- Brighter mornings may mean early rising, so I recommend the use of black-out blinds in your little one’s bedroom – their room should still be sitting at a 9/10 in terms of darkness (even in those early hours of the morning)! Natural light tells us we are meant to be awake and it can stimulate babies and toddlers, waking them up and starting their day too early.
- Noise is also a crucial factor. The brighter it is, the earlier the birds will start chirping and the ‘outside world’ awakes. Continue playing your white noise so that in those early hours of the morning, they are hearing a constant low rumbling sound and again, not stimulated by external factors.
- If your baby has been going to bed at 7 pm (as an example), you may find that they are ready for bed a good hour earlier, which may be disruptive to both your routine and your little one. Toddlers’ body clocks are very clever and are heavily reliant on a regular cycle of going to bed at a certain time. I love to recommend starting to transition your little one’s bedtime slightly before the end of daylight savings, allowing their body clock adequate time to adjust.
Good luck – and don’t forget to change the alarms!