Daylight Savings Time. A phrase that is dreaded by many parents twice a year. Unfortunately, it is inevitable. My first time experiencing daylight savings time was when my son was 8 weeks old. It really didn’t have any effect on him, so of course I thought I was in the clear. It wasn’t until after his first birthday that I really “experienced” daylight savings time!
I had noticed my son was getting sleepy at around 7 the night the clocks “fell behind”. I decided to let him stay awake until his normal bedtime of 8. This way, he would wake up at his normal time. Or so I thought. It was a party at Mrs. Z’s house the next morning at 4:15. Oh joy! I can’t really complain, though. I was able to get a few things done and we had the rest of the day to enjoy our fun activities. And he did resume his regular wake up time a few days later.
So mommies (and daddies too!) of the world: I feel your anxiety about the upcoming night. Perhaps you aren’t feeling any tension towards this time change and your children will sleep peacefully and won’t need any coaching back to a regular sleep pattern. In that case, I applaud you! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a smooth transition. Just in case, here are a few tips on how to get your little munchkin back into their routine.
Here is an interesting article on how daylight savings time can affect you. Or, like I said previously, it might have no profound effect on your life. Whichever way your life turns out, enjoy your day!
How will you handle your little tots sleep transition? Comment below!
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