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22/01/2014 at 06:23
Any one use one? Do they work? E has started early waking and its exhausting, especially when I'm up between 3 and 5 to feed her sister! I read somewhere that you should pick a time you feel is acceptable for them to get up and not let them get up before then and they will learn to sleep until then. If she wakes before then I go into her (I have to otherwise she screams the house down) try to settle her (Unsuccessful if after 5am) but failing that I keep it dark and quiet and just say to her "its still time for sleeps" until its time to get up.I was thinking a gro clock might help reinforce that and be a visual aid to what i!'m saying/doing. Anyone have any experience with one? Or any advice otherwise?!
22/01/2014 at 09:19
How old is she? We have one and it works in the sense that she wakes, sees it's not sunshine on the clock yet and I think tries to get back to sleep. Sometimes she calls us and says she isn't tired and asks if she can play in her room till the sunshine comes up, which obv isnt ideal but it's def better than her wanting to go downstairs or whatever. She's 3.5yrs and I think we got it about a year ago as she was coming into our bed about fiveish and tossing and turning, so none of us got any sleep.
I think it's great tbh and glad we got one, think we paid £20 for it and it was def worth it. It took a couple of nights of putting her back to bed and pointing out the moon and stars and telling her to wait for sunshine for her to get it.
Some mornings she still comes running to our room shouting sunshine's here!!!! which always makes me giggle, she's obviously been sitting watching the clock waiting for it!
22/01/2014 at 12:33
We have one, my daughter is now 6 and we still use it. first couple of nights you get woken up to be told the moon is still out and its not morning time so shes going to go back to sleep but after the novelty wore off its amazing! sometimes she comes in an hour later than the sun coming out and says "i woke up, it wasn't morning time so i just went back to sleep" or some times we get a "i woke up, the sunshine wasn't out, and then all of a sudden it just came out straight away" where obviously shes woken up bang on 7am. I highly recommend it and plan on using it with the next baby once they're old enough. We tried bumping little one on to a normal clock but shes not there with time telling yet, one day!
22/01/2014 at 15:48
I can't wait for Jacob to be old enough to give this a go - this morning's 4.30am was faaaaar to early!
22/01/2014 at 16:00
we have one for Luke his natural body clock is to wake about 6am, but we set it for 6.30, so he has to wait for the sun. we can usually hear that he is awake by him shuffling about in bed and he doesn't go back to sleep, but he's learnt not to get out of bed until the sun changes colour. it took a few weeks for him totally get it, I think he was about 3 years old when we bought it. the clocks changed and after waking at 6am, it became 5am with the clock change and we decided he needed something to help him, and us! If we forget to set it at night he will shout us to remind us, and he likes to say goodnight to the sun at bedtime and watch it wink and change to the star.
22/01/2014 at 20:21
Thank you all for your replies - your success stories were so sweet and really made me smile. E is only 18 months so I know what understand a lot of it such as the story and the stars counting down but I figure she could understand the principle of its only time to get up when the sun is showing. It says on the description from 2 years so she's not too far off that? Or do you think she's too little to get it at all?
22/01/2014 at 21:35
Get it, try it - if it doesnt work try again in a couple of months. Anything is worth a go when you are sleep deprived
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