BulbBotz Star Wars BB-8 KidsAlarm Clock

Last updated date: November 1, 2019

DWYM Score
8.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the BulbBotz BulbBotz Star Wars BB-8 KidsAlarm Clock placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 19, 2019:
Checkout The Best Kid Alarm Clock for a detailed review of all the top kid alarm clocks.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
280 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
If you want to give your child the ability to start waking up in the morning on time without your help, this alarm clock is a great selection. All you have to do is press BB-8’s head to activate the light up functions that will ensure that you never stray off course. His backlit LCD screen and alarm functions will alert you when danger is near.
- Toodrie
September 29, 2019 | Full review
Cute clock and easy to set up
- All Best Tops
Pressing down on the droid's head will activate its light-up functions, while the rear buttons can be used to set the time and prepare your young Jedi for the day ahead.
- Wiki EZ Vid
September 13, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Only has one sound for the alarm. The design is a little bit flimsy.
- Toodrie
September 29, 2019 | Full review
Only has one alarm signal
- All Best Tops
Not ideal for kids younger than 3
- Wiki EZ Vid
September 13, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Fly through the Galaxy with your new BB-8 BULBBOTZ clock, the perfect droid companion for any T-70 X-wing pilot. Press down on his head to activate the light up functions that will ensure you never stray off course. His backlit LCD screen and alarm functions will always alert you when danger is near. Use the buttons at the back to set his alarm and get him ready to fight!

Overall Product Rankings

1. LittleHippo Mella Ready to Rise Children’s Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Mesqool 7 Color Alarm Clock & Night Light
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Lego Blue Brick Kids Light Up Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
4. Mirari OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 16
5. LEGO Batman Minifigure Light Up Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
6. LIELONGREN Cute-TV Night Light Alarm Clock for Kids
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Plumeet Large Digital LCD Travel Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
8. BulbBotz Star Wars BB-8 KidsAlarm Clock
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. DAYOO Kids Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Kid Alarm Clocks

Sleep is so important for a child’s growth and development, but curious little ones don’t always want to go to sleep for fear of missing out on something older siblings or adults are doing. Alarm clocks are an excellent tool for teaching kids when they need to go to bed and when they need to wake up.

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Alarm clocks are just one part of the often-humorous sleep timeline when it comes to kids, says our parenting and safe-sleep expert Kate Desmond.

“You spend the first several years of your child’s life trying to get them to go to sleep,” she says. “You then spend the next several years trying to get them to stay in their bed until it is an appropriate time (read: actual daytime) to get up. Finally, you graduate to the other side of the sleep rainbow in which you are begging them to get up with threats of ‘you’re going to be late’ and bribes of ‘Captain Crunch is downstairs.'”

When shopping for a child’s alarm clock, you’ll want to keep your child’s habits and age in mind.

Look for an alarm clock design that appeals to your child. There are models that remain simple and have a traditional look, units that are created in the shape of a friendly creature and clocks that come in the shape of a highly recognizable children’s toy, such as the Lego Blue Brick Kids Light Up Alarm Clock.

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Select an alarm clock that has a built-in night light if your child is still a little afraid of the dark. This will give the child a sense of security so that they are able to stay in bed until it’s time to start a new day. Some clocks even come with a choice of night light colors, which is nice if your child has developed a favorite color.

“The best alarm clocks for toddlers have features like a built-in sound machine and nightlight,” Desmond says. “Bonus points if that light has multiple color options, and a color indicator that tells them when it is time to sleep and when it is time to get up.”

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The Mirari OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light, for example, turns green just like a traffic light to let kids know it’s okay to get up and start the day. This helps deter children from waking mom and dad up in the middle of the night.

Use an alarm clock that provides a little noise for children who can’t fall asleep in total quiet. The LittleHippo Mella Ready to Rise Children’s Alarm Clock has a built-in sound machine with three different settings to choose from. Little ones can pick from the rain, white noise or ocean settings, which will run softly in the background.

Keep your eye out for an alarm clock model that has a snooze button for older children and teens. The Mesqool 7 Color Alarm Clock & Night Light has a nine-minute snooze that gives kids a little more time to wipe the sleep out of their eyes and mentally prepare to start a new day.

Look for any extras that one model may have over another. Some kid alarm clocks have a countdown timer for naps and time-outs, while others have animated faces that open their eyes when it’s time to rise and shine and shut their eyes when it’s time to sleep.

Older children may also appreciate a multi-functional alarm clock, says Desmond.

“For older kids, look for features like Bluetooth to stream their devices so they can wake up to their favorite tunes. Some even have USB ports to charge other electronics,” she says.

DYWM Fun Fact

Elementary-aged children do best when they get between 10 and 11 hours of sleep each night, although many fall short of this. Additionally, kids are able to have a better night’s sleep if they go to bed before nine o’clock in the evening. If you’re having trouble reaching healthy sleep goals for your child, here are a few tips you can utilize to get them on the right track:

  • Avoid giving your child caffeinated beverages and foods, as caffeine is a stimulant. That means coffee, tea, chocolate, ice creams and puddings that contain chocolate, hot cocoa and breakfast cereals that contain cocoa should be removed from the menu.
  • Keep televisions and tablets out of a child’s bedroom during nap and bedtime. Again, you want to remove anything that will stimulate your child and make it harder for them to go to sleep. In addition to being dark and quiet, it is also helpful if the room is a little on the cooler side.
  • Create a bedtime routine and stick to it.  When kids know what to expect, they’ll be less likely to protest bedtime and their bodies will become ready for sweet slumber. Bedtime routines should begin 30 to 60 minutes before it’s time to turn the lights off. They should include activities that aren’t physical. Reading a few stories, putting together a puzzle, coloring a picture or taking a bath are all good choices.

The Kid Alarm Clock Buying Guide

  • Review the company’s return policy and look for any warranties. Some companies provide a 12-month warranty on alarm clocks, while others offer a money back guarantee within 30 days if you are unhappy with the product in any way.
  • If you live in an area where the power goes out often, you may want to opt for a kid alarm clock that has a battery backup. This backup saves your settings, so that once power is restored, you don’t need to reset the clock.
  • Older children may have phones or tablets that need charging at the end of the day. You may be surprised to discover that several alarm clocks designed for children actually come with USB charging ports. That means the devices can be conveniently plugged in before bed as part of the evening bedtime routine.
  • Check the alarm clock’s format to make sure it matches your preference. Some models come in a 12-hour format, while others use a 24-hour format. There are even alarm clocks that offer both, and you can choose your desired format simply by sliding a button.
  • Kids with sensory processing disorders may not do well with alarm clocks that beep loudly. Other children may not wish to be completely startled awake by a loud noise either. If that sounds like your child, consider an alarm clock model that starts off with a soft and slow buzz. This noise gradually increases until your child is fully awake and able to turn the alarm off. This is a much gentler way to wake up a child up.
  • As you browse kid alarm clock prices, you’ll need to account for the design and the number of features the clock offers. The Mesqool 7 Color Alarm Clock & Night Light, Lego Blue Brick Kids Light Up Alarm Clock and Mirari OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light are all similarly priced, however, the LittleHippo Mella Ready to Rise Children’s Alarm Clock commands a higher price due to its added sound machine, multiple light and alarm settings and cute digital face that changes expressions.