Baby loves Mr Sun!
We got the clock after 6 months of suddenly not sleeping well after 11pm. We haven’t managed to sleep until Mr Sun to appears but we have noticed she doesn’t wake crying, she talks to Mr Star instead. She’s only 2 so we expect this will take a while but here has been a definite improvement!
Helps toddlers sleep through
We had a perfect sleeper until age 3, when Our daughter started waking up in the night and calling for us. It was a shock to the system so we searched for ideas to help us. One was to cut the time of her daytime naps. The other was to get this clock so that she could tell the difference between night and day. She loves it and sets it in the night so she can watch the sun turn into stars. Generally this has worked a treat and she has started to sleep through. We've also been teaching her not to call out when The stars are on, though she sometimes still does.
2 kids differing results
We purchased this clock for our first child (daughter) and honestly it worked great! She was and early riser 4:30 onwards plus getting up multiple times during the night. The first few nights we set the wake-up time for 4:30 and celebrated the clock changing colour with her the we gradually pushed the time out to a more reasonable hour. If she ever got up we simply told her we'd take the clock.
Our next born (son) however doesn't care too much for personal possession nor is he too fused with the clock changing colour. He sort of adheres to the...
Great helping tool!!
First of all - let me make it clear....this clock will not make your kids sleep better or longer, you have to teach them :) But it sure is a great help to explain to a 2 yr old when it is ok to get out of bed in the morning! Many times my LO will sleep pass his wake up time but the other 50% of the time he will come in our bedroom 7:01, so I know he's been awake and waited for the sun :)
It's very simple and once you've had it for a while, easy to use. Definitely read the instructions...
The little story about a grumpy sleep-deprived pig is also cute. An easy read. All in all, a gret product worth the money if bought on sale :)
Good Concept - Needs Fine Tuning
The concept is a good one and within days my 2-year-old knew to wait until the sun came up. However it is the brightest light even on the lowest light setting and the setting that is one below that is off - you can't see the picture of the star or sun without shining a light right on it. It has been waking our son up due to the brightness.
Edit: We gave up and just turned the led off altogether, it's super hard to see what you are doing if you need to change a setting but it still works and our son still knows not to get out of bed until the suns up. I rate it.
Love it! Minor problems
This a great clock for my son. Since a very young age we have always encouraged my son to stay in bed until 7, so when he was about 18 months and started waking earlier and earlier everyday we had to do something. Thankfully even before the clock I could always tell my son it wasn't time to get up yet and he would lay back down (not always go back to sleep though). This clock has been so great as now even if he wakes before 7, he just lays in bed til the sun comes up. It is so much nicer to him calling out "Mr. Sun, Mr. Sun" rather than a cry. ...The biggest problems are that the light that is on overnight (blue stars) is really really bright and the first night we had it my son was up a couple of times just due to the light. The next day I found the setting for brightness and turned it right off so now he cannot see the stars overnight which sort of defeats the feature of seeing them count down. Also there is no battery (RIDICULOUS!!) so if the power goes out overnight then the clock wont turn on in the morning and you have to reset the time over again. It really should have a backup battery supply.
Good product, needs battery back up.
This is a great product for helping early risers, our son is 2 1/2 and with the lighter summer mornings started getting up earlier and earlier, with the Gro Clock he won't get out of bed until 6.30am and gets really excited when he sees the "sun" picture come up and comes to tell us all about it! My only problem with this product is there is no battery back up - he loves it so much that he often disconnects the power cord out the back to he can sleep with the clock in his bed, and this completely resets all the settings, so the next morning he gets up 6am or earlier.
Helped us get a sleep-in in the mornings (if you call 6.30am a sleep in!).
Needs battery back up so that even if disconnected, still works.
Help keep kids in bed!!!
overall i would say the Gro clock has been benificial to us. i think our son was a little young to understand it at first (2 years) but definately by 2.5 he understood and it was a great way to teach him to sleep in later than 5.30am!!!
that you program what times work for you and you can program 2 different settings for day sleeps. also like it has a parent lock so that little fingers cant change the time.
the light even though turned down is quite bright. also our son is just on 3 and has learnt that if the parent lock is on if he just unplugs it and plugs back in then it disarms the lock and he can turn on the sun. a wall mounted clock would be good.
This clock is a fantastic idea, especially for us Queenslanders who suffer children's body clocks waking up with the sun at 4.15am!! The idea is that the clock has a dim blue lit face with a moon and stars on it for when it's sleep time. You can adjust the timer so that at the appropriate time, the moon and the stars change to a smiley orange sun and the child knows it's ok to get out of bed now.
This has been semi successful but a bit perseverance with the child and taking them back to their room if they want to get up while the moon is sti...ll on display it should hopefully work. Our 3 year old was very excited about the smiling moon and stars and sun so that's half the battle won. The clock comes with a children's story book so they get the idea behind the clock's characters. Easy to program. Looks nice. Our three year old is excited about it The blue light is a little bright and can make it a bit difficult for her to go back to sleep when she wakes up. We have solved this by putting a slightly higher pillow next to her to bock direct light in her face.
Questions & Answers
Our gro clock keeps turning yellow before the set wake up time. We have followed the instructions exactly and every morning our clock has been set for 6.10 however my son comes out at 6 and the yellow sun is already on. We tried locking it last night.
Not sure what we are doing wrong?
Gro clock has been working fine for months; over last three days set the clock on the "sun" time to activate the clocks sunrise for the next morning at 0730 hrs. However the next morning the screen is still showing 8+ stars and has the blue nigh time screen.Suggestions please ? Thank you
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