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Best Nightlights For Toddlers And Kids

Just when you thought your kid could sleep through the night, your little toddler is becoming much more active and aware.  The darkness of the night seems to hide many secrets, and finding a good nightlight may bring a bit of peace.  It also comes in handy for diaper changes, dim light reading or guiding the way for potty training.

How To Choose A Nightlight

  • Portability - Will you be keeping the nightlight plugged in, or does your little one want to carry the nightlight to the toilet?  Do you take your kids camping often where they need a nightlight to sleep with?  For night trips to the bathroom we recommend the toilet night light, with an automatic sensor and the option for different colors.
  • Lumens -  For those of us from an *ahem* slightly older generation, we remember measuring light bulbs in wattage, which tell us power consumption.  As home lighting systems made the switch over to energy efficient LED lights, lumens have become more important metrics for revealing the brightness of bulbs.

lumens watt chart

  • Color Temperature - The warmth of light is measured in Kelvins, with softer warmer white colors having more of a yellow tinge, vs bright white or daylight colors suitable for working and reading.  Anything from 2700-3000 kelvins is considered soft white, more suitable for cozy lighting in bedrooms.

Features

  • Moon and star projection on ceiling
  • Includes a shusher sound machine with a four mode auto off timer
  • Ideal gift for baby shower
  • Plugin
  • Includes 4 nature sounds and 4 lullabies
  • Dimmer control
  • Price $$$

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This adorable owl night light is a great starter nightlight for nurseries. Featuring 4 lullabies (including Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Rock-a-by Baby) and 4 white noise nature sounds, they can be played all night long and help soothe a baby and put him to sleep. The shusher sound machine has a four mode auto off timer which helps in putting the baby to sleep. The night light is also a projector with stars and moon and plugged into outlets only.

Despite the name crib soother, the nightlight should not actually be placed in a crib with the baby as per safe sleep guidelines.

Lumipets Silicone Night Light- "The Portable Colorful Light"

Features

  • Portable
  • Colors can be changed by tapping or with the remote
  • Cordless
  • Soothing light with a gentle glow
  • USB rechargeable
  • Price $

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This pet shaped lamp comes either as a bear, owl, bunny or dragon. Offering a soft, gentle glow, the lamp does not over heat and can be safely used next to your child’s crib. The body of the lamp is soft and rubbery and can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth. The colors can be changed from white light to 9 other colors by either tapping the lamp on the head or with the remote control provided. It is cordless so children can move it by themselves.

VAVA Warm Night Light- "The Warm White Light"

Features

  • Touch sensor controlled
  • Warm anti-blue LED light
  • Sleep timer
  • Adjustable brightness modes
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Price $

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Made from toy grade ABS and pp materials, this is a safe night light to use in your children’s room without any safety worries. The touch control feature allows you to tap the lamp and turn the light on or to set a 1 hour sleep timer. The battery is rechargeable and will last 200 – 6 hours depending on if you are using the light at the dimmest or brightest setting.  The light can also be enhanced by an extra 30% for outdoor use.

Blue light from screens like TVs and phones can be disruptive for sleep, which is why experts recommend limiting nighttime exposure.  Using a warm light far from the blue spectrum helps to set the mood for sleep.

Goline Night Light- "The Handheld Cat Lover Light"

Features

  • Portable
  • Tap control feature
  • White light plus 7 additional colors to choose from
  • Made with silicon (BPA free)
  • Built in lithium battery
  • Price $

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This handheld size night light with an adorable cat face is an ideal lamp to use in the baby’s nursery or your toddler’s room. The soft glow emanating from the lamp can help your child get a good night sleep along with helping you during night time breastfeeding and diaper changes. There is a tap control feature to help put the light on/off as well as to switch from white light to colorful mode.  The lamp is made from washable BPA free silicone so is easy to keep clean. The battery also supports 15 hours of portable use.

Galaxy Clock- "The Multi-purpose Night Light"

Features

  • 7 white noise sounds
  • Star projector
  • Temperature monitor and alarm
  • Speaker with nigh quality audio
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Price $$$

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This handheld size night light with an adorable cat face is an ideal lamp to use in the baby’s nursery or your toddler’s room. The soft glow emanating from the lamp can help your child get a good night sleep along with helping you during night time breastfeeding and diaper changes. There is a tap control feature to help put the light on/off as well as to switch from white light to colorful mode.  The lamp is made from washable BPA free silicone so is easy to keep clean. The battery also supports 15 hours of portable use.

Munchkin Light My Way- "The Budget Night Light"

owl munchkin nightlight

Features

  • 3 AAA Battery powered
  • Kid friendly handle
  • Cool to the touch
  • Automatic timer turns off after 20 minutes
  • Price $

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Made with LED lighting, this nightlight has a soft glow that toddlers love.  The handle is also designed with little hands in mind, allowing kids to bring the light to the bathroom if needed.

The only major downside is that the light automatically shuts off after 20 minutes.  It's possible to turn it back on, but a child may need to be at least 2 years old to figure that out.  The price is quite affordable though.

Conclusion

A calm night of sleep for a toddler often comes in phases, and waking up to a dark room might not create in the calmest reaction.  Soothing night lights remind your growing bub of safety and might even encourage a quick return to sleep!

 

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