Daylight Savings Time Change & Your Kids' Sleep
So how do you deal with daylight savings time changes?
We've found there are two schools of parental thought on the matter:
- The gradual approach: making small, incremental changes to your child's bedtime in the nights before the actual time change. For instance, to make up for the hour change, put your kid to bed 15 minutes earlier in the four nights leading up to the time change, so that by the time it's actually time to change the clocks, you're already there.
- Going 'cold turkey': This one's perfect for slackers (like us!) who didn't even realize daylight savings time was ending. This basically involves putting your kids to bed at their normal bedtime and then realizing—Shoot!—we have to change the clocks tonight!
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