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Make nap time and bedtime easier and less of a struggle with Mr. MoonLight.

Mr. Moonlight teaches children to stay in bed longer in the morning so parents get more sleep. Visual "sun" and "moon" cues teach young children, ages 2 to 5, to distinguish between the cycles of day and night and learn healthy sleep patterns.

Mr. MoonLight displays a glowing moon in the evening (or for afternoon nap) and quietly changes to a sun, (at a time parents specify), to confirm that nighttime or nap time is over and it is okay to wake up. If your child wakes up too early, use this app to teach them to rest quietly until "the sun comes up" at the time that you set.

Mr MoonLight minimizes parent-child tension and negotiation at sleep time and reduces power struggles by shifting focus towards "waiting for the sun to come up."

• Child-recognizable "sun" and "moon" visual cues
• Timer mode for afternoon napping
-(Set time interval, e.g. 1 hour)
• Clock mode for night time sleeping
-(Set exact time, e.g. 7:00am)
• Optional gradual-wake lullaby music
• Optional good night lullaby music

For use on iPod, iPad and iPhone. It is recommended that device is charging while in use. If charging without a dock, simply turn device upside down and prop it up.

The purchase of Mr. Moon Light gets you the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad versions. Only pay once!

What's New

Version 1.2.1

Various bug fixes and small improvements

Customer Reviews

3 out of 5

31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Great idea, bad follow through


I bought this app to help my four kids know when they can get up in the morning. Certainly was better than spending $40 on a clock that did the same...except:
1. You can't lock the iDevice and still see the moon/sun. This means its totally likely my kids will get up in the middle of the night (or in the morning) and grab said iDevice and begin playing with it - defeating the entire purpose.
2. The battery drain is obscene because the screen never times out. You really do need to leave it plugged in because, even with an iPad that had extensive battery life, it will be dead before the sun "comes up".
3. If you close out of the app, you need to set it back up every time - both for nap and bed. Not a HUGE inconvenience (it's just a number wheel), but an inconvenience non-the-less.
Overall, $3.00 isn't awful but I would have rather known these three things before purchasing.

Great start, look forward to more!


Exactly what I was looking for in a visual alarm clock for my two year old. Thank you! Can't confirm the bug on the clock not working. It works fine for me. One request I'd like to make is for landscape mode to be supported. We use the Smart Cover to prop up the iPad and landscape mode would orient your beautiful pictures properly. I really hope you add more songs and pictures. Maybe even some animations (ie. twinkling stars or drifting clouds at night, pulsing sun rays or flying birds in the morning--maybe have your Sun and Moon blink or yawn or smile?? Lots of playful goodies available here!).

Does the job but could use some improvements


I bought this to help our 3 year old adjust to the time change while traveling in Japan. It did help him to sleep or stay in bed during night time and get up in the morning.

However, this app could be better with the following improvements:
1. Have the ability to adjust brightness of the sleeping light because it is a bit too bright.
2. Have the image work with both orientation, not just portrait.
3. Instead of setting the wake-up set as a timer, it would be more user friendly if we were able to set it in actual wake-up time.
4. It would be nice if there soft and soothing animation should the child require some entertainment while waiting to fall asleep or wake-up


Neuron Syndicate Inc.
8.1 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Neuron Industries Inc.


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