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How This Mom With a Toddler Uses Amazon Echo

The Clever Way 1 Mom Makes Tooth Brushing and Bedtime More Fun

We’ve teamed up with Amazon Echo to show all the ways that real moms make the technology work for them.

Jocelyn Gonzalez is always on the go: a typical day might include dropping her 3-year-old daughter off at school, driving to work, rushing out to take her little girl to ballet class, and trying to fit in a trip to the grocery store.

“Being a young working mom, managing my time can be an issue,” Jocelyn admits. “The Echo has become my assistant." She doesn’t just use it for checking the weather and traffic, either: the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot Kids Edition has become an invaluable part of her family’s daily routine. Read on to learn how this savvy mom puts her Echo and the Echo Dot Kids Edition to use all day, from busy mornings to bedtime.

“I use Amazon Echo to simplify my life, just like Amazon has been doing for years,” Jocelyn explains. Often, that’s as simple as playing her daughter’s favorite songs (“Baby Shark” is quite popular at the moment) or checking the traffic.
The Echo isn’t the only Amazon device that's helpful for parents — the Echo Dot Kids Edition specifically designed for little ones also comes in handy, particularly at bedtime. Parents might want to try out the Chompers skill, which keeps kids entertained while they’re brushing their teeth. Two minutes have never gone by so quickly! Listening to some tunes during bath time can also help prevent tantrums. “Playing music for my little one is key,” Jocelyn says. “Amazon Prime Music has so many songs, and it helps to keep her occupied.”

And then there’s every toddler’s least favorite time of day: sleeping. If you have trouble getting your little one to fall asleep, try something different — like one of the storytelling skills on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Ask Alexa to tell your son or daughter a bedtime story, and watch their eyes light up. Reserving this skill for bedtime turns it into your special treat — your little ones might even look forward to going to bed!

Credits: Photography: Hannah Heinrich; Art Direction and Prop Styling: Emily Baker; Hair and Makeup: Lavonne Anthony; Wardrobe Styling: Johanna Cranitch; Production: Sasha Bar-Tur, Bryan Carroll, and Cassie Doyle

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