Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning they will likely sleep till 7:30 AM. Their entire schedule - naps and bedtime - will then shift one hour later.
If you're happy about this change, great! Just protect their room from too much light in the early morning, and use white noise to avoid waking up with the birds.
If you'd rather help your child get back to the usual schedule, try the following:
1. Put your child down at their regular bedtime, say 7:30 PM, on Saturday night.
2. Set your alarm for 6:30 AM (according to the new clock) and wake your child at this time. To them, it will feel like it's 5:30 AM, but don't worry. Your little one will be tired, but will adjust.
3. If your child naps, put them down at the normal nap time according to the new clock and resume a normal schedule from there. Don't allow the nap to last longer than usual.
4. On Sunday night, put them down at the usual bedtime according to the new time.
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