The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
Daylight Savings Time will soon be upon us. This Saturday evening, before we go to bed, we’ll be changing our clocks as we “fall back” an hour.
However, what seems simple – just an hour’s difference – can really wreck havoc on the sleep schedules of adults and kids alike.
Spring Forward, Fall Back … to Sleep?
Our kids generally do fairly well with the time change, and it is usually the “Spring Forward” that gets us as it becomes difficult to convince little ones to sleep while the “sun is still awake, mama.” Usually after a night or two, things get back to normal as far as our children and bedtime goes.
But I know that there are families out there whose little ones have quite a time adjusting whether it is the Spring or the Autumn time change. Daylight Savings Time can be a major disruption for some kids.
I would love to hear from you today: how do your little ones handle the time change?
Do you have any tips to share with other Simple Kids readers to make the transition easier, especially on a child’s sleep schedule?
And, just for the record, I know that an infant’s sleeping pattern is another matter entirely, even under normal circumstances, but I couldn’t resist putting this picture of baby Mia up at the top of this post.
The comments are open. Let’s talk about Daylight Savings Time and your child’s sleep schedule.