Spring is in the air! More sunshine and longer days are in the near future as we “Spring Forward” with the beginning of Daylight savings time starting on Sunday, March 13, 2022. If you have little ones that are not sleeping well, you may be worried that the time change may make those long spring and summer days may feel even longer due to sleep disruption. Good news, this “Spring Forward” time change is less likely to wreak havoc on your child’s sleep. In fact, if you have an earlier riser it may actually feel like they are sleeping in a bit!! Score! Helping your child adjust to this springtime Daylight Savings time change may actually depend on type of sleeper your child is; adaptable sleeper or a sensitive sleeper. Adaptable Sleeper If you have an adaptable sleeper, a “do nothing” approach might be best! Simply “spring forward” with the entire schedule. If your child is well-rested, set your clocks ahead and enjoy the extra sleep. And that is it! Your child will simply wake up and hour later and you will adjust their schedule according to the new times on the clock. Don’t forget to adjust their toddler alarm …
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a child was sleeping and mommy was TIRED! While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, it may feel overwhelming to find a balance between attending all the holiday events and keeping your child on schedule and well-rested. Your child’s sleep may get off track and before you know it, you and your little one may be struggling to stay on Santa’s Nice List this season. Making your child’s sleep a priority during the Holiday season doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. If you are looking for help to keep your little one well-rested during travel and this Holiday Season, check out The Ultimate Holiday Travel and Sleep Guide. Here are some Holiday Sleep Tips to help keep your children merry and bright.
The Holiday season is full of love, joy and excitement. As we deck the halls and travel to share presents and our presence alike, keep these safety tips in mind to help you and your child(ren) have a fun and safe holiday season.
Sleep is a need and is essential for the growth and development of our little ones. So why is it that many adults don’t prioritize their own sleep and like we do for our children? Parents need sleep, too!