Giggle Parenting For Getting Up In The Morning


As I talked about in my previous post, I’m trying to adjust my daughter’s sleep so that she can wake naturally for Kindergarten in the morning rather than me having to wake her. Until that happens we’ve thought of a fun way to start the morning off and get the giggles flowing; a radio alarm clock!

My daughter’s eyes lit up when I said we could get a free radio alarm clock with our Co-op supermarket points, and that could wake her up instead of me. She doesn’t really like to talk to me for the first few minutes of waking up and prefers to be left alone.

Then I realised there is a much more modern version. I downloaded an alarm clock app (bedr alarm clock radio in itunes) for my phone which will wake you up with a choice of hundreds of different radio stations from around the world. If you don’t like the idea of mobile rays floating around your sleeping child’s brain then you can also put it on airplane mode and choose songs from your own itunes selection.

This morning my daughter started dancing around happily the instant she woke up and heard the music. Then I put the alarm on snooze but didn’t tell her. A minute later the music started up again. I acted all surprised and confused saying, ”Hang on, what’s going on. I thought I turned that off.” My daughter started dancing again and laughing at my confusion. ”Okay, let me try again,” I said. ”I’m sure it must be off now,” and then I snoozed the alarm again. Cue lots of laughter and dancing as I repeatedly snoozed the alarm while pretending I was trying to turn it off.

If your child struggles with morning grumps, but loves music and dancing, then try this to wake up! I hope it helps your day start smoothly 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Giggle Parenting For Getting Up In The Morning

  1. Super fun idea for waking up. I’ll have to look for that coop alarm clock. We are quite excited about the plush animals from coop currently. The girls are quite good at waking up in the mornings. We have Sonos radio that starts plating classical music at 7am I their bedroom which helps. All the tips and tricks help.

    1. We’re hooked on collecting the toys too now, I was hoping my daughter would forget about it, but no! Classical music sounds lovely.

  2. Great idea, I think I could use that app for myself as well! 🙂 We don’t have trouble getting up, it’s the getting dressed part that’s the challenge!

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