Hey @Rbrown_4 - Take a look at our table in our blog post here - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward. This should give you a bit of an idea for transitioning a toddler.
Most important for toddlers, make sure they get plenty of exercise and fresh air on Saturday to tire them out, since you will be trying to put them to bed a little earlier on Saturday night.
Hi @Bekah - Nope! It's a great idea! Go for it! It should only take him a day or two to adjust and for most kids it means they wake up later in the morning, which is great!
Hi @Lvcritch_22 - My preference is not to wake a baby from their night sleep if possible. My general rule of thumb is if you are needing to wake them in the morning, they are likely not going to bed early enough. I prefer a baby to wake naturally in the morning. But if you need to be out the door to get him to school/daycare and need him to be up early, I'd suggest getting him to bed earlier in the evening.
That said, for this time change, give it a couple of days and see how he goes. He might naturally wake at the time he needs to if you have adjusted his daytime schedule.
Hi @amandacperez0717 - Check out our blog post - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward. I'd suggest making the schedule changes during the day on Saturday, since you have such a great sleeper, I'm sure she will adjust quickly!
Hi @Anastasia_03 - Oh, those night wakings can be rough! The most important thing you can do is have him fall asleep on his own at the beginning of the night. What he needs to fall asleep at the beginning of the night will be what he needs to get himself back to sleep when he wakes. So if he can fall asleep by himself at the beginning of the night he will be able to get himself back to sleep when he wakes and those night feeds will drop quickly!
Hi @Notaregularmom - So the good news is that daylight savings will help you! He should likely wake a little later.
The other thing to remember though is that when babies are reaching their milestones, their sleep is often disrupted. This should resolve in a week or so. That said, you have done such an amazing job of creating an independent sleeper that we would hate to lose that progress due to a milestone.
I'd love him to learn how to get himself down from standing so he doesn't need you to do it for him. Practice it during the day by having him standing near a coffee table or sofa, then place an interesting toy on the ground just out of reach s that he tries to get it. He will work out quickly how to get himself down from a standing position but he needs to practice it during the day!
Hi @mmski89 - Yep! This change should work in your favor!
Hi @Mlaw - Check out our blog post table for how to adjust the schedule on need to start on Saturday - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward! No need to start before then, it should only take a few days to adjust!
Hi @Issa06 - The spring forward change is SOO much better and easier! She will go to bed a little later in the evening and wake up a little later in the morning. I think it should solve your issues! Don't be too worried about it!
Hi @taingandersen - Check out the blog post table on our suggested changes to the naps on Saturday - Daylight Savings – Nanit’s Baby Sleep Guide To Spring Forward! He's a great sleeper, I'm sure he will transition pretty easily and the time change should work in your favor with the early morning wake ups!