California Daylight Savings 2024

Scroll on for a look at:

  • when California kicks off Daylight Savings
  • how Daylight Savings came to be (& who to blame)
  • the future of Daylight Savings in America
  • + tips to make bedtime easier on parents & kids this time of year

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela


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Photo by James Lee on Unsplash // Canva
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The Daylight Savings bedtime struggle is real.

We went through pure, unadulterated bedtime hell for four years, y'all. Our kid was like the drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, except that cranky old b@s+ard actually slept when his subordinates did.
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We bless the day we started using melatonin, or Vitamin Sleep, as it's now known in our house. But what worked for us might not work for you. Run it by your pediatrician first.
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Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash // Canva
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Invest in a set of Mac Daddy blackout curtains.

If you’re opposed to the idea of giving your little one a shot of Vitamin Sleep, all's not lost. Invest in a set of Mac Daddy blackout curtains.

We're talking about the primo, double-lined curtains that'll make their room as dark as your unslept soul. If they wig, plugging in a few fun nightlights should hush 'em right up. 

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Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash // Canva
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Build them an epic bed fort!

Flip your kid's bed into a bomb-dot-com fortress of sleep.

We did this for our mini drill sergeant between the ages of four and six, and she loved it. We still had to give her melatonin, but the bed fort made bedtime less of a struggle. You gotta count your wins when you can, right?

PS, If you're looking for a bed fort on the cheap, Fred Meyer on Chinden and Linder usually have them in stockfor about $5.00. 

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