Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Amanda says

    My baby goes to bed at 7:30pm and had recently started waking up at 5:30-5:45 I’m hoping the time change helps him sleep later but I’m wondering if an 8pm bedtime would work for him or if we switch it will he most likely just start waking early again since that’s technically 7? Should we wait a week before starting to put him to bed at 8?

    • Neosha says

      @Amanda – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. The Spring Forward Daylight Saving Time change is usually not quite as “terrible” as the Fall Back time change, however preparing ahead of time for either can make a world of difference. Tweaking bed and wake times before the change as you’re thinking of doing can be a good preemptive or post-change step. It’s going to be up to you how you’d like to handle this – if you’d like support with the best way to approach or recover from the time change, please consider connecting with one of our sleep consultants who can walk you through tweaking your schedule and getting sleep on a good DST track. You can read more about our team here: Hang in there, Amanda!

  2. Amanda says

    My daughter is almost 6 months and currently we were waking her 615 or 639 but she always woke up around 5ish so we left her in her crib until wake time today time changed so we let her get up at 620 to fix early wake times my question though later when it’s bedtime won’t she be thinking it’s too early with a bedtime of 630

    • Nicole Johnson says

      @Amanda Yes, our bodies take a few days to adjust to the new time. I hope she keeps waking later for you. Good luck!

  3. Cassie says

    I’m confused about the “do nothing” option in terms of bedtime. Ours goes to bed now at 6. Would we put her to bed at 6 the night before DST and then at 7 from then on after (so it feels like 6)? Or, do we try to keep her going to bed at 6 (which would feel like 5?)

    • Emily DeJeu says

      @ Cassie – the ‘do nothing’ option is good if you feel like 6 p.m. is too early. What you’d do then is put her to bed at her normal time, and then odds are, she’ll wake an hour later the next morning (because after you spring forward, sleeping the same number of hours will mean she’s actually waking an hour later). From there, you can keep that new wake-time (say it’s 7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. as the new wake-time, and you’d adjust her naps and bedtime accordingly, pushing them back (so bedtime in this scenario may happen at 7 p.m. the night after the time change).

      Does that help? The ‘do nothing’ part may be a bit misleading, in that you do have to ‘do’ something after the time change – you would put her down at a different time. It really just means that you don’t have to do anything to preserve the existing schedule, since you are intending to let the time change run its course and shift her schedule back by an hour.

      Hope that’s helpful! Thanks for commenting. 🙂