The Gro Company make many products and we’re in the process of testing a few so watch out for some more reviews as we go, but this review is about their Gro Clock which aims to promote better sleep, the theory being “With kids settled into a sleep pattern they will feel happier and more energetic and with a bit more sleep, so will you.”
As a mum to 5 (aged 7 and under) I am already singing from the same song sheet as the Gro Company in terms of children’s sleep patterns and I am the first to admit that without sleep I am a complete “grumpy pants” to coin my son William’s phrase! I believe the same is true of children, sleep and a good night’s sleep, helps promote happiness all round in my experience.
I’ve always been quite strict with bedtimes here and stick to the same routine each evening, bath, cookies and milk with a bedtime story, then bed. It seems to have worked for us. But what about when the clocks go forward or back as they do in the UK, do you find it throws your children out a little with timings? It certainly has here this week, coupled alongside it being half term for Tiggy’s brothers and the arrival of a new baby so the timing of the arrival of our Gro Clock couldn’t have been any better as it’s helped even the older children here this week as they can see it’s still on the moon and stars setting (you can set this feature to any time you choose, my husband jokingly asked if we could set ours to lunchtime haha!) and they’re old enough to understand that means they stay in bed. In fact the Gro Clock is ideal for quite an age range of children as Tiggy is just 2 and grasps it and her eldest brother is 8 this month and it’s helped him too since the clocks have gone back this week.
So what does the Gro clock do exactly? Well, you set the time you want your children to get up (probably not lunchtime, see above), then you explain that the stars will slowly disappear during the night. After the last star has gone the sun will come up, then they can get up. The lovely people at The Gro Company also include a booked called “Sleepy Farm” which through its cute farm characters explains that “sleeping all night long and not getting up too early makes everyone happy and full of energy”.
It’s super easy to use, with a mains adapter included, you set the wake up time and there’s an adjustable brightness and key-lock option. It’s suitable for ages 2 and up and Tiggy was so excited to see it change from the sun to the stars and it acts as a friendly little night light too. I had heard nothing but great reviews from friends about this product and now having seen it for myself, I’m of the same view, it’s a user friendly, cheery addition to Tiggy’s nursery that is also practical and promotes sleep which can only be a good thing when you’ve a busy toddler or children who wake early. To purchase yours click on this link to be taken to The Gro Company website where you’ll find the Gro Clock and other innovative products xoxo.
*This post is written in collaboration with The Gro Company.