Time change affect ur son as well??

Michelle - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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The time change in spring and fall affect my son a great deal! Inn te fall he's sleeping by 6:30 maybe 7 then up at 5am! But in the spring he's up till 9-9:30! And we have to wake him up for school! Anyone have any ideas or know something that works too help him adjust better?!

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Alexandra - posted on 03/14/2012

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you have to keep adjusting the time little by little: dinner 15 minutes earlier, bed time 15 minutes earlier, until you get to the point where you were.

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To bring my last comment up to 'present age', my daughter too had issues with getting her 3 year old and 1 year old to sleep. She attended 'sleep school' with each child, and came home with the 'brilliant idea' of putting block out curtains in the children's rooms....



so it seems that 'old fashioned' ways are new again. lol...

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Pamela - posted on 03/15/2012

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Black out curtains on the window of his room so that he isn't affected by the light change. Then put him on a schedule that works for all of you and adhere to it. Even if he plays while resting in the bed at night, he will eventually fall of to sleep.



Check for these curtains at any store that sells home decorations. They made also be called Room Darkening curtains. Read the label to make sure they obscure the light.



I have a great sensitivity to light when I am sleeping and I use these in my home. I finally am able to sleep after months of tossing and turning without them.

Lisa - posted on 03/15/2012

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I Agree with Margaret, as a child we went to bed by the clock, our bedtimes were early and i do the same with my nearly six and nearly 4 year old and don't have a problem, they wake naturally in good time in the morning and are in bed by 7.30 at the latest,........... i get the occasional protest but rather weak as they know the rules and are tiread at that time

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I'm sorry, as a child I lived in Canada, and can never remember bed time being any different whether it was 'daylight saving or not'. Neither was it any different for my kids as they grew up in Victoria.



The curtains/blinds were drawn in the bedrooms once bedtime had arrived and we went to bed, as did my children. Of course there were whinges about it still being daylight (and I remember pointing that out to my parents as well, including the whine, everybody else is outside still), but it didn't matter, it was bedtime, so go to sleep, and invariably we did (and my kids did too). If you don't have curtains/blinds that block out the light from outside they are a very good investment. The rest is a case of you being the parent and the children obeying you. God bless.

Diana - posted on 03/14/2012

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My kids take a while to adjust as well. Just get him up every morning at the same time, no matter what and put him down for naps and bedtime at the same time every day. It may just be that he needs consistency with timing each day I can't even let them sleep in on the weekend or they just get all screwy for days afterward. Next time it comes around start shifting his routine by fifteen minutes or so every couple of days and then it will have less of an effect. The big key is consistency:)

Heather - posted on 03/14/2012

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Time to readjust his clock and wake him up accordingly when he would normally wake up, and put him to bed when he would normally go to bed. Stop with the naps for a few days around time change! Trust me, it works. It only took my kids 48 hours to get back on track.

Michelle - posted on 03/14/2012

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I have a kindergartener. She gets up everymorning at 7:15am, because I wake her up and is usually up til at least 8pm, but her bedtime is no later than 9. Most nights she will make it til 9, but there are days she falls sleep because of all her activities before then. I would try starting the bedtime routine around 7 and making sure your son is in bed resting by 8. If that is the time you want him in bed by.

Michelle - posted on 03/13/2012

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Well you see that's what I thought at first but it lasted too this time change and his inner clock is still not right Lol?! So I'm not sure I'm wondering if maybe I should take him too the doctor and see so I can put my mind at ease?!

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