Do you find it difficult to keep your child asleep, especially when the clocks change?
Then read on………..
Jack was very excited when a large box arrived especially for him.
With the clocks going forward at the weekend I was honored to test the Gro companies Gro clock. Jack can be a little difficult to get to sleep if he doesn’t want to but once he is he usually does not wake until 7 or 8am. However once the clocks are changed he will effectively be going to bed an hour earlier and this will of course affect when he wakes. As parents we know how important sleep is for little ones to process the world around them and to keep them focused and learning.
The Gro clock is specially designed to help toddlers learn when it is time to get up. It allows you to set a wake up time and even a nap time and also has an optional alarm for slightly older children that need help waking. Easy to use you simply set the time it is now and then the time you want your child to get up, then press enter and the screen will change from a smiling Mr sun on a yellow background to a sleeping Mr star surrounded by 12 little stars on a blue background. The little stars are there to show your child the passing of time, for example if you set the wake up time 12 hours from bedtime 1 star will disappear per hour, once all the stars disappear Mr sun raises letting your child know it is ok to get up.
The Gro clock needs to be activated into sleep mode every night as part of your child’s bedtime routine and features a digital clock display, which can be turned off if you don’t want a distraction from Mr star and a keylock to stop your child from playing with the settings once you leave the room. Once they are in bed there is the story of sleepy farm to read to your child. Sleepy farm explains the importance of sleep and what happens when you don’t get enough, it also introduces your child to the Gro clock and its function.
Although Jack is a little young for the Gro clock’s recommended age he is ready to learn when to get up. I set up his clock next to his cot so he can see it while in bed, at bedtime I get him in pajamas and sleeping bag and while he is having his milk and snuggled up with his bear I read him the story of sleepy farm and set his Gro clock for 9am. At the moment I have the luxury of allowing Jacks natural sleep pattern rule his sleep and wake times, however I know with the help of the Gro clock I know it will be easy enough to gradually adjust him when he starts nursery.
The gro clock is available from £29.99 and comes with a mains adaptor and a copy of Sleepy farm and is designed for children 2+.
You can purchase fun faces to personalise your childs Gro clock. We were also sent the new Gro light and a Gro bag which will be featured in future reviews. The Gro company specialise in a range of products to make life with a baby and toddler easier, for more information take a look at their website. www.Gro.co.uk
Disclaimer: We were sent the Gro clock for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own.