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When Do The Clocks Go Back In 2014?

21/10/2014 09:14 | Updated 20 May 2015

When do the clocks go back 2014?

The clocks go back an hour on Sunday October 26, marking the end of British Summer Time.

The official 'time' of the change is 2am on October 26, meaning we'll all get an extra hour in bed for the winter months (hurrah!). So unless you're a real night owl remember to change your clocks when you go to bed on Saturday October 25.

The 'springing forward' in March and 'falling back' in October is meant to give us an extra hour of daylight in the evenings of the warmer months, and an extra hour of daylight in the mornings of the winter months.

Sounds great in theory, but the tinkering of time can make for very grouchy babies and children.

If you're worried about the time change and its impact on your child's routine, we have a whole heap of ideas for keeping everyone on track (and sane).

A few easy ideas include:

Make it work in your favour - hide any clocks if your child is old enough to tell the time.

Prepare – have everything ready for school the night before so you're not rushed in the extra hour puts you all in a deep, groggy sleep.

Set an alarm NOW for Saturday afternoon/evening so you remember to change the clocks before you go to sleep.

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