The Best Sleep-Training Clocks to Teach Your Toddler to Stay in Bed

Like traffic lights, these sleep-training clocks use colors to let kids know it's okay to get up and at 'em.

by Fatherly
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OK to wake and alarm clocks set against a multi-colored background.

Sleep-training a toddler is a Sisyphean task. Just when you start to see dawn break (or thankfully, not break) over the promised land of a good night’s sleep for you and your baby, the kid reverts back to waking up at all hours. It’s why every parent benefits from a kids’ alarm clock — or an OK to wake clock. The best kids’ sleep training toddler clocks offer a gently reassuring nightlight that keeps toddlers in bed so they fall asleep faster, and then helps them to stay in bed the next morning until a reasonable hour.

Ideally, you want a child-friendly, cute clock that’s easy to read (translation: the numbers are big and bright) and has colors that signify when it’s time to go to bed and time to wake up. Bonus if you can set specific alarms for specific days depending on your schedule. Some of these sleep training clocks are fancier than others; the top-tier ones connect to your phones via corresponding apps, so you can track bedtimes and even tell your kids it’s time to put away the Legos.

The simpler clocks on this list are ideal for toddlers, while the more complex ones are designed to grow with your child.

The Best OK-to-Wake Clocks

The Best Kids’ Alarm Clocks

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