Monday, August 22, 2011

Good Nite Lite update

Nate has had a long history of waking up too darn (note: I don't actually say "darn" in real life) early. Like five a.m. early. And there were definitely some days that started at like four thirty in the morning. Um, Nate? Four thirty is not morning. Anything before six is still nighttime in my book. So we have been ecstatic that Nate has been sleeping regularly until seven in the morning lately. While we have done a lot along the way to get here, I think there is only one reason Nate now sleeps (usually) until the blissful hour of seven: the sun is not up yet. And by sun, I mean the sun on The Good Nite Lite.

The Good Nite Lite

I mentioned the Good Nite Lite about four months ago, when it really started clicking for Nate. Since that time, we've been able to push his wake up time back bit by bit.  Now that he really understands that we're not getting up until the sun face lights up on the behavioral modification tool, I am hoping we can use it to help the dreaded daylight savings transition coming up this fall. Do you like how I'm already thinking about daylight savings time when summer isn't even over yet? I guess not sleeping for over a year will make a person particularly sensitive to anything that can screw up our sleep schedules.

As much as I love the night light, I do have a couple of complaints. I might have just picked up a faulty one, but the clock on our light slows down. So over the course of a few days or weeks, the time on the light won't match the time in real life and the sun won't come up on time. This is annoying when your kid is yelling and you are trying to figure out if it's really time to go in yet or not. The light on the moon has also gotten a little wacky. I'm not sure if there are multiple lights and some have burnt out, or what, but the moon will often flicker. Nate doesn't seem to notice or mind, but it kind of creeps me out. But you know what? Even if they are all made this way - totally worth the money.

How late do your kids sleep in the morning? By the way, I've now totally jinxed us by writing this post. I just know I'll be up early tomorrow. Excuse me while I go knock on some wood...

8/23/11 Note: I spoke to the people at Good Nite Lite (super nice!) and it sounds like there is something wrong with my lite. A new one should fix the problem.
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