I have a 3 months old baby and her sleep routine is very good so far. Her night sleep is great. In case we travel, will the new environment affect her sleep routine or no if we follow the same pattern? If yes, what can I do to maintain it and not cause any major inconsistencies?
I would love transition tips for older toddlers? We have a good sleeper at 20 months but any help is appreciated! Thank you!
My son is 16 months old. Last year he wasn’t on any type of schedule/sleep routine. Now he is and I’m wondering how to navigate the time change. Is it a bad idea to not do anything different in preparation and just see what happens?
I’ve heard waking your baby at their normal wake up time after daylight savings can work. Is this true? So, if my son normally wakes up around 6:30am, still wake him up at 6:30am on Sunday (even though it’ll be 5:30am in his head) and resume your normal day routine and bedtime. My son is 20 months old.
My LO is 7.5 months and has been sleeping between 6-6:30pm to 7-8am and takes 2 naps a day. She is sleep trained but don’t know if I should do the 10 minute increments everyday till the time change to adjust or do I just keep her on her schedule since she is already a great sleeper. Thank you so much for your help
Hi @Delyvatani - I'd make sure she is getting enough to eat during the day, she may well be waking hungry. Ramp up those solid feedings. Also, she might be getting ready to transition to two naps. The good thing about spring forward it that she should start to sleep a bit later in the mornings!
Hey @marshabacalan - Check out our blog here - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward. Depending on your baby's age, you can use the nap times on Saturday to do most of the adjusting.
Hi @Maram - The best way to lengthen the stretches at night is to have her fall asleep by herself at the beginning of the night. When she can fall asleep unassisted it will be much easier for her to fall back to sleep when she wakes. Assuming she is healthy and born on time, she should be capable of falling asleep by herself at the beginning of the night now! It might take her a while to drop the night feeds completely but you should start the see the night stretches start to lengthen pretty quickly.
Hi @Campodesuenos - I would make the changes on Saturday (see our blog here - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward) and hopefully this time change will work well for you as she sleeps a bit later.
Hey @Jmcw4cy - It's up to you! I prefer to make the changes over the weekend (see our blog post here - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward) but if it works better for you to do it more gradually then go for it! The great thing about spring forward is that the early risers start waking a bit later so hopefully the early wakings will resolve with the time change.