Day Light Savings- Seamless Transition?!

Kristina - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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G'morning Ladies!!! Tomorrow is the end of day light savings time, and I have a quick question.. How do you make a seamless transition for young children/infants?



I have a 10 month old, who enjoys waking up at 6 am, which means, technically on Sunday morning, he will be waking up at 5 am (so not cool in my book!!! lol)



Anyhow, do any of you ladies have ideas on how to transition easier?

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I've been taking the gradual approach with my 7 month old. She usually goes to bed around 8:30. As of last night, I got her to hold off until 9:15. I'm hoping to get her to bed at 9:30 tonight.

Kristina - posted on 10/30/2009

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Oh that's a fantastic idea, Heather!! I wish I would've thought of that earlier!! I can hardly keep my son up past 7... I guess I'll have to do something to occupy him for a half hour or so! Thanks for the idea!!

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I would do it gradually...my son gets up around 6 too, so I've been putting him to bed later, at 15 mintues intervals, since Monday. So last night, instead of asleep by 8, he was asleep by 8:30. Tonight and tomorrow, I'll push it back another 15 minutes and by Sunday night, he'll be back to an 8:00 sleep (standard time now), and hopefully, back to a 6 am wake-up. By doing it gradually, his biological clock will reset itself easier too. Plus, I won't have to worry about a tired, cranky little man on Saturday night, and possibly longer!

Jackie - posted on 10/30/2009

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I personally have never worried about it. What you could do is keep him up an hour later Saturday night and hope he gets up an hour later Sunday morning. If he is waking with the light then you have nothing to worry about until spring.

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