Many parents dread this time with a passion. Not only will we all be loosing an hour of sunlight, our little ones will be waking an ENTIRE HOUR EARLY!!!
Fear not! With a little preparation and thinking ahead we can prepare for this now!
About a week to 10 days before you set the clocks back, start changing your baby's schedule by 10 minutes per day. Make sure your give your baby at least a week to adjust to make sure this doesn't interfere with their schedule otherwise.
Your child will be going to bed an hour later than normal when daylight savings happens. Shifting your baby's schedule by 10 minute increments each day will do this gradually.
By the time the week is over your baby will be going to bed at his or her normal time, but adjusted to compensate for the one hour time change.
Make sure to shift your entire schedule by that 10 minutes,not just bedtime. If you usually start dinner at 5:30 start it now at 5:40 and so on.
* Make sure you allow your baby at least a week to adjust. This allows them to gradually adjust their internal clock.
Your child's normal bedtime is 7:30. Once daylight savings happens 7:30 will actually be 8:30 to your baby's internal clock. This is why you want to put him or her down 10 minutes later each day, which will get them to 8:30 in 6 days. On that 7th day 8:30 will be 7:30 again and your baby should already be all adjusted just in time!