FALL TIME CHANGE, HOW TO ADJUST YOUR NAPPING CHILD'S SCHEDULE
EPISODE 16 AND A BONUS EPISODE OF THE AFTER THE STORK PODCAST
TIPS FOR PRIOR TO THE TIME CHANGE
With the end to Daylight Saving Time we fall back an hour on the clock. Meaning we "gain" an hour from Saturday to Sunday. For example, what is now 6:30AM will become 5:30AM and what is now 7:30AM will become 6:30AM.
This is the most difficult time change on children than the spring time change.
Because it is much more difficult to get a child to sleep longer than it is to wake them!
It is not like your child thinks, "Oh! It's not 6AM yet. It's 5AM. I'll try sleep more."
So how can you help your napping child adjust to this change?
In this episode of the podcast I go over the four options of the time change and what scenarios best fit for each option.
TIPS FOR AFTER THE TIME CHANGE
Because this is the most difficult of the two time changes, it is common for it to throw sleep off for your infant or toddler. Therefore, I have provided a bonus episode to provide you with five times on how to help your child if this transition did not go so well!
TIP 1 - Shift your child’s entire schedule forward 10-15 minutes every day.
TIP 2 - Use light and darkness to your advantage.
TIP 3 - Avoid social interaction and engagement at a time when encouraging sleep.
TIP 4 - Keep in your mind your child is human! An hour shift for a napping child can take a few days.
TIP 5 - Consider how your child's sleep is overall by evaluating ESRA+.
Note, you also can access my Fall Time Change Masterclass for free to dive even deeper. See sample schedules for each option and what factors to consider when choosing from the options presented. And as a bonus, access a downloadable guide and template to use when figuring out dates and times for your child.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
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