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Teaching Kids to Stay in Bed: How to Make Your Own Toddler Clock

Do you have an early riser in your household?

Have you been researching fancy toddler clocks that are meant to help teach your toddler to stay in bed longer?

If you don’t want to fork out a lot of money on a special clock, why not make your own toddler clock?

how to make your own toddler clock

We can’t guarantee it will keep your kid in bed for longer, but we can guarantee you will have fun putting it together and it makes for a great display in your child’s room. Once the clock is complete, it’s a matter of teaching your child what happens when the short handle sits on each stickered section.

You will need one clock and some stickers from your local discount store. Clocks can be purchase from Target for $5 or Kmart for $3!

What you'll need: 1 clock and some stickers

What you’ll need: 1 clock and some stickers

Decide on what time you want to add different stickers to correlate with your morning routine. For us, we’re happy for our girls to be up at 6am, have breakfast at 7am and in the car by 8am to be at Kindy/school between 8:30am-9am. Decorate the night and early morning time with stars to mean night time when they should be asleep. We used smiley face stickers to represent time to wake up.

Take apart the clock for your toddler to add the stickers to the paper face part of the clock.

Take apart the clock for your toddler to add the stickers to the paper face part of the clock.

Add stickers

Add stickers

adding more stickers

Adding stickers to clock

Toddler Clock

Once the clock is complete, you can put it back together and hang it in your child’s room.

How do you get your kids to sleep longer in the morning? What time do your kids wake up usually?


Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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