Daylight Saving time begins this Saturday night/Sunday morning March 8th, 2020 so if you have an early rising baby…voila! early wake times will be solved Sunday morning!
In all seriousness though, here are some tips to help ease that lost hour for baby and allow for smooth bedtimes any time of the year:
1. Keep baby’s bedtime routine consistent – it’s never too early to start with a routine such as “bath, breast/bottle, books and bed” where baby gets a relaxing bath, final feed of the night and then quiet time to digest and bond with mom or dad. Plenty of time to digest and work out gas and a precitable routine pave the way for comfortable sleep and eventually sleeping through the night.
2. Leave baby alone if s/he seems to be napping “too long” – Don’t worry, baby is making up for the lost hour from springing forward and while naps and bedtime may be a little off this week, sleep is what’s need to help baby grow and develop.
3. Don’t forget black-out curtains – It can be hard for little ones to wind down when it’s still bright and sunny outside during spring and summer months so room darkening curtains or shades can help baby AND you! We like these for kids rooms but you might prefer these temporary, portable blackout shades for a few months during the year.