Tips to manage the clock change with children

Tips to manage the clock change with children

Help the clocks are going back on Sunday!!!! Don’t panic here our some top tips to manage the clock change with children.

For most adults this is fantastic news as it means an extra hour in bed, but for parents with young children this is highly unlikely!  Will your 5am waker suddenly start waking at 4am?

There is no need to panic if you start preparing in advance a little the change should come as too much of a shock. Here are our 5 tips for getting your baby ready for the time change to ensure a pain-free bedtime and wake time!

1. Adjust your baby’s bedtime
In the week leading up to the clocks going back, try and make your baby’s bedtime 10 minutes later each night although I know how hard this step can be.

2. Make it dark
As the clocks goes back it usually means brighter mornings although probably not with the amount of rain right now. But to be on the safe side keep their bedroom as dark as possible to avoid any morning sunshine waking your little one up earlier than necessary black out blinds are great for this.

3. Give them a lie in
Try leaving your baby in their cot/bed for 10 minutes longer each morning in the lead-up to the clocks going back.

4. Delay dinner time
Try feeding your child a little later each evening. This way their whole routine is kept in sync

If you have any other tips or ideas for helping babies and toddlers adjust to the time change, comment below as we’d love to hear them! For more baby sleep tips check out this blog post 

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