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Daylight Savings: Spring Forward and Sleep

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

It's daylight savings time again?! Really? Didn't we just turn our clocks backwards yesterday? We think we are getting into a good pattern with our children's sleep and then the clock changes again. So here I am again to share with you how to help your child get through the spring forward time change.

I have good news for you though: while we lose out on an hour of sleep as adults, our children will "sleep later" based on what time the clock reads on the day of the change. So, if your child normally sleeps till 6am, they will sleep until 7am that day 😁 Good stuff, right?! This scenario works really well for kids who are not sleeping until a normal time.

For kids who are on a great sleep schedule and sleep well, the time change may mean that you need to wake them a bit earlier. This will need to be compensated for, to keep them well rested.

In either case, we can get through the time change better if we plan for it. There are a couple of ways to do this:

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