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Prepare to Fall Back

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Be prepared to be flexible. Falling behind an entire hour can be a real nuisance for your Aristotot’s internal body clock.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

#daylightsavings #sleepsolutions #toddlersleep #fallingback #earlyriser #goodparenting #aristotots

 

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