I use this one Alexa skill to keep our child from waking us up too early

How to sleep train your child using the Amazon Echo Glow

Our three-year-old daughter is a true delight, but she had one not-so-great habit: As soon as she woke up — which in some cases would be as early as 6 am — she would start calling for either me or my wife. 

We would be awakened to her shouting “Mommeeeee, come over hereeee!” repeatedly until we would go into her room and get her. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best way to start the day. 

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