With Spring & Summer approaching we prepare to enjoy the warm evenings and extended daylight by springing forward this coming Sunday, March 13th at 2am. So before you head to bed Saturday night, make sure that you set all your clocks ahead by one hour. Here are my tips on how to handle this change in time when it comes to your little one’s sleep schedules.
- For the first three days following the time change I want you to “split the difference” when it comes to nap time and bedtime. If your child normally naps at 9:30am, you should put them down at 10:00am. If they normally go to bed at 7:00pm, you should put them to bed at 7:30pm.
- This means that your child will be going to bed a little earlier or sooner than the normal wait between sleeps but it’s not so much so that it’s going to interfere with their schedule. It may take them a bit more time to fall asleep since they may not be as tired but in a week’s time they will be back on track again.
- On night 4 move your bedtime back to the normal time and know that it will most likely take your child about a week to adjust to the new time.
- This may even help those of you who have children that are currently waking up a little earlier than you would like.!
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