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Daylight Savings Time Tips

Posted on Mar 13, 2016

Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? We are only a few weeks away from the first day of spring now that the time has officially changed. Time change can affect our bodies as adults; however, it can also affect the bodies of your little ones even more. Getting your children adjusted to the change in time can be easy so long as you create a bedtime routine that supports healthy sleep habits. Here are 4 easy ways you can help your kids get ready for bedtime and adjust to the change in time:

  • No caffeine or sugar. Sugary drinks and snacks high in caffeine will not only keep your kids up late but they will be bouncing off the walls! Try to avoid items saturated with these ingredients.

  • Quiet time. Create a calming atmosphere for your children. Turn off the tv, phones, and tablets and read a book together instead.

  • Dark room. Now that the sun is shining later, it can be hard to convince the kids that it is bedtime when it’s still daylight. Close the curtain and consider adding black-out curtains to your child’s room.

  • Lead by example. Of course, the above tips sound easy but your children will pay attention to what you do. So consider adopting these tips and tricks yourself!

Another tip to encourage your kids to get to bed on time and get enough sleep is to bring them to Monkey Joe’s in Pineville, North Carolina! They will have so much fun bouncing, jumping, and sliding through our indoor playground that they will swing right into bed afterwards! And this week only we are offering a great deal in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green to Monkey Joe’s on March 27 to receive $2 off the price of admission! Now that’s a deal to go bananas over!