Change of schedule when clocks go ahead?

Tonight’s the night! HA! As it stays lighter out in the evening do you adjust your child’s schedule to let them stay up with the sun a bit longer? My son is two years (2.3), and we are considering moving his schedule from a 6:30pm bath to a 7:15pm bath. What are you doing?

  • Jenn
    Mar 09

    My LO is almost 10 months and I may push her bedtime from 6:30-6:45 to 7-7:15. Its not a huge change, but it is something. I would suggest changing it slowly (15 mins at a time) unless your son easily adjusts.

  • Julie
    Mar 09

    Hahahahaha. So today I decided to get a “jumpstart” on the clock change and bump my daughters nap and bed up just a bit. I pushed the nap earlier by 15 mins. It 100% backfired!!! She fought through it and then kept fighting sleep until it was a good 45 minutes past her normal nap time!!!! Then she slept for 3 flipping hours!!! Literally the first 3 hour nap my 18 month old has ever taken (she usually sleeps 1 hr, 45 mins..2 hrs at most). Now she just finally fell asleep for the night and she usually falls asleep at 8....sooo I think I’m totally screwed tomorrow. I send her to daycare so I have decided to throw caution to the wind and let them regulate her schedule because I’m clearly NOT doing well at this mom thing when it comes to this!!! Lolol.

  • Julie
    Mar 09

    I’m sorry I didn’t actually answer your question! Haha. In our case, we kind of need to stick with the regular schedule of bed around 8 so she’s up and ready to go on time in the AM. My husband and I both work and although my company is super flexible with regard to start time, I don’t like the idea of pushing back my end of day time!! As you pointed out, with it being lighter out longer, I want to maximize the daylight hours outside of work with my family...so for us, unless she starts sleeping less at night (lord help me), she ideally needs to fall asleep more or less around the same time as usual.

  • PK
    Mar 09

    My son adjusted himself to the time change before I could make a decision about that! 😂 he’s been waking up at 6 am lately which will be 7 am tomorrow... and 7 am is his usual wake up time. So everything is shifted accordingly to pretty much stay the same clock-wise. We are taking advantage of the sunlight by staying out at the parks longer, right up until dinner time rather than coming home to kill 30-45 min. Also, quick question for you.. what does it mean when you say your son is 2.3 years old? Is that 2 yrs and 3 months? Or two and a third (2 yrs and 4 months)?

  • Cathy
    Mar 10

    Y’all are cracking me up!! Yeah, we are throwing caution to the wind and letting him stay up. He fell asleep at 8:30pm last night and woke up at 8am (7am). Not bad!!! @PK - he is 2 years and 3 months 😊

  • Lisa
    Mar 10

    I usually let the kids work it out on their own, and for the first week or so I’m flexible with bed time. I also try to make this weekend super busy so they are exhausted and adjust faster

  • Anonymous
    Mar 10

    We don’t change anything, we just follow the clock!

  • Christa
    Mar 10

    I still put my son to bed at the same time as always, regardless of the clock. If it’s 730- 8 its bed time, and if it’s still light, we have black out curtains in his room to help him! He still gets dinner at 430-5 and bath at 530. I don’t Change and thing, and won’t with our next child - due in October!!!

  • Jennifer
    Mar 11

    We kind of let my son lead the way on the adjustment. We watch for signs of sleepiness and adjust from there. In about a week you should be able to be back on a schedule

  • Jenny
    Mar 14

    I thought my son woke up too early before the time changed, so springing forward has been awesome! 😁

  • Jennifer
    Mar 14

    I didn't think the time change would be any big deal, but now we are still waking up at the same time which has been making us rushing or late for our morning activities all week long.

  • Vonda
    Mar 14

    We just stayed with his current schedule. Just an hour later since daylight savings time came around. He goes to bed at 8pm now instead of 7pm. He likes it because it doesn’t feel any different. Since my LO is 1.5 years he doesn’t know about daylight savings time yet. So we figured why make him suffer like the rest of us. Lol. Sun doesn’t matter to us since we live in Alaska. Eventually in summer it’ll still be sunny at 3am! So we don’t go by the sun. Lol.