This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.
One of my favorite things about fall (besides the endless variety of pumpkin desserts!) is the cooler weather and early sunsets. We are also huge football fans and enjoy watching our favorite games on the weekend. But with the fall also comes daylight savings time. Normally, I get very excited about “falling back” because it feels like you gain an extra hour of sleep. However, the reality is that unless you adjust your bedtime, you’ll probably find yourself dragging out of your bed the first few days after the time change. To help you and your little one transition into daylight savings time I’m sharing the following 5 tips to ease the process:
5 Tips To Help Your Baby Adjust To Daylight Savings Time
1. Start the week before.
Daylight savings time starts in a week, so to ensure your baby transitions easily start adjusting their bedtime this week. This will help your baby transition to the time change without any drastic changes to their current schedule.
2. Go in small increments.
Since the clocks will be turned back an hour, you want to keep your baby up later so that their internal clock can adjust to the new bedtime. Start by putting your baby to sleep 10 to 15 minutes later each night. Continue by adding more time each night until you are up to an hour later than your current bedtime. It will wind up being the same bedtime once the time is adjusted.
3. Don’t change the routine.
The only thing you should be focusing on changing is the time, so make sure that you stick to your normal bedtime routine. Whether that involves a bath or reading a book, just make sure that it’s the same thing you currently do.
4. Join your baby.
This is also a great time to adjust your own bedtime so that you don’t find yourself dragging the first few days after the time change. This will also help you transition to the time change and be well rested for your baby the next day.
5. Make sure your baby is comfortable.
Ensure your baby is comfortable. This means comfy pajamas, a comfortable sleeping space and a dry diaper. A 2013 survey conducted by Pampers found that nearly one-quarter of mothers (24%) felt that a dry diaper was the number one thing that enabled their baby to sleep through the night. Using a trusted diaper brand like Pampers is very important to me since our baby girl currently sleeps 10-12 hours through the night.
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