Daylight Savings is coming to an end on November 5, 2017. The clocks will fall back.
We will get to sleep in for an hour!!!
Back to reality…Before I had a child, I got to sleep in. Now it just messes with our lovely schedule 🙁
There are a few different ways you can handle the time change.
1. Do absolutely nothing leading up to the day
Put the time change on ignore until it happens. Then once it occurs you may have to adjust bedtime and nap time so your child does not get overtired. If your child typically naps at 12:30 he will be ready for a nap at 11:30.
Every 3 to 4 days you can push your child’s nap later by 15 minutes until you reach the desired nap time. You will have to do the same with bedtime.
2. Push sleep times later in 15-minute increments leading up to the change
7 to 10 days before the time change you can push your child’s sleep times ahead by 15 minutes. Every 3 days add an additional 15 minutes to the sleep times until you reach the desired 1 hour later sleep time. When the time change occurs you child’s sleep times will be back on his previous schedule.
3. Use it to your advantage
If your child is waking up around 8:00 am and going to bed past 8:00/8:30 pm they will automatically be switched to a 7:00 am wake up and a bedtime of 7/7:30 pm.
4. Change your clocks after you have had your coffee
There is nothing worse than looking at the clock while it reads 6 am when you are used to it reading 7 am. Postpone changing the clocks as long as you need. I will be waiting until after I have had my morning coffee!
All the best with the time change! Here’s to hoping someday soon there will be no more time changes!!!