Your Baby's sleep and Daylight savings

Daylight savings must seem like one of the worst ideas once you become a mom.

Why in the world do we turn our clocks back and lose our perfect sleeper that we spend an eternity working for?


As parents we do know without the challenges of parenthood we would not have story filled ,craze memories so this is just another roller coaster in parenthood, but here is a couple steps to follow to help shift your little ones schedule.


On October 28th start your baby's morning 10 minutes later and do so every morning for the rest of the week until you reach you 1 hour goal. When your baby wakes normal time implement your soothing/training method for that 10 minutes and shift the whole day by 10 minutes.


Example 2 nap schedule:


Monday Oct 28th


7:10 wake

9:40-11:10 nap

2:10-3:40 nap

7:10 bed


Tues Oct 29th


7:20 wake

9:50-11:20 nap

2:20-3:50 nap

7:20 bed


Wed Oct 30th


7:30 wake

10 - 11:30 nap

2:30-4 nap

7:30 bed


Example 3 nap schedule:


Monday Oct 28th


7:10 wake

9:10-10:40 nap

12:40-2:10 nap

4:10-5:10 nap

7:10 bed


Tues Oct 29th


7:20 wake

9:20-10:50 nap

12:50-2:20 nap

4:20-5:20 nap

7:20 bed


Wed Oct 30th


7:30 wake

9:30-11 nap

1-2:30 nap

4:30-5:30 nap

7:30 bed


continue this until your new waketime and bedtime is 8 (1 hour later) then on the morning of daylight savings you fall right back into 7am wake and 7pm bedtime.


For toddlers shift bedtime with 15 min every other day until previous bedtime is reach once the clock change, remember to change your OK to wake clocks too!


Some babies and toddler are excellent independent sleepers and those are flexible enough to not make any changes until after the clocks have changed, for those babies just push their wake times by 5 min everyday and their mornings with 10min every other day until back on track.

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