My Tot Clock (**HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY**)

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

As parents, we are the ultimate owners of sleep deprivation. Not only from the infant stage, but as those infants grow into toddlers.  This lack of proper sleep and frustration was the instigator for the development of the Tot Clock. Genius. Kids don’t wake up to aggravate us (most of the time), they simply don’t know what time it is!

My Tot Clock is an all-in-one sleep aid, alarm clock, nightlight, and timer for children ages 2+. It teaches little ones when to sleep (blue light) and when it is okay to get out of bed (yellow light). It also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake music, and even white noise (like ocean sounds)! As an added bonus, My Tot Clock has a light blue light for nap time, a red light for timeout, and a green light for any positive timed activity, such as brushing their teeth or clean up time. Perfect for those young enough to start learning a daily routine, but not old enough to be able to tell time.  Also great for their sleepy parents! Guaranteed better sleep or your money back!

There are so many great features to this clock, so let’s just dive in!

GENDER

Although My Tot Clock can be used for both boys and girls, there are different interchangeable face plates that can be purchased to make your My Tot Clock gender specific.

My tot clock

COLORS

What better way to have a visual representation of time with a child that doesn’t understand the concept yet, than to associate a color timer on the clock!

YELLOW – Awake time

LIGHT BLUE – Nap time

RED – Timeout (1 minute per year old of the child)

GREEN – Encouragement Timer – such as reading, brushing teeth, cleaning up

DARK BLUE (with dimmer) – Bedtime

HOW IT WORKS

There is a great panel of buttons and dials on the back for parental control of the clock.

A digital clock is on the back and is completely separate from the analog clock on the front. The analog clock is completely functional, but is used for the education of the child.  The digital clock on the back is set paralleled to the front and is responsible for the functionality of the timers and colors.

The “duration” timer buttons are super easy to set, creating a routine for both you and your child.

There is the ability to set musical alarms for wake-up time.

A white noise feature is also available as an option, but it only continues after 30 minutes of music.

The clock can function on batteries or by cord.

A durable handle allows the clock to travel around the home….or outside of the home.  Great for those timeouts and encouragement times or while traveling.

The timeout and encouragement timers can be turned on with a quick push of the button, but the nap time and bed time timers will be activated either by a routine setup by the parent or a 5 second manual mode press.

TOT CLOCK TREASURES

Interchangeable cartridges play bedtime stories, lullabies, white noise and wake-up music. Additional stories, outside of the one that comes with the clock, are available for purchase.

MY THOUGHTS

I was so very excited when My Tot Clock sent me this clock for our son, Noah.  Noah is a very good child, but very strong willed at the same time.

Noah has been a very difficult sleeper since birth.  He woke up every hour and a half for his first 5 months until I had to start sleep training!  He ultimately did not sleep through the night until he was over a year old (his sister didn’t until she was 18 months old).  Then, for the last year and a half or so, a sudden fear of monsters and shadows in his room has stifled his sleep, and ours as well.  It began with him crawling into our bed in the middle of the night, unbeknownst to us.  Almost immediately, we tried to stop the behavior and couldn’t bear the fear factor that he was enduring, and he was sleeping on a nap mat in our room for about a year.  We have tried every trick in the book….you think it…we’ve tried it.  Nothing worked.  The most recent success was the implementation of the Sleep Fairy.  She worked for about a month and then he asked that she not come anymore….the fear that someone was coming into his room when he was asleep.

I had given up.  Then, as the developer of this clock, the thought went through my head…..”I need one of those clocks!”

Not long after, we were approved to receive and trial the clock.  Although it hasn’t worked 100%, it definitely has helped his sleeping (more so in the daytime), as we still struggle with nighttime fear.

PROS of the Tot Clock

  • Durable and easy to carry around the house
  • Great colors to signify time elapsed
  • Parent manual override option
  • Love the analog and digital clock
  • Soft wake up music was great!
  • Kids LOVE it!

CONS of the Tot Clock (or things I didn’t prefer)

  • We ended keeping the story time turned off at all times
  • Didn’t like that my 2 year old could turn the time out timer on
  • Really don’t like how accessible all of the buttons and knobs are on the back. Would love to see a panel lock on the back. The analog clock really has never shown the right time because the knob on the back is so alluring 😉
  • Batteries drained extremely quickly (within 3 days), so we make sure we use the AC Adapter

BUY IT!

My Tot Clock can be purchased from their website for $49.95.

ACCESSORIES

TotClock Faceplates ~ $9.95

TOT CLOCK TREASURES ~ Stories ~  $12.95

CONNECT! 

Visit My Tot Clock at http://www.mytotclock.com/.

Follow My Tot Clock on Facebook and Twitter.

You can join “My Tot Clock Fan Club” on Facebook HERE!

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

WIN IT!

My Tot Clock (ARV $50)

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Comments

  1. 1
    Sandra VanHoey says:

    Plays bedtime stories, lullabies,
    fun wake music,
    and even white noise is what I like

  2. 2
    laurie nykaza says:

    my son had colic and was ill so it was a very hard time with little sleep so my family helped out so much in watching him so I could sleep

  3. 3
    laurie nykaza says:

    It plays for 30 minutes until it turns off which is great while they fall asleep

  4. 4

    One night, a few weeks back, my almost 3 year old son decided that being awake from midnight to 4 am was a good idea. He mostly just sang in bed, but he also kicked the wall a lot. We have no idea why he wouldn’t go back to sleep! My daughter was up twice too from getting woken up by him so I was a little sleep deprived the next day!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. 5

    can you disregard my entries please? sorry i forogt to check eligibily and i’m non us…sorry for the inconvenience

  6. 6
    Renee Walters says:

    I like that It plays for 30 minutes until it turns off

  7. 7

    I like that it chances colors to tell your child when it’s ok to get up, when it’s time out, etc I also like that you can buy different stories and all to go with it to play

  8. 8

    Ugh when our son was a newborn and at 1AM he had a “blow out”….up the back and out the legs. Never had to give a bath at that time before along with hand washing his clothes until we could go to the laundry mat.

  9. 9
    Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like the time out feature

  10. 10
    Kimberly Schotz says:

    Our eldest daughter got so excited the night before Easter when she was little she stayed up all night.

  11. 11

    I like that it has a built in time out timer.

  12. 12

    I like that it has a time out timer in addition to the bedtime and waketime.

  13. 13
    Christine Waddell says:

    I love the colors for different daily events.

  14. 14

    I love the encouraging and timeout features.

  15. 15

    I love that it’s color-coded

  16. 16
    julie matek says:

    I love the PARENT MANUAL OVERRIDE OPTION:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  17. 17
    Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that the face plates are interchangeable!

  18. 18

    I wasn’t certain how hard it might be get the My Tot Clock all set up, yet much to my appreciate discovered the user guide to be extremely accommodating and simple to accompany. Presently I had the clock ready to go. I had a feeling this clock might be ideal for our little “O”, and I was correct! Having the changing shades has truly served to show him when now is the right time to slumber and when it’s alright to get up.

  19. 19

    Last minth I was such a zombie in the morning that I accidentally put my cell phone AND the baby monitor into the washing machine with the laundry. BAD start to the day!

  20. 20

    I like the changing shades to let them know when its ok to get up 😛

  21. 21

    Drove half way to work before I realized I had put on two different colored shoes after my fourth was born, I had to go into work to give a deposition. One navy, one black same style.

  22. 22

    I like the Built-in Toddler Activity Manager
    (green light) for any positive timed
    activity like potty training and
    picking up toys :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  23. 23

    I love the different colors! It makes it so easy!

  24. 24

    Both my kids were colic when they were little and I was stuck on bedrest and was extremely anemic… talk about tired! But my kids are great and totally worth it!

  25. 25

    I like that you can change the face plates

  26. 26
    Michelle Hz says:

    I like that it has analog and digital.

  27. 27
    Michelle Hz says:

    During the first year with breast feeding round the clock, I was pretty much a walking zombie.

  28. 28

    i like that it changes colors to represent different actions

  29. 29
    Candice Hull says:

    I like that you can also use it as a night light and can set it for different brightness levels because my sons don’t need a strong light, but like some
    thanks

  30. 30
    Candice Hull says:

    With my first son, I had no idea how to manage my time and sleep. He was waking up every 2 hours to nurse and would nurse for 20 minutes at a time and I was exhausted. One night, I went in to check on him and noticed he needed a diaper change. I changed his diaper and stumbled back to bed. The next morning I woke up and when I went to check on him, I realized that I put his new diaper on backwards and inside out and had put his t-shirt on in place of his pants.

  31. 31

    I like that it has a timer for time outs

  32. 32
    Richard Hicks says:

    Like that it has 5 levels of illumination as a night light

  33. 33

    I lvoe the different face plates and colors my daughter would love this

  34. 34

    Many thanks for the excellent short article, I was searching for specifics similar to this, visiting take a look at the various other articles.

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