I recently discovered the most genius kids product ever. If your kids are anything like mine, the recent time change has thrown them for a loop and they continually end up in our room at the crack of dawn, well before I'm ready to step into my mothering shoes and begin the day. And since my kids are not quite three and don't tell time, I can't just stick a regular old clock in there and tell them to come out when its 7am.
While doing some Christmas shopping on the Internet I came across a product called "My Tot Clock". I was hoping to find something that could train my kids back into our routine but with the sun rising so early, they just don't get why Mama isn't ready to start the day when they are.
After reading several of the highly positive reviews I decided to order it, thinking I'd save it and give it to them as a birthday gift. But let's face it, this is really a gift for me ;-) so when it arrived I couldn't wait to try it out. It was a little pricey (49.95) but believe me it was worth every penny.
It looks complicated at first glance but it's very user friendly. You choose bed time and wake time and the clock lights up Blue to symbolize night time and turns yellow at the time you set for wake. This way I explain to the kids that it's still night time as long as the blue light is on and they can only get out of bed when the yellow light is on.
In the past, it's been a huge tantrum fest when I lead them back to their beds but after getting the clock, I just point at it and say "Mr. Clock is blue so it's still night night time. When he turns yellow, then you can come to Mama's room". And much to my amazement, they didn't even argue this. I have our clock set to play soft good morning music when the yellow wake up light comes on. The kids get so excited when this happens.
In addition to the colored lights it has many extra features including nap time setting, time out settings (red light), reward settings (green light). And it also comes with a cartridge that if you so choose, it will read them a bed time story, then play lullabies, and finally switch to white noise all based on your preferences. You can order other story cartridges through their site.
The bed time story/songs feature is really great. Instead of begging me to read "nuther book" over and over, they are eager to listen to Mr Clocks story and haven't been fighting bedtime. I wish I'd bought this clock back when I first converted the cribs to toddler beds because it's been a lifesaver.
I'm SO excited to announce that one lucky reader is going to get their very OWN awesome My Tot Clock!!!!
I recently wrote to the company to profess my love for their product and they generously offered to sponsor a give away here at Adam & Andrew's blog. This is a value of $49.95 and would make a fantastic Christmas gift if you don't have little ones of your own.
So how do you enter???
Simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you originally found Adam & Andrew's blog and then go back to your own blog (or Facebook page if you don't have a blog) and post about our giveaway and include Adam & Andrew's badge/link (instructions/code down below). Make sure your comment has a link back to you. Out of appreciation to My Tot Clock for their generosity I want to get the word out as much as I can about their product.
Only one entry per person, US residents only please. I'll use random.org to generate a random number that will select our winner.