Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Who Needs a Clock?!

I'm hoping that some of you with kids older than 18 months will respond to this post because I'm wondering if I'm alone in this crazy twist of a schedule.

Even since the boys turned 18 months, their sleep schedule has totally shifted. They used to go to bed between 7-7:15pm, wake up between 7:30-8am and nap from 1-2:30. Now, they aren't even remotely tired until 7:30-8pm, but they are waking at 6:45am on the nose and napping from 1-3:30 or 4pm (sometimes even later!). I really can't complain about waking up 45 minutes early if they are going to give me an extra 1-1.5 hours of free time in the afternoon, but they do seem to be a little crankier in the mornings than they ever were before. They are up the second the sun rises! Will they go back to sleeping later once daylight savings time hits this weekend?

Two questions: 1) How are you handling Daylight Savings Time? 2) Did your kids go through a sleep shift at any point and what was it?

3 comments:

suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter said...

kids and sleep = drama! and daylight savings is tricky...

here's where we were at 16 months.

ps--how did you add the cute new fonts? me like:)

Kelly said...

Yeah, my kids have the same exact schedule. I haven't come up with anything successful yet. I usually just make them stay in our room or their room until 7 or until I say its okay go to downstairs. I used to have a gate in their room but they figured out how to take it down ;)

Anonymous said...

we got a clock for B that changes color when it is time for her to get up. i'm sure she has no idea what it means now, but hopefully she will eventually. i wonder if that would help your boys?
-carin