Mommy Guide: Preparing for Spring
Get back to your daily schedule
A well-rested child will best adapt to the time change.
If you do find that your child is affected by the time change do your best to get back to your normal schedule. Get out of the house in the morning to get your child active and offer relaxing activities in the afternoon.
Within a week (2 max) you should be past the signs of daylight savings time.
* It is important to make sure your child's bedroom is set up to promote sleep even in the daylight.
We recommend to get these sleep tools a try
- Black-out blinds: keep those early sunrises banished from his room and make bedtime nice and dark, even if it’s still light out.
- Toddler alarm clocks: you can set it to your desired sleep and wake times, making it easier for him to understand and follow the schedule.
- Sound machines: mask the bird chatter first thing in the morning and outside sounds at night.
If you practice proper sleep hygiene consistently within your family, transitions like time changes shouldn’t take long to master. If sleep issues persist after a few weeks you may want to take a look at your child’s overall sleep routine and habits, to see if any changes need to be made.
* Don't forget to check your smoke detectors! Spring is a great time to check / replace the batteries.