Stoplight Golight Keeps Bedtime Smooth!

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I made this rule with my youngest daughter, I thought it was a good rule. You go to sleep when it is dark outside, and you can not get out of your room until the sun comes up. You all thinking what I overlooked? SUMMER! The one good thing is that with Stoplight Golight they can still have that visual aid even depending on the suns location in the sky.

The problem my youngest and I can into was that the sun is up about 5:30 every morning, and so was she. Not just that she would argue it is not bedtime until 9 pm because it was still light out. It was a rule that worked well in theory, and I knew she needed that visual aid for bedtime. 

Kids thrive on consistency, we can all agree on that. The same routine every day helps them focus. With that, we also get fewer temper tantrums. It makes them feel more in control. 

Now the Stoplight Golight I mentioned before is a visual tool to help you keep things consistent for your child. They know that when the light is red they stay and do what they are supposed to, and once it is green they can go off and do as they like. 

For bedtime, this means that you can set the timer on the Stoplight Golight and when it is red it means they stay in their beds. Then when the green light turns on, they know they are allowed to get up and start their day. Which usually consists of yelling “Mom” a few times and demanding breakfast. 

Conclusion

The best part is with the consistency she rarely stays up anymore. She knows that when that red light is on she is stuck there. Plus with the routine, her body has adjusted where she falls asleep fairly quickly now. Such a helpful tool that I love and makes bedtime such a breeze. My favorite part is that I don’t have to get up at 5:30 anymore in the summer! 

About Author

Wren

Mother of two beautiful daughters that keep her busy. She also has an eclectic home full of animals. Currently has 2 dogs Trixie (13 yrs old) a terrier mix and Willow (3) an Alaskan Malamute. There are currently 3 cats that own her Cali (16), Catniss EverPurr (4), and Fizzgig a kitten who is the biggest dictator of all. Last, but certainly not least, Morton a chinchilla (10). Wren enjoys home improvement projects and is always doing something on the fly if it is repainting all her cabinets or ripping out the carpets, she enjoys the challenge and loves improving her home. Most people on the internet know her as Leotastic or Leo for short. She streams video games on Twitch and/or Mixer and truly enjoys the community there. In her free time, she plays Dungeons and Dragons with her friends or goes out and sings terrible karaoke.

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Gau Teddy
1 year ago

wow. i will buy one for my kid. how can i buy it ?

Whitney
1 year ago
Reply to  Gau Teddy

Hi Gau Teddy – you can purchase the Stoplight Golight at stoplightgolight.com or on Amazon.

my911
my911
1 year ago

Hmmm…making rules is basically good….kids need to know limits.
BUT making rules are like making laws….most end up FLAWED
What sounds good at first usually conflicts with something later.

1. How many STOP/GO lights can a kid process
2. What if the light is RED during an e,emergency?

Craig Stevenson
Craig Stevenson
1 year ago

Not getting up at 5:30 is always a bonus! love the idea, thanks for sharing

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Wow, we really need this kind of bedtime smooth. Thanks for the sharing this with us.

LuciWest
1 year ago

The Stoplight Golight is such a clever invention! Seems like a perfect solution for those long summer days. I’m thinking it could also work for adults that have a tendency to stay up too late… 😉

Lisa fucxi
1 year ago

Okay. So I need to know how you got her to obey those rules!!! Great idea tho. But my kiddo is always leaving his room 🙁

HilLesha
1 year ago

Something like this would be beneficial in my household. I’ll definitely have to look into this!

Cyndi Buchanan
1 year ago

This is such a great idea! We struggle with bedtimes during the summer.

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Khushboo
1 year ago

It looks like a good one. I will gift to my nephew soon.

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Dalene Ekirapa
1 year ago

This is so genius! Sending kids to bed always calls for tantrums unless they’ve become accustomed to a routine. You’ve made it so fun for the kid! I love it!

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1 year ago

This is a helpful trick. This could be a good gift for baby shower 🙂

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It’s really important for parents to instil good patterns for the child. Simple rules they can follow and understand. This light is amazing.

Clarice
1 year ago

This is cool. I would love to use this when the daughter grows a bit bigger. I think it is a nice to instill discipline and maintain consistency. Thank you for sharing this. This product is very helpful.

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I feel like I could use one of these as an adult, LOL. What a great product!

Liz Santos
1 year ago

Wow! this is a very creative way of teaching our kids good stuff. Like we always find a way to impart them teachings in a kiddy yet senseful way… I would say this is truly awesome!

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1 year ago

Oh wow how fab is this. Looks super cool and is such a great idea for sure xx

Claudia Blanton
1 year ago

where was a tool like this when my kids were little? How awesome is that! I like that it teaches self-control – very cool! Blessings!

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Marjie Mare
1 year ago

I only wish I knew about this when my girls were little. Now, I am discovering all these great things that could have helped me. Thanks for sharing.

Whitney Kutch
Whitney Kutch
1 year ago

I like this! Consistency is SO SO important for kiddos and I love that this provides a variety of uses. Thanks for sharing!

pooja
1 year ago

A routine is always great for great! I like this product and would love to buy it for my son. This is intriguing as well

Nina Bosken
1 year ago

Hmmm this light is so interesting. I never really thought about children waking up too early, but I can see where it could be a problem. This is a great solution.

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1 year ago

This is really great info! My little one will be here any day now, I can’t wait 🙂 Also, my SIL just had a baby recently and said that this program has worked wonders for them with sleep time https://bit.ly/2nfB5Oh I hope this helps others as well!

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1 year ago

Always put the kids to bed early! Should help.

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