This weekend we get an extra hour of sleep. I don’t know about you, but that is cause to celebrate!
Of course, with the end of Day Light Savings time I will have to deal with it being darker earlier (boo) and the kids being all of schedule for days (ugh). But an extra hour of sleep – that I will always take.
By the way, this is officially your reminder to set your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night. The time changes at 2 am Sunday morning. Don’t forget!
My girls are
good excellent sleepers, even still I have to agree with the 52% of moms survey by Pampers who said their baby’s sleep patterns are thrown off when the clocks ‘fall back’ and Daylight Savings Time ends. Heck, my own sleep patterns are thrown off most of the time.
Tips to help your baby adjust to Daylight savings changes from “The Sleep Lady,” Kim West.
- Make a point to slowly adjust your child’s bedtime an naptimes an hour earlier, just 15-30 minutes a dar for a few days before the time change.
- Make sure your children are well-napped during the day so when the time change takes effect having a latter feeling bedtime isn’t as much of an issue.
- To ensure that you children know when it’s time to sleep, rely on your established soothing bedtime routine.
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we don’t do anything in particular, they don’t seem to notice!
Cynthia R says
i have them take a shorter nap during the day so they will go to bed their normal bed time.
Heather Baker says
It doesn’t seem to affect my girls really but it might be because they are only 3 and 1.
Sara Zielinski says
There is no preparation needed, more like preparation for the cold weather that comes with Daylights savings time
We haven’t done anything in particular in the past. We just stick to the same routine and times.
Samantha C. says
We try to change things in small increments the days leading up to DST.
I haven’t really done anything in the past but we are trying hard at new traditions
Emily Adams says
I have a 6 month old , so I haven’t done anything! We will just have to see how it goes.
Janet W. says
We don’t really do anything differently. We stay on our same schedule/routine.
D SCHMIDT says
I prepare by putting them to bed at a different time for a few evenings.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
We Adjust Bed Time A Little Each Night.
Tara O. says
I haven’t done anything different with my daughter when Daylight Savings Time ends. Hopefully she won’t notice again this year!
Seyma Shabbir says
To prepare for daylight saving we Wake them up earlier!
April G says
We start pushing their bedtime back gradually a few weeks before the time change!
We push the kiddos bed time back a little bit at a time 🙂
nikki b says
this is the first time for me and my son so im checking the tips on here!
Melissa M says
We dont do anything . They seem to adjust on their own.
We use our MY tot clock to help the kids understand when it’s okay to get out of bed.
amy pugmire says
I usually skip naps for the first week and stick with the normal night routines 🙂
Michelle F. says
I really don’t do anything different.
Debra Hall says
all my kids are grown ,but i have an awful time when the time changes
Jennifer Rote says
My son looks forward to it. Nice not waiting for the bus in the dark.
i dont change anything
I don’t change anything really.
Betty Baez says
We dont change our routine, they eventually adjust after a couple days.
Trisha W. says
We don’t do anything special.
Sonya Morris says
My kids don’t really notice the change so I don’t do anything different.
nicole krutz says
my kids don’t really notice especially since its on a weekend
Tabathia B says
I start changing their sleep schedule by 15 minute increments that preceding week
We hadn’t thought about it! We’ll be trying your suggestion of earlier to bed!
jennie sanderso. says
We dont do anything.. he is too little to notice any change
Tammy S says
We usually don’t do anything different. It doesn’t seem to affect the kids the way it does us adults.
Pam O says
I set the clocks back friday night so we have the weekend to adjust
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
We don’t normally do anything different.
Rochel S says
Dont do anything different and just hope they adjust!!
Amy T says
I live in Arizona so there is no time change.
Denise Konkel says
I try to adjust a few days prior
Darlene Jones-Nelson says
we do not do anything different! They know when it gets dark outside its time for bed! I make dinner earlier!
courtney b says
same old stuff.. milk and bed time story ! 🙂
Danielle Jones says
We don’t do anything different, I guess thats why it’s hard for us to adjust
lala ramos says
he doesnt seem to notice we dont change anything
We go on as usual but we take the time to plan better and get more organized
I get them to bed early a few days before hand
Amanda Hoffman says
get him to bed early or up and hour earlier next day
sarah t says
I didn’t do anything different
shelly peterson says
we dont really make any changes, just keep on the smae scheduleas usual.
We didn’t do anything special….but it worked out ok for us.
KJ SKib says
We keep them up just a little later but this was the first year we didn’t have an issue.
My kids adjust to it with no problem, I haven’t had to change anything.
We keep the same schedule/routine.
I don’t do anything different. My son doesn’t even realize the change.
I don’t do anythung different
Michele P says
I usually don’t do anything different with my daughter since she is 11, but when my grandsons are here we will go to sleep a bit earlier usually a couple weeks before just to get them used to the changes.
We become a bit flexible with our scheduling and allow early (or later) naps and bedtime, to help ease the transition.
judy gardner says
we dont really do anything differently
Elaine Heaney says
Susan DeVaux says
We didn’t do anything different and it worked well for them.
Stacey B says
I didn’t do anything differently – they kind of adjusted on their own, except my 2 month old. She is still trying to figure it out!
We didn’t do anything too differently, just made sure we were home in the evenings in case bedtime needed to be adjusted.
brooke t says
start changing aday ahead
Change by ten minutes a day for the days leading up to it so it’s not a big change.
Mary Happymommy says
We don’t do anything differently.
When my kids were younger I would put them to bed a few minutes earlier, let them take longer naps, or sleep in to help with the time changes. I know how it affects me and I try to make it better for them.
Ben G says
I established a 15 minute earlier bedtime four to five days prior to time change.
Jennifer Dunaway says
I really don’t do anything to prepare them for it.
kim thompson says
I don’t change anything
Shannon Baas says
They don’t have any changes.
Sara Floyd says
My daughter did not even know about the time change
Rita M says
My daughter didn’t really notice the change as a baby & neither does my granddaughter.
susan smoaks says
we just went to bed earlier at first until we got used to it.
Mindy Mue says
We didn’t do anything differently.
i just had my baby boy oct 24th! so i wasnt concerned with it.
Lisa L says
I did not do anything differently.
We didn’t do anything differently.
Michelle Tucker says
I’m actually trying to win this for my little cousin, but I don’t know if anything was done differently. I doubt it.
Julie Myles says
We never intentionally did anything different. The kids just naturally started going to sleep a little earlier and getting up a little earlier.