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  1. @Kim Even the first day? My guess is that it has to do with what time you have dinner and do other evening activities. It is the combination of several factors that “set” our internal clocks and for toddlers it’s mostly meals, routines, and what time it gets light in their room.

    @Kathryn It’s common for DST to throw our schedules off. Waking too early definitely sounds like over-tiredness. I’d recommend sticking to a relatively strict schedule for a week to try to get them back on track, if they are still thrown off. Good luck!

    @Bree To get to an earlier bedtime, the key is to control morning wake-up, so set YOUR alarm and start waking him in the morning at the 6-6:30 a.m. time you want him to get up every day and he will get back to his regular schedule faster. HOWEVER, look for bedtime to get later anyway because of it staying bright later in the evening. Good luck!
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  2. Bree says:

    My son is 15 (almost 16) months old. He always went down by 6:30 every night and would wake up about 6a-6:30a. He’s been my alarm clock for work. Since DST, he’s going down around 7 but then sleeping in to the point I have to wake him up in the morning so there’s time for him to eat and get to daycare (and me to work) on time. He naps once a day for 1 – 2 hours. Ive tried a few times putting him down at 6:30p for bedtime, but will just cry until about 7, then fall asleep. I’ve been sick all week, so his mommy time has been cut short, so I know that could be a reason for the fussies at bedtime (daddy was putting him down). I know its only been a week, but I’m still needing to get him back to his 6:30 to 6:30 schedule. I’m hopeful this week I can straighten out his schedule, but I was hoping for a few tips I haven’t heard about yet. 🙂 Thanks so much, great blog!

  3. Kathryn says:

    I have 8 1/2 month old twins (6 1/2 month adjusted) before dst they would sleep until 6 sometimes 7. Now both seem to wake at 5:30-6 and won’t be consistent with their naps. Sometime they sleep an hour and a half and sometimes 45 minutes. I have tried putting them down earlier too. But nothing seems to make a difference. The good news is they (for the most part) are sleeping through the night.

  4. Kim says:

    My daughter always slept 6:30 – 6:30. So I was excited to have 7:30 – 7:30 after daylight savings time. She has woken up at 6:30 anyway (the new 6:30 which would technically be 5:30). What’s up with that? It’s like she knows.

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