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Time change is upon us again! November 3rd at 2 a.m. you will want to set your clock back an hour, for most people it is a simple easy take. However as parents, we suffer just as much as our children do. Here are 5 tips to help toddlers with time change, these tips can be applied to children 5 months and older, while older toddlers and children may be able to transition without a hassle.
- Change Bedtime Days Before
You can start to ease your child into waking up later by setting their bedtime later a few days before. Not only should you adjust bedtime but you also want to make sure to adjust nap time as well. Make these changes with 15-30 minute changes a few days before daylight savings time ends. While this may be a little rough for a few days, it will be much easier when your child is use to it. Try to stretch out play time after dinner or add in an extra book before bed.
2. Keep Your Routine
Children are very use to routine, especially if you have a child with sensory processing disorder like Korey. They are use to certain things happening at specific times and it can cause a meltdown if their routine is ruined. While we can’t prevent extreme circumstances from happening you can again ease your routine a few minutes each day before the time change.
3. Put Your Child To Bed In A Good Dry Diaper
Nothing will wake a child quicker than a wet diaper. If your diaper cannot hold up to the average 12 hours of sleep most young children need then you will most certain get woken up. Pampers has taken the advice of over 8,000 moms and improved their Baby Dry line of diapers to help with this common problem. Here is how they have helped improve the Pampers Baby Dry diapers:
– An “Ultra Absorb” core to cover up to 95% of overnight loads.*
– Our most absorbent Baby Dry ever (sizes 2-5) with a 15% increase in capacity.
– Three layers of absorbency vs. two (the amount found in ordinary diapers).
– A longer absorbent area and new, fun graphics.
– Snug, stretchy sides, colored tabs and a belted design to reassure parents that the diaper will hold up.
4. Respond To Early Risers Quickly
If your child does end up waking too early make sure that you address this problem quickly and promptly. Gently ease your child back to bed and quietly make your escape. Make sure that your child is actually awake as well. Korey sometimes will “wake” up because his blankets came off or because he can’t find his drink and with just a little help can fall right back asleep. If you end up going in when your child isn’t actually awake you could start a new wake-up routine that will drive you bonkers!
5. Adjust Light Or Sound
Consider getting blackout curtains or investing in a sound machine for your child. Helping them stay asleep can be improved by blocking out lights or other sounds that may be going on in your household. Since Keith works early mornings he can accidentally wake up Korey. I am looking into getting a sound machine for Korey to help keep distracting noises out and peaceful sounds in. For myself I prefer to have light kept out the bedroom, the slightest light can wake me right up.
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