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Navigating Your Child's Sleep Schedule at the End of Daylight Savings Time

Navigating Your Child's Sleep Schedule at the End of Daylight Savings Time

Remember the good old days before you had kids when you looked forward to the clocks “falling back”? 

Before you became a parent, the time change meant that you could sleep an extra hour before work on Monday. No need to hit the snooze button. Leisurely watching the morning news in bed. An extra cup of coffee. 

Let’s take a moment to savor those memories before we process what the end of daylight savings time means for your child’s sleep schedule.

Amazon Prime Day Sleep Picks!

Amazon Prime Day Sleep Picks!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE a good deal.  That is why July 11th has quickly become one of my favorite shopping days as it is when Amazon offers amazing deals for its Prime Members.  I have spent a good portion of the day scouring the site for goodies, so I thought that I would share some of my favorite sleep inducing deals with you.  Here you go....

Summertime Sleep Tips - Top 5 Ways to Balance Your Child's Sleep Needs with Fun in the Sun!

Summertime Sleep Tips - Top 5 Ways to Balance Your Child's Sleep Needs with Fun in the Sun!

Summer is a special time for children and parents alike.  It is the season in which the most cherised memories are made.  Summer means swimming pools, sprinklers, bare feet, ice cream and full-on sunshine at 8:00 PM.  It is no wonder why children want to stay up late this time of year and why it is so hard for us as parents to deny them their summer fun.  But remember, although the days are longer, the sleep needs of our children are still the same.  If they aren’t getting the proper amount of rest they will ultimately end up overtired and cranky.  As a result, they (and you) can’t fully enjoy all the simple pleasures of summer.  No es bueno!  

So, how do you ensure your child is getting enough sleep during this exciting time of year?  Here are my Top 5 Summertime Sleep Tips for Babies and Toddlers…..

The Curse of the Early Riser - 3 Tips on How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Later

The Curse of the Early Riser - 3 Tips on How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Later

I have always been an early riser.  Before having kids, I would love to wake-up early on weekends when most of of city is still asleep to go for a bike ride or run.  In those days I would get a lot of gratification out of getting more done by noon than most people get done in an entire day.  Back then, my definition of waking up early on the weekend was 8:00 AM and getting a lot done consisted of a work out, a mani/pedi and maybe a load of laundry.  Well, now that I am a parent, a LOT has changed.  Early morning bike rides have been replaced by early trips to the park, it’s a miracle if I am to squeeze in a shower before noon let alone a mani/pedi (have you seen my feet?) and now I consider 8:00 AM sleeping-in!  

Daylight Savings Time Sleep Tips

It’s that time of year again - time to spring your clocks forward this Sunday.  I know that some of you are panicking about how the time change will affect your child’s sleep schedule.  No need to worry because I have your back!  Here are some simple techniques that will help make your child’s adjustment to the new time as easy as the spring breeze…..

Step 1 - Do nothing.  I recommend not changing your clocks Saturday night.  Instead, wake-up, drink your coffee (if you’re lucky), eat breakfast and then adjust the clocks.  That way your family will gradually adjust to the new time throughout the day as opposed to being smacked in the face by it on Sunday morning.