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Daylight Savings~

Dear Parents,

As the days get longer and spring approaches, we find ourselves yet again on the brink of Daylight Saving Time. While the prospect of losing an hour of sleep may seem daunting, especially for parents with little ones, we're here to offer some reassuring advice on navigating the upcoming time change without unnecessary stress.

First and foremost, your baby's internal clock will naturally adjust to the new time. Babies, like adults, have circadian rhythms that regulate their sleep-wake cycles. This means that in just a few days to a week, your little one will likely adapt to the time change without much intervention. If you would like, in the days leading up to the time change, consider making subtle adjustments to your baby's daily routine. Shift meals, naps, and bedtime by 10 minutes earlier each day, gradually aligning with the new time. This gentle transition can help ease your baby into the time change more seamlessly.

A consistent and calming bedtime routine can work wonders in promoting healthy sleep habits. As you approach the time change, continue to focus on maintaining a soothing bedtime routine. This sends that signals to your baby that it's time to wind down. Continue to enjoy activities like a warm bath, a cozy story, or gentle lullabies.

As always, ensure that your baby's sleep environment is conducive to restful sleep. Dim the lights, maintain a comfortable room temperature, turn on a fan, and minimize disruptions during the bedtime routine. These elements combined contribute to a serene sleep environment that encourages your baby to settle down and sleep well.

Remember, every child will adjust to the time change but may take varying amounts of time. Be patient with both yourself and your baby/toddler. If your little one experiences temporary disruptions in sleep patterns, understand that it's a normal part of the adjustment process. You will get throught it.

Lastly, prioritize your self-care. A calm and composed parent is better equipped to navigate the challenges that may arise.

In conclusion, the spring forward time change doesn't have to be a source of stress for you and your baby. By trusting the natural adjustment process, making gradual changes, and maintaining a soothing bedtime routine, you can help your little one seamlessly adapt to the new time. Remember to be patient and flexible.

Wishing you and your family restful nights and bright mornings!

Lots of Love,

Postpartum Network Team

baby sleeping wrapped in a cozy blanket
Our best advice is don't let daylight savings stress you out.


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