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5 Ways to Prepare Your Baby for Daylight Savings Time

By Lauren Jimeson |

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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Baby Sleep Tips For Daylight Savings Time

Start Early

The time change doesn't occur until early Sunday morning. To get my girls used to the new schedule I always try to start getting them ready a couple of days before the actual time change. This way when they won't wake me up really early on Sunday morning, but will already be somewhat adjusted to the new time because we have been practicing for a couple of days. I usually always start on the Thursday or Friday before the time change.

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2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Prepare Your Baby for Daylight Savings Time

  1. Leslie says:

    We’re doing 10 minutes a day until we get there. It’s working–I’m pushing everything back, nursing sessions, naps, bathtime, bedtime, etc,.–but today (we’re 10 minutes away from being at the new time!), she’s getting a little cranky about it. I’m with you on the whole missing the “you” time, but I just try to remind myself that it’s only for a few days until I get my own clock readjusted, too!

  2. Michelle says:

    Great tips!

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