time change and sleep

Baby and Child Sleep: Adjustments for the Spring Daylight Saving Time Change

What the Daylight Saving time change means for your baby, how the time change will affect your baby’s sleep and how to adjust your baby’s schedule so you can help your baby get the sleep they need to achieve their dreams. On Sunday, March 10th, 2024 we “Spring Forward” with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Although the spring-forward time change brings brighter mornings and longer days, it can also be a little disorienting and have an impact on the sleep of our babies and young children. Many parents fear this time change as it may also bring early wakings, bedtime battles, and new sleep challenges leading to cranky, sleep-deprived children (and parents!).  Fear not!! I’m here to help you navigate this to ensure a smooth transition for your family. In fact, the “Spring Forward” time change tends to be less disruptive to your child’s sleep than the Fall Back or end of Daylight Savings time change. And if you have an earlier riser already, you may actually feel like you are getting a bit more sleep this weekend! WIN!! How Daylight Saving Time Can Affect Sleep for Babies and Young Children We essentially lose an hour of sleep with …