Fall Back- Daylight Savings Tips- Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting
Children between 4 months of
age to about 2 years of age
will be most affected.
It’s tough on everyone because we are
shifting our internal body clock by
more than 30 minutes.
If your baby has too late of a
bedtime, this could be a good
time to make the shift.
1. Add an extra hour of light in the evenings
Example: bedtime is 7:00pm- shift to 7:15pm for 2 days, 7:30pm for
2 days, 7:45pm for 2 days and then 8:00pm.
2. Add an extra hour of darkness in the mornings.
By the time Daylight Savings arrives, your child’s
8pm bedtime will be 7pm again.
Put your child to bed at the
“fall back” time
the night before.
What ever approach you
use to make the transition,
allow 5-7 days to adjust.
Only you know your child. Pick the
best way to make falling back an easy
transition for your family.