This coming weekend the clocks go back which fills many parents with dread……that 6am wakeup call is now going to be 5am. The extra hour in bed is a thing of the past!
With a few days to go it gives you a chance to start to prepare for the time change. These are my top tips for managing the clock changes:
Your baby needs 12 hours settled quiet time so they get plenty of rest. It can be such a lovely time with your baby – all you need to decide on is the timings. The main thing is it is the foundation of getting your baby into great routine that can be built on.
Sleep is essential for the development and health of your little one and an overtired baby often doesn’t feed well. This can cause your family life to turn upside down as an overtired baby can be an almighty challenge for new parents – or old hands – and it tends to look quite different from what you would expect. They might actually look more awake and hyperactive than usual, as they are overstimulated and not giving you the usual tired cues.