Fall Back: Rip the band aid

Our second option for falling back one hour this time change, is the “Rip the Band Aid” method.  If you missed our post Tuesday, you can find info for the “Inchworm” here.  Ripping the band aid is exactly as is sounds. Painful the first day or two, but things will even out quickly.  Saturday night wil be your usual bedtime.  Then, Sunday morning the kids will wake up at the new time an hour earlier.  Sunday night, you will have you baby or child stay up until their regular bedtime on the clock (7pm but feels like 8pm to them).  Go for a walk in the evening, play some soothing music, keep stimulation low that last hour before bed considering baby might be unsettled.  In regards to naps, you will stretch them and keep them up until their regular naptime on the clock (This can also be painful for them considering they will be up an extra hour). If they normally nap at 12pm, then it will feel like 1pm.  We are always here for you if you need any further advice for your specific schedule!