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***Oops! You are all correct, it’s not until Nov. 7th. I assumed it was this weekend as it’s always on the same weekend as Halloween. Yippee! We are ahead of the game, I love that.***

In anticipation of the time change this weekend, we have been tweaking the twin’s schedule by 10 minutes each day.

Our goal is to have them at the hour change by the time it occurs.
So far, we’re up to 30 minutes time change for naps, eating, bath and bed.

But, they are still waking up early–not QUITE as early as the 4:45am’s they’ve done in the past month–but early. I hope this gets better, because I can’t imagine them waking up even earlier once the time change happens. God help us.

For those of you who have had to deal with this before, how bad was it? Did it totally throw your baby off schedule? How long did it take to readjust?
Any tips/suggestions?

Thanks!
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11 Comments

  • Reply Strawberry October 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    We’re scared of this, too. I think last time it took about 2 weeks to adjust, sigh.

  • Reply Casey October 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Wait, daylight savings is not this weekend, it’s Nov 7th. Right?

    I am terrified of this. Bird was 6 months this time last year and handled it fine. She currently wakes up before 5:30 every day. I really can’t handle getting up at 4:15! I think we will just keep her up until 8pm a few days before the change and hope that works.

  • Reply jessie October 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Im not too worried. It’s not until the 7th though!

  • Reply Laurie October 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Hmm.. I hadn’t even thought about this!! Now my wheels are turning…

  • Reply Tania October 26, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I don’t remember ever adjusting my kids’ schedule over the years (they are now 6, 5, and 2). I just go with the new time, so we eat and sleep based on the current time. If we normally eat at 7am, then breakfast is when the clock says 7am; if nap is at 1pm, then down for nap when the clock says 1pm; etc. Typically, within a couple of days, we’re adjusted to the new time. Hopefully, the boys will adjust well and sleep past 4:30am for you!

  • Reply Next in Line October 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I am also scared of the mornings with this time change and will be starting to turn her early as well.

  • Reply Melissa October 26, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    when we moved from Austin to Toronto we had an hour time change. Jack adjusted fine. We just went cold turkey. We’ll see how it goes on the 7th. He’s been sleeping horribly anyways so I’m sure it wont be any different 😉

  • Reply addingbaby October 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I’m personally really worried about this. Owen’s up at 5:30 each day….how long will he get up at 4:30? AHHHH.

  • Reply wishinghopingpraying October 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    We planned to adjust her schedule last time but never did. It took her a little bit to adjust, having a hard time going to sleep.

    I always think fall is easier because it’s dark earlier. Their bodies seem to respond to the darkness and they go to sleep easier.I am hoping she doesn’t wake up much earlier, that would not be fun at all.

    I hope it all works out for your boys.

  • Reply poppycat October 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Oh crap. A) I didn’t remember DLS was coming so soon (I rarely even know what day of the week it is)and B) I never though of this and how it would impact their sleep. Ugh.

  • Reply j.k-c. October 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Last year we were so freaked out about this because Little J was getting up regularly at 4:30 before the change. We adjusted slowly over the week before and, although there was still some adjusting we never did have a 3:30 morning that we were so scared of.

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