We were sent the Kid’Sleep Moon at no cost to facilitate this review.
Nighttime can be a challenge for children and their parents. In general, nighttime is intimidating for many children. As any parent can tell you, a frightened child can become a regular visitor to their parent’s bedroom at all hours of the night. Early risers can be another challenge. Janessa and I tend to stay up late into the night working on articles, editing images, etc. We often run short on sleep because our children, almost without fail, wake us up between 6-7 AM. This interruption of a our natural sleep cycle by being stirred from sleep reduces our ability to wake feeling refreshed and alert. Running short on sleep is hard on children and parents alike! But, thankfully, there is a great tool to help train your child to stay in bed until it is time to wake up, which is a fantastic reprieve for parents who have those early risers like ours!
The Kid’Sleep Moon has many benefits, both as a night light and a sleep trainer for young children and an alarm clock for older children. The main screen is divided into 2 picture scenarios: one featuring a rabbit awake and at play, the other with the rabbit asleep in his bed. When the sleeping rabbit is illuminated, your child knows that this means it is not time to start the day. Once the playing rabbit is illuminated, this is indication to your little one that they may now get up. According to the manufacturer, Claessens’Kids, children will naturally relate to the sleeping or awake rabbit and color recognition is not required. What separates the Kid’Sleep Moon from the Classic is the addition of a smaller screen that features a moon on a blue background. In the early morning, the moon will gradually set indicating the approximate amount of time until your child can get up.
The Kid’Sleep Moon has 3 alarm settings including night time, nap and weekend (a new option). In addition to selecting your alarm time, you can also select from 4 choices of alarm sounds. When it is time to get up, a sun will rise and the playing rabbit will illuminate. In the evenings, this works in reverse. The sun will gradually set until bed time and the sleeping rabbit will illuminate.
There are 4 screen brightness settings and a new menu for ease of use and setting. The Kid’Sleep Moon isn’t just a sleep trainer and alarm. It also functions as a night light and offers 2 different choices of lullabies and 2 sound effects. Another picture insert showing only the rabbit sleeping is included if you plan on using the Kid’Sleep Moon as a night light instead. A 10 minute “go-to-sleep” program is included for easy activation rather than programming.
We’ve put the Moon in Maggie and Jacob’s room in an attempt to secure a little more of that precious commodity called sleep. It isn’t an instant fix by any means and a few weeks would be required to teach your younger children the concept. Maggie (4) understood it very well right off the bat while Jacob (2) doesn’t quite get it on his own yet. The advantage of having an older sister is that he follows her lead. In the first week, we did manage to get a little extra sleep time before the kids ran out of patience and woke us up. Hey, I’ll take it! Given a little more time for the kids to adjust to the new “system”, I believe Janessa and I could get a few hours of extra sleep over the course of a week. It may not sound like much, but that really adds up!
The Kid’Sleep Moon is a great sleep trainer for young children and alarm clock for older children. The new features of the Kid’Sleep Moon help set it apart from its predecessor. It would make a great purchase for any parent with young children and a fantastic gift for baby showers!
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