Parenting

Jet lag

Shridevi
1 to 3 years

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Updated on May 23, 2014

Hi All,   Thanks for the tips yu guys gave me for travelling. She was good and we had a safe journey.   Now its time about Jet lag. She is still living in the US time. Her sleep and food is all according to US time. that means she sleeps in the day and eats in the nights.   Can anybody suggest me what can be done. If I should allow her to continue the same schedule and she will get back to normal schedule by herself. OR Should I force the change   Thanks Shridevi

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Shridevi

| May 26, 2014

Sure. Thanks a lot Nitin

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nitin

| May 26, 2014

1. Make sure that she eats before going to bed (especially in line with the Indian bed time) 2. Try to stay awake until its bed time- this is the most difficult,try to keep her occupied enough that she stays awake. Her favorite board game/book may be a good idea. 3. Stick to your earlier routine- do the usual things you used to before the trip, e. g. the bathing time, playing time, family meal-time, lullaby at bed time etc 4. Try to get her to go back to sleep if she wakes up early- can be tough , but it will start working slowly, just stay at it. Keeping her favorite toys nearby to snuggle may be a good idea 5. Go outside- spend time going out to her favourite play area, get her to meet her friends and play with them in the open. Let me know how does this work.

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nitin

| May 26, 2014

Hi sridevi! Sorry for the delay in my revert. Thanks for sharing the sleep timings. Here are a couple of suggestions whch may be handy.

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Shridevi

| May 24, 2014

Nitin, am waiting for ur suggestion

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Shridevi

| May 23, 2014

Thanks Anurima.

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Shridevi

| May 23, 2014

Hi Nitin, it's 4days ssince we r back. Sleep timings - 12:30pm to 8:00pm, 11:30pm to 2:30pm. She is more hungry in the night. If u need any more queries, do let me know.

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Anurima

| May 23, 2014

Hi Shridevi. Since your daughter is too young, any changes should be done gradually. I suggest try and adjust her routine by an hour or two everyday. For example, give her dinner at dinner time and send her to bed at bedtime or even a little late to start with. I suggest you discourage her from eating at night, offer only milk if you can as she is likely to get cranky if hungry. If she wakes up early, give her an early breakfast and gradually move the routine to the normal setting. It is unlikely she will get back to her usual routine on her own and it may take a long time. So a gentle push at resetting the routine may help.

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nitin

| May 23, 2014

Hi Shridevi! Glad to know that the travelling tips from proparents were useful. Can you please tell me the following. how many days has it been since you are back from US? Also, is your daughter waking up at odd times and get's more hungry in the day time or night time?

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