Gro-Clock Review


I must admit, I have been very lucky since day one with Mia. She has always been a good sleeper, even in the hospital she was the only quiet baby on the ward and slept through most of the night. She had her first full night sleep at 3 months old. She co-slept with me as I was single at the time so I had the room in my bed. We co-slept until roughly 7-8 months when I decided it was about time she started sleeping in her cot. She would wake up between 1 and 3am every night but eventually she stopped at the age of 2 and has slept all night since.

Elliw on the other hand was different. It took her 7 months until she had a full night sleep. She still wakes up now and then. Elliw is an early bird but sometimes it is a bit too early. We have got into a good routine of getting them both to bed by 7pm every night but the mornings can be a struggle when Elliw wakes up extra early, sometimes before the sun even comes up.

The Gro Company got in touch with me a couple of months back asking if I would like to review a GroClock. I instantly said yes as I thought it would be perfect to try and help stop the very early morning and also learn Elliw more about the time. We have used this clock a few times, not all the time yet because I am wanting to move them both into the same bedroom and that is when we will be using it on a daily basis.



This clock is really simple and very simple for children to understand. The Sun means it is ok to wake up and get out of bed, meaning 'Morning' and the blue star means it is too early and still sleep/bedtime. Elliw is 3 (nearly 4) years old and has understood this clock pretty well considering. The times we have had this clock out, Elliw has been staying in bed until the Sun pops up! The Gro-clock has had a new feature by allowing parents to decide if they want the digital time to show or not. I think the new feature is great as it can grow with your child. Once both girls are in one room and when the clock is out every night, I will be sure to have the digital time out as Mia is learning her time at school. A storybook also comes with the Gro-Clock which the girls love to listen to in the evenings before bed.

If you are struggling with early mornings or struggling with a child who does not sleep, I would recommend this Gro-Clock from The Gro Company. It has worked wonders for us when we have used it and it is a great simple way for your child to learn and understand the difference between morning and night time. You can find out more information and more about when you can buy a Gro-Clock over on the Gro Company website.



* I was sent the product free of charge in return of an honest review. All words and photos are my own, as always.

29 comments :

  1. Oh I've seen this before and thought it would be a fab clock for Sylvia. I love the whole concept and it really does look fab. Thanks for a great review. I agree it would be great for any child struggling to get up in the AM.

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  2. I've considered buying this for Ben, especially in the Summer he can wake up early! But have never done so. The new added feature of the digital clocks sounds great for helping teaching your children time.

    Will consider purchasing if Ben does his usual thing in the Summer of waking up before 7am!

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  3. I have something very similar to this for LP, he's had it since he was about 3 years old (he's now 6 - nearly 7). I think they're great. :)

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  4. This looks really good I should get one for my girls.

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  5. I really like the sound of this, it looks so handy to have and I never really knew what it did until now x

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  6. This is a fantastic way of teaching children appropriate times to sleep and get up. I imagine it is pretty good for getting your child into a routine too.

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  7. You are definitely lucky that you had a good sleeper. I hope I am just as lucky when I have kids, as I bet that makes things so much easier.

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  8. oh I have seen these before and the reviews have always been possible I do wonder if my own kids would benefit fro having one

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  9. We have a Gro Clock too and I love it - we started a bit earlier with my daughter, but certainly since she's been about three it's been fantastic. Even if she wakes up early, she'll lie in bed until the 'clock is awake'. Which is usually the first thing I hear shouted each day. She's now starting to use the numbers on the digital display too for eg quiet time after lunch, even if she can't read them as time properly.

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  10. This looks like such an interesting piece of technology! Something to keep in mind when the next member of our family pops out, which won't be too long!!

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  11. What a fabulous idea! I love that there are more and more gadgets and gizmos to help with learning for little ones. The colours and pictures must be such a big help! xx

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  12. Great review! That reminds me we have one of these that I must dig out for Baby x

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  13. I love this, we use the gro light, gro bags and had a newborn grohush so i imagine we'll be fans of this when the little one is older. Such a clever little thing for teaching. x

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  14. This looks so good, we love The Gro Company, they have such brilliant products. Great review, all mine have been quite good sleepers, thank goodness. Kaz x

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  15. I've had my eye on this clock for a while, I think it sounds great! Zach is not yet old enough to understand it, but I will keep it in mind for when he is! xx

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  16. This is super cute. Love it a lot.

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  17. We have a gro clock - it's a great idea, although hasn't worked with N. He sleeps well, but is an early riser. He just used to fiddle until the blue turned to yellow. Now he just leaves it and tells me 'it's only got one star left'. Grrr.

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  18. I've been in two minds about getting one for Hayden - He will come to my room regardless I think... So until I can get that under control Im holding off on the clock but I adore this review hun.
    Great post
    Charlotte x

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  19. I think you have just given me a great idea for a present for a little one who has a birthday soon! Many thanks.

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  20. I have seen this before and wondered whether it would work for my son He's not so bad in getting up, but it's the going to sleep we struggle with. I may have to give it a ago. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. We love our Gro Clock, it has been invaluable with Jack!

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  22. I had one of these with my middle child - one of the older models. It really was a handy thing to have!

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  23. The gro clock definitely helped my son go to sleep but we can't stop him getting up before 6am!

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  24. I absolutely need one of these for my little girl - she constantly wakes early as she doesn't know what time it is and this would help I'm sure!

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  25. We have one of these and it works very well, although we keep it high up on a shelf so Monkey can't play with it! It did make a huge difference would definitely recommend x

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  26. What a great idea! More mums need to be aware of a product like this, I'm sure it would save them from a lot of sleepless nights!

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  27. I bet it can be difficult to get a child to sleep at times - this must be a god-send for you!

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  28. I've seen these before! I think they're such a clever idea, this must be so great for you!

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  29. اعمال شركة تنظيف بالرياض متميزة داخل المنطقة التي تعمل بها لانها تعمل علي تقديم كل ما هو جديد في عالم النظافة لتقديم خدمة متميزة للعميل فتعامل مع شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض ستلاقي فريق من العمال لدك مختصين في اعمال نظافة الفلل وهذا يحدث ايضا مع شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض
    والتي تعمل علي نظافة الخزانات وتعقيها للقضاء علي الاوساخ والبكتريا الصغيرة التي توجد بها معكم ايضا شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض التي تعمل علي الصيانة والتنظيف بواسطة اثنين من الفنين المختصين في مجال المسابح واليك خدمة اساسية تلبي لك العيش في بيئة خالية من الحشرات الصغيرة من خلال قسم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض الذي يعمل علي القضاء علي جميع الحشرات المنزلية كما يوجد قسم اخر في مجال مكافحة الحشرات وهو شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض التي تقدم خدمة الوقاية والقضاء علي هذه الافات بواسطة مبيدات طبيعية

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