Fall Back – Don’t Dread the Clocks Changing

Are you worried about Fall Back disrupting your sleep routine? We’ve got the answers for you here to keep your baby and toddler’s sleep on track

Autumn is my favourite time of year – I love the changing colours and the evenings getting darker.   The darker nights can help with your little one’s sleep – it’s much easier to get a good amount of wind down time and a peaceful bedtime when it’s dark outside.  So much more difficult in the summer when you’re trying to wrestle a toddler into bed whilst it’s still bright sunlight outside!

As always though, there is something that comes along to mess up your sleep routine! And in Autumn, that can often be the clocks changing. This can cause havoc with your little one’s sleep and mean that you end up getting up even earlier. And no-one wants that, particularly if you have an early riser already!

The clocks will change on the following dates:

27th October 2019 (Europe, including Ireland and UK) at 2am

3rd November 2019 (USA) at 2am

I know that many parents worry and struggle with knowing what is the best way to deal with time changes like this. When you’re sleep deprived and exhausted, the last thing that you need is something else to factor in when trying to deal with lack of sleep.It can be especially difficult if you feel you’ve only recently got into a good routine and are worried about it all going wrong again.  Or, if you are struggling with early mornings anyway and don’t want to have to deal with an even earlier start to your day.

If you’re already dreading the disruption, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a handy cheat sheet that will help ease you and your wee one through the time change. It gives you a couple of options when dealing with the change and even some sample time schedules to keep you straight! 

I hope it’s helpful, good luck!

Caro Graham is a Certified Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consultant based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Caro can support families locally or around the world. Book a FREE 15-minute call. Just click HERE to book!