Remember when “Fall Back” was a good thing?
It’s that time of year where we scratch our heads wondering why we chose to have kids. 🤔
Since the ability to travel back in time is still on our wish list, here are my tips on how to avoid the 5am little person wake-up.
1️⃣ Does your child like to sleep in, 8am or later (they do exist)?
Yes ➡️ Then do nothing. They may wake at 7am, big woop. You don’t know early, trust me. They’ll get on the new time quickly.
No ➡️ So a 5 or 6am wake-up is already your norm? I feel your pain. These kiddos need their schedules pushed forward so that they’ll be going to bed an hour later than usual come Saturday. Here’s how it should look;
Current bedtime: 7pm
2️⃣ The sun will be rising earlier now so make sure their room is nice and dark.
3️⃣ Expose them to lots of sunlight in the morning to help reset their biological clocks.
4️⃣ Go to bed EARLY! You may not be able to control the time you are woken up but you can always control your bedtime.
Good luck to us all!