4 Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings
Four Ways to Help Kids Sleep During Daylight Savings
1.Gradually push their sleep time by 15 minutes each night.
Most of us will be adjusting our clocks an hour ahead or back (for "Spring Forward" and "Fall Back"), which means if your little one wakes up at 7 a.m, that will feel like 6 a.m. after daylight savings in the Spring and 8am in the Fall. Each night, plan bedtime for 15 minutes later in the Spring! In the Fall, you can adjust your schedule for dinners gradually by 15 minutes later as well....unless you are able to let them sleep later.
Start 4 nights before the change, or even the week before to help adjust.
2. Make the space dark and cool.
If you haven’t gotten black out curtains, this will be a great investment for changes in the year. There are so many affordable options now and we love them for the smallest and biggest members of our family.
3. Don’t forget the white noise!
This is likely not new to many of you, but it’s something we really cannot live without.
4. Use a Blanket Lovey as a sleep cue
Even if your baby is not yet ready for a lovey in their crib, you can let them snuggle while you go through your bedtime routine so it becomes a sleep cue. A story time book, soft lovey, and snuggles with their grownups are all they need to let them know it’s time to sleep.