Why Diaper Booster Pads Can Mean Better Sleep for the Whole Family

Sposie booster pads keep baby dry during sleep training and in between
diaper sizes, and help prevent diaper leaks at night

A good night’s sleep is an essential factor when it comes to both physical and mental health. For new parents—as well as any older kids or toddlers they might have at home as well—sleep routines can be disrupted for everyone in the family when a new baby arrives.

If your baby is waking up in the night with a diaper leak—which can happen when baby is between diaper sizes, if they’re a particularly heavy wetter, or if their diaper simply doesn’t hold enough liquid—then parents and other family members lose valuable sleep as well. In moments like this, a Sposie booster pad can work wonders. A booster pad extends the life of a diaper, which means that your baby stays dry for uninterrupted sleep.

The Importance of Sleep

While all people require quality sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle, babies and toddlers need significantly more sleep to promote growth and brain development. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, but 1-year-olds need about 11-14 hours. And the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) notes that children who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, mental health issues, and attention and behavior issues. This is why giving babies a solid sleep foundation is so crucial.

The irony, of course, is that babies and toddlers need a high volume of decent sleep hours, but sleep training (and maintaining sleep training progress) can be very difficult. Nothing disrupts sleep for a little one and their parents like a leaky diaper, and while overnight diapers can help, it can be very hard how long a diaper will last if your baby is between standard sizes. Proper pre-bedtime routines involving overnight diapers and diaper booster pads can be a game-changer in setting your baby up to get the sleep hours they need to grow.

Additionally, a healthy amount of sleep is also vital for new mothers. Sleep deprivation, according to the NSF, can actively increase a woman’s risk of postpartum depression. Most new moms have factored in some sleepless nights and are aware of the old saying of “sleep when the baby sleeps,” but anything that can be done to decrease the number of times your baby is waking up at night goes a long way.

“Whenever a mom is struggling from post-partum depression, or even if their post-partum depression is getting worse because they aren’t sleeping, the first step is getting this mom some rest,” says Conner Herman, a mom-of-four, author, and the founder of the sleep consulting company Dream Team Baby. “When moms are suffering from post-partum depression—and I was one of them—getting children on a sleeping schedule that is right for their age is paramount.”

How to Get Better Sleep with a Baby

There are many schools of thought surrounding sleep training—from Ferber to co-sleeping—but regardless of your method of choice, setting your family up for success by choosing the right nursery and sleep essentials is a must.

Naturally, you will want to invest in a safe and sturdy crib, a high-quality crib mattress and crib sheets (many parents find that this is where an investment in organic materials pays off the most), a high-tech baby monitor, and a proper swaddling system. But also remember that your baby can only sleep comfortably if they’re diaper stays dry, and remember that avoiding diaper leaks throughout the night is going to be a useful tool in establishing good lifetime sleep habits.

“As babies get older, one of the things that we want to make sure that we do is keep them comfortable at night. Finding an overnight diaper that pulls the moisture away from their skin, so they don’t feel like they’ve peed in their diaper, is really important,” Herman explains. “[If your baby wakes up in the night] the first thing they’ll notice is that they don’t feel normal—and they’re going to let their mom know.”

When creating your registry—and, later on, your regular shopping lists or online baby supply orders—consider adding diaper booster pads into the mix alongside regular diapers and overnight diapers. You may find that standard overnight diapers are working one day, and then experience leaks for the next month. Why take the risk? Having diaper booster pads—like the diaper booster pads offered by Sposie—on hand in your nursery means that you’re always ready. Think of it as an investment in sleep for the whole family.

Why Booster Pads

According to the Nielsen Global Baby Care Report, leak protection tops the list of the most important attributes when shopping for baby diapers. But what happens when your baby is in between standard sizes, or they’re often having leaks in the night or during naps despite the use of an overnight diaper, or when they just can’t get a perfect fit from your diaper brand of choice?

If your baby is waking up with leaks—and, in the process, thwarting their sleep training routines and disputing sleep patterns for other family members—they aren’t getting the full amount of sleep they need to truly thrive. Here’s where a diaper booster pad can swoop in and change the game.

Sposie booster pads are an absorbent diaper insert that complements the regular style and pull-on style diapers. When inserted into a diaper, the booster pad nearly doubles the absorbency of a child’s diaper, thus eliminating nighttime leaks, and (most importantly), extending uninterrupted sleep for you and your baby alike.

“Learning to value the hours when we’re not conscious is really hard. But what is happening is that your body is able to rest and repair itself and process emotions and process lessons learned,” Herman adds. “A lot of growth happens in the middle of the night so that you can wake up the next day and be the best person you can be.”

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