Getting yourself out of bed in the morning is bad enough, but getting a toddler up can be even trickier. By investing in an alarm clock especially for toddlers, you can help your child learn to tell the time and allow them to figure out a healthy sleeping pattern. Here we list the best toddler alarm clocks that are fun to use.
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If your child can already tell the time or is starting to learn to tell the time, then there are a range of both digital and analogue clocks on the market that make it easy for your child to read and understand the time. Interactive clocks like the Onaroo OK to Wake Nightlight and Sleep Trainer Clock are great for getting kids interested in learning and also help them effectively track their sleeping pattern.
Most toddler alarm clocks also act as a night light and wake up light, like the Claessens' Kids Kid'Sleep Classic Sleep Trainer, and have a gentle glow function which helps toddlers to wake up naturally. Whatever it is you’re looking for, there are a range of characters and sounds to keep them entertained.
1. My Tot Clock
A colour changing clock for establishing routine
This colourful clock is a great way to help your toddler get into a healthy sleeping routine. The clock illuminates five different colours, each of which represent something different. Blue is for bedtime and yellow for wake up. The clock is highly interactive with a range of bedtime stories and lullabies, as well as white noise for those who struggle to get to sleep. It can be powered both by mains and battery and has an energy saving mode for the eco conscious. You’ll also be able to change the faceplate to match their bedroom so your child is guaranteed to love this little alarm clock.
2. The Gro Company Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer
Learn when to get up even if you can’t tell the time
If your little one can’t quite read a clock face yet, this toddler alarm clock is a great way to help them understand when it’s bedtime and when it’s time to get up. The glowing clock face shows a sun in the morning and stars at night, which gradually go out one by one to ease your child to sleep. It’s mains powered and users say it is particularly good for children with autism or learning difficulties to establish a healthy sleeping pattern.
3. Onaroo OK to Wake Nightlight and Sleep Trainer Clock
A fun animated character to help your child sleep easy
This animated clock is designed to help your little one stay in bed for longer. Rather than getting up super early, this clock face will glow with an “OK to wake” timer which lets them know they can get up at the time set by the parent. With its digital face, this clock is a little more grown up than some toddler alarm clocks, but it still has fun interchangeable faces to keep kids entertained. This is the perfect clock for when your child has just started to learn to tell the time properly.
4. Claessens' Kids Kid'Sleep Classic Sleep Trainer
A simple alarm clock for understanding morning and night
This is a very simple clock which can be used from birth as a night light, and as they grow they can then start to understand when it is bedtime and when it is time to wake. The two different images glow softy to represent which one they need to do, and the times can be set by the parent to help them establish their preferred sleeping routine. It also has alarm sounds and nap settings and comes with 3 brightness levels. Parents found this clock really helps their child settle at night.
5. Philips Disney Sleep Time Mickey Children's Night Light and Wake up Light
A cute Disney clock to make bedtime fun
This LED Mickey Mouse toddler alarm clock acts as both a night light and a wake up light for children who struggle to sleep through the night. It’s safe and stays cool to touch, and it’s also drop proof in case your child has a tendency to knock things off the side in the middle of the night. The sun and moon indicator allow children to know when it is bedtime and when it is time to get up. This is the perfect toddler alarm clock for Disney lovers.