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:
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.
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.