10+ Best Alarm Clocks for Toddlers

    In order to keep you up-to-date with the best toddler alarm clocks, we update this post regularly. Last updated: 2/9/16

    Technology and Kids – One of our most popular posts involves trying to get kids to sleep and stay in bed with kids alarm clocks for toddlers. If you have toddlers that have a hard time with sleeping, this post is for you!

    Sleep training your toddler? Check out these toddler alarm clocks that will help a child who can’t tell time understand when it’s okay to get ouf of bed. Parenting toddlers is all kinds of crazy, if they get a little more sleep – that will give mom and dad more sleep as well!

    Here is a round up of the best toddler alarm clocks. I survived the toddler years with our 2 older kids and am now going through it now with another 2 toddlers! You can survive these years (at least, I hope – these last 2 are quite challenging.) It’s all about finding things that work for you. One of the hardest challenges when I had to get the kids to child care and we had a strict morning routine was finding a kid friendly alarm clock. I have had many friends recommend these and am glad to share these here. I hope they work well as you sleep train your toddler.

    Toddler Alarm Clocks for Sleep Training

    Toddler Alarm Clocks & Sleep Training Clocks

    As you transition your toddler from the crib to a big boy bed (or big girl bed), it’s time to introduce the alarm clock. Here is a fabulous assortment of the best toddler alarm clocks that have different functions to help with sleep training. Some toddler clocks even have a time out timer. Find what works best for your child!

    1. Okay to Wake Alarm Clock

    Toddler Alarm ClocksOK to Wake toddler alarm clock, color changing night-light timer teaches children to stay in bed longer in the morning so parents get more sleep (at least that’s the plan!). Set this bedside alarm clock next to your tot’s bed and let sleep training begin. 

    Buy from Amazon

    2. Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer Clock

    Sleep Trainer Clock

    The Glo-Clock Sleep Trainer clock has a pleasant glow of light – not to bright and the concept is unique. The stars disappear over the night, so when your child wakes up in the night, they instantly know how long they have until morning by how many stars are left. In the morning, at the designated time, the last star and the big star disappear, and the sun comes out as the face color changes to yellow. The kids know they are allowed to get up when the sun comes up.

    Buy on Amazon

    3. Zazoo Photo Clock

    Zazzo Toddler Clock

    You can customize how your child wakes up with the Zazoo photo clock. Use your PhotoClock as a traditional clock with an audio alarm. The clock comes with display options that may include the time only or time and date. There are several options for the audio alarm tone including ringing, beeping or waking to music.

    Use one of the pre-loaded songs for the alarm tone or wake to any song of your choice. The Zazoo photo alarm clock is also a digital photo frame!

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    4. Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls

    Sleep Training Toddler

    How cool is this? Not an alarm clock, but this will help you in your sleep training your toddlers! You can take the glow balls with you – no more dark trips to the bathroom for a potty break. Your toddler will love this clock as it also doubles as a night light.  This is definitely one of the funner clocks for toddlers.

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    5. OK To Wake! Owl With Night-Light & Music, Nap Timer

    Okay to Wake Toddler Clock

    Ok to Wake Owl toddler clock has a face that glows soft yellow to comfort toddlers at night and then lights green (“OK to wake!”) in the morning at a time programmed by the parent.

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    6. American Innovative Teach Me Time Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight

    Sleep Training Clock

    Adorable child’s bedside alarm clock, time-teaching tool and dual-color nightlight all in one. The light turns green when it’s okay to wake up mommy and daddy. The perfect child alarm clock.

    Buy from Amazon

    7. Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Clock

    Toddler Clock to Help Sleeping

    With the Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Toddler Alarm Clocks toddlers know if it’s time to get up by looking at the stoplight. When the red light is on it is time to sleep – when the green light is on it is time to wake up.

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    8. Kid’Sleep My First Alarm Clock

    Toddler Alarm Clock for Boys and Girls

    Pink, pretty and a high rating on Amazon! The Kid Sleep My First Alarm Clock will help your little one wake up when it’s time to wake up and help teach your toddler how to read a clock.

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    9. Little Tikes Discover Sounds Alarm Clock

    Little Tikes Toddler Alarm Clock

    Little Tikes Discover Sounds alarm clock is the perfect toddler clock for your younger toddlers. The clock will say the time.

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    10. Onaroo Night Owl Portable Night-Light with OK to Wake!

    Night Light Kids Clock

    Perfect for your little night owl, this portable night light works as a night light and glows green in the morning when it’s okay to get out of bed.

    Buy on Amazon

    11. Diggin Thomas The Tank GoGlow Sleep Training Clock

    Thomas the Train Alarm Clock

    Fans of Thomas the Tank will love this 2 in 1 bedtime training clock and night light.

    Buy on Amazon

    12. Rocket Projection Alarm Digital Clock

    Rocket Alarm Clock

    My 8-year-old has this and loves this, but you know who loves it more? Our toddler! While it’s not the best at teaching how to tell time, it’s perfect for an outer space bedroom.

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    13. Sleep Buddy – Toddler Sleep Training System

    Sleep Buddy is a toddler sleep training system that is designed to help your tot learn when he or she should stay in bed.  The sleep training system includes a SleepBuddy light, a children’s book, a reward chart and a step-by-step parent’s guide to sleep training.

    Buy on Amazon

    14. My Tot Toddler Alarm Clock

    My Tot Toddler Alarm Clock

    The My Tot Clock changes colors to teach your toddlers when to sleep and when it’s okay to wake up by using lights (blue light means sleep – yellow light means okay to wake up.)  This toddler clock also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, white noise and wake up music!  With a clock face, your toddler will also be able to see the time as he learns to tell time. The lights make a great night light.  This toddler alarm clock even has a built-in timeout timer and a toddler activity manager for positive activities. 

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    Transitioning your toddler from a crib to a bed? Check out these toddler bed ideas.

    What type of toddler alarm clock works best for your tot? Any tips to keeping your toddler in bed and not running around the house destroying things while everyone else sleeps? 

    • Molly Thornberg is a creator. She made 4 awesome kids, too-many-to-count blogs and disasters anytime she tries to DIY. She is an introverted extrovert, believer in grace, all-around geek and total type-B parent. Molly and her family circus reside in Dallas, TX

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    • Seth

      We are trying to sleep train our toddler. Haven’t tried an alarm clock yet, thanks for posting.

    • Geoff

      My son has a nice nightlight/clock that glows blue when it’s time to sleep and yellow when it’s time to get up. Unfortunately even on dim mode, it’s quite bright in his room. I’m worried that this artificial blue light is causing him to take longer and longer to go to sleep at night.

      Read about blue light and melatonin levels before buying a light like this for your child’s room:

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    • sophy

      Wow, that’s really amazing clock designs for children. For kids older than 2 years a visual toddler alarm clock can help early bird babies sleep longer. I am still using a toddler alarm clock in my daughters room.

    • Tricia

      I have had the sleep buddy for a year and a half for my daughter who is almost 4. It is amazing. They’re not currently in production and I have to find something different for my 2.5yo son and I’m frustrated! The only thing I didn’t care for with the sleep buddy is that there is no back up battery so if you lose power, you have to reset the whole thing. It turns on at bedtime or nap time and stays on all night or afternoon until it’s time to get up.

      I did have an issue with toddlers breaking the cord (it’s been dropped a few times) and the customer service to get the cord replaced was amazing.

    • Sevi

      My sister is having a battle with her 3 year old on when he should be getting out of bed. If he wakes up at 4:00am, he gets up like its time to get ready. If it’s 11:30pm and he has been asleep for just a few hours, he is ready to go to daycare. This is going to be an awesome resource for her!!!

    • Paige

      All these clocks are so cute! Thanks for sharing all the details about them. I love the nightlight with the portable bulbs! It’s perfect for a toddler but I think I would even like that. (Ha!)

    • James Samson Clocks

      Nice selection of Clocks!

    • Uplifting Families

      These are adorable clocks. My favorite is the glo-clock. I haven’t gotten my youngest an alarm clock yet.

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    • Amy

      Thanks for a great roundup Molly! I really need to invest in one of these for my ds…to help him learn when it’s ok to come see mommy and daddy in the morning. 🙂 Thanks for the helpful list – sometimes there are sooo many choices when you’re shopping it’s hard to decide. This is a great way to break it down. 🙂

    • Chris Fabbi

      Have two Gro clocks. Love the concept but the blue light at night should be red to preserve melatonin levels- we put a blue light blocking filter on it with small holes covered with red cellophane to compensate for the design. We also find that periodically the clock does accidentally change the alarm time. The customer service department was not interested in helping improve these issues for us or future customers. I would recommend trying a different brand if I purchased again.

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