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.
The end of Daylight Savings, when we turn our clocks back one hour, is probably one of the biggest worries for parents of young babies. I start getting questions about the time change up to a month ahead of time and understandably so. If your baby is already waking too early, just the thought of your baby waking an hour earlier is enough to make the calmest parent have a few butterflies. If you're like me who obsesses about sleep (how else could I write about this every week?), it wouldn't be
The end of daylight savings is upon us when we will change our clocks back one hour. In Europe, the clocks change this weekend and for the United States (most of them), they will change on November 1st. For most people this means a baby, toddler, or child who wakes up a dreaded one hour earlier. This is especially painful when your child is already getting up at the crack of dawn! Most people don't even get why we even have to change the clocks (Note: Nowadays, it's to save energy). You have
So, how did your time change go? Have your babies adjusted yet? I, the sleep obsessed, messed up my own children's schedule on the day after the time change. D'oh! Here's what happened... As expected, my kids woke up "one hour early" with the time change. Not a surprise because their internal clock doesn't know what our digital clock says, right? So, we went about our day and my goal was to put the boys to bed 1/2 hour later than their internal clock and 1/2 hour early on the digital clock.