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  1. Gessica says:

    My son is now 18 weeks old and we’ve sleep trained him and now he sleeps through the night. He usually wakes between 6:20-7:30. I’m worried that with the time change this will now become a 5 am wake-up time. The ebooks say that shifting works best for 6 months and older. What are my options then?

  2. Erica says:

    Help! I have been racking my brain all day & I know my toddler is off schedule. He’s 18 months so we’re also smack in the middle of a sleep regression. Before the time change he would wake up around 6am (before 18months it was 7-7:30), go down for a nap between 12:30-1, bed between 7:30-8 (sleeps through the night). So what schedule should we be flowing with right now? When I look at the clock should I be lining him up with what it actually says or what it would say if it were still Saturday?!

    Thanks in advance

    • Emily DeJeu says:

      @ Erica — well, if he’s ‘off’, maybe compromise and do things on the half hour. For instance, if he was waking up at 6, and is now waking up earlier (at like 5), then pick a middle ground and make 5:30 the wake-up time for the next week. Same for naps and bed. Then, slowly work on adjusting that until his schedule lines up with the current times, post-DST. Make sense?

      Hope this helps, Erica! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  3. Jamie says:

    My son is almost 10 months old, we have had many issues with his sleep throughout this time, night time sleep has improved dramatically, however naps are still a struggle along with his early awakenings. He wakes btwn 515-545. I would like him to sleep until 7 but would settle for 615. Since he was 7 months old he has not woken for a night feed. I had attempted to nurse at this early time and put back to bed but that has not worked. He is ready for the day, so I thought maybe over tiredness and put him to bed by 630ish pm. he is exhausted by 6 pm and has been going to bed this early for a couple months now. i am very nervous about the time change coming up….any suggestions for me?

    • Emily DeJeu says:

      @ Jamie — 6:30 is a little bit early for bedtime for a 10 month old (especially if he seems exhausted by that time, and could fall asleep at 6 p.m.!) Sounds like you may need to shift his whole schedule a bit, especially with the time change coming up. The thing to remember is that while overall sleep amounts stay pretty constant for babies and toddlers, they will shift sleep from naps to nights, and they’ll shift WHEN that sleep happens in a 24 hour period.

      We have an e-book on schedule-shifting; sounds like it might be perfect for you! You can access it here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-waking-too-early/

      Thanks for commenting, Jamie! Hope this resource helps. 🙂

  4. Lydia says:

    I’m sort of worried about this time change. My baby will be 6 months old, and he gets overtired very easily. One night a week, I teach a community college class and don’t get home until 7 — his bedtime. This means it will feel like 8 pm that first week to him. Since he nurses to sleep at night, I’m not sure how to navigate!!

    • Emily DeJeu says:

      @ Lydia – does he take a bottle? If so, you could consider pumping and having the person who watches him while you teach offer him the bottle and then put him to bed between 6 and 7 p.m. (since 6 p.m. will feel like 7 p.m. at first). Would that work, do you think?

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