when he's also already eaten lunch, he gets energized and then he won't nap anymore at all! That was not good. So I paid attention to his sleep signals and made him nap when he wants to. This has been a huge help in improving his mood, energy and development!
Now, if you have any questions for me regarding your baby's sleep, leave your question over at Pampers! I'm serious! This is Pampers inviting their mommies to ask me stuff:
Okay, for today's blog post on sleep, we'll talk about sleep myths.
Pampers sent me a long list of sleep myths and I want to comment on a few!
Research has proven that feeding your babies exclusive breast milk (not even water!) is best until they're 6 months old. Introduce solids when they're 6 months old or even older. If you want your baby to sleep through the night, give him a good schedule of naps, feeding times and activities that will stimulate him and tire him out for a good night's sleep!
But now that they're asleep by 8pm (sometimes earlier!), they sleep longer, deeper and better. This benefits them and this benefits us parents because now Vince and I have more time for each other!
Pampers Sound Sleep, Sound Development event, we learned that wetness is one of the sleep disruptors. When I tried other cheap, disposable diapers, Vito woke up. I had to wash him (sometimes give him a complete shower!), change his diaper and wet clothes. I had to change the bedsheets, too! Good bye to a good night's sleep!
It's really important that we use a highly absorbent diaper like Pampers Comfort for nighttime. I like the snugness around the waist and chubby thighs. This ensures a dry feeling throughout the night, which of course means a deep, uninterrupted sleep!
What other sleep myths do you know? Please share!
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