If you’re like me and only use your Google Nest Hub for listening to tunes and displaying digital photos, prepare to have your mind BLOWN!

Australian mum Crystal, a counsellor who specialises in perinatal mental health and gentle parenting, shared how she uses her Google Nest Hub to help her kids get ready in the morning – and the internet lost its mind!

Google Nest Hub morning routine

I’ll admit I’ve had a Nest Hub for years and had no idea that these routines are inbuilt as part of Google Assistant.

“I’ve set it up so there’s like a family bell that goes off at six in the morning, which is about the time my kids wake up, and it takes them through a list of things they need to do to get themselves ready in the morning. Things like making their bed, getting dressed, brushing their hair, brushing their teeth, having breakfast, things like that.”

Even though Crystal says the morning routine can take her children, who are aged six and three, up to an hour, they get it all done.

“Because they get to go and press on the thing themselves, it keeps them really entertained and they think it’s the best.”

Here’s Crystal’s video on how to set it up:

@thegentlecounsellor Reply to @thegentlecounsellor Here is how to set up your Google Home to help your kids get ready in the morning and other things. Hope this helps! #thegentlecounsellor #googlehome @Google #parenting ♬ original sound – Crystal | Mums + Mental Health

The handy morning routine tip has been praised by parents.

“This is the most insanely useful tip I have ever seen for kids. You are brilliant! I’m totally doing this,” said Samantha Suche.

“Omg! I have two kids on the spectrum and THIS WOULD BE AMAZING!!!!” added Joanna Clarke.

Google Nest Hub morning routine

Now if you did miss this amazing feature on your Nest Hub, don’t beat yourself up too much, it’s only been available for less than a year!

Did you know about this feature? Will you be using it? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Not a great idea I definitely would not be doing this


  • I don’t even know that that is????


  • What a brilliant idea! I’ve been thinking about upgrading my nest!


  • I love this idea


  • We are becoming more and more reliant on technology as our memory. I find it all a bit worrying.


  • I love this idea! Helps them get into a pattern and create consistency and independence


  • I could imagine this might also be helpful for the aging who might need reminding due to dementia/Alzheimer’s, etc. as they often need reminding what to do and not to do throughout their day. I’d love to know if anyone has tried this with their parents or grandparents.


  • This sounds amazing! I want to find out how to do this!


  • I’ve only just realised how useful Alexa can be…I think she’s the Amazon version of Nest. I like this idea but not sure how much it would actually help my child. I’m pretty good at repeating the same requirement in the mornings – and i can do it in increasing volume- but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. Is it simply because I’m not a phone or ipad?

    • I love Alexa! A friend of mine has it and it’s so cool. Though quite expensive in my opinion.


  • I don’t have one of these but I think it would only work on young ones. Older kids will think it’s lame. The other I can see happening is the novelty wearing off.


  • This is very cool. I knew my google nest could do a lot but didn’t know about this. My middle two would love this.

    • I didn’t know either. This is one of the reasons why I love mouth if mums. We get the best info!


  • Good idea I will definitely give it a go! My daughter takes so long in the mornings

    • The article says the morning routine can take her children, who are aged six and three, up to an hour, that’s pretty long too….


  • What a great idea. My kids would love this.


  • I just used a chart which included similar things. Made it myself.


  • Handy if you have a Google Nest.


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