Moms and dads… get set for a time change! Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12, and that means you and your child will be losing an hour of sleep. A 60-minute swing in the schedule can make a big difference in a child’s world. So, a week before the change, begin modifying your child’s bedtime. Move the schedule forward five to 10 minutes each evening to accommodate the upcoming change.
The transition in the hours of sunlight can be a bit of an adjustment for a child. It’s helpful to keep in mind how much sleep your child actually needs.
Your child’s internal clock will develop a pattern over time. So, starting early for the Daylight Savings Time switch makes the transition easier for all ages.
Other than helping your child transition into a new sleep schedule, there are some other ways that can help keep them comfortable and well-rested.
Now go to bed a bit earlier yourself to enjoy the extra hour of sleep. Extra rest is good for everyone!Back To Top
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