Thursday, September 5, 2013

Golden sleep moments

This post is brought to you by Pampers.

I may have forgotten to mention that Pampers is Topaz Mommy's newest blog partner. My kids have sooooo many diapers now! Hooray!

Pampers is keen to spread awareness on the importance of a good, deep, uninterrupted sleep for our kids. That kind of sleep is vital for their proper growth and development, physically and mentally. Why is sleep important? Well, we all know sleep is what we need to rest, but in reality, it is when we sleep when our body works even harder!

This is what our body does when it is sleeping:
I grabbed that from Sleep for Kids, a really great website made especially for kids that explains to them in simple terms why they need to sleep. Yep. Kids never seem to want to sleep!

When I was a kid (which wasn't too long ago haha), I always believed that as soon as I slept, the adults would be up to something magical. That's why I never liked sleeping. That could possibly be the reason why I'm not as tall as my siblings and why I was sickly.

Then when a recent visit to my kids' pediatrician revealed that my boys aren't as tall as the charts said they should be, Vince and I are now determined to make the kids sleep (without resorting to cough syrup haha). This is not easy. Vito and Iñigo seem to think as I did when I was young, that as soon as they slept, they'll miss out on the fun. But by not sleeping, they're actually missing out on what Pampers calls the Golden Sleep Moments.

These are the moments when we see our babies and toddlers smiling as if they’re having a wonderful time in their dreams. Sometimes they kick or twitch their fingers or their little mouths make suckling motions. This just means they’re processing what they learned during the day!

Now imagine if their precious learning time was interrupted by a loud noise or a wet diaper! That's why it's important that we mommies make our kids' bedroom as sleep-conducive as possible—dark, not too cold and not too hot, away from noisy neighbors and streets or even rooms in the house. It's also important that their diaper will absorb all the pee until morning! Less disturbances, more time to learn and develop during the Golden Sleep Moments! 

I have a lot more to write about sleep and how it's vital for our kids' proper development. I've been getting questions about sleep since my posts on Pampers's sleep campaign started last week. But if you can't wait for my weekly updates, why don't you go to the "Sound Sleep, Sound Development" event on Monday? I'm going! 




On Monday, September 9 at 10 a.m., there will be a learning activity at SM Megamall Event Center. That's in Bldg A, where the ice rink used to be. Just outside Toy Kingdom. The event promises to make us experience a baby’s dream through an interactive and “magical” exhibit. We'll discover why sound sleep is important in an intimate discussion with sleep experts from the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine and Mother & Child Nurses Association of the Philippines.

I'm talking, too! Crazy! No expert-y stuff, just my experience with getting my boys to sleep and how to keep them asleep (Pampers diapers help big time!). See you on Monday!


To learn more about Pampers and sleep, visit their website or like their Facebook page.

10 comments:

  1. what time is the event? I want to attend sana. this has been my problem lately e. Neo is already 21 months, but super hirap patulugin. need pa namin magaway, magsayaw, ihele, lahat na - para lang makatulog sya. i am envious of moms whose babies will sleep agad by just giving them milk. :(

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    1. Oops! Thanks for pointing that out! Registration starts at 10am but program will start at 11 =)

      As for Neo, haaaaaay, ganyan talaga! Vito also went through that. Actually, he was still doing that until last week when we finally did bedtime rituals. They're asleep at 8, 8ish now!

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  2. Aww. Too bad i have work on monday. Would so love to come learn new things and see you :)

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    1. Ya, bakit Monday, right? Sana Saturday! Halos lahat ng nanay ngayon working moms! =D

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    2. Ya! me too Frances,sayang it's on a Monday! I just work in TEKTITE, so near Megamall :)

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    3. Aww. It's ok, Chrissy! I'll write about it naman =)

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  3. Dont you use cloth diapers? Mas economical and environmental kesa disposable.

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    1. I used to. But when the maids and yayas left, we've used disposables. I tried doing the laundry every night but when I found myself washing cloth diapers at 3am and then becoming a huge bitch to my kids at 6am when they woke up, I quit cloth. My kids, my hubby and I are happier!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this, Frances! I'm still working with my son, Cyler's sleeping routine. He's so energetic at night ang hirap patulugin! But ever since I read your post about the importance of good sleep I changed Cyler's sleeping routine. I make sure that Cyler is already sleeping by 8 or 8ish too.Pero during weekend we allow him to stay up late because that's the only time na kumpleto kaming family, oh well the travails of being a working mom.

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    1. Yes, we were also worried about getting the kids to sleep earlier. We were like, "That's impossible!" But it took just a few days and they were asleep by 8. If we had known na it's easy lang pala, we'd have done this sooner!

      Congrats, mommy!

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This is all pretty new to me so please feel free to share your mommy wisdom!