CBeebies Bedtime Hour has changed its air time and its programming – causing chaos for babies and their parents.
The programming, which previously aired from 6pm to 7pm every night, shows a set of TV shows every night to help babies prepare for bed.
Shows have included Clangers, In the Night Garden and ends with Bedtime Stories, which features celebrities reading stories so their children can get off smoothly.
But there was chaos when the show changed its timings – starting a quarter of an hour earlier and featuring a brand new show in the weekday slot, called Moon and Me.
But the BBC has said the new show is the reason for the change – as it is perfectly designed for helping get young children off to sleep.
Floella Benjamin reading a bedtime story on CBeebies
Tom Hardy in his fourth appearance on Bedtime Stories
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Parents were a little confused by the earlier time, concerned their children may not be able to get off to sleep as they would have hoped.
One said: "5.45? That will be fun in the summer."
Another said: "CBeebies are changing their bedtime to 5.45 what kid goes to bed that early I want one"
Another posted an open letter showing their outrage at the show, ranting about how the timings are not good for parents.
The post said: "In what parallel universe does CBeebies exist that kids are settling down for bed at 6 o’ Clock!!??… It’s not just in our house, I’ve done extensive research on this and I can categorically say that 6 o’clock is not bedtime hour in anyone’s house with young kids in it."
Meanwhile, other parents were concerned by the new programmes, noticing others had been moved or removed entirely.
Dolly Parton on CBeebies
Orlando Bloom reads the bedtime story
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One parent posted a picture of an angry character throwing a box, with the comment: "Does this mean that Molly and Mack will be getting taken off the schedule ?"
Another added, when seeing a show was missing from their weekday schedule: "Abney and Teal…?! Nooooooooo!"
A BBC spokesperson said: "Our new series, Moon and Me is designed as a wind-down for very young children getting ready for bed.
"We wanted to include this brilliant series in the Bedtime schedule without removing key favourites so we are now starting CBeebies Bedtime slightly earlier at 17:50."
To help with the changes, CBeebies has released some helpful tips to help their babies cope with the change of their regular routine, and how parents can ease the kids through the transition.
Eddie Redmayne reading a bedtime story
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The expert tips include that parents should keep routines, stay calm and consistent, keep talking and be prepared, while also making sure to check the TV listings beforehand to prepare parents.
MirrorOnline has contacted BBC for comment.
CBeebies Bedtime Hour starts at 5.45pm every day on CBeebies.
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