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Is Baby Still Struggling To Make The Adjustment? Sleep Tips to Help With Daylight Savings

Is Baby Still Struggling To Make The Adjustment?  Sleep Tips to Help With Daylight Savings
Daylight saving started on Sunday March 14th this year. Is your baby is still struggling as they adjust to the new schedule?  Not to worry, we have a few proven techniques that can help your baby transition:

• Make sure your baby is not over tired before bedtime. Depending on the age of your baby, their awake window before bed will be 1.5 hrs-4 hrs.
• Consistent bedtime routine - 30 mins of "wind-down" before getting into bed.  IE 2 books, say goodnight to the room, 1 song, etc...
• Consistent bedtime - try to get baby into bed at the same time every night.
• Create a good sleep environment – we recommend:
  • Blackout curtains that make sure baby’s room is very dark.
  • White noise-to protect your baby from morning noises.
  • Cool temperature – 68-72 degrees.
• Most babies need 11-12 hrs of sleep at night so do your best to not start the day too early.
• Put your baby in their crib awake, it’s important that they have the ability to self soothe and fall asleep on their own.
• Adjust wake-up time and naps to the new time.
• Let the sunshine in their room in the morning and make sure to spend some time outside with baby to help with the adjustment.
• If your baby is still adjusting, make sure to take it slow and adjust their bedtimes, nap times and meal times by 15 minutes each day.

Still struggling? Does your baby
• Still need your help to fall asleep?
• Wake up many time in the middle of the night and need help to fall back to sleep?
• Wake up too early in the morning?
• Seem overtired and have trouble napping?

If you need personalized help with your family’s sleep schedule, click here to book a sleep consultation with Elyse Bennett, MSW, CLE. or checkout one of our highly regarded sleep classes.
Whatever you do, don’t put too much pressure on yourself – after all, even adults struggle with this adjustment!

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