MELLA: All-In-One Clock To Keep Your Kid in Bed Longer
MELLA: All-In-One Clock To Keep Your Kid in Bed Longer

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Can't get your kid to stay in bed?  Let us help with that.

MELLA is the all-in-one children's clock and sleep trainer designed to keep your kid in bed longer

Studies show that children do not fully understand the concept of time until around 8 years old. MELLA uses colors and facial expressions to teach your kid when it's time for bed and when it's okay to wake up. With MELLA, your kid can learn to stay in bed longer, giving you more sleep! Pretty awesome.

When your kid sleeps, so does MELLA.

Set the desired sleep time and every night, MELLA will go to sleep with your kid. MELLA sleeps through the night so your kid knows to stay in bed.

MELLA introduces delayed gratification with the Play Period.

Good things come to those who wait! Half an hour before the wake time, MELLA will display a playful expression and glow a yellow light. Teach your kid to play quietly and wait patientlyuntil the light turns green!

When MELLA turns green, it's time to wake up!

Set the desired wake time and MELLA will greet your kid with a smile and glow green. It's time to start the day!

MELLA's Bedtime Routine

5 Night Light Colors

Choose from five soft night light colors to keep the bedtime monsters at bay! 

3 Sleep Sound Options

Choose from three relaxing sleep sound options to help your kid fall asleep quickly: rain, white noise and ocean.

Nap Timer

What about those midday naps, time outs and other play activities? MELLA's got you covered. MELLA has multiple duration options for all your countdown needs.

We're kicking off our campaign with three color options. MELLA is available in Arctic BlueBlush Pink and our limited edition color, Kickstarter Green!

Why green? Two reasons: 1) it was hugely demanded in our pre-launch poll; and 2) Kickstarter's color is green, of course! Once we sell through our initial minimum order quantity, we will NEVER offer this fun shade again so grab yours today! 

P.S. Our very first stretch goal is to make MELLA available in purple!

Note: We will contact backers for their preferred color choice based on the selected reward level.

Two years ago, we had a thought: why aren't kid's electronics designed with the parent in mind? After all, parents are the ones buying the product!  Sleep trainers on the market looked extremely kiddy/childish or had ugly designs, were made with cheap materials and broke quickly. We wanted to do better.  

Our mission is to create beautiful, modern children's products even adults would want for themselves. Our goal is to design products that customers wouldn't necessarily think were children's products at first glance, yet still bring delight to children everywhere.  Most importantly, we set out to build high quality products - minus the sky-high price tags. 

With MELLA, we believe we've created just that.

We spent months studying the most popular sleep trainers on the market. Some clocks didn't have nearly enough features to justify their price. Others had feature overload with buttons and programs parents can't keep track of. Some had nonsensical design choices (i.e. blue light as the only night light color option - read HERE why blue light is detrimental to sleep health).

And across the board?  None of them focused on beautiful design.

So, we designed a beautiful kid's clock that strikes a perfect balance between features and usability.

With MELLA, you get: 

1) features you'll actually use,
2) an easy-to-use interface ("set it and forget it"),
3) at a reasonable price,
4) in a beautiful package.

Let's get down to it!

Kickstarter is a platform where entrepreneurs can put forward their ideas, and where early adopters can help bring these ideas to life.  Having backed many projects on our own, it was only natural that we would turn to Kickstarter ourselves to see whether this community would love MELLA as much as we do!

MELLA's product design, development, prototyping, tooling and testing have been financed by ourselves.  Your pledges will help us to fund our initial production run.  In addition, by launching on Kickstarter, we can offer our backers a better price as a little thank you for being such amazing supporters!

Mella was lovingly created and designed in San Francisco, California.

We are a team of passionate individuals with backgrounds in engineering, business, marketing, and product design!

 

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