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do they alarm clocks actually work

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elmoandella Fri 18-Jul-08 20:56:32

i'm thinking about buying one of those alarm clocks that supposed to help get kids to sleep a bit later.

what's avaiable and can anyone give an opinion on their own experiences
good or bad.

don't wanna spend more money on something which is just another piece of random junk to break or not really get used.

Seona1973 Fri 18-Jul-08 22:02:49

I didnt buy a special clock. I put fluffy fairy lights on a timer and progressively set them to come on later and later. DD went from coming through at 6am to 7am which was a bit more manageable. She now has a digital alrm clock and can come through when it says 7:00.

snickersnack Fri 18-Jul-08 22:04:28

The rabbit ones with the ears are a bit flimsy. Plus in winter they can't see them (assuming you've not set it for 8.30am or something). Waste of money. Better as Seona says to get a timer switch and attach it to a lamp or set of lights and slowly bring it forward. Much better.

squeaver Fri 18-Jul-08 22:05:00

The rabbit one is CRAP!

oldlazy Fri 18-Jul-08 22:09:16

Rabbit one never worked and my son broke its ears pretty quickly.

elmoandella Sat 19-Jul-08 09:22:20

thanks for response.

glad i didn't just go and buy one. that sleepyimes and kidsleep had good reviews 2 on review centre websites.

shock

could have been £35 quid down the drain

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Sat 19-Jul-08 09:25:44

sorry i can't see these threads without stating how utterly shite the rabbit ones are.

elmoandella Sat 19-Jul-08 10:22:30

thanks goat. why apologise. no ones said they are any good yet. glad people let me know

Whizzz Sat 19-Jul-08 10:38:02

Well we LOVE the rabbit ears clock!! It worked like a treat for us. In fact DS is 7 & still uses it!! SO there ! grin

rony Sat 19-Jul-08 11:31:54

I LOVE the Kidsleep one, dd loves it too and it has worked really well for us.

elmoandella Sat 19-Jul-08 11:32:03

lol whizz. i can picture you standing there hands on hip grin

Whizzz Sat 19-Jul-08 11:36:20

and I was sticking my tongue out too!! grin

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