Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings Time Move
Sunday morning many were confused with the new date for Daylight Savings (“Fall Back”) being moved to the first Sunday in November. Yes! Halloween Trick-or-Treating was much improved with this extra hour of sunlight.
This morning I received a very timely and helpful post on tips for helping your baby sleep well during the daylight savings time adjustment.
Swellbeing is a parenting resource center with office in New York and Chicago. I met founder Janeen Hayward, when she was training under the fabulous Lisa Spiegel and Jean Kunhardt of the Soho Parenting Center (Alpha Mom TV stars!).
Here are her tips:
Step by Step plan for sleep
1. Put your child(ren) to bed on Saturday night at the regular time (ideally between 6:30-8:00 p.m.)
2. Wake up with your child at his or her normal wake up time on Sunday morning
3. NOW change your clocks back one hour
4. Put your child down for his/her first nap at the regularly scheduled time per the clock (which will mean they are awake a full hour longer during this window and may need help to stretch). Going outside and getting lots of sunlight and fresh air is a great way to keep kids awake when you are stretching them!
5. Follow the clock for naps and bedtime from here forward. It can take a few days for your child to fully adjust to the time change, so be patient AND consistent!
Healthy Infant Sleep: The Early Months (Part 1)
Infant Sleep: Initiating a Routine (Part 2)
Healthy Infant Sleep: Why It is Important (Part 3)
Healthy Infant Sleep: Responsive Parenting (Part 4)
Infant Bedtime Routine (Part 5)
Optimal Bedtime for Baby (Part 6)
The Sleep Myth (Part 7)
Healthy Infant Sleep: Night Wakings (Part 8)
Crying & Sleep 1: Fears about Crying
Crying & Sleep 2: Building Trust
Crying & Sleep 3: The Functions of Crying
Crying & Sleep 4: Self-Soothing
Crying & Sleep 5: Communication
How to Calm Your Baby
A Baby’s Calming Reflex
Tips for Getting Your Baby to Sleep with Harvey Karp