Today, I’m here to share about the greatest toddler invention—the OK To Wake clock. If you have a toddler who wakes up way too early or super inconsistently, this could be the answer you’re looking for. It was for us! We’ve been using ours for close to a year now, so I figured I might as well share a detailed review.
If you don’t know what this is, here’s a quick rundown. The clock lights up at whatever time you set. We set ours for either 7 or 7:15 a.m. Then you teach your child that if they wake up before the clock lights up that it is OK to play (either on the bed or in their room—that part is up to you), but they shouldn’t leave their room or yell for you until the clock lights up.
When I first heard about it from a friend I assumed it was too good to be true, but within just a few days Nova (at age 2) totally understood the concept. It became a fun game for her that she enjoys and looks forward to every day.
Once in a while, she will sleep past the light, but 95% of the time she wakes up before the light and plays in her bed with her pigs until it lights up. Then she runs into our room and proudly announces that she “waited for light.”
I mean, is this a miracle solution or what? We’re currently sleeping until 7ish every day, which I honestly think is great for toddler parents.
I feel like maybe we should send flowers to the inventor of this clock. Haha!
Here’s a link to our exact model, but there are plenty of different ones to choose from on Amazon. xx! Elsie