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Daylight Savings Time & Your Child's Sleep

Twice a year, thanks to Daylight Savings Time, everyone spends a couple of days being late (or early) for things and crashing our cars into each other.Daylight Savings Time

(Can you tell I’m not a fan?)

However, for those of us with babies and toddlers in the house, it’s even worse.

Should you put your child to sleep at the “new” 7:30? Should you delay it an hour? What about mornings?

My very best advice for parents — until the government takes my advice and abolishes Daylight Savings Time altogether  — is simply this:

Roll with it.

If you usually put your child to bed at 7:30, just keep doing that.

It will probably mean putting your child to bed while the sun is still out… and it might mean that you have to wake them early in order to make it to work on time… but it’s really the fastest way to get them used to the “new” schedule.

And the faster they get used to it, the easier it’s going to be on everyone!

Oh, and I do have one little trick: Use blinds (or cardboard, or tinfoil) to darken the windows in your child’s room as much as possible for sleep. We humans simply sleep better when it’s dark!

Do YOU have any Daylight Savings survival tips? Share them with us below!

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