Friday, July 27, 2012

Toddler Sleep Training Clocks

I have yet to meet a mom who hasn't had sleep problems with there child at one time or another. I know I have. It's like a roller coaster ride...It seems like as soon as I get comfortable with my toddler sleeping through the night he starts waking in the middle of the night or early morning. And it always seems to fallow one of those nights that I stayed up way past my bedtime catching up on my favorite show- Figures. So when I saw these kid alarm clocks I thought of, well me, but also all of my sleep deprived mommy friends. What a wonderfully clever tool to not only train our kids when to go to bed and wake up, but it also doubles as a learning tool to tell time. How cool is that. I'm sold!

Kids Sleep Clock - Sleep Training Clock For Kids

Fun Alarm Clocks For Kids

A Children's Sleep clock helps to train them to wake up and fall asleep with ease.Using the Kids Sleep Clock is also a fun way to teach time It is a child sleep trainer clock that will become a favorite with all kids.

It is useful to parents and fun for the children to have a clock for kids that show when to get up and when to go to sleep like in The Good Nite Lite The Good Nite Lite assists children to understand the concept of nighttime and daytime.It reinforce the benefits of appropriate sleep patterns and educates children to stay in bed until it is morning.

The children will love the sleep enhancing clock with Child-recognizable "sun" and "moon" visual cues.

Plush Owl with Night-Light and Music Naptime timer

Owl Kids Sleep Clock

owl alarm clockOK to Wake! plush Owl with Night-Light and Music Naptime timer
It's OK to Wake Up !

The cute owl alarm clock helps you to teach time to kids.They will soon learn when it is time to get up with the owl's face brightening up to a green light and when it is time to wind down with the owl's face glowing a soft yellow.
The owl plays sweet lullabies in 6 different tunes and your kid will have fun pressing the owl's tummy to hear it hoot "Hoo-hoo!"and it's OK to wake up!
You can also set an alert for nap times in this owl clock.

Bedtime Clock For Kids

 bedtime clock for kidsThe Playskool in the Night Garden Go Glow Time Bedtime Trainer is a fun Bedtime Clock For Kids.It makes following bedtime and morning routines easy.

The bedtime routine trainer features a large clock face that transforms from night to day so your child knows when its time to get up, encouraging them to stay in bed until morning.

The 'In The Night Garden Go Glow time Clock' teaches simple number recognition and also functions as a soft glow night light.

Kid'Sleep My First Alarm Clock

This is a time teaching alarm clock that fosters independence by giving the kids the importance of having their own personal alarm clock.

An interesting feature is the alarm arm which is inverted so that children can see how long it is until they have to wake up.

The 3 different alarm sound choices are chirping birds, a cuckoo or a train sound.

There is also a small Kid'Sleep feature - when the sleeping child is lit, kids know to stay in bed and sleep a while longer. When the awake child is lit, kids know it is time to wake up.

My First Alarm Clock shows the time in both digital and analog .

The Kid'Sleep My First Alarm Clock is available in Blue too!
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The Kid'Sleep Clock

The Kid'Sleep clock has many benefits, as a night light, wake-up indicator for young children and an alarm clock for older children. It helps young children have an understanding of when it is time to get out of bed and when it is not. It is a great tool for nighttime self regulation, and the result is that both parents and children get more sleep.

The Kid'Sleep Classic helps kids stay in bed until it is time to get up. If the sleeping bunny's picture is lit, kids know to stay in bed. When the awake bunny is illuminated, it is okay to get out of bed and start the day. The Kid'Sleep Classic has dual nighttime/naptime settings and an optional alarm (which is a very sweet bird chirping sound followed by a rooster crowing), in addition to three levels of brightness. The Kid'Sleep Classic comes in blue (bunny) or pink (cow). The Kid'Sleep products do not require kids to have color recognition. They naturally relate to the sleeping or awake animal.

The Kid'Sleep Globetrotter helps kids stay in bed until it is time to get up. If the sleeping sheep is lit, kids know to stay in bed. When the awake sheep is illuminated, it is okay to get out of bed and start the day. The Kid'Sleep Globetrotter has an optional alarm, which is a very sweet bird chirping sound followed by a rooster crowing. The Kid'Sleep Globetrotter is wonderful for everyday use and for travel.

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Monkey Alarm Clock

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Monkey Alarm Clock BabyZoo Sleeptrainer

This unique and cute Sleep Trainer shows in an intuitive way when your child is allowed to get out of bed or still needs to catch some sleep:
Eyes Closed - "I should be sleeping", Eyes Open -"Rise and shine!":

The solution for early rising children!!
How does it work? At bedtime, show your child that Momo is going to sleep. With one push on the button you close Momo's eyes. You whisper: "Ssst, Momo is sleeping. Be quiet now otherwise you wake him up." Then you explain that as long as Momo is sleeping he/she needs to stay quiet and try to catch some more sleep. Only when Momo opens his eyes, it is time to wake up!

Available in another color choice too:BabyZoo Sleeptrainer with red and blue frame

My Tot Clock

My Tot ClockMy Tot Clock is the first all-in-one sleep clock, alarm clock, nightlight, timeout timer, and activity timer for tiny tots who can't yet tell time. The magic of My Tot Clock is that it changes color to teach little ones when it's time to sleep (blue light) and when it's okay to wake (yellow light). Parents set the routine!

My Tot Clock, with its child-friendly analog clock display, also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake-up music, and even white noise to make the traditionally stressful bedtime and morning routines more enjoyable.

No more negotiating before bedtime! My Tot Clock also includes a light blue light for nap time or quiet play time, a red light for timeout, and a green light for any positive timed activity like potty training and picking up toys. Managing important tot time has never been easier!
My Tot Clock: Helping Small Children Sleep Better...So Parents Can Too!

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My Tot Clock Faceplate

Changeable faceplates make My Tot Clock even more fun for tiny tots! Match My Tot Clock to your child's interests or bedroom theme!

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Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Clock

The Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Clock is a fun and simple way for toddlers to answer their own question, "is it time to get up?" At a young age, toddlers know their colors and understand that red means stop and green means go.

The Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Clock features a friendly, beautifully-crafted sculpted figure next to a stoplight. The stoplight features red and green lights that can be easily set by parents. A digital clock and optional beeping alarm function are also included. When the red light is on, kids will understand that it is still time to sleep. When the green light turns on, kids will know that it is time to get out of bed. Recommended by pediatricians.
Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Clock

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Time To Wake Up Clock For Kids

Trying to find a way to make waking up fun for your child?

This interactive Slumberbug alarm clock will do the trick....
The Eyes close when alarm is set
The Eyes flash when alarm sounds
The Eyes are open when alarm is off

Involve your child in his wake up routine with the
Advance 0.6-Inch LED Interactive Slumberbug Alarm Clock


School Kids Light Up Clock - Multi Color LED Alarm Clock

The fun, multi-colored display on this clock makes it a great choice for the bedside of a school-aged child or teenager.The time is displayed in 3/5-inch high digits in red, orange, yellow, and blue LED against a black screen. For distinguishing between times before and after noon, a PM indicator dot is provided. Likewise, an alarm indicator dot notifies the user that the alarm function is on. Reluctant risers benefit from the snooze function, which silences the alarm for nine-minute increments. In addition to engaging the snooze function, the snooze bar on top of the clock doubles as a nightlight.

Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock

sleep training clocks for toddlers

Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock
Teach me Time! is the educational bedside clock that advances as your child grows. From ages 3-5 Teach me Time!'s color-changing nightlight teaches kids to stay in bed until its "Ok to wake!" The nightlight timer is programmed to turn on and off at any time of the day. Parents can customize the "Ok to wake" time, when the glow color changes from yellow to green.... "Green means Go!" From ages 5-7, the Teach me Time! interactive, talking game helps school age kids learn to tell time on both anaolg and digital clocks. The game is designed to create a dialog between you and your child about time, keeping you involved in the learning process. The Teach Me Time! game is fully adjustable - five difficulty levels allow you to restrict which times are displayed (for example, just "round" hours) so that you can start simple and progress in difficulty as your son or daughter matures. For children ages 7 and above, Teach me Time! is a fully functional alarm clock with a snooze function- just like mom or dad's!

Product Features

* OK to Wake! glows green when it is time for young kids to go see mom and dad in the morning.
* OK to Wake! includes a special built-in nap timer independent of the regular alarm settings.
* OK to Wake! is a fully-functional alarm clock with snooze
* OK to Wake! comes with two interchangeable bezels: Bug and Flower.
* OK To Wake! comes to life with fun animations of smiles and winks whenever the alarm is soundin

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tattoo Stand for Kids

Lemonade is for chumps. :)

I love this idea. It's a nice change from the traditional lemonade stand. And what kid doesn't love temporary tattoos. 

Free Superhero Potty Chart Printable

I found these cute free superhero potty charts that would make a great motivational tool especially paired with the Superhero Potty Time book. I wish I would have found these for my son earlier. Now we are working on not saying I want, and replacing it with a may I please. So  I think I'm going to take advantage of the free superhero manners chart instead. Enjoy!

Visit this link for the free download:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cheap and Easy Homemade Ice Cream

What you will need:

2c half and half
1tsp vanilla extract
2tbs sugar
1/4c salt
1 bag of ice
1 sandwich bag
1 one gallon bag (optional)
1 27.08oz container with lid (we used an old Folders coffee container)

Serves 2
***Don't worry if you are a little short on any of the ingredients. It will still turn out amazing***

Step 1:
Measure out the first three ingredients (half and half, vanilla, sugar) and dump them in your sandwich bag. Squeeze as much air out of the bag without spilling- then seal.

Step 2:
Fill your container half way full with ice then cover with half of your salt.

Step 3:
Place your sandwich bag full of ingredients in the center of your container then fill the rest with ice. Use the remainder of your salt to poor on top.

Step 4:
Put the lid on and tape it up to make it extra secure (I used painters tape). Do it qickly before the container gets to cold, or the tape wont stick. If your doing this inside and your afraid of the container busting open you can use a gallon bag for steps 2 and 3. Then place the steeled bag in the container. So If it does bust open your not left with a mess.

Step 5:
Set a timer for eight minutes then take your container and start rolling. My 2yr old and I sat on the floor in the living room and rolled it back and fourth. You can even go outside and roll it down a hill. Have fun with it.

Step 6:
After your eight minutes are over, open everything up, and enjoy your delicious homemade ice cream.

Originally when I found this recipe it was for "hand shaken" ice cream in a bag. We tried it that way with the kids a couple of times but it was messy, and hard work. The bag was heavy and hard to shake so the kids lost interest quickly. Besides that our poor little fingers were freezing, the bags either got a whole in them from our vigorous shaking and perspired so punch by the time we were done I had one huge puddle on my counter top. Also, after shaking ten minutes with the bag tycnech the ice cream didn't come out nearly as solid as when it was rolled. However if you don't happen to have a Folgers can or some kind of container on hand a gallon bag will do. The most important thing is that you have fun doing it. Enjoy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

BabyGanics Sunscreen Selection for 2012

So I just wanted to make things a little easier for those of you who read the 2012 EWG report on Sunscreen and are concerned about witch sunscreen to buy for your family.  Unfortunately the healthier brands are hard to find in stores, and pretty pricy. However, I did find this one by BabyGanics at Target, in the baby section. It ranks a 2 out of 10 on the 2012 EWG report, and it wont cost you an arm and a leg. Seems to be doing it's job protecting my sons skin from the sun but minus all the harsh chemicals. I copied and pasted all the information available on this product from the EWG site (below). Enjoy!
BabyGanics Cover Up Baby Sunscreen for Face & Body, Fragrance Free, SPF 50+
BabyGanics by BabyGanics
Data: Limited
Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply generously and evenly before sun exposure and as needed Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming, sweating, or perspiring Consult a doctor before using on children under 6 months of age.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. When using this product: Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if: rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Where to purchase
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About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 11.7%
Data: Fair
Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes
Data: Robust
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Data: Fair
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns ()
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: None
Data: Fair
Data: Fair
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns ()
Data: None
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns ()
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
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