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My boys have been early birds since day one. For them being an early bird means waking up as early as 5 am. There have even been instances where they thought getting up at 4 in the morning was their best idea ever. We have tried it all: from not letting them get out of their beds until 6am, sending them to bed later, etc. But it just doesn’t seem to work. They can go to bed at 9 at night and still wake up 5 am the next morning. It wasn’t until a few weeks back that I heard about the Zazoo Kids Photo Clock which is a great way to sleep train kids. So, we’ve tried it all, why not try to sleep train once more, right?!
Zazoo Kids Photo Clock
And you might find it odd but I was so happy to see it included a remote! That way it only take one single button to get things done rather than having to press multiple on the back of the frame (for when, you know, your kids either lose or hide the remote).
The back of the frame has its own controls, USB port, Memory Card slot, headphone slot, as well as a USB for cables (what is their technical name?). I love that all these features are built in the back, this way cables, USBs and memory cards are safely hidden from prying hands.
As soon as we received our photo clock, to help with writing this review, we immediately got to work and assembled the clock. This was extremely easy since all there is to it is plugging it and presto!
Zazoo Kids Photo Clock – Photo Frame
We have not used the Zazoo Kids Photo Clock as a video screen since I really don’t have a way to pass the videos from my phone to the frame. But we have definitely tried it out as a photo frame. Although the image is not very bright and a bit grainy, I love it! I can decorate my boys’ room with a digital frame that not only works as their alarm but that is fun to look at, plus, the fish theme we received is so cool!
Zazoo Kids Photo Clock – Sleep Training
We soon began our sleep training with setting up our alarm. I was too ambitious and set up their waking time to 6:30am, one can only wish, right? You can chose between waking up to photos or music, so we decided the latter.
When we received the photo clock my boys were quite excited about it, it might have been that they finally got something in the mai. But I was glad to have them on board for our sleep training. The first night we gave it a try I went through some rules with them:
- You can only get out of your room once the alarm goes off.
- If you wake up before them, please stay in your room.
Pretty simple, right? Well, Day 1 did not go so well. They completely ignored the rules and came downstairs around 5 in the morning. A. insisted that the alarm clock was broken because the song never played. Day 2, they finally stayed in their room. Of course they played in their room. And by play I mean jumping on their beds, playing with their hammers and banging on their end table.
Even though the Zazoo Kids Photo Clock is a great gadget and tool to help your “bad” sleeper get a better night’s sleep it did not work for us. We tried the clock for 2 weeks and they still woke up around 5 and they still stayed in their room while having wrestling battles. It did not work for us, but that doesn’t mean it will not work for you!
My boys love their clock. They are now, thanks to it, learning to read the time (which also helps loads with their numbers). So, even though my boys did not care about the alarm feature, it is well worth the money and time put into it. Hey, it might just work for you!
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