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Springing forward may sound great, but only if you are not a parent. Of course, I am just kidding a bit, but you know how stressful it can be. It may seem like ”just one hour” but your baby may find himself or herself very confused and out of the schedule. Besides that, you can also experience some hard times while trying to do the best you can to comfort your baby and to make everything easier for both of you. But, don’t worry, we can help you! We prepared a short list that will answer to all those mysteries why your baby cannot accept daylight saving time that easily and what to do instead!
Baby’s sleep schedule
This would definitely be the first thing you should think about. The best would be to try the schedule the sleeping earlier. Of course, you cannot go the full hour, but you can try with 30 minutes to even 15 minutes earlier. Trust us, it will make a huge difference!
What about the weekends?
Be sure that your baby is tired. Go out. Spend as much time as you can on the fresh air. We all know how being in nature is great for your health and for your baby’s health. Besides that, your baby will fall asleep much easier.
You haven’t probably thought how blackout curtains can make a huge difference. Well, they can, because these would trick your baby that it is the nighttime. No one likes to sleep while there is some light outside, wouldn’t you agree? And no, we are not talking about the afternoon nap, but about a full goodnight’s sleep.
When you wake up, be sure that you expose your baby to the daylight. In that case, your baby will be more ready to accept the new routine. You will only need to do this for a few days, or just a week, so don’t worry, it won’t last long.
We all know that the patience is everything. You cannot force your baby to act like nothing happened, because we humans are biologically programmed, and not by the clock. Be as much patience as you can and help your baby to adapt to the new schedule completely. It would both make your and your baby’s life easier.
So, it doesn’t need to be that hard. We can understand how stressful it was and how stressful it can be. But, if you follow this advice, you will make it much easier for your whole family! Enjoy the spring!