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Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

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  • Tells them it's time to sleep... and when it's time to get up!
  • What's the big idea? Anyone who has been woken up at 5am with their kids thinking it's morning will know where we're coming from with the Gro-clock! Simple - "Stay in bed until you see the sun!". The Gro-clock uses fun images of the moon and sun to communicate when to go back to sleep and when it's time to get up. Clever - The Gro-clock and bedtime story book help encourage children to stay in bed longer, which means more sleep for them and more sleep for you!
  • No more getting up at 5am! Key features: Glowing screen shows images of moon and sun to communicate 'sleep' and 'wake-up time' to children. Stars go out one-by-one during the night to show the passing of time. Includes fun bedtime story book. Key-lock option
  • Adjustable screen brightness. Silent operation. Optional digital clock and audible alarm feature. Night-time and day-time nap modes. Mains powered (adapter included) Suitable from age 2+ years
  • Sleep Farm Book: Includes a beautifully illustrated book by leading children's artist Mike Terry. 'Sleepy Farm' tells the tale of a very tired pig. The book helps reinforce the message of a good night's sleep
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Technical Details
Brand The Gro Company
Item Weight599 g
Product Dimensions12.4 x 16.4 x 22.4 cm
Item model numberHJ008
Part Number HJ008
Weight 600 Grams
Colour Blue
Plug Format G - 3 pin British
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Best Sellers Rank 3 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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1,980 of 2,015 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Liz on 30 Dec. 2011
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I cannot recommend this light highly enough. We bought it for our daughter last Christmas when she was nearly 3, and I am sure it has given us all hundreds of hours extra sleep over the last year. It took a few nights for her to get used to it (running commentary on the first night!), and we have had the occasional morning when she's come in at 5am insisting it must be broken because it is obviously "wakey-up time". And admitedly she is an owl and not a lark. But I reckon on 29 mornings out of 30, she stays in bed until the sun comes on her clock. Even on Christmas morning. And her body clock is probably now set to wake up at the right time as a result.

In terms of setting it, it's not the most straightforward but to be frank it's no more complicated than the average mobile. We use the "nap" setting to give us all an extra half an hour in bed at weekends :-) which works nicely! She can set the clock herself now (once I have set up the default times) - I didn't show her this so presumably there has been some experimenting at some point! It has a key lock if necessary, which she finds very frustrating :-)

It is fairly bright - similar in intensity to the gro-egg thermometer if you have one. We have them both on a bookcase at the other end of the bed, the light doesn't bother her at all. Most children prefer it not to be pitch black anyway.

Hope the clock helps you as much as it helps us!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LostgirlinWales on 21 Mar. 2011
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First of all, I was more than pleased with the delivery service, I'd read a lot of negative reviews on delivery time from Amazon EU S.a.r.l however, it arrived a day before they estimated it would.

As for the product.

It's a really handy piece of kit once I'd gotten it to work. The idea is great and my little man really understands the concept and I have certainly found that he is more inclined to not hassle me in the morning till it's 'Wake Up' time.

However, I really did find setting it fairly complicated, though I am struggling to explain why, to keep it simple so that children can't fiddle with it,they have reduced the number of function buttons, which strangely enough makes it more difficult to set. Taking me well over an hour to do the wake up in the morning setting and the nap time setting.

If I had tried one out before I bought it I would have searched around for alternative products or ideas because I really did find it difficult.

But it does work.
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96 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Dr Congo on 2 Jun. 2015
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Every once in a while the human race manages to discover or invent something that changes the future forever. From the caveman's discovery of fire, through the invention of the wheel, and more recently the invention of the silicon chip, lives were changed for the better and the generations that followed flowered in the wake of greatness. The Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer is one such landmark advancement. This seemingly simple device took just two weeks to train my 23 month old twins to stay in bed and not wake Daddy up at 5am every day. They now happily lay in bed, chatting, playing peekaboo and waiting for the sunshine to show up. For the last week, I've not had to get up before 7.15am. Yep, seven fifteen. This is the best thing I have ever bought. And for £20 too! If I'd known what a difference this would make to my life I would happily have paid ten times that. When my kids have grown up and no longer need this clock, I'm going to build a shrine around it and give thanks to it every day.
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