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Children's alarm clock

Good morning sunshine

If your child is more radiant in the morning than the rising sun, you as mum and/or dad have done everything right! How do you get your little perpetual motion machine used to going to bed and getting up independently in the morning? With the right approach and little helpers, your child will become more independent, more self-confident and therefore happier. Certainly, rituals are of enormous importance in the everyday life of every child. Rituals give a child a feeling of safety and the security that is essential for child development. At the same time, rituals show children in a gentle way where things are going in life. For example, the bedtime ritual or the morning routine.

Children first have to learn what the day-night rhythm means. They have to sleep at night in order to be able to discover the world in broad daylight, full of energy, to conquer it and to develop new skills every day. This is a great achievement when children have understood the day-night change in the course of their baby and toddler years. Our little bundles of energy also have to learn to calm down at the same time. Jetted around all day like little rockets, many children find it difficult to wind down again at the end of the day. Again, there are children who need a little "nudge" when they get up in the morning. Similarly, it can be before and after a nap. Appropriately designed children's alarm clocks can provide parents with an additional, big relief in such moments.

But how do you choose the right children's alarm clock for your child?

It is set in stone: parents know their children best! What is my boy like, what makes my girl tick?

  • According to preferences

You can calmly ask your child a few questions without trying to force them to make a purchase decision. Depending on their age, this would still be too much for them. But most children have a favourite toy, a favourite doll, favourite colours or favourite songs from the time they are babies. Of course, you can orientate yourself according to these. Some children's alarm clocks are designed in the shape of an animal - perhaps this is the favourite animal of your little darling. For example, the children's alarm clock Sam: Zazu Alarm Clock Sam or the Zazu Davy Dog sleep trainer with night light. Creative children can place a simpler alarm clock on a self-made hill made of Lego with a colourful flower meadow, where the sun and moon can always change places. Or integrate it into a self-made Lego castle, among knights, damsels and dragons. Parents themselves, on the other hand, no longer consider only the look, but also the brand and the typifications that go with it (design line, equipment, standards, technology, life expectancy).

  • After an optimal balance

Is it a bright child or rather a quiet, introverted one? Both characteristics need their balance. A whirlwind needs something more simple and not too loud in order not to be exposed to even more overstimulation. A quiet child, on the other hand, can tolerate something colourful. See: Kid Sleep Alarm clock with interchangeable Kid Sleep additional discs. For both child temperaments, alarm clock functions, such as light or volume, should ideally be adjustable in steps to respond quickly to the child's current needs.

  • According to age

Is your child still too young and initially only needs a visual aid to alert him or her to the night's rest and the start of the day? Perhaps he needs soft light throughout the night to keep monsters and ghosts away in case he wakes up briefly? Like the Kid Sleep Globetrotter or the Tommee Tippee Groclock2 sleep trainer.

Of course, older children think it's cool when they can read the digital and later also the analogue clock display and are proud of their new skills and knowledge. They no longer need the day/night display.

From a parental point of view, the question often arises as to how long one can/wants to use the alarm clock and what it costs at the same time. Can it only be used in a shorter period of a few years or with several functions even until school age? For example: Kid Sleep Claessen's alarm clock Possibly this will even become useful afterwards, in another corner of the household? Maybe for dad in the workshop, who likes to turn night into day when doing DIY?

  • According to children's motor skills and operation

Most children who come into contact with technology at an early age usually have no difficulty operating smaller buttons and remembering the functions of the buttons. More timid children need a simpler alarm clock to be able to operate it quickly themselves.