Remember when I told you Springing forward isn’t as bad as Falling back as far as infant/toddler sleep is concerned? Here we are about to Fall back, and every one of us with children is very tense about what tomorrow morning will bring, whilst our toddler-less counterparts are pleased about having an extra hour in bed, we are all thinking “oh god, it will be a 4am start tomorrow!”
Be prepared, everything will feel a ‘bit off’ for a few days as far as sleep is concerned, hang in there, by next weekend all should be well again.
So what can you do:
- Put your tot down for naps and bedtime 30 minutes earlier for the first few days of Daylight Savings Time to gradually adjust her body clock over the coming 3 – 5 days. You’ll need to adjust naps, meals and bedtime accordingly until your tot is waking up and going to bed at the new desired time.
- Be prepared to be flexible. Falling behind an entire hour can be a real nuisance for your Aristotot’s internal body clock.
- Remember 15 Is the magic number – if it isn’t working for you, move things back another 15 minutes and gradually move to the new desired time from there.
- Don’t plan too many activities for the first few days after Falling back, instead, make quality naps a priority to help your tot adjust faster.
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