The beginning of Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner and it’s almost time to “spring forward” as we move the clocks ahead one hour.
The positive news is that it will be lighter in the evenings! This means more time to play outside after school, more chances to take walks as a family after dinner, and just generally more opportunities to enjoy the soon-to-come (fingers crossed!) SPRING weather!
The downside is that anytime there is a time-change with kiddos in the mix schedules get messed up...and with that, everyone is just a little grumpier and “off” until they adjust.
So, we’ve rounded up some HELPFUL TIPS for making this Daylight Savings transition as smooth as possible on your little ones (and YOU!) …
⏰ Go to bed an hour earlier the night that the time is changing (easier said than done!) OR ease in by moving bedtime up by 15 minutes each night the four days leading up to the time change. Then, everyone will be well-rested (or as well-rested as you can be with young kids in the house. 😉)
⏰ Keep routines as consistent as possible.
⏰ Be patient...with your kids AND yourself! Everyone will probably need a little more grace than normal for a week or so, but hang in there!
⏰ Consider investing in blackout curtains or a wake-up clock to help signal to your kids when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to get up.
⏰ And, if you find yourself up before the sun, grab this week’s FREE Printables and sit your little one down at the kitchen table with some crayons while you pour yourself an extra cup of coffee. ☕☕
Wishing you and your family a SMOOTH transition to the new time!! 😊