We change time twice a year 🕐 on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. If baby has a regular rhythm, he will be slightly disturbed by this time change and it will take him some time to adapt... What can be done so that this does not upset all of little koko's good sleeping habits?
Daylight saving time for babies
On the last Sunday in March, at 2am, it will be 3am.
This is only a 60-minute difference, but it can have a major impact on babies' sleep patterns.
When it takes weeks, sometimes months, to find the right rhythm, it is true that it can be annoying!
Why such an impact? Because the baby's biological clock has remained at the old time!
Yes, the time at which we fall asleep is not just accumulated fatigue, it is a biological time at which the body and the brain change "mode", and which is the result of the activities of the whole day.
What can be done to avoid a disruption of baby's rhythm? And what can be done to facilitate this time change with baby?
We give the right signals to our internal clock: we shift ALL the activities of the day, not just bedtime: naps, meals, baths, all time markers, and no more than 15 minutes per day if possible. Even better if you adjust by 15 minutes every 2 days.
We abuse the most powerful regulator of biological rhythm: natural light! We expose baby to as much daylight as possible in the morning, and dim the lights at least 1.5 hours before lights out in the evening.
And above all, take a breath! Each baby is unique and if some need to adapt gently, for others the change goes almost unnoticed! This is often the case even before 6 months. So don't panic!
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