For Caleb's birthday, we gave him a gift that keeps on giving...an "Ok to Wake!" alarm clock!! This little guy, whom he affectionately named Wakey Wakey, is a regular alarm clock, a naptimer, AND...you can set it to tell kids when it is okay to get out of bed in the morning!!! Yay!
You may think this a little harsh, but you gotta understand...Caleb is a 6 a.m. waker...or earlier! And once he's up, there is NO going back to bed. Since he's not one to just play on his own and let us sleep, that means that we are also early risers. We aren't making him stay asleep...he's just not supposed to come out of his room until Wakey Wakey turns green. (unless, of course, it's to go to the bathroom!)
The best part is that Caleb LOVES it! The day after his birthday, he came into our room at the very acceptable hour of 7 a.m. to announce that Wakey Wakey was green. Maybe we should make it a little later every day...not that we will ever sleep in again! :)
So if you also have an early riser in your family who needs a little extra incentive to stay in bed, try out the Okay to Wake Alarm Clock!
**Nope, no money for this post. I just figured that it might help out someone who is lacking a little sleep.