In mid-January, the lovely folk at Pampers sent Little Mr some new Pampers Baby-Dry nappies to try out to see if they helped him (me!) in the quest for a happy and dry nights sleep.
Pampers Baby-Dry Nappies Review
We put the nappies to the test for a few weeks to see how well they coped with keeping Little Mr dry throughout the night. The nappies (on most occasions) were used overnight from around 7:30pm until 7:15am the next morning. On a couple of occasions, Little Mr was awake throughout the night, very probably due to teething and a recent cold, so I changed his nappy as part of a bid to get him back to sleep.
We found the nappies to hold wee very well. Each morning Little Mr’s nappy was very full and I believe we owe thanks to the Double Dry-Zones which lock in the moisture and enables all-over absorbency with liquid distribution in all directions. The clever top zone of the nappy absorbs liquid quickly with the inner zone locking away the wetness. We even found that Little Mr had done a couple of extra delights for us and the Pampers Baby-Dry had (luckily for us) managed to contain everything.
The Pampers Baby-Dry nappies feel very soft and we’ve not noticed any nappy rash on Little Mr from wearing the nappies. We were sent size 4+ for Little Mr which is suitable for babies The nappies have a cute playful design featuring Lion and his friends.
Luckily for you, I’ve not got any photographs to show you how well the nappies perform, you’ll just have to take my word for it. I’m so kind! We would definitely look to buy these nappies again to help Little Mr’s dry nights continue.
Your Questions Answered by Jo Tantum
They also invited us to speak to sleep expert Jo Tantum but as I’m already taking expert advice in relation to Little Mr’s sleeping issues, I gave my readers the chance to ask Jo their very own baby’s sleep related questions. Jo has kindly answered a few of your questions here..
Rebecca, mummy to five month old Benjamin, asked “How important do you think routine is to a successful nights sleep?”
Jo says – Babies don’t just automatically sleep through the night, they often need to learn how, just like crawling and walking! That’s why Pampers have developed a new nappy with unbeatable dryness, helping your baby learn to love sleep. Routine will help your baby know when it is night-time. By doing the same things before bedtime such as giving your baby a bath, cuddle, lullaby and fresh nappy, they will begin to associate these activities with sleep. A daytime routine is really important for a baby to have a good night’s sleep. If they get enough milk, and solids at the correct times your baby won’t wake in the night out of hunger and if they have the correct amount of naps, they won’t wake up in the night due to overtiredness.
Charlotte, mummy of eleven month old twin girls, Elsie and Bella, asked “What’s the best technique for getting babies back to sleep who wake in the middle of the night for no particular reason?
Jo says – All babies will wake in the night but they will need to learn how to self-soothe. When they wake in the night leave the room and listen for 5-10 minutes rather than rushing in. If there are quiet gaps or sleep noises that means your baby is trying to settle themselves. If they are starting to get upset then go in and soothe them but try and give them the opportunity to go back to sleep themselves. The reason you do this is because when babies come into a light sleep, they may still have their eyes closed and just trying to get back to sleep. So if you come into their room too quickly it will wake them up even more and then they will get used to this. Eventually your baby will be able to nod off without your help learn to love their sleep.
Finally, Clare, mummy of one year old Caleb asked “How many naps should a one year old have throughout the day?”
At 1 years old, your baby should be having 2 naps a day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.The morning one should take place roughly 3 hours after they wake up and should last between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Their afternoon nap should take place 3 hours after they wake up from their morning nap and should last between 1 ½ to 2 hours. Make sure at least one nap a day is in the cot, to help with settling at night.
Thank you ladies for offering your questions and a big thank you to Jo for answering them with some great advice there.
Disclaimer: We were sent the nappies for the purpose of this review. All words (except Jo’s answers are my own) and this forms an honest and unbiased review.