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Time goes by fast. This is especially true when it comes to sleep. One moment, you are slipping into a much-deserved slumber and the next, your 4 year old is climbing on you and requesting waffles and chocolate milk. Even though sleep deprivation can be a natural sidekick to parenting, we have a truly ingenious product that will help you get some extra shut-eye. It's called the OK To Wake! Clock by American Innovative.
Designed by the inventors of the educational Teach Me Time! Alarm Clock, this new product aims to encourage kids to let Mom and Dad have a little quiet while teaching kids about time in a fun and interactive way. This clock features a dual-color nightlight that turns green when it's time to wake up. It's simple for parents to program the clock depending on when the child should get up. Not only will the OK To Wake! Clock let parents decide the best time for kids to start the day, but we've found that children get very excited to pop out of bed when the light goes on.
Like all of the American Innovative products, this clock has many features and functions. At night, the OK To Wake! Clock acts as a comforting nightlight with its soft yellow glow. We love that even the nightlight is programmable with a duration of up to two hours. This clock isn't limited to nighttime sleeping, though. There is a built-in nap timer besides the alarm settings, giving a child up to 24 hours of programmable nap time before waking her with the light, gradual-wake tone, or even both.
Does your kid want to get up on her own? No problem, this clock is also a fully-functioning alarm clock with a snooze button. When it's time to start the day, your child can gradually wake to a pleasing tone, one that ascends in loudness. There are also fun animations that smile and wink while the alarm sounds. Does she need a couple more minutes? With a press on the left "toe" button, the clock snoozes for ten minutes while the right one quiets the alarm.
Kid-friendly daily alarm clock with snooze feature
Has a soft, yellow night light glow in the evening
Programmable OK to Wake light
Customizable dual-color nightlight is yellow at night and green when it's "Ok to Wake!"
"Toe" can be pressed
Prompts fun animations
Features a backlit display
Makes the clock easy to read, even at night
Convenient, separate nap-time alarm
Adds more functionality, helps regulate your child's nap schedule
Includes both bug and flower faceplates
Appeals to kids
easy to use, nap and wake settings, cute, easy to understand, increases independece, durable
I am obsessed with the OK to Wake clocks. My daughter, now 4, has had hers for 2 years now. When the light turns green she knows that it is ok for her to get up and come get us. She also uses it for "rest" time. I set the clock for 1 1/2 hours and she can sleep or quietly play in her room. When the light turns green she knows it is ok to come out of her room. My son, 2, now has one and I am teaching him that when the light turns green he can get up. He's learning quickly and just started knocking on his door when it turns on! It's important to be consistent when teaching your kids how to use the clock.
My kids have definitely dropped (possibly thrown) the clocks and they keep on ticking. I've also found that the batteries last a good 6 months (just turn the light off after they wake up).
Breaks easily, Difficult to program
Great idea, my 3 year old was totally into it but with one fall from the nightstand it was broken. It is also very hard to program. Will try to fix it b/c my son liked the idea and waited to get up.
I bought this for my almost-3yo b/c we were going through a spell of him getting out of bed constantly and also waking too early. He understood the concept right away but must be too young to actually abide by it. He calls it his "bug" and is proud of himself when he stays in bed until the bug turns green! When he is out of bed before the bug he knows he isn't supposed to be but he doesn't wait for it. Maybe it will work as he gets older, I haven't given up hope yet.