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I received a My Tot Clock to facilitate this review, but the opinions within are my own, and I was not compensated for this post.
You have no idea how excited I was to find out that Ana and I were going to try out a My Tot Clock. Ana is a well behaved toddler, she is super smart and fun loving and I enjoy pretty much every second with her. But I did not enjoy wake up time, until now. You see, Ana does not need as much sleep as the typical toddler and it seemed no matter what time we put her in for sleep she would wake up at around 6 am. I was getting desperate, trying to keep her occupied with books, toys, dolls, whatever it took so I could sleep a little later. And then, the My Tot Clock arrived and saved the day. Nooooow, Ana does not call for me until 7 Am, thats right 7 AM...because she knows that she has to wait for the clock to turn yellow from its lovely blue nightime face. Every morning, I wake to her cute sweet voice yelling , "It's Yellow, It's Yellow Mommy...and I smile, because it is so sweet. It really is remarkable how easy it was for her to understand not to call Mommy until the color changes. And she sticks to it. And she sings with the wake up song , "Happy and You Know It".
I love a lot of the details about the clock especially the different colors for sleepytime, daytime, reward time and punishment accordingly. Blue, Yellow, Green and Red. Basic colors, easy for Ana to identify and understand. And she does. I also love that when it turns blue (we have it set for 8'oclock, but it can be easily changed by holding down the blue button if Ana goes in earlier), lovely music starts playing and lasts for about a half hour, just long enough for Ana to fall fast asleep. Also, there is an option for a bedtime story. Additionally, you can choose for there to be white noise playing after the music, but we opted for quiet and Ana sleeps delightfully through the night.
From the My Tot Clock PR:
"My Tot Clock is an all-in-one sleep aid, alarm clock, nightlight, and timer for children ages 2+. It teaches little ones when to sleep (blue light) and when it's okay to get out of bed (yellow light). It also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake music, and even white noise (like ocean sounds)! As an added bonus, My Tot Clock has a light blue light for nap time, a red light for timeout, and a green light for any positive timed activity. Perfect for those young enough to start learning a daily routine, but not old enough to be able to tell time. Also great for their sleepy parents! "
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