Sleep Help for Daylight Savings

Sleep Help for Daylight Savings

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Carrie McBride
Nov 7, 2010

Many parents of young children dread the switch to and from daylight savings twice a year. It can be especially hard in the fall when we "gain" an hour - wreaking havoc in your children's already precarious sleep schedule as you find yourself up at 4 or 5 am instead of a somewhat more reasonable 5 or 6. We're not sleep experts, but we can point you to some information that might help navigate this tricky time.

Here are some, hopefully, helpful links:

• Advice from the National Sleep Foundation
• Advice from Janeen Hayward, a parent consultant at Swell Being, on A Child Grows in Brooklyn.
• A step-by-step plan by sleep consultants Meg Casano & Erin Evans on Isis.
• Tips for adjusting from Babble's Strollerderby blog.

If you have advice (or questions) for fellow readers, feel free to leave it in the comments.

And don't forget to change the batteries on your smoke/carbon monoxide detector!

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