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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2013, 08:05:26 am »
We started at 19 months but might be worth a try at 15 although that is still quite young. If it doesn't work I'd stop, take it away and try again a few months later.

We didn't use rewards at all - just lots of praise when she waited for the sun. Tbh once L had 'got' it she wanted to follow the rules anyway - she likes to do things 'properly'!

PS if you are getting BT resistance it might be she needs a routine tweak ? You could start a thread here if you'd like someone to take a look :)
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2013, 18:37:19 pm »
We started just after 18mo but worth a try. Of you get the proper gro clock there is a book called Sleepy Farm included that sets the context. No we didn't use rewards I just thank them for waiting quietly for the sun.
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2013, 19:00:01 pm »
We started at 25months old.  She would have understood it sooner, but she was still teething and I didn't think it was fair to try to make her sit in bed waiting for the sun if she was having ew from pain, yk?  I could have gone to sit with her and still used the sun as a cue to be able to leave her room in the am, but I didn't want to have to explain later why I could go sit with her sometimes (ie. When teething) but not other times. 

Every kid is different though, DD1 was just rotten teether and I knew we would have ews no matter what when she had those teeth coming through.

We didn't reward, besides a "thank you/good job waiting for the sun", and even then we didn't thank or say good job for very long.  It was mostly, "Sun's up, time to get up!"  My style is more along the lines of no rewards for behaviour that I expect...I expect her to stay in bed until it's morning, so I don't reward it when she does, because staying in bed until morning is just the way it should be (however, we are rewarding going on the potty, not sure how we are going to stop that, lol!)

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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2013, 19:20:53 pm »
if you are getting BT resistance it might be she needs a routine tweak ?
This could be right, and I may need to start a thread anyways. Of course, it's hard to even have a routine when the WU time changes so much!

She would have understood it sooner, but she was still teething and I didn't think it was fair to try to make her sit in bed waiting for the sun if she was having ew from pain, yk? 
I do know what you mean, and TBH, part of the reason I haven't ordered a Groclock yet is because we can't seem to figure out what is the reason for the EWs. To your point, if it's teething, then I'd rather wait for that to pass and see how she does. BUT, this has been going on for weeks now, and her teething bouts earlier were always shorter (although she is also a rotten teether). She is also 100% spirited, and so 100% stubborn, so I can also easily see the EWs being just her waking up and not wanting to go back to sleep.

Thanks for the info, ladies, and on the no rewards. I'm glad you all found that to work because I couldn't quite sort out how to do a reward system, so I'd rather rely on the praise/thank you.


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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2013, 21:09:48 pm »
Iiwm, I wouldn't start her with it so young - I don't think she will really understand what it is for, even if she is at the point of understanding instructions, and by the time she does understand it will just be another piece of furniture in her room, iyswim. It will be very difficult at that point to get her to appreciate the differentiation between light and dark or bunny awake/asleep.

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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #110 on: June 27, 2013, 05:46:07 am »
I agree with Clare - I would wait a bit longer x




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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2013, 19:43:17 pm »
Is there a clock like this out there that doesn't light up at all during the night? LO (22-months) needs his darkness to sleep. I think the night light would keep him up.



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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2013, 19:46:33 pm »
You can just set the brightness of the groclock to zero to have it off at night ;)
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2013, 20:07:04 pm »
Great! Now I just need to find one in the US that does that! The gro-clock brand isn't available here, so shipping is crazy from even Canada.

Should I wait until he has graduated from the crib to start using one of these?



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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #114 on: July 02, 2013, 20:16:41 pm »
I don't see why you should wait for the move from the crib if you are having issues with his sleep now. I'm assuming you are if you are contemplating buying the Groclock.
What about just buying a nightlight and putting it on a timer plug?
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #115 on: July 02, 2013, 20:20:27 pm »
This poster was recently asking about Gro-clock equivalents available in the US:
gro clock brand recommendations

I think the only other brand mentioned though was the 'Good nite light'

Might be of help..
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #116 on: July 02, 2013, 20:56:40 pm »
I couldn't find the gro clock in Italy either from Amazon, but I could buy it on ebay. Have you had a look on it?
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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #117 on: July 02, 2013, 23:04:18 pm »
I'm in the US, and I ordered the Zazoo Sleep Solution clock. The Amazon reviews are mostly positive, but there are a few on there that make me wonder if I am going to like it or not. It's a tad overkill for what I need, but I got a super good deal on it. Figured it was worth a try. The brightness though is something I am unsure about, and I don't see anything mentioned in the product description or the reviews. I'll let you know when I get mine! :)


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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #118 on: July 05, 2013, 20:21:12 pm »
We never used a clock, just the lights on a timer approach - it is really easy for the los to understand, and it doesn't change the light levels in the room overnight.

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Re: Gro-clock/lights on timer: success stories and support here! #2
« Reply #119 on: July 05, 2013, 20:25:37 pm »
If you set the brightness to zero on the Groclock it doesn't have a light at night either btw :)
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