Quinn, aka “The Rooster”, magically awakes EVERY DAY at the exact second the sunlight breaks the horizon or maybe even a few minutes before. Maybe not a big deal if you don’t require much sleep. I, however, require a lot of sleep. I usually try to get between 9-10 hours a night. Also, not a big deal, if he didn’t share a room with his older brother, who also requires a lot of sleep. (And this same older brother will be starting kindergarten in 4 months, no longer getting naps… yikes!)
So, in trying to help The Rooster learn to stay in bed and be quiet, we bought an alternate version of the Sun and Moon called the Good Nite Light. Basically, it is a night light with an alarm. You set the time for the kiddos bedtime (7:30 pm at our house) and at that time each night, the Moon (blue face with zzzz’s surrounding his face) comes out signaling bedtime.
You also can set a time for the Sun to shine signaling that it is ok to Wake Up (7:20 am at our house… please… I am begging for a few more minutes of sleep!!!). When the morning ‘alarm’ lights up, the face turns orange with yellowish flamey rays. Cute, huh?
The night we got it, Chuck’s mom came into town. Since she is the original Rooster, it didn’t really work to keep the kids in bed until 7:20am. I am hoping we can begin the ‘training’ tonight.