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  • Helps children who are too young to read an ordinary clock to understand when it's time to get up
  • Glowing screen shows images of stars and sun to communicate sleep and wake up time
  • Stars go out one by one during the night to show the passing of time
  • Key lock option
  • Adjustable screen brightness

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Brand The Gro Company
Model NumberHJ008
ColourA
Item Weight621 g
Product Dimensions22.4 x 16.4 x 12.4 cm
  
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ASINB002APJCNE
Best Sellers Rank 5 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight621 g
Date First Available21 May 2009
  
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The Gro-Clock is designed to teach your child a healthy sleep routine. view larger

The Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

Promoting a healthy sleep routine

We all expect to miss sleep when babies are young, but once they become toddlers most parents would like to start getting them into a healthy sleep routine. A child that sleeps well means the whole family is happier and more energised each day.

Praised by parents around the world

The Gro-Clock is used around the world with great success to train toddlers to stay in bed until the time the parents desire. It's much more than just a clock – it's a whole sleep system. Starting with bedtime, the parent reads the specially written 'Sleepy Farm' book (included) and explains that the child should look at the clock to see all the stars in the sky around the moon.

A perfect night's sleep

If the child wakes in the night, they simply glance at the clock to know what to do: if there are stars showing, they should lie down and relax as it's not time to get up yet, and the stars will keep them company. As the stars count down, they know it is almost time, and then with a big smile the sun arrives on the screen to signal that it is time to go and see mum and dad.

Features and benefits of the Gro-Clock

Two wake-up times
Two wake-up times

The Gro-Clock has two wake-up times so you can set one for the morning and one for afternoon naps.

Adjustable brightness
Adjustable brightness

The brightness on the Gro-Clock can be adjusted to suit your child's preferences, which will change as they age.

Clocks back
Changing time

The Gro-Clock helps your child adjust when the clocks change forwards or backwards.

Book included
Bedtime book included

Included with the Gro-Clock is 'Sleepy Farm', a bedtime book to read your child to help them to sleep.

User Guide

Box Contains

1 x Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer
1 x Sleepy Farm story book
1 x DC-powered adapter
1 x Instruction manual

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1,837 of 1,863 people found the following review helpful By Phoz on 9 Nov. 2010
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This product totally works, my son is only 22 mths old, but 5 days later it had completely changed his waking times from 4am to 6am! And 9 days in, he's now consistently waking up between 6.15 - 6.30am. Below is how I did it -

My 22 mth old son has always been a bit of a challenging sleeper, but recently it was just getting ridiculous. 4am starts told me that something needed to be done (not least of all because my husband was away, so I was doing all the early morning starts!) Anyway, I invested in a groclock after a friend recommended one. I have to say, I was a bit dubious, my son is only 22 mths old, and I wondered if he'd actually understand what was going on.

The first day I got it, we read the accompanying book a couple of times, then I spent 3 x 5min sessions with him running through the demo mode, so we saw the sun wink (bye bye Mr Sun!) and turn into the star (Night night! Sleeping time! - we pretended to go to sleep) then into the sun again (Morning Mr Sun! Get up! Get up! - we leapt up and danced around). We did this until it seemed like he understood what was going on. I ambitiously set the sun to come up at 6am, and waited to see how it would go.

Anyway, needless to say, day 1 he woke up at 4am, I went into his room, sat with him, and just kept saying, no, sleeping time, we need to wait until the sun gets up (I'd put some toys in his cot for him to play with, and I encouraged him to do so). After an hour of this, he was beginning to lose the plot, so I subtly changed the clock to the sun, and waited for him to notice. When he did, I made a HUGE fuss of him - yes, yes clever boy, it IS the sun. Let's get up!!

Day 2, woke up at 4.10am.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on 6 July 2010
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This is the first time I have felt a need to write a review. I bought this for my 2yrs 4mths old little girl, and it works a wonder! She doesn't sleep well at night, and although this clock hasn't helped her sleep through the night, it has helped her stay in bed longer in the mornings - which is the purpose of this clock. I tell her that when there is a star, she has to keep quiet and stay in bed. And only when she sees the sun, can she get up and that it is morning time. It's a simple concept, but it really does work and keeps her in bed! I can now stay in bed that little bit longer. I did think about getting one of those cheaper sleep trainers that have a picture which rotates and turna from day to night, but I did my research and there were lots of complaints saying that the whirring noise of the picture changing woke their child up. This clock is silent because the pictures are on the LCD screen. It is mains powered which means it can also be used as a nightlight. With battery powered ones, you can't really expect to have a night light. It also has an LCD clock which is handy. Sleep is priceless. Buy it! You won't be able to thank it enough!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S C on 31 May 2014
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Great clock. Setting can be bit tricky to start with but soon got hang of it. Dimmer is amazing as it can be very bright. Lovely story book too. We love this clock.
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244 of 281 people found the following review helpful By J. Boothman on 24 Aug. 2009
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I bought this a few weeks ago for my 3 year old son who kept getting up ridiculously early, whatever time he had gone to bed. As he has been growing out of daytime sleeps he was getting really tired and bad tempered in the day.
The price nearly put me off but the clock seemed a good design and I decided to give it a try over the holidays. It has worked perfectly. He has enjoyed setting it in the evenings (watching the sun close its eyes and change into the moon) and comes into our room at 7.30am with a beaming smile every morning telling us that the sun has come up. He has always had a night light in his bedroom and this doubles up as that, plus you can alter the brightness.
Setting it up initially was quite straightforward and if you unplug it to move it or to take away on holiday, it retains the settings. The fact that it can also be set to display digital time and has an audio alarm if required means that it will go on to be useful as he gets older.
In summary we are all getting more sleep and are a much happier household!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vimesy on 16 April 2015
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I really wanted to give this clock a five star rating but there are a few niggles that bring that lower.

We bought two clocks for a six and seven year old. The first issue we had was the brightness of the display on the first night but this was rectified the next night with the dimmer function.
My biggest gripe is about the settings. Settings are accessed through a series of icons. The icon used to set the morning time is a star which seems a little counter intuitive.
The clock also needs to be set each evening which is a bit annoying.
One of my kids will press any button that they can find and so by the first morning the time was well out. Lesson learned here and I used the child lock, which is a great idea. The problem is that as with all child locks it is adult proof. I turned the lock on but had one heck of a job to switch the thing off. In the end I used the tried and tested hi-tech response to dealing with errant electronic devices, I turned it off then on again!

All in all these are fairly minor niggles but they just seem to add up to a bit of irritation.
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