Disclosure: This is a sponsored posting with Pampers and CafeMom. All opinions are 100% my own.
My oldest 2 sons are 12 months and 3 days apart. William was born on September 25th, 2004 and Alexander was born on September 28th, 2005.
The only thing I remember about that 1st year of the boys being together was hoping that they would be good sleepers. We lived in a one-bedroom apartment in NYC that we had converted into a small 2-bedroom apartment, so when nighttime came around, it was important to do whatever we could to ensure a good night sleep for the boys (and us, too).
My William LOVED to wake-up 2-3 times throughout the night for a bottle. He was super loud about it, but every 2 hours he would wake-up and want to eat. He did this from the time he was a newborn through till he was about 36 months old! I actually remember being able to “rationalize” with him a little when he was older – telling him, “No more ba-ba at night, buddy.” It took a little bit, but we finally were able to wean him off the middle of the night feedings.
Now my Alexander… oh, my Alexander. He would ONLY fall asleep in his car seat bucket.
I’m not kidding – it was the craziest thing in the world. He would scream when we put him in his crib, he ONLY wanted to be in his car seat. As soon as we would strap him in and walk him around (attached to stroller), he’d be out. Living in NYC, this was fairly easy for us because we would walk him around the apartment lobby or for a quick stroll around the block and that would be it! Sleeping for him was great and he stayed sleeping for hours.
The funny thing about thinking back to these little guys as babies was that I found out I was pregnant with Benjamin, our 3rd son when Alexander was 6 months old. So sleep for us with the boys… it was essential that we knew what worked for them and what worked for us to keep everyone happy, healthy and (dare I say it) sane. The biggest concern for me and my husband was to always make sure the boys were dry throughout the night. Changing a baby mid-night… as every seasoned mom and dad knows… can wake them completely up and have them up for the rest of the night! That was something we tried to avoid at all costs. Pampers kept us covered throughout the nights with the boys. Pampers Baby Dry did just that – keep them dry, which is exactly what we wanted. It’s funny, here I am – 11 years later – back to diapers with my Victoria and still I know the beauty of a Pampers Baby Dry Diaper.
What’s important about the Pampers Baby Dry Diapers is that they’re super soft for your baby and have stretchy sides for extra comfort. You don’t want your baby to be wet during sleep-time, you want them to be dry and comfortable. The best thing you can do is protect them so they will be.
It’s funny, I’m all about why Pampers Baby Dry Diaper works beautifully for babies newborn through 36 months… and my kids are (still!) all about the cute Sesame Street characters! Even this morning Victoria told me, “Look mama, Elmo and Ernie!”
As every mom and dad can attest… you do what works best for you and your baby, especially when it comes to making sure your baby is the most comfortable that he/she can be. Pampers always has you covered, for every baby stage. It’s a constant in life that I love and appreciate… they’ve made motherhood easy for me throughout the last 11 years! There’s only been one year in the last 11 years where we haven’t had one McClelland child in diapers!