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How can I help my baby adjust to different time zones?

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In brief: Adjust bedtime prior

When ever we travel even if we cross 2 time zones our internal "clock" becomes disrupted.
About one week prior to your travel change the baby´s bedtime by 15 minutes every couple of days trying to get closer to your destination time. Once you arrive at your destination adhere to the local time for meals and bedtime. Also look for travel options that will be the least disruptive for the family.

In brief: Adjust bedtime prior

When ever we travel even if we cross 2 time zones our internal "clock" becomes disrupted.
About one week prior to your travel change the baby´s bedtime by 15 minutes every couple of days trying to get closer to your destination time. Once you arrive at your destination adhere to the local time for meals and bedtime. Also look for travel options that will be the least disruptive for the family.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics

In brief: Same as you

First things first, determine how many time zones you'll be jumping.
Then, add that number to your baby's normal sleep time if you're going east, and subtract that number from your baby's normal sleep time if you're going west. Try to transition the times, one hour at a time, the week prior to your trip. And most importantly, be patient with the transition.

In brief: Same as you

First things first, determine how many time zones you'll be jumping.
Then, add that number to your baby's normal sleep time if you're going east, and subtract that number from your baby's normal sleep time if you're going west. Try to transition the times, one hour at a time, the week prior to your trip. And most importantly, be patient with the transition.
Dr. Paul Trani
Dr. Paul Trani
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Proper wake-up time

After changing time zones, be sure to wake up each morning at the proper time of the new location.
This will help one's body adjust to the new location.

In brief: Proper wake-up time

After changing time zones, be sure to wake up each morning at the proper time of the new location.
This will help one's body adjust to the new location.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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