Great for helping my toddler fall asleep at bedtime and stay in bed until "get-up time". Only downside is that it's a little complicated to set at first and needs to be set for every nap and every night. Once you get the hang of it though it's easy and quickly became a part of the going to bed routine.
I had bought this clock to teach my child when to go to bed (not for waking up) and it doesn't work for this purpose. I was hoping the stars would clear off during the day so I would be able to say when *** number of stars remaining then it's bed time.
My daughter has always been an excellent sleeper. In fact, I almost landed myself in hot water with friends when they discussed the challenges they were having get their child to sleep at night; they then used a term I was not familiar with - they called it sleep training. I asked what they meant by the term "sleep training"? My wife gave me a quick jab under the table - we never had to sleep train our little girl, she scheduled herself and loved to sleep.
However, for some reason since the age of 2 1/2 we have experienced some issues at night and early in the morning. With the grow clack we have been able to show our daughter that needs to be in her bed when the clock face is blue. We love this clock, but do wish it had weekday and weekend settings rather than just the night and nap settings. It is somewhat challenging to set, but after a few times through the process we have it mastered.
My 2 year old loves this clock. It's worked like a charm so far! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because you have to reset the clock every morning for the day/night and it does t automatically reset. I also think its complicated and I don't set it for nap time because of it.
My daughter was giving us a lot of problems with sleeping In Her bed the entire night. She would wake up and come into our bed a few times throughout the night. Depending on how tired we were we would either put her back in her bed or would allow her to stay with us. Finally I read about this clock and purchased it from well.ca which was ten dollars cheaper then a lot of the other sites and came in two days. It was easy to set up, she turns it on every night and understands that she can't get out of bed until the sun comes out on the clock. Ever since the first night we got it she has been sleeping through the night. Thank you glo clock!
My daughter is 2.5 years old, took a week or so to get used to it but now she sleeps or stays in bed quietly till sun gets up!
In theory this is a great idea. However for my 4 year old very early riser it just doesn't work. He knows which button to push to make the sun come up and does so to get out of bed. Or just ignores it all together. I am not overly disappointed as I disnt expect a miracle. Cute and functional.
The clock was a curiosity for the first couple of days for my 3-year old kid. Being used to sleep in the dark, the clock is "too much light" in th eroom. The settings are not that easy to set up. I wish it could operate on batteries too.
I can't give enough positive feedback about the ease and fast shipping of ordering through Well.ca! My little one seems to understand the concept of the clock, but still won't stay in bed until she sees the sun. The visuals are great for a toddler, though I agree with other reviewers that the screen is too bright and it could be easier to set the alarm.
Great product! Our son just turned two, and this clock is very age appropriate. We've had problems with him getting up multiple times each night, and not knowing when it was actually okay to get up (when it was daytime). This clock has really solved this problem. No complaints! Expensive, but worth it.
The clock is working great for our 5 year old early riser, although as previously mentioned it is very difficult to set!!! Its not overly user friendly to do so and its a pain to have to set it each night. Also, I like to change the time on the weekends and it takes me awhile to figure it out. I still think its a great clock but wish it were easier to use.
- After about a week and a half of coaching he now waits for the sun to rise and then runs into our room once it does. We've set up a nice little morning routine that have made mornings so much more efficient.
- On a couple of occasions my son has awoken in the early morning and called for us. When I went in he understood that since the stars were still on the clock he needed to stay in bed and so he laid back down and eventually fell back to sleep.
- I found the clock a bit of a pain to set. (As other reviewers have mentioned)
- It seems to fall behind a few minutes every 24 hours so I need to re set the time every few days.
- Even on the lowest setting it is still pretty bright. (As other reviewers have mentioned)
I love the concept of this clock, but the screen is way too bright. My son is used to sleeping in a bright room and the light of the bright moon actually woke him up. I turned down the brightness of the clock face, but the next time I looked at it (when my son woke up thrilled by the moon in his room), the screen was brighter than I had set. I don't know how effective the clock is going to be when the light actually wakes him up.
My son loves it, however he is used to sleeping in a very dark room and didn't like the LED light on... so he can't really see it! But the clock itself is awesome and we love the little book it comes with!
I bought this for my 3yr old son. We love it! I just set it at night and in the morning he knows not to wake up before the sun comes on the screen. I love that it also has a nap time setting and that you can have a sound alarm if you want. This would benefit children with special needs too as the symbol and color gives the child the prompt for when to get out of bed.
This clock is really cute! I am happy with the size and design, took me about 1 day to be at ease with the programming. My daghter is 3 years old and loves it, she is still already learning to time with it! It works very well for nap time, she stays in bed even if she is awake.
We got this click for our 3-yr olds for Christmas. It has been working well, and they like it. However, it is a chore to remember to set it every night. It would be a nice feature to set it, and it automatically starts the sleep program each night.
My kids love this clock! They come out of their room in the morning yelling in excitement 'the sun is up, the sun is up, time to get up!' It is easy to set, however it would be nice that it is automatic and you do not need to set it every night. But that is no big deal to set it. The book is a great idea to have with the clock for the kids.
My 26 month old son likes this clock. It's HIS clock. He says goodnight stars and good morning sun. He quickly grasped the concept and if he wakes earlier, we just tell him he has to wait for the sun and he follows the rule. I'm not sure if it'll always work since every thing new is cool at the beginning..let's hope. The buttons don't always cooperate as they should though, but in general...good product eventhough steep in price. The book is only in english.
The clock is great, but it mainly takes discipline on the parents behalf. If your child gets up before the sun you have to take them back to bed and make them stay there until the sun comes up. There was a few mornings of us spending 1-2 hrs in our sons room making sure he didn't get up because the sun wasn't up. But it seems to be getting better. He is just newly 2, so I'm sure it is taking longer for him to grasp the concept.
So far this clock hasn't worked for my almost 2.5 year old. I probably have to set it for earlier and work my way up...but I'm so anxious for the extra sleep since I just had a new baby a week ago. My son likes the storybook that talks about the clock and I'm sure we'll get there. I don't find it the easiest to set either. Here's hoping it all turns around soon!
Not just a good idea in theory. It's great in practice too. Seems like such a simple idea, but any parent dealing with children who are uncooperative at nap and/or bed time can tell you that sleep really is golden and this is the product to help you (and your children) get it. I would definitely recommend this product for any parent wishing to better their sleep, their children's sleep, or just teach their children about time. Very user friendly.
It works! My 3.5 year old had been waking up earlier and earlier. I got the clock in desperation. He totally gets the idea of waiting til the sun, and sometimes even sees that the "sun" is up and rolls over to go back to sleep. We haven't had problems with early waking since. It also helps for naps, at least to keep him in his room for a quiet time til the sun comes on. I think it is helping him get an idea of time passing before being able to understand a normal clock.
My 2-1/2-y-o daughter absolutely loves her new clock. Every night, she kisses the sun goodnight and presses the button herself. I do not regret the purchase even if the price is a little bit expensive.
I can't tell enough people how awesome this clock is and has changed my life! After 2years, 1 month and 9 days my daughter finally slept through the night and continues to. To me, a mom who never thought I'd ever get a full night sleep again...it is a miracle! For any of the complaints in the reviews I have read the fact that the clock works out weights them all.
What can I say--best $50 I've spent!! By the second day, my almost 3 year old had grasped the concept, and we've had success ever since! Went from the typical morning beginning at 5-530am, to sleeping in to an amazing 645-7am! I've gradually set the alarm forward 15 mins or so and hope that in the coming weeks I'll start seeing 730am or later! Easy to set, and I keep it high on her dresser so she can't play around with the buttons. She loves saying goodnight to the sun each evening, and stays in bed even after the sun comes up in the morning.
Well, I said if this little device even helped a bit, it was worth its weight in gold, and I don't want to jinx anything, but I think it has done the trick! Our 2 1/2 year has gone from waking up 2-3 times a night and me having to tuck him back in to sleeping through the night and MOSTLY waking up after the "sun" is up. He even turned the sun off this morning and went back to sleep!!! It hasn't worked miracles for us in the going to be department, still a bit of a struggle, but hey, I will TAKE my full nights sleep after 2 1/2 years!!!! The only complaint I have is 50 bucks? really?
I procrastinated about buying this for so long, because I find it quite expensive (compared to what it costs in the UK at least), but finally gave in and paid the $49, and dont regret it. My 26 month old son, who had been waking between 5:45 to 6:00am for several months, took just 1 day to grasp the concept of waiting for the sun to appear before he can "get up". We started him at 6am, then every few days progressed another 15mins so that after about 2 weeks we now get to lay in until a luxurious 7am. Had a bit of a regression last night due to the clocks going back, but we're hoping he'll soon get back into the swing of waiting for the sun to appear......would recommend for anyone with an early riser.
Like the idea -- but this clock needs more functions. I found it difficult to set, the lock function doesn't seem to work and my toddler just plays with it until the sun shows. Great idea, but needs some work.
My 4 yr old daughter hates going to bed. She was constantly getting up in the middle of the night to ask me if it was morning. This clock solved the problem. I can't believe it. For that it is worth every (expensive) penny. I must say the storybook that comes with it is brillient and really helped my daughter unstand that she needed to sleep.
The only cons are that's not battery powered and it's quite bright. For a sensitive child like my daughter the display was way too bright (even on the lowest setting) for her to sleep with it on her bedstand. Found an easy solution - we put a thick washcloth over it - it's like the clock has its own bedtime blanket and my daughter can still tell if the display is blue or yellow through it. Also wished that it had a weekday/weekend mode.
My son loves this clock! It has been a great teaching tool so we all don;t have to get up too early in the morning!
Our 2 year old really took to this clock in just a few days. He no longer wakes up at 5am and gets more sleep and rest thanks to it. He stays in bed until the sun comes up on the clock and his new routine is to call us when it does. Love this product.
Our 2 year old daughter loves this clock. She gets very excited to see the sun wink and blink at her and can't wait to see it again in the morning or after her nap. I appreciate that it has a "lock" function, however, it's only limited to when you set it for nap time. Otherwise, my daughter just plays with it at her leisure - it would be nice if it could lock all the time and with a more complex way (other than just holding a button). It has helped overall with our daughter's sleeping and learning when it is ok for her to get up. We also pair it with a reward (playing with her favourite games). I don't find it too bright once I recognized that you could dim it right down. I love how simplistic it is.
Too bright at night, I worry it might effect his melatonin levels and sleep cycle. Good idea though it hasn't helped my three year old to stay in bed at all
Great product, easy to understand for a 2 year old. Con: too bright even at lowest setting.
I like this product. Don't like how bright it is even on the lowest setting.
We started using this clock with my 2.5yo about a week ago and have already seen amazing results. She loves watching the stars come out at nap and at bedtime and then gets so excited when she sees the sun come out in the mornings and announces to the rest of the house that it's "Wake up time!". She was a kid who would wake up and think its time to play at 5am but now is already consistently staying in bed until the sun shows up. The display is very clear and easy to understand. Love it! the only drawback is that she loves pushing buttons, so during the day when the keylock gets reset, she sometimes goes and messes around with things.
Great concept, great functionability! We're using it as an alarm clock for our grade 1 child and although it's simple to use, it's quite a few buttons to press to reset the alarm each night. She absolutely loves saying goodnight to the sunshine each night as it "falls asleep"!
It makes such a loud electric buzzing that I've stopped using it. Otherwise, the book and idea is good.
I looked at many other clocks similar to this, but chose this particular clock because it is easy for a toddler to understand. My 2 year old LOVES to say goodnight to the sun at nighttime and naptimes. We are still working on staying in bed until the sun is up, but hopefully we will get there soon. Compared to the other similar products this one is the best for young ages.
I recommend this product to any parent trying to train their son or daugther "when to get up" and "when to go to sleep". Let's face it, as sleepless parents when need all the tricks and tools we need to help our children from waking up too early or debating with us when to go to sleep. This is the right product to help teach your children the 'concept' of time. I've bought one for my son from Well.ca and will buy one for my daughter in six months time when she's old enough to understood the basic idea of sunrise and sunset.
My daughter just turned two and frequently got up at 4:30am. She definitely was able to grasp the concept of this clock but doesn't want to stay in bed until the sun comes up. We've used it for two weeks now. She is still in her crib but calls out for us when she wakes up before the sun. I'm hoping reinforcement will help her get used to the concept of staying in bed QUIETLY until the sun comes up before we transition her to a big girl bed. The clock is way over priced but the only option like this that I could find. Easy to use. I hope with continued use we'll have improved results.
Pretty great idea with a book to go with it. We have an almost 3 year old who likes to venture out of bed in the middle of the night so we thought this would help with that. While the idea is great, he is able to unlock and make the sun come out at all hours of the night and day, so if we really wanted to make use of this we would have to mount it quite high where he cannot reach it.
I am really happy with this product. My son (2 yrs 3 months) has never slept well and the clock is really helping to get him to stay in bed. He is really excited to see the sun go to sleep at night and waits until the sun comes up in the morning before getting out of bed. Some mornings I hear him chatting away for 20 mins before he gets up and he always comes into our room saying, "the sun is up! the sun is up!" Its been very helpful to keep him in his own bed and night instead of climbing in with us.
Love this clock! Our two year old can clearly understand when it's time to wake up! She even gets excited about going to bed because she gets to see the stars!
This clock is fantastic. It is way over priced, but it does give the kids a good visual means of knowing when they are able to get 'up' for the day. My kids are getting much more rest now!! I wish it had a battery option, and an easy way of turning off the glow once the kids are up, but overall it is fantastic.
This clock is very cute. My children love it. It was a struggle at first but lately they have been staying in bed until the sun comes up.
The only thing I would change about this clock is the brightness. I would like it to have the option of a brighter screen than what the clock currently allows. I was hoping to be able to use it as a night light as well. But my kids need a bright night light so it doesnt do the trick.
Every grandparent who wants the OOOs and AAAHHs at the birthday party should buy this Gro-Clock
I found out about this at my Niece's I went to go and pick up her daughter after her afternoon nap.I went to get her out of her crib and she said I don't get out till the sun comes up so she sat and played then called when the sun came out
What a fantastic way to teach children to be happy in their bed playing alone
I ordered it it was here with in one week! Fabulous service from well.ca
This clock is a great tool to keep your toddler in bed and to also learn about time! It can be set for daytime naps and for night time sleep/wake times! Its small and cute looking... easy to use too! The blue night light is a bit bright, so i just turn it away from my daughters bed and its used as her night light. I love how my daughter is able to tell me that it's time for her to wake up because the sun is out or it's time for bed because the star is out! Love this product! I would recommend it to families with children for sure! The downfall to this is that it is a little too pricey for such a product!
when you wake up not knowing whether it is time for you to get up, you take a look at your alarm clock. This does the same for your child. It makes it easy for him/her to determine whether to wake everybody (sun is up) or to go back to sleep.
The disappearing stars are a nice feature, as kids grow older .. .
I think configuration should have been split (adult on the back) and just a big button for kids in the front. But overall, totally worth it.
This is super cute and works well. My son stays in bed longer (although he is still learning to wait quietly for the sun) and my daughter now knows when she can go ahead and get up instead of just waiting for me to come get her. I love the nap setting in addition to the night sleep setting. The book was also a nice addition. I like the graphics and design the best of the training clocks I have seen, although it is slightly smaller than I thought it would be.
The only thing I would change is that I wish it had the option of being battery-powered. It has to be plugged in. That makes me nervous about the clock messing up if the power goes out. I also don't have an extra outlet by the nightstand to use for the clock. Being able to use batteries would also make it easier to move from room to room, or to take to Grandma's house.
I had to try this clock after hearing my friend had success using it. My 4 year old daughter loves this clock and enjoys it. She has not come into our room once in two weeks. I heard her go to the bathroom one night so I got up and when I asked her if everything was okay she said hurry mommy I have to go back to bed the suns not awake yet. And yes, like Charlyn says, the book is adorable!
I found it a little bit confusing to set at first, but we LOVE this clock! Works really well for my 4 year old daughter. The book it comes with is an adorable companion. Would definitely recommend.
This clock is wonderful!! We have tried everything to get our 2 1/2 year old to stay asleep or in bed until the morning and nothing has worked. She loves this clock and has been staying in bed all night since we got it!! I swear by it!
Awesome product. It came quickly and in great shape and has been working like a charm at keeping our daughter in bed in the morning until the "sun comes up". Love this and the extra sleep I am getting because of it! :)
My grandson loves his new clock! The story book really helps set the stage.
A bit confusing to set up but once we figured it out it worked great. Another good feature is the lock button as the grandson would have figured out how to change the time in a flash.
This is such a great idea! It is so great for kids who can't tell time to have a visual reminder of when they need to sleep and when they need to get up!
I think this is a fantastic item to help with early risers! Unfortunately I thought it could be set to switch to night mode as well but that's done manually. My little one is fine hanging out in his room in the morning. It's actually night time that we have issues because he tries to drag out bedtime. I was hoping the clock could be set to switch to night mode so we could say "oh look at your clock, it's bed time!" We still kept it tho as he loves the clock and he does watch it in the morning to seeit switch to the sun.