For most parents, training one's toddler to sleep through the night is a tedious task, which is why Little Hippo created Mella -- an all-in-one-clock designed to teach a young one the rules of waking up through the night.
When most kids burst through a parent's door at 4:30 in the morning, it isn't because they're acting out, it's because they don't know any better. To encourage children to stay in their rooms until an appropriate hour, Mella utilizes three simple colorways and a basic emotive interface. Mella glows a soft blue during sleeping hours, transitioning to a yellow to alert a child it's almost time to wake up, and finally switching to green when the parent-selected wake-up hour has been reached. In addition, Mella will display a smiley face when it's okay to get up, helping a child identify what's right from wrong.