- The Kid’Sleep moon helps kids stay in bed until it is time to get up
- The Kid’Sleep moon offers the smart sunset “go to sleep” function and the smart moonset “wake up process”, which gives kids a 10 minute warning for sleep time and get up time
- The Kid’Sleep moon has 3 settings for nighttime, nap and weekend, 4 choices of alarm sounds (or the choice of no alarm), and 4 levels of brightness to choose from
- The Kid’Sleep moon helps children fall asleep with 4 different choices of lullabies
- Color recognition is not required
Great toddler clock
When my son turned 2, he started to wake up earlier than normal. We tried a few things to extend his wake up time, but nothing really worked. Finally we caved and bought this clock. We decided on this one because we liked the features it had and also liked how visual it was (bunny awake vs. sleeping) since our son is still pretty young.Our son took to it very well and now waits for the bunny to wake up before he wakes up in the morning.Cons:Some what difficult to set up initially. It has a lot of different options so it took us a while to get it all set up with the features we wanted.The other thing I’m no so keen on, is having to push the button each night to start the "going to sleep" process.Other than that, it’s great. We are all getting more sleep, so that’s the most important thing.
should have listened to the reviews
The reviews were not very good for thisWe took a chance.the light stays on the day side only which doesn’t make my son happy.I can’t figure out how to set the alarm…..
Took some persistance but we got results
My 2-year-old was waking up earlier and earlier, often before 5 am. We got this product to help us all get some more sleep.The “sundown” bedtime process was useful from the get-go. You push a button that sets a 10 minute count-down, during which the side light fades from sunny yellow to night time blue, and at the end there’s a chime and the main light switches from day to night. So every night we do that and when the “bunny goes to sleep” we turn out the light and do our last hugs and goodnights. It’s a great “blameless” prompt (meaning you can blame the clock for it being bedtime instead of it being you!).The main purpose though, the mornings, took more time to work for us. Our daughter was getting up and coming in our room no matter what “the bunny” was doing. But every morning we would walk her back to her room, tell her we don’t get up until the bunny gets up, she would seem not to get it or care, and we’d all be sort of miserable waiting for the appointed time when we could “wake up” and go downstairs to start our day. And every night at bedtime I’d say “good night honey, see you in the morning WHEN THE BUNNY GETS UP”. The consistency paid off though – after a couple of weeks of this, she started to be the one telling US that we can’t get up til the bunny gets up. Then one morning, like magic, I heard her get up, shuffle over to the clock to check the bunny status, then GO BACK TO BED! Hallalujah! We now have “wake up” at 6 am and if she wakes up earlier she almost always checks the clock and goes back to bed, sometimes more than once. And more and more often, she just sleeps til then anyway, because now her body is on a better schedule.So long story short, it takes some “training” but this really does work to keep those early risers in bed, and as a bonus also helps make bedtime easier.
We got this clock last night and have not used it yet for our almost 23 month old son. But here are my initial impressions.1) Although the listing says it requires 3 AA batteries, it actually comes with an AC adaptor. The batteries will be used for a backup. The instruction manual says that if it runs on battery only, for 12 hours per night as a nightlight, a set of batteries will last one month.2) The image of the awake bunny is not nearly as clear as it is shown in the stock images above. It’s dim and somewhat blue-tinted.3) It comes with two faceplates, one that is split into two halves like the images above and one that is entirely a sleeping bunny. The instruction book recommends not using it as a wake clock until the child is 30 months old, and just using it in nightlight mode until then. But we’re going to give it a try anyway.4) The faceplate twists off easily and has a little flat handle to attract young attention. Be sure to leave this out of reach of your child or it will be plateless and reprogrammed quickly. There is an inset on the back for hanging it on a wall. Make sure the cord doesn’t post a danger to your child.5) There is a “Go to sleep” mode where the sun on the LCD panel sets over a period of time (programmable, defaults to ten minutes) and then at the end of the period the sleeping bunny turns on. Sounds great, but unfortunately when the timer reaches zero the clock makes some sound effects (I forget what the noises were) and I see no way to turn this off. Great if your kid has a period of play before bed and needs a reminder to go to sleep at the end of it. Not so great if your kid might fall asleep during this period and be woken by the sound effects.6) The LCD panel is pretty bright, I had it on my nightstand last night and couldn’t sleep with it on. Fortunately you can turn off the light on the LCD entirely. There is also a manual switch to change the brightness of the bunny pictures. It doesn’t go REALLY dim but it was dim enough that I could sleep.7) the pictures are not really well lit, it looks like there is a single bulb in the center of each half of the bunny faceplate, so it’s brightest in the center and then much dimmer on the edges.We will start teaching our son about staying in bed while the bunny is sleeping, and I will update here if and when it starts working!Edit April 10th:This clock has been successful. We no longer have 4:30 AM wakeups. It took about three weeks for him to get the idea. I recommend starting with a wakeup time close to your child’s normal wakeup, and then gradually moving it back in 10 or 15 minute increments to the time that you actually want them to get up. Otherwise the “awake and waiting for the bunny to wake up” time is miserable for everyone. Our son commonly sleeps till 5:30, 6, or even 6:30 now – our clock is set for 6.
Does the job:)
While the settings are tricky to figure out, it totally works- " hop- hop sleeps, baby sleeps- when bunny is up you wake up" totally works. Took about a week. I do wish the bunny pic was sturdier- it easily removable, ie easily lost:/
Scared my son
This did not work for me – my son was so afraid of it for some reason. I returned it and got a nightlight on a timer, which was a better way for us to tell him when it was ok to get up.
Fixed our bedtime problems!
My 3 year old was getting up 4 or 5 times a night on any excuse until we got this. We explained to him that if the bunny is in bed then he has to be in bed, too. When the bunny gets up, then he can get up. It took about 3 nights of patiently sending him back to bed and pointing out that the bunny wasn’t up yet for him to get the hang of it. Now he only gets up if he needs to go potty. It’s especially nice that he doesn’t come in my room at 5 am instead of 7:30 so I can get a full night’s sleep. The night light on it is nice, and the best feature is the 10 minute count-down button. It gradually shows the sun setting until the bunny goes to bed. We push this button and read stories for the 10 minutes until the chime sounds and the moon comes up. There’s no more begging for one more book, or drink, or whatever. He knows when the chime sounds, the moon is up, and the bunny is in bed then that’s it. In the morning he sits in bed with his stuffed animals and watches for the sun to come up and the bunny to wake up before he comes in my room. We took it on vacation with us so we could maintain the bedtime routine and it worked beautifully even with the 2 hour time difference. The bunny is particularly helpful since he can’t tell time yet.