One of the most common pieces of advice that I have heard as a mother, is that “You’ll miss it once it’s gone”, and it’s not untrue. Seeing my children grow right before my eyes, makes me wish I could slow down the clock, or even better, to turn it back, and spend even just a moment with my babies back when they were babies, to smell their sweet new baby smells, to hear their soft little coos, to tickle their tiny toes, to just spend even one minute more with the tiny creatures they were.
It’s not just the baby stages either, first steps turn into first walks without the stroller, which turn into stubborn toddlers that never stop running, and then into walks to the school bus, and furtive waves and nervous smiles before those babies are transported off into the world of children, a world that doesn’t revolve around mom quite so much. It’s amazing how you can be proud of the people they are, and miss the baby they were.
Luckily, my youngest seems intent on saving me from this pain by holding onto some aspects of babyhood with everything he has. I’m not going to lie, I’m not exactly rushing him either. I am acutely aware of the ticking of the clock, and the fact that this sweet little toddler will soon be shedding his babyhood, and so extra time with his pacifier, a warm bottle first thing in the morning, and unlimited cuddles are all part of our days.
There are some aspects of babyhood though, that I am happy to see fall by the wayside, and waking up in the middle of the night to a wide awake baby soaked from knees to chest is one of them. I have spent more than enough nights changing crib sheets by the light of the moon, and more often than not those wake ups lasted just long enough to make sure I didn’t see my bed again before I had to drag my older kids out of theirs. Although to be fair, some of the best snuggles come at 4 am when the rest of the house is sleeping.
If my babies want to wake up in the middle of the night because they need a snuggle or a snack, that’s one thing, but there’s nothing louder than a baby who woke up because he’s wet and cold. That’s why Pampers Baby Dry is the brand I happily reach for in the diaper aisle, because let’s face it, we’re all happiest when he sleeps and Baby Dry helps keep him sleepy by keeping him dry.
Unlike ordinary diapers with two layers, Pampers Baby Dry has three absorbent layers and extra absorb channels to stay up to 3x drier, pulling liquid away, so babies can sleep soundly all night, and with exclusive thick-to-thin technology, they distribute wetness evenly and locks it away so they don’t feel like a thick bulky diaper, they’re just soft, stretchy and comfy, which i know he appreciates.
Helping him sleep through the night, helps me sleep through the night, and that means we both have happier mornings to enjoy those fleeting baby moments while they are here.
This post is brought to you by Pampers but the images and opinions are my own. New Pampers Baby Dry diapers are starting to appear on-shelf in size 5 and 6 now. Sizes 1-4 will be available this fall