Are you thinking of buying your child an alarm clock? Digital, analogue or smart… follow the advice below to make the best choice!
An analogue child’s alarm clock
With their three hands indicating the hours, minutes and seconds, analogue alarm clocks are perfect if your child already knows how to tell the time. Available in many different styles, they remain a very reasonably priced option, usually costing between €15 and €50. Favour models with hands protected by a clear glass cover and with luminous numbers. That way, your child won’t need to switch the light on to know what time it is!
Digital-display alarm clocks
These alarm clocks allow beginners to work out what time it is, from the age of 3 years. They are the ideal option if your child is still learning to tell the time. Just like analogue alarm clocks, they come in a range of brightly-coloured styles that will be perfectly at home in a child’s bedroom. The advantages of these clocks include the absence of potentially annoying ticking as well as the possibility of personalising the alarm ring. However, models that light up are best, and make sure you choose one with a sufficiently clear display.
Smart alarm clocks
What if you wanted more from your child’s alarm clock? Today’s educational alarm clocks use cleverly designed pictograms to help younger children understand when it’s time to go to sleep and when it’s time to wake up. Urban Hello’s REMI, for example, is simultaneously an alarm clock for kids and a smart baby monitor. It also serves as an adjustable night light. What’s more, you can set it to play a lullaby of your choice at bedtime. And thanks to its baby monitor function, you will be able to hear even the slightest noise in your baby’s room and talk to your little one to soothe him or her.
By getting an alarm clock for your child, you can help them learn and adopt a good sleep routine. Now there’s a bright idea!