In the Fall, I start getting Daylight Savings questions up to a month prior, but not in the Spring. Ironically, before you have kids, you look forward to Daylight Savings in the Fall because we gain an hour, but in reality, it only means your baby will wake an hour earlier (gasp!). This week Daylight Savings starts and we "Spring Forward" which means most of us are looking forward to our children sleeping in, even though we lose an hour. Unfortunately, it also means your baby's sleep can suffer.
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Daylight Savings tends to be a big topic here at The Baby Sleep Site®; we start getting e-mails in the Helpdesk up to a month before it ends, asking for suggestions on how to help babies and toddlers 'fall back' and adjust to the time change. After working with many, many, many families to adjust to new time change schedules, we've learned a thing or two about how to make the transition a smooth one. And that's what we are talking about today! We're presenting two strategies for
Now that the time has changed and the time has moved forward one hour, some of you still might be struggling. This is most commonly due to baby being overtired from the time change. I'm not sure about you, but I was EXHAUSTED on Monday. When my husband's alarm went off at 6 a.m. (old 5 a.m.), I was so tired! I dragged the whole day. I ended up having to wake my boys at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to try to get back to an earlier bedtime that night. My older son (who inspired this site) was SO
If you have a baby at home, then you know a thing or two about baby gear, don't you? ;) The crib, the changing table, the toys...how can such a little person need so much stuff?! Here's a piece of gear most parents are very familiar with: the infant swing. Do you have one of these? If so, then you know first-hand how nice it can be to settle your baby snugly into his swing, turn it on, and then walk away as your little one is gently rocked to sleep. Win! Of course, your baby may