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Spring Daylight Saving: Spring Forward with Confidence







Here we go again- Daylight Saving Time! Our FAVORITE day of the year… said no parent ever.


But I’m here to say- DO NOT PANIC.


First of all, this is the EASY one. Spring forward is a walk in the park compared to Fall back… And I have heard rumors and this whole Daylight Saving thing is going to go away soon… but we will save gossip for another time.

Let’s get you set up for success.






You have 3 simple options to choose from:

1- DO NOTHING-
Just wake your kids up on March 12th and follow your same schedule on the clock as always, everything will have shifted one hour earlier but will look the same on the clock to you.

You may experience some push back for a few days, or everything may shift easily.

This would be a good option for children who are pretty good at making shifts and love their early bedtimes.

2- 30 MINUTE SHIFT:
~Friday March 10th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 30 minutes earlier.
~Saturday March 11th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 60 minutes earlier.
~Sunday March 12th- Start back with your normal timings for everything!

This option would be ideal for those children who struggle a bit with change and need a little bit more guidance. This is also a great option for parents who like to get ahead of things.

3- 15 MINUTE SHIFT:
~Wednesday March 8th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 15 minutes earlier.
~Thursday March 9th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 30 minutes earlier.
~Friday March 10th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 45 minutes earlier.
~Saturday March 11th, morning wake, naps, and bedtime are all shifted 60 minutes earlier.
~Sunday March 12th, Start back with your normal timings for everything!

This option would be ideal for our sassy sleepers, those who don’t tolerate change very well. This is also great for parents who get a lot of anxiety about transitions (like me) and want to know they have done everything to make this go as smoothly as possible.

I have one amazing piece of information for those of us struggling with early morning wakes… this is a PERFECT opportunity to see them fade away as the early morning wake will just turn into a reasonable time on the clock overnight.

Have any questions about the steps? Let me know.


Hope this helps and Happy DLS! Enjoy that extra SUNSHINE!


Love,
Kendra
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