Time Zone Traveling!
Whether it’s a trip around the world or one just a few hours away, you are no doubt starting to feel some sense of panic about what to do with your little one and their sleep. Traveling and exposing your children to new cultures, new experiences and new sites is absolutely amazing. However, it can also be a cause of stress and upset if sleep goes completely off track and you are dealing with an over stimulated, over tired baby or child.
Much like the shift in time change with spring forward and fall back, you have two options when it comes to traveling to different time zones. You can either help your little one adjust before you leave or you can wait until you arrive at your destination to start shifting the schedule. If you are traveling east you may decide to keep the later bedtime and later morning wake up because let’s face it, that’s just a bonus when you are on vacation. If you are traveling west though you may decide to shift the schedule before leaving as the early bedtime and wake up might just be too early while on vacation.