Ever notice how kids don’t seem to get enough sleep these days? With early rising for daycare, school and busy evenings  after evenings packed with activities, homework and just life in general - kids are lacking one thing they need most for their growing bodies and that’s sleep.

As adults, working parents and stay at home parents alike,  we get up early every day and the majority of us go to bed pretty late during the week, trying to pile it all into 24 hours and we expect our weekends (Saturday and Sunday) to be the days we get to sleep in. If you have young kids who can’t tell time yet this isn’t the case, they are so used to getting up early during the week that it doesn’t matter if its Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday, their little clocks tick and eyes pop open at the first sight of light being it 6am or 8am - kids just don’t sleep in. At least mine don’t.  don’t nap and often have melt-downs midday due to being tired which results in a sour afternoon for everyone.

When I was asked to review the Gro Clock by The Gro Company I thought to myself “This could actually work”. My kids like I said are early risers who are up every day between 6:30 and 7:00am. This particular item is made more for our son who is three. He can’t tell time so this is perfect to help him learn when an appropriate time to get out of his bed would be.

About The Gro Clock Sleep Clock by The Gro Company

How do you teach your little ones who can’t tell time yet when it’s time to get up? Easy, “It’s time to get up when you see the sun!”. The Gro Clock Sleep Clock uses fun images of the stars and sun to help teach young kids when its an appropriate time to get up and out of bed in the morning. Parents set the sun to a relatively later time of the morning than 5am and this helps children understand that they are to get up when they “see the sun”.

A new updated version has an optional digital clock so older children can begin to learn to tell the time on a digital clock, as well as wait for the sun to come up!

The Gro Clock Sleep Clock comes with an illustrated book, which helps encourage kids to stay in bed a little bit longer.

The Gro Clock Sleep Clock Features include:

  • Silent operation
  • Glowing screen which shows the stars and sun to tell sleeping and wake times for children
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Stars go out one by one at night to show the passing of time.
  • Key-lock option
  • Option to set two separate wake up/sleep times for weekdays, weekends or nap time with optional audio alarm.
  • New educational option of digital clock
  • Suitable for ages 2 and up
  • Includes power adapter

Our Gro Clock Sleep Clock Experience:

We thought the Gro Clock Sleep Clock was really cute. It’s simple with three programming buttons - it took me a minute to figure out the settings but it does comes with a manual if needed be. The clock itself is round and designed for a child's room except for one thing - it doesn’t take batteries and needs to be plugged in to work. For some parents this is a problem as cords are very dangerous for young children but you could also put it on a dresser with the cord behind the dresser as you would for a bedroom lamp.

It will take our little guy some getting used to as the Gro Clock Sleep Clock is a learning tool as well but I think it’s a great idea. It would make a great Christmas gift too for anybody with preschoolers and young kids learning to tell time! The Gro Clock Sleep Clock can be purchased through www.oyaco.com.

Win it!

Our friends at www.oyaco.com want you to get your extra Z’s too! One A Motherhood Experience reader has the chance to win their very own Gro Clock Sleep Clock ($50 value) by filling out the raffle copter ballot below! Remember, mandatory entries must be done for the extras to count! Giveaway open to residents of Canada. 


*Post written by A Motherhood Experience on behalf of Oyaco Company. We received product for review purposes. Giveaway prize provided by Oyaco Company. All opinions are honest and always my own*

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1 comment:

  1. My daughter is 4, and stays up until 10:30 PM every night. ANYTHING that might help her go to bed earlier would be wonderful. This looks like a fabulous product. I really should get one for her.


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