Let me introduce you to the Time Out Pad. This is one of those products I actually hunted them down and asked them if I could review it. I’m so very grateful they said yes and are letting me keep it. It has helped us so much. We were just using a dog pillow in her room as her naughty spot. She would get up and start playing and unless we were close enough to hear it we had no idea. Now if she gets up a siren goes off and tells us that she is no longer sitting on her naughty spot.
The recommended age is for two and up. I have to say that it’s true. We tried to use it on our 15 month old and well it scared him. Poor guy he was in trouble and then he was terrified so as parents we felt conflicted. Do we comfort him because he was afraid or make sure he understands that he was in trouble. Well, just don’t use it unless you know your child can understand the sounds.
Simply set the built-in timer to the desired time-out duration (usually one minute per year of the child’s age) and sit the child on the pressure sensitive pad.
If the child gets up before the end of the programmed time, an alarm sounds to alert the parent or caregiver, and the countdown will pause until the child sits back down.
Once the full time-out countdown has elapsed, the finish tune is played to let everyone know that the session has ended. The child should then apologize and be rewarded with a big hug!
So now she knows when it’s over to say she’s sorry and the best part is the “I love you mommy” or “I love you daddy”. She is amazing and I hope one day she’s not embarrassed by my blog.
It stores easily because it is very small and you will probably see them playing with it if you leave it out or trying to make the button turn green sooner than it’s supposed to but she hasn’t been able to damage it.
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