Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 9th. We'll lose an hour of daylight in the morning, but gain it at night. While your cell phones and computers generally update themselves when the clock strikes two that early morning, what about your kids?
As a mom of two, I was curious if there's anything parents can do to try and lessen the blow of any scheduling changes to their bedtime routine, so I asked Dr. Kurt Stewart from Sutay and Stewart Pediatrics in South Windsor. He said "keep your children's schedules the same ", meaning put them to bed at the same time and get them up at the same time. Dr. Stewart said you may see a few more tantrums (if they're younger), but "keep your expectations as parents the same." He also said, just like adults, you can "plan on it taking a week for them and yourself to adjust."
Fire departments across the country also use the time change as a reminder to parents to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
So, don't forget to spring ahead and put the clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on Saturday. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday November 2nd.
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