Clock Changes; Spring Forward Set Backs for the Bedtime Routine

So clocks went forward on Sunday and we lost an hour of our precious sleep, on Mothers Day as well which seems doubly cruel! On the bright side, it does mean that summer is officially on its way. Yay!

However, this week could be a bit of nightmare as we battle to get the kiddos used to the change.  It feels like we’ve only just got to grips with the clocks going back at the beginning of winter and now there is another sodding clock change to properly screw up that recently nailed bedtime routine.

Their little internal clocks are going to need a bit of adjusting.

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Reasoning with them is futile. I mean how are you meant to explain it to a 4-year-old?

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There are lots of tips out there on how to help the little ones adjust to the clock changes; adjusting the bed time over a couple of weeks (oops little bit late on this one), getting them out a bit more in the light (mmm about the time when April showers hit) and wearing them out and adjusting the wake up time (pah). Plus there are also some fab tools like fancy clocks to use (don’t get me started).

Sometimes though, when stamina and patience have completely left the building there’s really only one thing you can do.

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So I’d like to say a big thanks to giving us an extra hour light in the evening, it’s just that we’re too bloody exhausted to enjoy said lighter evenings after having battled to get them into bed.

Good luck this week everyone!