Having trouble putting your kids to sleep? A good night light is probably what you need. As it does help to keep your little one sleep soundly and in a way helps them to feel safe, especially if they wake up in the middle of the night. Don’t believe us? Read here for the benefits of having a night light we’ve listed, as well as night lights that we highly recommend for parents to get one for their kids.
Good Things That You Can Get From Having a Night Light On
The gentle ambiance from the light covers a number of benefits for both parents and the children. The light produced is gentle enough for us to see in the dark, and yet not to bright enough that it keeps us awake in the night (and disrupt our circadian sleep rhythm.).
parents can check in their kids regularly as well as doing diaper changing routine without snapping into full-blown light (and avoid stepping on a Lego while on the way.), while for the kids they won’t get so afraid to sleep, plus the ambiance can even help them to fall back into sleep, should they wake up.
Types Of Night Light
Gone are the days where night lights are available in one style; different shapes and sizes are available in the market to give a little bit of joy for the kids, as well as helping them to sleep soundly.
Plug-in night lights are the easiest one, as you simply plug into the source. They also usually come with built-in sensors, either daylight sensor that automatically go off if there’s another light source coming in, or motion sensor that the night light turns on when you passed it.
Projector night lights are the cool kind of night light, as instead the usual light source you can have images (such as animals, stars, or even superheroes) projected onto the wall in your room.
Stuffed animals with built-in night light are one of the most popular types as the stuffed animals are soft and cuddly while giving the right ambiance light for your little one to sleep.
Consider This First Before Buying a Night Light
Before buying one, determine the location where your little one will be sleeping and the power source for the night light. If it’s too far that the light would be too dim, a portable type of night light can be handy for your needs.
Generally, a night light is designed to be a bit dimmer than the usual light source but it’s best to test it out first to see it suits your needs. A good way to find out is to close your eyes and if you can see the outline of the line through the eyelid, that’s the sign that the night light is too bright for your use.
What Color Night Light Is Best For My Kids To Sleep?
In choosing the right night light, good info from the science department can help you make the right choice in choosing the right model. Opt for night light with red/orange hue (usually labeled as warm white) as the color mimics the ones in the sunset, nature’s way of telling our body to sleep, while other types of light. (both blue and pure white) will do the opposite)
Top Baby Night Light Review: 7 Best Nursery Night Light for Slumber Sleep
Considered to be a top list of baby night light, Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, and Night Light can be a perfect companion for you and your little one. And to be honest, there’s nothing that we don’t love with this night light.
For one thing, the night light is controlled by an app (synced through a Bluetooth), so you can set the whole details conveniently without going into their room, according to your child’s needs. You can also program the light to stays on through the night or just a couple of hours while the child gets settled in their bed. And there’s a “Time to Rise” program that turns to subtle pink glow (mimicking a sunrise ambiance) to gently wake up the little one, without relying on from the sun.
Multiple light modes and background sounds that grow with your child – soft ambiance and white noise for newborn, nightlight and ocean sound as well as the time-to-rise setting for toddlers and above. In short, this night light is a worthwhile investment that you need to consider for purchase.
What catches our eye is the egg-shaped light that we think it’s cute for both adults and children, and it works much more than that!
VAVA VA-HP008 Night Lights for Kids works with energy-efficient LED lamp (up to 80 hours) with the color adjustable from cool white to warm white and you only need to touch the top once to dim the light, and double tap to switch it off.
And personally, we think that the expression stickers the package comes make the use more personal and relatable, adding the stickers to suit with our personality make us feel that it’s a companion that we can rely on, a beneficial feature especially for kids learning to sleep alone in their room.
The night light is also portable as it charges through a USB cable, and since it’s IP65 waterproof, you won’t have to worry too much for accidental spills or splash at the night light; you can take the light anywhere for the children to sleep better through the night.
The out of the world SOAIY Sleep Soother Aurora Projection LED Night Light that gives you soothing, an astral-like ambiance that is comforting to sleep in. Shaped like a dome, you can use it as a background ambiance to show the kids the beauty of aurora borealis and nebular light looking so realistically on the wall.
Comes with a different eight projection modes including red, blue, green, and multicolor to suit your mood and we love that this projector also comes with a built-in speaker; plug into an iPod or your smartphone for relaxing meditative music to soothe not only the kids but also for you.
This night light goes well with VAVA VA-HP008 Night Lights. It’s a cute little chick anyway. Jokes aside, this night light is a solid purchase that we think is loveable for the kids.
The material is made to be safe for the little one — toy-grade ABS and pp materials — and gentle LED light in warm white that won’t flicker or glare to the eyes. You can adjust the brightness accordingly and it’ll last up to 300 hours of use, chargeable with a USB cable (a bonus point if you’re looking for a portable night light).
A cute little bunny night light that’s a joy to have in a nursery, LumiPets Cute Animal Silicone Baby Night Light with Touch Sensor is a portable type of night light that you can bring it anywhere as it’s rechargeable with a micro-USB cable.
LumiPet showcases a soothing ambiance light with a calming glow that’s proven by hundreds of users that it’s definitely calming for both children and parents. You can set up the light’s color and brightness through a remote control provided in the package.
Overall, LumiPet is a wonderful companion for the children – the big size is what will catch their attention and the outer material made from toy-grade silicone that’s super safe for the little one (to bite. Just in case they do).
The downside is the since this model comes with remote control, we think that it can be a minor inconvenience if you misplaced it. The remote control is already quite small to speak off, hence you need to consider an extra precaution in storing the remote far from children’s reach when not in use.
Alternatively, you can always ‘bop’ the bunny to turn in on. Another bop will brighten the light is was one, the third one will activate the color-changing mode. If you bob twice on a particular color, the night light will stay put. Nifty and cute.
Go starry-eyed with this night light as Newest Night Light, Multiple Colors Star Light Rotating Projector provides 4 main lights of warm white, blue, red and green, as well as projects a starry star sky effect onto the walls of your room.
The whole setup is shaped like a dome, and that means the night light is stable enough to stay put in one place. we like the product design is all about stability and utility. Sturdy plastic material and you can charge the projector in three ways (the usual plug, USB charge, or simply through batteries), making it a convenient night light for both home and outdoor use.
In our opinion, the light effect coming from this projector is definitely a personal preference – the multi-color effect can be too glaring and overstimulating for some, while others tell that their kids simply love it. But don’t let it worry you; the color effect is still interesting to look at, as it projects the wall gives a good setting in learning more about astronomy.
Now you can look at full moon 24/7 with this lamp. A moon-shaped night light definitely catches our eye as it comes in a spherical shape, you wonder if the night light needs to roll over for it to light up.
Well, it doesn’t. The moon lamp is powered through a USB cable that you can bring the moon pretty much anywhere to enjoy the soothing night light. Short touch to the moon will switch on the lamp as well as changing the color (from cool white to warm white) while the third tap to switch it off, and long touch to adjust the brightness of the lamp. At minimum brightness, the lamp can last up to 20 hours while 4 hours at maximum brightness.
Overall, we think this night lamp is geared toward adults, as well as to children if they love moons. The ambiance light provided by this lamp is just nice and gives a soothing glow that you can sleep comfortably through the night. The downside is even at the brightest setting the light is still not bright enough for you to see clearly in the room, what more changing or feeding the little one if needed.