If there is anyone that dislikes a disruption in their little one’s schedule, it’s me. So when daylight savings time comes around, it’s absolutely dreadful. I remember I used to love the time of year when we would “fall back” because I always took advantage of that extra hour of sleep. And then I had kids and the extra hour of sleep was non-existent and I was waking up in the early morning hours of 5am.
Luckily over time, I started to figure out a way that I could get my little one adjusted to the time change so that she wasn’t waking me up early in the morning and I could at least attempt to get that extra hour of sleep. I’ll admit it does take a little bit of planning and preparation and maybe a little bit of staying up past their bedtime, but it is so worth it in the end. With the preparation for daylight savings time, it no longer becomes a moment of dread, but rather one that everyone in the family can learn to love.
Check out my tips for ways that I have prepared by baby for the time change after the jump!
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