Who here has small kids? Who here has small kids that wake up when the sun comes up?
When I had just had my second child, my daughter (3 years old at the time) started waking ridiculously early. I’m talking like coming into our room at 4am, asking if it was breakfast time. I’d have to get up and try to convince her that it was way too early to get up. Some times that was fine and she’d go play quietly in her room or go back to sleep, but then some mornings she would be so annoyed that it wasn’t time yet. Even after returning her to her room, she’d return 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour later constantly waking me and asking if it was time yet.
Having a newborn at the time and dealing with him waking up all night and now having a toddler waking up crazy early was just not working. It was making those early days of sleepless nights even harder to get through. I sat down and identified the problem. She just didn’t know when it was time to get up.
And just getting a clock wasn’t going to work because she was 3 and asking her to remember what the clock has to say in order to get out of bed was just impossible.
That’s when I ran across these light up clocks on Amazon, called Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock & Night-Light, and ordered one that day! Since then, we use them every single day AND have gotten a second one for my son (currently 2 years old). And we really haven’t had an issue. I let them know that they can get up and play quietly in their own rooms if they wake up early, but when their clocks turn green, they can come out and play or wake up Mom!
I don’t know how people survived before these clocks, y’all! These clocks have literally saved my sanity. I can even wake up early and get in some coffee or just some quiet time for me, knowing that even if they hear me up, they won’t come out until their clocks turn green.
Every time I see someone in a Mommy group asking for ideas on how to get the kids to stay in their rooms and not come out at all times of the morning or even night, I always recommend these clocks!
I am NOT being paid to advertise these or anything, I just honestly wanted to help someone else out there who is desperate for that extra time in the morning for sleep or quiet time!