So, a lot of parents are freaking out about tonight’s time change.
As my daughter was born in January, we have already survived spring forward. We have yet to survive the fall back – however, gaining time, in my opinion, is always better than losing time.
Almost a month ago, my family and I went to Hawaii.
I was REALLY nervous about the flight.
One thing that I never thought about was the time change. Thankfully, we all adapted to Hawaii time quite quickly. (They are 6 hours behind Toronto, or, if it’s 12 p.m. in Toronto, it’s 6 a.m. in Hawaii. Interesting fact though – Hawaiians never adjust their clocks, so after tonight when it’s 12 p.m. in Toronto, it will be 7 a.m. in Hawaii – brings you back to geography class doesn’t it?)
When we got back to Toronto adjusting to the time change was a whole other story. Baby’s routine was completely out of whack. I’m currently on mat leave, and my finace works later hours (this means he returns home from work later too). Therefore it’s pretty normal at our house to wake up around 8:30 a.m. When we got back from Hawaii, my daughter wouldn’t go to bed until 2 a.m. and would sleep until noon. It took about a week for her to adjust back to GMT 5.
So tonight, I’m not worried. My plan is just to go with the flow and be patient with her as all of our bodies adjust. One hour is nothing compared to what we went through a few weeks ago.
Are you worried about the time change?