Daylight savings can be a stressful time of the year for many families. As we head into the summer months, we turn the clocks forward 1 hour to preserve our sunlight into the evening. As parents, we tend to dread the following morning, not knowing what to expect of our children's wake times. For example, you may find that those pesky early risers wake an hour later in the morning, maybe at a more appropriate wake time (we're talking those cute 5am up and at 'em types). Sounds perfect, right? WRONG. Sorry, mamas, but that sunlight is going to creep earlier and earlier into your morning until BAM! Hello again, 5am.
It's OK! There are a few solutions to help your munchkins transition smoothly.
Children with healthy sleep habits should have no problem shifting their schedule naturally, but here are a few actions we can take to help facilitate a smooth schedule shift: