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Gro clock too bright - alternatives?

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Misty9 Mon 10-Aug-15 22:43:52

Ds, nearly four, has had his clock since 2.5 years but lately the blue light seems to be disturbing his sleep. Tonight he's had a night terror and talked about "blue things" sad

Thing is, it works for keeping him in bed along with threats and bribery so we are loath to part with it! Any suggestions for decent alternatives with dimmer lights? It's on the lowest setting already.

FATEdestiny Mon 10-Aug-15 23:02:28

Can he count to 50 and understand "smaller than" and "bigger than" numbers?

From about 4 yo were conditioning (via use of bribery) DC to not get out of bed until 6.50am - using a digital bedside clock.

A time like 6.50 is better than 7.00 because an understanding of telling the time - that after 59 comes 00 - would be needed for a 7.00 wake up time. Whereas if you teach child to look at the minute number and wait until it says "50" just needs an ability to count to 50 and know if a number is bigger or smaller than 50.

Misty9 Mon 10-Aug-15 23:08:38

We're only just getting 10-20 mastered unfortunately...One for the future though! grin

Misty9 Mon 10-Aug-15 23:10:34

He loves cuckoo clocks - maybe I could find an alarm style one?! grin

Notso Mon 10-Aug-15 23:15:51

You can turn the light off on a gro-clock. Don't ask me how I did it once by mistake then had to reset all the times about ten times until I realised how to put it back on.

Binglebang Fri 14-Aug-15 13:59:59

We have the onaroo wake to sleep clock - it has a digital face for time so not like the gro clock but turns green when it's time to get up. There is a night light option but if not turned on then the clock is dark. Not sure if it would be too babyish for your DS now but we bought it because my DS likes a dark room!

backtowork2015 Mon 17-Aug-15 22:03:59

we just use an old fashioned timer plug on dd's bedside light. she knows she's nit allowed up till the light comes on, didn't want to use an alarm in case she ever magically has a lie in and we disturb hergrin

LittleMissLady Mon 17-Aug-15 22:07:23

Blue glow is dimmable, and can be turned off completely I believe.

Just google for GroClock manual of you no longer have it.

smaths Mon 17-Aug-15 22:21:48

Saw this on Facebook a few months ago - we gave gro clock which works for us but I thought it was a good idea. I think it's important for the kids to to have a sense of how long it is before they can get up even if they can't actually tell the time properly - like the stars disappearing on the gro clock

poocatcherchampion Mon 17-Aug-15 22:24:27

We have an alarm clokc in our bedroom that I just switch to go off when I am ready. I basically adjust it each day to allow for lie ins etc.

They love it, and wait in their room until it goes.

Sold the group clock. The 3yo could rescheduled it better than me.

Misty9 Mon 17-Aug-15 22:57:26

Timer switch is an interesting idea, though ds loves fiddling so would probably reprogram it! He can't easily see the stars from his bed...and has decided to ignore his clock completely since I wrote my op! 5.40 wake ups hello again...

Inkymess Mon 17-Aug-15 23:13:41

Turn it down?

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