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In the know: Navigating Daylight Saving Time with Kids: Tips for Parents

As Daylight Saving Time approaches, parents brace themselves for the challenge of adjusting their children's sleep schedules. Here are some tips to help families navigate this transition smoothly:

Gradually Adjust Bedtime: In the days leading up to Daylight Saving Time, gradually shift your child's bedtime by 15 minutes each night. This gradual change can help them acclimate to the new schedule without disrupting their sleep patterns.

Maintain Consistent Bedtime Routine: Stick to your usual bedtime routine to provide a sense of stability and comfort for your child. Incorporate calming activities like reading a book or taking a warm bath to signal that it's time to wind down.

Maximize Daylight Exposure: Take advantage of the longer daylight hours by spending time outdoors with your children. Exposure to natural light during the day can help regulate their internal body clocks and promote better sleep at night.

Be Patient and Flexible: Understand that it may take some time for your child to adjust to the new schedule. Be patient and flexible, and offer plenty of reassurance and support as they adapt to the changes.

By implementing these strategies and maintaining a positive attitude, parents can help their children transition smoothly into Daylight Saving Time and enjoy the longer days ahead.

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