Alarm Clocks for kids rooms?

Kitty - posted on 05/15/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Do you Think a Alarm Clock is ok to put in Childs Room
at age 3+

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Chelsey - posted on 05/16/2012

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My 3 year old has an alarm clock in her room but we dont set it and she doesnt wake up to it. We actually use it for her to stay in bed longer especially in the summer. She likes to get up as soon as its light out and that can happen at 4am so we've taught her that if the clock has anything but a 6, 7, or an 8 in front she has to go back to sleep ( I consider her sleeping till 630am a sleep in lol )

Shawnn - posted on 05/16/2012

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I don't see why not, although they probably wouldn't use the alarm. My kids have always had clocks in their rooms.

Of course, NOW I expect them to make use of the alarm function...LOL...and I still wake them some mornings.

But, what's the harm?

Kitty - posted on 05/16/2012

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OK well my friend Does this I just wanted to see everyone else reason.. my kids are 17 and 8 so NO Alarm Clock for him he is up at 7am regarless lol my 17 yrs old however... that is a whooooole other issue LOL

but my point is... never needed it here

Sylvia - posted on 05/15/2012

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I don't think there's anything wrong with putting a clock in a 3-year-old's room, but I can't imagine why a 3-year-old would actually *need* an alarm clock.

My DD has had a radio alarm clock (our old one that we weren't using anymore, because the alarm doesn't work reliably) since she was four-ish. She likes that she can see the time if she wakes up in the night (what can I say, she's a weird kid). She's never actually used the alarm, though -- on school days I go in and wake her, and on weekends she wakes up on her own.

Stifler's - posted on 05/15/2012

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My kids are always up early anyway and if we don't need to be anywhere then no way am I waking them. If they're going to school or something I'd let them have one

Jodi - posted on 05/15/2012

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It wasn't until my kids were pre-teens that I even needed to wake them in the mornings. So alarms weren't even a consideration because they would have been unnecessary.

September - posted on 05/15/2012

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Sure I think it's ok however in my home it's not necessary. I am the alarm clock if our son is not up prior to needing to be, which is rare.

Jennifer - posted on 05/15/2012

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I got my youngest a clock at that age, but not for the alarm. I played music on it and taught her numbers. Then she started messing with it and would set it accidently. Twice I had to get up in the middle of the night and turn the alarm off....that was the end of that!!!

Janice - posted on 05/15/2012

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Is it okay? Sure, I don't see it hurting them. I don't really see the purpose though. If your child isn't an early riser, like my DD who is always up by 7, than mom or dad can wake them.

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Jacob (4yo) had one. It was digital and he liked it because I was using it to help him learn his numbers. Just like how I let him set the timer on the microwave. Unfortunately, it broke. We'll be buying a new one for us soon and giving him our old one. I don't see a big deal in a 3 year old having one. It's not like you're gonna set the alarm and expect them to get up to it every morning on their own lol If anything, I think another reason Jacob likes it is because it puts a soft, blue glow on his wall, sort of like a night light.

Dove - posted on 05/15/2012

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Depends on the reason. I wouldn't, personally, do it prior to school age and don't have a need to do it anyway since I'm always awake before my kids and all it takes is for me to open their door to wake them up most mornings... or turning the light on and knocking on the wall a little. ;)

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/15/2012

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Depends on the reason. I didn't add one to my kids room until she was well into school (gr4). I woke her up myself.

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