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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY & Review of {Goodnite Lite} *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

Our 3 year-old is an early riser {we're talking 6:00 - 6:30 ish a.m.}.  I am not {if my choice, I'd sleep until 9:00 every morning...probably later if I could stay up later at night working on my sewing}.  And with a newborn in the mix {who I've proclaimed as "World's Worst Sleeper}, I'm simply not getting much sleep these days.  Welcome, Zombieland {sigh}.

BUT.  I found help!  Hallelujah! I. Found. Help. 

It's called the "GoodNite Lite."  It's really quite a simple idea, but oh-so-magical!  Here's the {ingenious!} idea: When it's time to sleep, it looks like a moon.  When it's time to get up, it looks like a sun.  All you have to do is decide what time bedtime is, and what time your kids should be getting up, and you set the clock to change images accordingly.  So when your child wakes up at 6:00 a.m. like mine, and comes bombarding into your room, saying, "Hey! It's daytime!" {true story}, you can respond with, "Really?  Are you sure?  Did you check your GoodNite Lite? What's it say?"  And guess what? If it's still displaying the moon, back to bed little Johnny goes!



As quoted from their website,

"Having a bright light, even a regular nightlight, on in a child's room inhibits teaching them that when it is dark, it is time for sleep and when it is light, its time to get up. The objective is to educate children to associate light with the daytime activities, and darkness with nighttime and rest. Ideally, the night light would be on a timer such that the light will be bright while they first go to sleep, and automatically dim after a set time. The Good Nite Lite implements exactly this approach and, in addition, provides additional reinforcement that its time to rest by displaying an easily recognized "Moon" caricature."

And this means better, healthy sleep for the whole family!  It's really just Pavlov's law {remember the experiment with the dog salivating when he heard a bell?}, meaning once you've reset your child's internal clock {wake-time}, you can probably stop using the light.  Of course, you'll still want to keep it around once that happens, because you can always use it to readjust their internal clock when necessary {for example, when school starts, and they need to be waking up earlier, or when summertime comes, and you'd prefer that they sleep in a little later}.

So we received our GoodNite Lite {sooo thrilled when it arrived in the mail!} this past week, and I was eager to test it out, of course.  First thing I needed to do was set the current time, and set the day-time and night-time times.  Turns out, it was a piece of cake, and I had all the proper times set in just a minute or two.  Then we headed to our little guy's room and plugged it in. I told him that this was his new "alarm clock," and that when it was time for bed, a moon would show up on the clock, and when it was time to get up, the sun would display visually.  He was definitely fine with this concept and eager to meet the Moon and Sun {as was I!}!

So that night, per instructions, we set the sun to show up at 6:30 {his normal waking time}.  We did this for a couple days.  Then we changed it so that the sun wouldn't come up until 6:50 a.m.  {I should point out here that the instruction advise increasing the wake-up time by 15 minute increments until you get to the desired wake-up time}. My ultimate goal is 7:00 a.m., but as he's currently waking up before 6:50, I'm going to wait a while to do that.  That being said, he stays in his room until 6:50, when he see the Sun and knows it's permissible to leave his room/get out of bed!  So, hooray! It works!  I get to sleep in later without being interrupted, and honestly, our little guy bsolutely loves his new "clock!"  And not that we ever had a problem with his willingness to go to bed either, but now he's actually excited to see when the Moon comes up...and, of course, then knows it's time for sleep.  Oh.  And he loves that he has his own special clock.  It's a winner for both parties!

My only complaint would be that the Moon exudes a bright light in my opinion {the room glows a blue hue}.  However, as noted in the quote at the beginning of this post, the light is set to dim after some time.  It's just that we were used to having the room completely dark.  That being said, though, our son doesn't mind the light, and it hasn't kept him from falling asleep at all either.

**The founder did send me this additional feedback since this review was written:

If you have a child who normally sleeps in the dark than we don’t encourage introducing a light into their sleep routine, so with that said we do have some options. First you can move the nite lite to the hallway to act more as a toll gate (Again, Moon on everyone is resting....Sun on...your job to wake us). The second option is to program the Moon to illuminate 1 minute before the Sun. This way you use only the Sun and don’t have the nite lite on all night.


BUY IT!  Visit GoodNite Lite to purchase your own today!  These have been featured on CBS's "The Doctors" on their "50 Ways to Improve Your Health in Less Than 5 Minutes." 

WIN IT!  One lucky Haute Tot and Baby Couture reader is going to win their own GoodNite Lite {valued at $34.99}!  See below for how to enter!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit GoodNite Lite and come back here to tell me what award it's won (1 entry)! Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through October 1st. Winner to be chosen October 2nd!

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entries, do any of the following for more chances to win! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}

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*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry) and score coupon codes!

*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet, (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win a GoodNite Lite @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
(Be sure to leave a link to your tweet/s!).

*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).

*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post AND a picture of the prize!! (3 entries).

*Enter any of our other current giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

*Email up to 3 friends about this giveaway ~ be sure to copy me on the emails! (3 entries possible).

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
WINNER: MOMMYPR

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