My toddlers wake up super early each morning, which puzzles me because I’m known in my family for sleeping in. It skipped a generation, I guess! I though I’d have to live with it, but then I heard about My Baby Zoo’s Sleeptrainer clock!
We all know that children need their sleep, as sleep deprivation not only leads to the grumpies, but it also can contribute to health and behavioral problems. This is what My Baby Zoo had in mind when they created Momo the Monkey and his Sleeptrainer clock. It was designed to show toddlers and young children when it is time to go to sleep and when it is time to wake up in an intuitive and engaging way to help children to stay in bed. Here’s how it works: You set the clock for bedtime and wake-up time, then explain to your child that when Momo’s eyes close, it’s time for sleep, and they should not wake up until his eyes open again. When bedtime comes around, Momo’s eyes will close. If your child wakes up too early, you show him the clock and say that Momo is still asleep so it is still time to sleep. You could also say not to wake him, and that it is wake-up time when his eyes open. You can also program the clock to make pleasant jungle sounds at wake-up time, or no sound at all.
My girls gave the My Baby Zoo Sleeptrainer a great review as soon as they saw the box. One of them even said, “Monkey! He’s so CUTE!” And I agree. Also, I thought that having both the analog and digital clock was a great idea, because it can also be an aid in teaching how to tell time both ways. And I like that the back was covered, because my girls love anything with buttons on it. Knowing my luck, they’d reprogram Momo to wake up at 3am! Plus, I’m glad that the nightlight turns off by itself in about 30 seconds, because my girls prefer it as dark as possible when they sleep. Now did it work? Did it keep my early birds in bed? I’ve tried the clock for about two weeks now, and it did take a while but they are really getting the hang of it. They are starting to understand the concept, and I think it’s because of the visual of Momo’s eyes opening…just telling them with words wasn’t enough. I really couldn’t think of any other way to keep them in bed in the morning, and I believe that with the help of this ingenious little clock, they will develop a consistent habit!
And coming soon…the Turtle Gus nightlight! Gus can be set to turn off at 10, 20, or 30 minutes or on all night. Gus is powered by two AA batteries so you can put him anywhere…he’s even huggable because he doesn’t get hot! Gus is great for comforting your child to sleep if they prefer a little bit of light while they drift off, but the automatic turn-off function will help save batteries.
So would you like your child to stay in bed longer too? Imagine another hour or two (or three!) of glorious, uninterrupted sleep. The My Baby Zoo Sleeptrainer can help you get there too!
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