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on 4 October 2010
this is a great idea but poorly executed.
did they actually test this with parents/children before they released it?!
We love the idea, and we told our daughter all about Momo, so she was waiting for him to arrive - she knew that when his eyes were shut it was night time, when they were open again it would be morning and she could see mum and dad.
So Momo arrives, and he looks good. there is a panel on the back you have to take off to set the times. Fair enough, stops small hands fiddling. However, you also have to take this panel off every night to close Momo's eyes (it doesn't happen automatically). So at night time with a tired grumpy toddler you have to wrestle the back off to shut the eyes and put Momo to bed. OK, so now Momo's asleep. It's dark. It's 5am. Your toddler wakes up - is it time to get up? Let's look at Momo. There is a button to press and a light comes on - but it only lights up the clock face - NOT Momo. Sadly our two year old is not that brainy and can't tell the time yet - if she could we wouldn't need Momo, would we?! So the only way for her to find out if Momo is awake or not (and it's always NOT!) then she has to call mum or dad and we have to put a lamp on to see what Momo is up to. Which kind of defeats the point in my opinion.
So Momo designers - please make it easier to close Momo's eyes (either with a timer or an accessible button) and then put a light on Momo to see if he's asleep/awake when it's dark... and then you'll have a product that works. Until then it's just another bit of plastic we could have done without.