Anybody used one? Got any types to try or avoid? I think we're going to get one to use in conjunction with some new approaches to waking up before 5:00am. I'm thinking having a visual reminder MAY help. At least it'll give us something concrete that she can understand to point to.
Haven't used one but a military wife I know had great luck with Momo when her daughter turned two. Took about a week or so for her daughter to remember that she has to stay in her room while momo's eyes are closed and can leave and get mommy when momo's eyes open up. I know I read on FB (it's 2 years later now) that she wakes up early but at least it's 6:30am versus the 4-5am they were having.
6:30 would be a DREAM. Even 5:30 would be a dream at this point. Thanks! I'll look that one up.
I was looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Childrens...ref=pd_cp_ba_2 but I know there are more kinds...I really just want to go get one at the store TODAY but I'm not seeing that one listed anywhere but online...
Last edited by cactuswren; 09-28-2012 at 02:48 PM.
I just saw a clock sort of like that for the first time in a kids magazine I randomly get. I'll try to remember the name of the magazine but you'd probably have to order that one as well. My DS1 is an EARLY riser but thankfully I lived through it and now he just gets up and sits and reads his books until I get up.
Well, after checking the website of every store in town I could think of, I just got impatient and ordered that one on Amazon But success stories and related advice are still VERY welcome.
Those are awesome!
We had to start making DS1 look at the clock to determine if it was time to get out of bed and leave his room. He is such an early riser too. We started doing it closer to age 4 though so he could read the time and would know not to get out of his room until after 7 even if he was awake. Until probably age 3.5 he would sleep until a human hour though and I don't know if its the house we bought or DH having to leave for work at 4:30am to commute. We still do this at age 7 because he thinks that 5am is an awesome time to be up for the day. He is getting better at being quiet in his room now though.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Teagan would laugh at such a thing or just ignore it. She's nowhere near understanding such a clock and even if she were she wouldn't abide by it. It miiiiight work with Addy because she kinda understands the meaning of the word "later" and other factors of the future tense. I hope the one you got works! I can't imagine getting up at 4:30 every day. That's just torture.
Yeah...I figure it's worth a try, and even if it doesn't work right away I think it will eventually. I definitely don't think it will just magically work on its own, but at least it's something very specific we can point to and say "It's not time to get up yet."
She already knows the concept of waiting for an alarm to go off in the morning, not that it stops her from being totally annoying, but she'll lie down and mumble/thrash and not actually pop up and start asking for stuff until she hears it. What I'm hoping for is that she can do that in HER bed, rather than in mine.
Ooooh if she already gets the concept of an alarm clock then I think you have a great chance of success with this plan!