Note: I think you’re all right. It’s a cow.
A while back I wrote about how we had no idea how to get Lila to sleep longer. She was getting up, opening her door and heading into our bedroom around 6 a.m. every morning. Sometimes earlier.
We were losing our minds.
She’d invariably wake up Vivienne and we were all unpleasantly awake by 6:15 a.m.
Enter, this new clock.
I found it on amazon and it’s pretty simple.
The sleeping hippo (Or is it a cow? We call it a hippo in our house.) lights up during naps and at night to indicate that Lila needs to be in her bed…
…and then the dancing hippo lights up when it’s ok to get up!
Um, does it work, you might ask?
Let’s just say that Lila now gets up/leaves her bedroom at 7:30 a.m.
On the dot.
“Mommy! Hippo’s dancin’ Hippo’s dancin’.”
We slowly pushed the clock back 5 minutes at a time over the course of a month. And, that technique has worked.
The functionality of the clock is somewhat clunky, but like I said — Lila knows she can get out of her bed when the hippo is dancing. Not before.
That alone is worth $31 dollars.
How does it work?
1. At bedtime, you flip a switch that lights up the sleeping cow.
2. After the child wakes up, you simply turn the dancing cow/hippo light off.
3. At nap time, you flip a switch that lights up the sleeping cow.
4. After the child wakes up, you simply turn the dancing cow/hippo light off.
The clock also has a sounding alarm (which we haven’t used purposely) and functions as a nightlight using a different “plate” on the front that comes with the clock. The light has 3 different intervals of brightness which is awfully convenient.
1. If you accidentally unplug it, you have to reset the whole clock (including the nap times, wake up times, etc.) again. Not convenient, but do-able. (The clock has no battery backup.)
2. We have no idea if it is a dancing cow or hippo. That sort of bothers me.
Would I buy it again?
P.S. It comes in blue and pink. And I think even green. Check it out here.
*Nope, I didn’t get compensated for this review.