Want to know how to deal with Daylight Savings Time when it comes to your children?
Then follow my simple steps!
For the past nine years, my method has worked on two children, as well as for many others!
Simply two days before put your child down for his/her nap a half and hour later in the Spring, & push it back a half hour before in the Fall. (Do the same for bedtime.)
For example: Thursday normal bedtime for my daughter is 7:00pm, so she will go to bed at 7:30pm.
On the second day wake up your child a half an hour before, then push the nap/bedtime another half hour, totaling one hour.
For example: Friday am my daughter gets up at 7, so I wake her up by 6:30am, then at night, my daughters bedtime will be pushed to 8:00pm.
The third day keep the one hour time, so your child gets used to the time change.
For example: Saturday morning again I will wake up my daughter up at 6:30am, & she will be in bed by 8:00 again.
So when the clock gets pushed, she will wake up at her usual 7:00am, & go to bed her usual 7:00pm time on Sunday. 🙂
By easing your child into Daylight Savings Time a few days before, it makes it much easier to be accustomed to the hour difference.
Your child may be cranky for two days, but it will be easier to start your week ready!
We as parents can freak out in this situation twice a year, because of sleep schedules, but children DO adapt!
Take it from a Mom Who Knows about sleep schedules!