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23/10/2013 at 20:03
We are going on holiday a week on Saturday and there is a 2 hour time difference (2 hours ahead). I am conscious that the time difference will throw out E's routine and am interested how people dealt with this in the past. Should I stick to UK time the first night or adapt to the time difference as soon as we land? To top it off, the clocks are also due to go back this weekend, a week before we fly!
23/10/2013 at 20:19
When it is as little as 2 hrs we just kept her on UK time, so normal bedtime is 7.30pm on holiday goes to bed at 9.30pm local time; that then means that getting up instead of being 7am is actually 9am. Works just fine.
23/10/2013 at 20:40
Thank you, will try that and hope for the best!
24/10/2013 at 07:07
We just kept with UK time. Worked well for us as we wanted to stay up and sleep in longer so she did 9-9 instead of 7-7.
24/10/2013 at 09:15
Well this was a much bigger difference (7 hours) but we wanted to keep him on UK time-ish so he'd be up all evening and then could sleep in mornings, because people came for dinner and would want to see him. Didn't work. He seemed to know when it got to 7/8pm and would go to bed then! But I was amazed at how quickly and how well he adapted, he actually slept really well.
24/10/2013 at 09:38
God I have never even thought of this. We just went with the flow if he slept he sleop if he didn't he didn't. Never did it occur to me to worry about a time difference.
24/10/2013 at 09:50
Belle, realistically that was our approach too but then it's our approach in life generally. However with a 2 hr time difference it did just fall in to getting up later and going to bed later.
24/10/2013 at 11:22
Belle, normally I would agree with you but we have just got E sleeping well this last couple of weeks and I don't want to ruin it. He was waking every 2-3 hours and is now doing 6-8 hour stretches. Am loving having some sleep again, I don't want it to change!
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