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Friday, June 7, 2013

Give your Family the Sleep it Needs with Gro Clock [Review]

GroClock
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.

Oyaco Black Logo 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;

Gro Clock Contents

  • 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

Three Clock Stages


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.

Connect with Oyaco to find out about more great Gro Products and via their Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Let your Friends Get More Sleep with Gro Clock.

Note that a giveaway for a Gro Clock was previously associated with this post. Jennifer S. was the confirmed winner.

Journeys of The Zoo  Besos, The Zoo

147 comments:

  1. I bet you love the energy saving daytime mode! ;) This looks perfect for me too, I hope I win! What a brilliant idea!

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    1. Oh yeah, and the Gro Anywhere Blind looks pretty cool too. Great for summer travel!

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    2. the dream weaver pillow looks nice

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    3. I need this! Daughter (in my face): "It's not nighttime guys, it's morning time!" Me: "Yes, it's 5am so technically it's morning...but we are still sleeping. Go away." Boo.

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  2. The portable blackout blind by Gro Anywhere Blind is awesome! It's a great idea!

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  3. I would love to get the Portable Blackout Blind for travelling this summer!

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  4. I have heard good things about the Gro-Egg and would love to try it.

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  5. I love the Hold On Handles! Perfect to keep LO close by.

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  6. I'd like the Bumbo Step Stool, it would be handy at the bathroom sink.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  7. Man, I would love one of the Keekaroo Chairs. I love the ones that are similar, but they are so darn expensive! And this GroClock would be a lifesaver!

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  8. ...the "Baby Safe Feeder?"
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  9. Bailey dexter fb http://www.oyaco.com/index.php?op=products&sub_op=ind_product&indid=35 this is so cute!

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  10. The yummigo booster seat would be great :)

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  11. I'd love to get Bubble Bamboo Wraps, perfect for summer

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  12. The Cool Wazoo would be pretty awesome!

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  13. I'd like the travel friends headrest - maybe help stop the floppy heads in the backseat. :-)

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  14. Portable Blackout Blind

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  15. I would love to try Rocky Mountain Soap Company's Baby Butter.

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  16. Oh...so many things! Top of my list is the Gro-Egg (I'm so neurotic about the kids getting cold or too hot) or the gro-suit! My son kicks around the blankets so they never stay on!

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  17. The dream weaver full body pillow would be great

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  18. I love everything from the Rocky Mountain Soap Co.!

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  19. I would really like the DreamWeaver full body pillow.

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  20. I would also like the LoBo Bouncer: http://www.oyaco.com/index.php?op=products&sub_op=ind_product&indid=703

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  21. I am eying the Beco Soliel. Being a babywearing junkie and all but the site has a wicked Clearance section as well.

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  22. the LoBo Bouncer
    jan

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  23. Ooooh, they have Grobags! I would like one of those! My youngest is growing out of hers!

    I love these clocks! I actually have one for my oldest but would love to have one for my youngest as well.

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    xoxo

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  24. The toy straps look useful!

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  25. I like the Hold-On Handles - Plush Collection. GrannyJ

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  26. the see me smile bear view would be very beary nice!

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  27. I'm crushing on the new Beco Soleil Baby Carrier!

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  28. The dream weaver full body pillow looks amazingly comfortable.

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  29. The dream weaver full body pillow would be nice to have.

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  30. Yummigo booster seat!!!!

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  31. I like the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier.

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  32. I like the Bubble Muslin Wrap the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Would love to try the Hold On Handles

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  34. I like the Travel Friends Neckrest.

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  35. I would love to get the blackout blind.

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  36. I love the Dreamweaver pillow and the Rocky Mountain Soap Company's Baby Butter!

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  37. I'd like to try the Hold On Handles

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  38. They have a lot of great brands, I like the gro egg and shell. And love Rocky Mountain soap company!

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  39. I would like a Bumbo Booster Seat. That could be really useful.

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  40. Portable Blackout Blind looks awesome! Thanks for this giveaway and chance to win!

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  41. I would love the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier
    thanks

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  42. We love our Bumbo. :) I've heard great things about the grobag. And I can always use more nursing pads, especially if they are as good as Oyaco promises! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I'd love to get the Ingrid and Isabel ruched tank or leggings.

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  44. I would like the gro anywhere blind

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  45. Definitely the DreamWeaver Full Body Pillow.

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  46. http://www.oyaco.com/index.php?op=products&sub_op=ind_product&indid=520
    the keekarooo chair

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  47. I like the bumbo toilet trainer.

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  48. bumbo booster seat

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  49. Oh I like this clock and the travel friends!

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  50. I think the Buggyguard looks pretty cool.

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  51. I love the idea of the Gro Anywhere Blind which would be so helpful in the summer

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  52. Saludos! Great Review, I don't have kids yet, but I love all the features that it has. Especially the one that you can unplug it and still won't reset back until 3 minutes. I know some friends that probably find this interesting. I will definitely re-direct them to your great review.

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  53. I really like to try The portable blackout blind by Gro Anywhere Blind

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  54. I would love the RockOUT Rocker

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  55. I like the bumbo toilet trainer

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  56. I'd like the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier.
    Angela Mitchell

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  57. I'd love a Beco carrier, but my kids are old enough I'd probably gift it to a new mom. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  58. http://www.oyaco.com/index.php?op=products&sub_op=ind_product&indid=520

    Thanks for the chance

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  60. Would love the alphabet gro bag- so cute!!

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  61. I really like the Dream Weaver Full Body Pillow!

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  62. Hold-On Handles - Plush Collection

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  63. DreamWeaver Full Body Pillow.

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  64. Would love the beco Gemini baby carriers or the dream weaver Body pillow

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  65. AeroSleep Baby Protect Mattress Protector

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  66. I like their C-Panty Incision Care 1-Pack - Tummy Cut.

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  67. Oooooo I would love the Gro-swaddle as well! My little boys LOVED being swaddled!

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  68. Id love the DreamWeaver Full Body Pillow

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  69. I'd love the GroEgg for my daughter! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  70. the portable black out blind would be great for travelling

    cragglerock@hotmail.ca

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  71. I also like the Cool Wazoo

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  72. I would like the C-Incision Tummy Cut panty for after my cesarean.

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  73. Walking Wings is such a new, unique, innovative idea!! LOVE this!

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  74. Totally wanting the body pillow

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  75. I think the Ubbi diaper pail is cool.. simple, modern, but has a very practical use. sounds bad, but it would even be good for 'kitty litter' bags (that are tied up after cleaning the litter box). I'm going to post your contest to a CANADIAN CONTEST site, that has hundreds of Canadian only contests. I hope this is fine.. if not, please let me know, and I will immediately take it off. It will bring more blog views to you. Cool contest. http://freecanadiancontests.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Dear BeeCee,

      Thank you so much for stopping by, entering and leaving such a thorough comment.

      You are more than welcome to add it to any appropriate linkies. Thanks for asking.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to help out a fellow Canadian company and supporting The Zoo.

      Besos, Sarah
      Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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    2. thanks...much appreciated.

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  76. I'd like Bear View Mirror.
    thank you

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  77. dry mama nursing pads look useful and comfy!

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  78. the YummiGo Booster seat looks very convenient

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  79. The dream weaver body pillow...I'm not pregnant, but my husband works out of town and I'm sure it would help me get comfy!

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  80. The Gro Anywhere Blind looks pretty awesome :) (Sabrina T)

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  81. I would love the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier

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  82. This is so neat! I also would like to have the Dream Weaver Body Pillows. :)

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  83. The portable blackout blind looks awesome!

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  84. I would love to read more about the GroEgg...Would go nicely with Grobags temperature ratings

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  85. I'd love the dream weaver body pillow! pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  86. I would love the Beco Gemini baby carrier! This clock would be great for my 4 year old. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. I like the Cups n' Go carrier

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  88. Love the full body pillow. Thanks!

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  89. The cool wazoo would be useful.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  90. Would love a grow egg! We live in AZ and it is so hard to know if the temperature is right for her. This sounds like an awesome invention!

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  91. I like the Keekaroo Height RIght chair

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  92. I'd like to get the DreamWeaver Full Body Pillow

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  93. I would like the Portable Blackout Blind :)

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  94. I would love to have the RockOUT Rocker! http://www.oyaco.com/index.php?op=products&sub_op=ind_product&indid=704

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  95. DreamWeaver Full Body Pillow

    mikeg70 at telus.net

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  96. Wow, so many great products! I'd love the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier.

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  97. I want a Bumbo Toilet Trainer for my daughter.

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  98. I would love the bearview mirror! Or agreed with the above...bumbo toilet trainer! awesome website!!

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  99. I like the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier

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  100. I love the Dream Weaver Body Pillow

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  101. Bumbo Step Stool would be neat...my niece and nephew love to be right there with you whenever you are doing something in the kitchen, this would allow them to be there and see and do it safer. Thank you for the giveaway.l

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  102. The Growbag sleeping bags.

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  103. I would love to get more Fresh Baby Products.

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