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    Default Kids clocks for early risers??

    I'm looking for ways to get my DD to sleep past 5.30 in the morning. Someone mentioned a clock that changes or 'wakes up' at a set time each day so the child knows if it is ok to get up or not.

    Can anyone tell me what these are called? And howuch they are?

    Have people had success using these clocks?

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    Hi there,

    I think there's one called a Gro-Clock (from the people that make Gro-bags etc) and we have been given one as a gift.

    DD is too young for it at the moment so I'm sorry I can't offer any personal advice as to whether it works or not but a few friends have said that it's been pretty good.

    Good luck! :-)

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    Yeah, they are gro-clocks and they aren't cheap. I considered it for my ds, but he was nearly 5 at the time and was starting to actually read clocks/time, so it was a little young for him as it doesn't have time on it as such. I would say it's most suitable from the age of 3 to 5.

    I think it's a good thing to try. Whether it works, or potentially adds to distractions in the room is going to depend on your child. I suspect it could go either way.

    If my dd is an early riser in years to come I think I will probably invest in one, so she knows when she can get up.

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    You can get a GroClock which has a face that changes from a star for sleep time to a sun when it's time to wake. I think they retail for about $60-70 but I purchased mine on eBay for about $35. I got it a couple of weeks ago for my 2.5yo and I've had limited success so far. But it's a training thing so I guess it will take time. There are some other threads around where people have posted quite good results using these clocks which also gives me hope.

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    get an electrical timer and a light that your child likes (it was wiggles for me many years ago).

    Set the timer to come on at the child's normal waking time....so it comes on...celebrate that the child stayed in bed till the light came on.

    Then, each few weeks, move it later and later....rules in my house were ...you can play quietly on bed but that is it until light comes on.

    It took me 3 months....but he learnt to stay in bed (often asleep) until 7am.

    He is nearly 8....i still have it rofl. It is now attached to his desk lamp tee hee

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    Aldi has a similar clock to a Gro clock for only $20,- and it works pretty much the same. They mainly stock them with every big baby sale they have. Though I have seen them lying in the shops a few weeks back, while the last baby sale was at least 3 months ago.

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    Someone told me they just use a radio clock, kids were told they were allowed to get up when the music started.

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    I just bought a normal digital clock, and told her that she could get up when the first number was 7.

    She was about 2 at the time, but could tell which numbers were which. She didnt need to actually tell the time .... just know which number had to be 7

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    One of my friend is getting one from the bambino pronto site. I think it's a monkey that opens and closes its eyes so you teach your child that they aren't allowed to get out of bed until the monkeys eyes open.

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    How about the Momo sleep trainer clock. MIL is getting it for DS.
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