Now that The Kids are toilet training, they're getting up earlier to go to the bathroom and they're not going back to sleep afterwards.
Coupled with the fact that they're not napping, I'm missing that extra sleep and so are they.
I'm tired of being tired.
When a friend mentioned there was a product that could help, I was excited to learn more.
Gro Clock to the Rescue!
The Gro Company are the creators of this fabulous product and in Canada, it's distributed by Oyaco. A bit about this Canadian company with a diverse range of products.
Oyaco is a Canadian distributor of innovative, safe and high quality baby, maternity and children's products. OYACO is based in Calgary, Alberta and ships its 30 product lines to over 600 retail and online stores across the country.
We take a great deal of pride in the brands we represent. Sourced from countries around the world, the brands ultimately found in our portfolio have been carefully selected, tested and evaluated by a panel of peers and moms. All our products meet safety standards and governmental regulations.
Before I even saw the product, I was impressed. All the information on the outside of the box was clearly printed in English, French and Spanish! That's the first time that I can remember seeing a kids product with all three languages.
When I saw the long and practical list of functionality, I just knew that my mornings of sleeping in were going to come true. Here are some of the key features;
- Key-lock option
- adjustable screen brightness
- silent operation
- energy saving daytime mode
- Includes educational bedtime story book
- optional digital clock and audible alarm feature
- additional daytime/weekend sleep mode
- can be set for periods of more than twelve hours
- Glowing screen shows images of stars and the sun to communicate "sleep" and "wake-up" time to children
- Stars go out one-by-one during the night to show the passing of time
The first night, we incorporated the bedtime book that accompanies the clock into our bedtime routine. The book helped the kids understand the concept and they really enjoyed being involved in picking the spot for the clock. I liked that the cord was 75" long, because I had so many choices of where to put it. I put it up high and tied off the cord so that it's not a chocking hazard.
The instructions were very detailed and I had to refer to them a few times. At the beginning, I couldn't figure out how to return back to the main menu so I just unplugged it. Luckily, it doesn't reset the clock or alarm times unless left unplugged for over three minutes. Convenient if you have to move it from one spot to another.
Funny thing, Max, herein referred to as the "Clock Setter" figured things out with only a few presses and no instructions. Hmmph.
The kids usually get up at 7am but play in their room until 8am. At which time, I get up for the day. Lately, it's as if the kids knew that this clock was on it's way because they've been getting up at 6:30am.
The clock was set for 8am. Here's what happened...You'll need to turn it up because I was whispering the whole time!?
Now that we're on Day 4 of using the clock, The Kids get it! They're waiting for "The sun to come up" and then knocking on the door. They proudly tell me that the sun is awake and it's time to get up.
While the kids are still learning to recognize their numbers, I love that this product can grow with them as the digital clock can be displayed or not.
The one thing that I would have changed about this product is that it doesn't run on battery back-up. We live out in the country and have fairly frequent power outages as well, go camping every summer so it would have been convenient to use the clock in our daily routine.
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Note that a giveaway for a Gro Clock was previously associated with this post. Jennifer S. was the confirmed winner.