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Baby-sleep challenges? Pampers sleep expert Jo Tantum wants to hear yours - chance to win £300 NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Aug-16 12:22:38

To celebrate the launch of New Pampers Baby-Dry, Pampers are working with baby sleep expert Jo Tantum - who has 25 years’ experience helping hundreds of families to achieve a peaceful night’s sleep. Jo has identified 5 sleep typologies that may help you to understand your baby’s sleep habits and needs better and we’ve been asked by Pampers to find out which sleep typology best represents your little one? Take a read and post on the thread below to be in with a chance of winning a £300 John Lewis voucher!

Here’s what Pampers has to say about their new launch: "If your little one loves to keep you awake, then you’re certainly not alone! But, having a good night’s sleep is crucial for babies; it’s when important brain development occurs and they process everything they have learnt during the day. With experts believing that wetness may impact your little one’s sleep, their overnight nappy needs to work as hard as possible; introducing New Pampers Baby-Dry, which 83% of Mumsnet parent testers said they would recommend as part of a recent trial! New Pampers Baby-Dry feature a revolutionary nappy design with 3 Absorbing Channels that distribute wetness more evenly for less wet bulk in the morning!"

To launch the New Pampers Baby-Dry nappy, Pampers are working with Jo - and want you to be involved. So, is your little one a Starfish, Skylark, Sloth, Owl or Meerkat sleeper? Take a look and let us know - and if your DC doesn’t seem to fit one of these categories, choose your own animal and post it below telling us why!

Starfish: Sleeps in the same position, on their back with legs out. Uses you as a sleep prop, for example sleep-rocking or feeding, then they don’t move. Wakes often and regularly, but does go back to sleep easily after intervention. You would rather they slept through!
Skylark: Awake early in the morning, singing and shouting and refuses to go back to sleep whatever you try!
Sloth: Loves to sleep and can sleep anywhere and everywhere. A great sleeper, day and night – lucky you! But what happens when they wake up? Well you know it’s going to be for a growth or developmental spurt or they are teething or not well.
Owl: Goes to bed late and wakes in the night. Is wide awake for long periods and can’t get back to sleep!
Meerkat: Stands up, moves around trying to get comfortable all night, doesn’t want to sleep; always on high alert. Late to bed, early to rise.

What sleep typology best represents your little one, or ones? Share your baby sleep stories – whether restful or restless, Pampers would love to hear about it! Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £300 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck,

Standard Insight T&Cs apply

sianihedgehog Mon 22-Aug-16 15:13:29

Mine is a Margaret Thatcher. Four hours a night is plenty.
You may say that Margaret Thatcher isn't an animal, but the miners would disagree.

SheStoodInTheStorm Mon 22-Aug-16 15:31:43

Possibly a Skylark or a Meercat! Fine going off to sleep but usually wakes in the night to make an appearance in our bed. No matter what time she goes to bed or how often she is up, she is always up early too!!

flippityflip Mon 22-Aug-16 15:39:14

Starfish here, she is 18 months and still wakes many many times a night, can get to sleep at bedtime without feeding or cuddling etc but if wakes in night has a death grip on mummy and is inconsolable if not as physically attached as can possibly be,limpet like, or like a starfish on a rock! During the day very independent and happy to swim roam freely!!confused

Batteriesallgone Mon 22-Aug-16 16:05:13

'Uses you as a sleep prop' really hmm that old crap still being trotted out?

Mine is a starfish and I reckon pampers is missing a trick. Rather than getting behind sleep trainers why not proudly proclaim 'our nappies survive a zillion wake ups a night' (which they do, bloody love baby dry)

MrsJamesFraser Mon 22-Aug-16 16:06:20

Skylark for sure! 5am chatter until you lift her and chat back for at least an hour. Is a lovely wake up call but would love it to be a little later.

Ohwoolballs Mon 22-Aug-16 16:08:33

Oh, I thought There was actually a Q&A with a sleep expert! blush
I have a light sleeper that jolts awake at the slightest of noises (even the car engine turning off)
A hungry, overtired meerkat is what I have.

Bubblebloodypop Mon 22-Aug-16 16:22:32

I've got a skylark. He's goes down without too much trouble at night but insists on waking up at 5:30am. Ever single day.

Lovewatchingrainfall Mon 22-Aug-16 16:24:24

I closest I would get is a meerkat! The endless up in the night the early starts does take its toll.
Please tell me that two are never the same???

Pinklady1981 Mon 22-Aug-16 16:45:00

Both my boys are Sloths. Love there sleep. Slept through the night from 5/6 weeks. My 1 year old still sleeps 12 hours a night 7 til 7. He will sleep anywhere,car,buggy. My 7 year old was the same.

Troika Mon 22-Aug-16 16:51:02

Dc1 was starfish (except slept on tummy with bum in air) then became a sloth

Dc2 was meerkat, with the long awake periods of an owl

Dc3 is mostly starfish

loosechange Mon 22-Aug-16 16:56:42

DC is a starfish, although he doesn't sleep splayed out, he latches off and goes to sleep til the next feed. A Joey?!

DC1 was a skylark. A very happy skylark when he woke, but most definitely an early riser.

squeezed Mon 22-Aug-16 17:07:21

Dd1 is a sloth. Absolutely loves her sleep. Surprising really given how much she would fight it as a baby.
Dd2, I'm not sure yet as she's only 15 weeks old. All I know is that she doesn't sleep enough!

Catsgowoof Mon 22-Aug-16 17:14:08

very highly strung cats? short very light naps

though have to agree with batteriesallgone...

NauticalDisaster Mon 22-Aug-16 17:32:18

Hmm, I don't see an animal representing going to sleep late, waking up early, and wanting to be close to a warm body all the time.

voyager50 Mon 22-Aug-16 17:38:51

None of the above - it depends on the time of year, room temperature and whether it's school holidays or not although overall he prefers going to bed late and getting up early.

banterbus Mon 22-Aug-16 17:54:43

Luckily for me I have a Sloth... Most of the time!

IonaAilidh11 Mon 22-Aug-16 17:59:02

def a sloth, would sleep anywhere

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Mon 22-Aug-16 18:59:13

E. None of the above.

Baby Hubble fights any and all sleep. As a newborn babyhubble was capable of staying awake all day. Babyhubble laughs in the face of your classifications and continues to wake around the clock, every 10-30 mins.
Sleep consultants do not soothe him, nor specialist hospital baby psychologists stale the infinite variety of his sleep dodging ways.
Dr.hubble has aged ...

Kannet Mon 22-Aug-16 19:12:00

Starfish here drives me mad. Hopefully will sleep better soon

Blizy Mon 22-Aug-16 19:48:28

I have a sloth ( thankfully) bedtime is 6:30-7pm and he sleeps until 8 am. Has a nap usually around 10: 30 for around two hours. I count my lucky stars every day.

xcxcsophiexcxc Mon 22-Aug-16 19:59:09

Meerkat to 50000000%
sometimes i find him asleep on the landing/amongst his toys. he looks so cute, but so naughty!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 22-Aug-16 21:02:32

DD1 is a starfish.
DD2 is a skylark. She goes to sleep brilliantly most nights, but when she wakes in the morning she goes from deeply asleep to buzzing in a nanosecond.
DS1 looks like he's going to be another starfish

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 22-Aug-16 21:40:10

DD1 was a sloth and still is. She loves her sleep. She's always been the child asleep at weddings on 3 chairs and a pile of coats while everyone parties around her.

DD2 is a meerkat, she's always had fomo, even as a baby.

feeona123 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:49:32

Mine little girl is mostly like a Sloth. She's a great night sleeper and usually sleeps for 12 hours at night. She's been a good sleeper from about 3 months!

But she's never been a day sleeper! I'd rather have it at night really!

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