Nanny to Mommy: Tips to Help Your Baby Cope with Daylight Saving Time + Giveaway



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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tips to Help Your Baby Cope with Daylight Saving Time + Giveaway

This interview opportunity is sponsored by Pampers.

We'll soon be turning the clocks forward as Daylight Saving Time is quickly approaching, leading many moms to wonder how the time change will affect their baby, especially when it comes to little one's sleeping patterns. “How will my baby adjust to the time change?” and “Will that mean a different wake up time?” are just a few questions mothers may have.


I recently had the opportunity to interview “The Sleep Lady” Kim West to help ease moms’ concerns by offering essential sleep tips. Kim West is a mother of two teenage girls and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than twenty years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on Dr. Phil, the Today Show and Good Morning America and is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies.

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75 comments:

  1. I always try to get them in bed a little bit early that night.

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    1. Kim West suggests putting them to sleep later since we are falling foward.

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  2. Our baby is still in the oven, actually. But she'll be here very soon, and I'm already loosing lots of sleep from being uncomfortable. I'm just hoping that I myself don't have too hard of a time adjusting to the time difference!

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    1. Just wait. :) Congrats! And thanks for dropping by.

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  3. I also try to be less strict with bedtime that night

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  4. I let my baby sleep at her own time which is around 10 so will have to continue it

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  5. Try adjusting as much as possible to keep the same schedule with the time change. My kids still have a hard time for about a week

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  6. I think the most helpful tip is to stick to a schedule. They get whinny but it helps in the long run.

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  7. It's best to do a gradual change over the course of a week or so.

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  8. i have heard that one should put baby to sleep after watching their sleep pattern that helps the baby to sleep better and also it should be on time rather than just makig them sleep anyhow.

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  9. This would be great for our daughter, who actually isn't born yet but would for sure help us save money. :)

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  10. We try going to bed 15 min earlier for a few days and blackout curtains help too!

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  11. WD try everything to get her to sleep as is. Maybe with daylight savings she'll actually lime it and go to sleep.

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  12. We use blackout curtains-it helps in the spring and summer

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  13. Try moving their schedule by 15 minutes per day rather than an hour all at once!

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  14. The best tip I've heard is to start adjusting in increments in advance so it's not a sudden change.

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  15. Our little one is still in the hospital, she had heart surgery February 13th. Don't have any tips :P

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  16. I like the tip of going to sleep about 15 minutes earlier each day leading up to the actual daylight savings day. I think it will help for not only babies but for everyone. My daughter is the one expecting and she is trying this.

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  17. My daughter is nocturnal, so it probably won't effect her too much :) I have no tips lol, I need tips to ger her on a normal schedule lol :)

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  18. Jennifer Rogers3/07/2015 06:32:00 AM

    To adjust naturally, I just don't think there is anything realy that helps to adjust to the time change!
    Jennifer Rogers
    j1man1r66@etex.net

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  19. I move the bedtime by half hour for the fits few days.

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  20. Stay with your normal bedtime routine and use room darkening curtains.

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  21. We moved up dinner and our kids' bedtimes 10 minutes every night this week to prepare for Daylight Savings.

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  22. We start putting them to bed earlier/later a few weeks ahead of time.

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  23. My grandson adjusts so easily that we really do not have to do much after a few days he is on schedule

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  24. I don't think they notice since they sleep so much of the time anyway. When they are older it can be an issue, but since it is a Sunday they are usually up and wanting to play. The only time it is hard to get them up is when you are trying to get them up to go to school.

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    1. My babies slept in. But some have issues if you go to church or some other activity.

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  25. I haven't looked for tips because we've never had any issues with the time change. I think kids will naturally adjust when you let them.

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  26. For us, about a week or two before fallback/spring forward, we adjust their time for bed and wake up a few minutes each day more and more until the day of and they barely even notice.

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  27. We normally just get them to be an hour earlier so it doesn't interfere with the time change - shaunie

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  28. Stick to a schedule and slowly adjust beforehand if you can. We try to start bedtime an hour earlier than when we want our son to go to sleep and that helps too.

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  29. I like to change the schedule slowly and block out outside noise and light. Its dark now at the bus stop so we have to have another traffic safety talk.

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  30. We try and keep to the same routine and keep everything the same as much as possible. We also have black out curtains for the kids' rooms as well as a white noise machine. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  31. Stick to a consistent routine

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  32. For me it was to keep the room a bit darker as it approaches bedtime so they don't notice anything different.

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  33. I slowly adjust the kids' bedtimes.

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  34. Jennifer Lovegrove Roy3/12/2015 02:13:00 PM

    The most helpful thing is living in Arizona where there is NO daylight savings time. Yay!!!

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  35. We don't change our routine but I think if needed it would be helpful to adjust it gradually
    Leidy R rafflecopter

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  36. To tell you the truth, it really doesn't seem to bother the baby

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  37. Shift bedtime a half hour until they are adjusted to normal time

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  38. I wish I had some tips! Patience and not taking the crankiness and tantrums too seriously is helping right now.

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  39. My son didn't have a problem with the time change. I was doing the HAPPY dance

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  40. Patience. Although so far, the baby has adjusted the easiest of all of us!

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  41. We adjust our routing by about 10-15 minutes per day to gradually work into day light savings

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  42. I dont know if babies have such an issue but toddlers and school age kids would! We just adjust our schedules about 10mins a day for the week before!

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  43. She has not had any issues with the time change

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  44. my daughter said it took a few days & then the little guy went into all nite awake mode. then 2 days to adjust. but then hes only 3 months old so still adjusting. Myself at 63 is still having trouble & its been almost 2 weeks LOL

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  45. I don't have a baby yet, but I love reading all these tips.

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  46. Let them sleep when they get tired, don't try to impose a specific bed time. Ours doesn't sleep well to begin with so it hasn't been much of a transition. Hah!

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  47. Take your time in changing over because of the time change and it wont be so hard to do

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  48. having patiece!!! I can sometimes be too hard on myself and reading your blog helps me stay grounded and know my kiddo isn't the only kid that is experiencing different things.

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  49. We didn't change anything. We stick with our normal routine.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  50. with my grandsons we put in light filtering shades or curtains in their room. If it is still light outside (as it often is at 8-9 pm during the summer) they don't want to go to sleep. with this, they think it is dark outside and settle right in without any problems.

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  51. I think the key is to stick with a schedule. It may help to keep the baby up 30 minutes longer than usual and that way it will not be too much of a difference.

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  52. My kids don't seem to be bothered by the time change luckily. So we don't change anything from our normal routine. I also don't have a "set" time they HAVE to be asleep by, I just keep the normal bedtime routine with them and they are both usually out around 7 or 8.

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  53. Plan a week ahead, start slowly moving their bedtime up or back depending on the time of year.

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  54. To make the change gradually and not try to do it all at once.

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  55. I think a gradual adjustment to time over a week is a good way to manage the time change issues with kids.

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  56. I'm still expecting and have read many tips. The gradual change seems to be the most recommended.

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  57. My daughter automatically adjusted! Didn't read many tips though!

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  58. Put your child to bed the same time each night and give Them a bath

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  59. we always have a hour of quiet time before bedtime and that seems to really help

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  60. My best tip is to try to stick to your regular schedule. Baby will adapt quickly.

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  61. We've never really had that big of an issue, I just slowly adjust the bedtime over a few days.

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  62. i think they just need to do as us adults do and try and keep things as normal as possible.

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  63. It didn't affect us at all, my son doesn't sleep o matter what day it is.

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  64. I have yet to receive any tips.....but I sure am taking some from these comments :)

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  65. As long as I just put the twins to bed in a dark room with a boob they don't care about the time

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  66. Start putting them to bed earlier/later a few days before so they can adjust

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  67. I started his bed routine like 10-15 mins earlier for 4 days before the time changed, it didn't make too much difference, but now it's been like a week after time changed, i think he's used to it and he's back to going to bed at a reasonable hour! :)

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  68. I heard to move bedtime by a few minutes each night instead of all at once.

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  69. The day of, they go to bed early, then it's slightly flexible for the next week as they adjust.

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  70. Mine didnot have any trouble with time change.

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  71. Have an earlier bath time with lavender scented water.

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  72. Using lavender scented water in my little ones bath.

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Thank you for dropping by! I would love to hear what you thought. :)

Thanks!
♥,
Diana