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Has the hour change affected anyone else's dcs?

(10 Posts)
Nocturne123 Wed 02-Apr-14 20:48:10

Ever since the hour change my 10 month old dd who usually goes to sleep at 7.30 or thereabouts hasn't been going to sleep until 10pm ... She's in good form so it's the only thing I think it may be . Anyone else have any problems or just my bad baby? grin

TrixieLox Wed 02-Apr-14 20:58:48

Yes! My little girl (around the same age) is crying hysterically when I put her to bed. She does this very occasionally if ill but she's not ill at all at the moment, and it totally coincided with hour change. Nightmare, isn't it?!

Twighlightsparkle Wed 02-Apr-14 21:00:11

Yes, my 5 year old is currently back downstairs unable to sleep. Aaahhhhh

mumofboyo Wed 02-Apr-14 21:03:50

It's not really the clock change that's affected my dc; instead it's the older children from the neighbourhood playing out later and their noise that keeps them awake.

I do close the curtains and turn off the radio/tv at around 5.30pm - just before we start getting them ready for bed. I feel that making the house as dark and quiet as possible helps wind them down and gets them ready for sleep. In their bedrooms they have blackout blinds and curtains to keep out the worst of the daytime light and therefore helps them get in the mood for sleep.

Come the morning, it's the opposite: all curtains open, radio on, noise, light and morning grumpiness happiness!

Nocturne123 Wed 02-Apr-14 21:11:40

They're bound to crash eventually ... I look forward to that sleep ... When /if?? It comes hmm

MiaowTheCat Thu 03-Apr-14 08:23:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZebraZeebra Thu 03-Apr-14 08:37:59

It kinda passed us by both this year and last year. I expected hideous disruption but aside from waking up at 7am when it was really six am, and being a bit confused about why he was so exhausted at 5pm (really six pm) it didn't really have any impact. I think in terms of bedtime, it's easier clocks going back than going forward - you have to eek out that extra hour at bedtime.

ZuleikaD Thu 03-Apr-14 11:29:31

It only gets worse... wait till they go back in the autumn and they're howling for meals an hour early. I hate the clock-changes and would happily vote for a bill to keep us on summer time.

PirateJones Thu 03-Apr-14 12:22:32

In just put my 6 year old to bed an hour later so to him nothing has changed.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Thu 03-Apr-14 13:30:11

My 18mo's day has shifted from 5.30am - 6.30pm, to 6.30am to 7.30pm. It has also coincided with dropping of morning nap. Working ok for us for now....

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