Product Review: Kid's Sleep Classic Toddler Clock

Note: I think you're all right. It's a cow.

A while back I wrote about how we had no idea how to get Lila to sleep longer. She was getting up, opening her door and heading into our bedroom around 6 a.m. every morning. Sometimes earlier.

We were losing our minds.

She'd invariably wake up Vivienne and we were all unpleasantly awake by 6:15 a.m.

Enter, this new clock.


I found it on amazon and it's pretty simple.


The sleeping hippo (Or is it a cow? We call it a hippo in our house.) lights up during naps and at night to indicate that Lila needs to be in her bed...


...and then the dancing hippo lights up when it's ok to get up!



Um, does it work, you might ask?

Let's just say that Lila now gets up/leaves her bedroom at 7:30 a.m.

On the dot.

"Mommy! Hippo's dancin' Hippo's dancin'."

We slowly pushed the clock back 5 minutes at a time over the course of a month. And, that technique has worked.

The functionality of the clock is somewhat clunky, but like I said -- Lila knows she can get out of her bed when the hippo is dancing. Not before.

That alone is worth $31 dollars.
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How does it work?
1. At bedtime, you flip a switch that lights up the sleeping cow.
2. After the child wakes up, you simply turn the dancing cow/hippo light off.
3. At nap time, you flip a switch that lights up the sleeping cow.
4. After the child wakes up, you simply turn the dancing cow/hippo light off.

The clock also has a sounding alarm (which we haven't used purposely) and functions as a nightlight using a different "plate" on the front that comes with the clock. The light has 3 different intervals of brightness which is awfully convenient. 

My complaints:
1. If you accidentally unplug it, you have to reset the whole clock (including the nap times, wake up times, etc.) again. Not convenient, but do-able. (The clock has no battery backup.)
2. We have no idea if it is a dancing cow or hippo. That sort of bothers me.

Would I buy it again?

YES.

P.S. It comes in blue and pink. And I think even green. Check it out here.

*Nope, I didn't get compensated for this review.

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9 comments:

  1. I think I need this....or Chanelle does...and Charlie...and if the pattern continues...Meadow will, too.

    Great review. Thanks!

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  2. Awesome!

    I think I need this for Soph. Ever since her little brother came home, she's been coming out of her room when she wakes up. The kid used to stay in her room until we came up to get her. Now, the minute she sees the light of day, she's downstairs. As the year moves on and daylight comes sooner and sooner, this is going to be an issue.

    Thank you!

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  3. based on the oh-so-distinct cartoon animal markings, i vote cow. but it's probably too late to stop calling it a hippo now. :)

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  4. cow! and, this actually looks really useful. innnnnteresting.

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  5. I vote cow. Love the idea and glad it's working for you!

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  6. Seldom do I read blogs, even more rare to comment, but for some reason, I was drawn to this one...stellar! Thank you!

    Given my Ohio Amish Country heritage, I am going to give it a cow vote.

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  7. Yay!

    We have a similar light, the Good Nite Lite. Turns blue like the moon at night and yellow like the sun in the morning. Each morning we're awoken with "I WAITED FOR THE SUN!"

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  8. This is a really good review. Very descriptive.

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