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Night light for kids: seven ideas that can help them fall asleep
Falling asleep alone and in the dark is a big problem for many young children. Above all, the darkness triggers fears or even nightmares in them. Night lights are designed to help little ones fall asleep with a good feeling.
Finding the way to the toilet in a pitch-black apartment without having an accident is a real challenge for many adults. If sleepy children stumble out of the loft bed at night and through the dark corridors, blue toes and a pounding skull are almost inevitable. Unless a night light helps them reach the loo safely.
The nocturnal journey to the toilet is just one reason why many parents think about a night light in the home. Between the ages of three and five, children begin to experience darkness as a threat. In the so-called magical phase, the boundaries between reality and fantasy often become blurred. The monster under the bed or the burglars in the stairwell are a very real danger for the little ones at this time. Even six-year-olds are often not yet able to distinguish between dreams and reality. A night light can help to initially take away their fear of the dark. This makes them feel safer when they fall asleep. There are night lights for children in pretty much all shapes, with color changes, for the socket, as a wall lamp and a magical starry sky on the children’s room ceiling.
Seven ideas that can help take away children’s fear of the dark at night.
1. VAVA LED night light
Vava’s light-up egg is one of the most popular night lights for young parents. And that has several reasons. One of the most important: The LED night light is practically indestructible. It is made of “toy grade” materials. It is only suitable to a limited extent for playing football, otherwise children’s hands cannot harm the Vava egg. The light can be switched on and off via two sliders on the underside and switched from a warm permanent light to a play of colours. Everything else works by touch. Both the brightness of the continuous light and the play of colors can be adjusted using a simple touch function. In the author’s endurance test, this worked reliably. The Vava LED night light is charged via USB. In the darkest setting, it lasts up to 100 hours on a full charge. The author can also confirm this from his own experience. The Vava LED night light is available here.
2. All Kids United LED Night Light “Starry Sky”
This starry sky projection for the children’s room is based on a completely different principle. The sheep made of soft plush serves as a cuddly toy and a magical sleeping aid at the same time. Holes have been punched in the back of the sheep through which the light is projected onto the ceiling. In addition to different colors, there are also constellations hidden in the stomach that can be observed. If required, there are also four musical classics to fall asleep to. A pity: The LED starry sky is battery-operated and cannot be charged or operated with a mains adapter. Here’s the “Starry Sky” LED night light from All Kids United
3. “Sloth” snooze light
This snooze light for the wall is animal cute. The motif, a small sloth, is made by hand from six and four millimeter thick poplar wood and then painted. A battery-operated LED light chain with ten or 20 small LEDs lights up the mammal native to South and Central America. The small, 35 cm wide variant has a timer function. The slightly larger model (approx. 55 centimeters wide) does not have a timer. This animal night light is switched on and off with a pull switch. Beautiful: On request, the wooden figure can also be individualized with a name or an engraving of your choice. Direct or indirect lighting and operation via a socket are also possible. Here the night light is available in a sloth design.
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4. Reer night light “MyMagicStarLight”
The “MyMagicStarLight” from Reer also conjures up a starry sky on the ceiling of children’s rooms. The stars shine in either classic white, green or violet. Color changes are also possible. Five nature sounds and ten lullabies should ensure even more peace when falling asleep. MP players or smartphones can also be connected via an AUX cable, for example for a radio play to fall asleep to. A small LCD display on the front shows either the time or the room temperature. A three-stage timer has been integrated as an additional function, which automatically switches off the night light after 15, 30 or 45 minutes. Here’s the night light “MyMagicStarLight” from Reer.
5. Ansmann LED night light “The Mouse”
This night light from the well-known TV series “The Show with the Mouse” comes without a lot of frills. Three batteries are hidden in the base, which light up an integrated LED. The touch sensor can be used to switch it on and off again. After 30 minutes, the LED lamp goes out by itself thanks to the built-in timer. The glowing mouse bathes the children’s room in a subtle orange. It’s enough to help you fall asleep and find your way to the door and toilet. Alternatively, Ansmann also has the mouse’s best friend, the elephant. Here’s the sleep aid from “The Show with the Mouse”. And here’s the elephant.
6. Philips LED wall night light Disney “Elsa”
This LED wall light from Philips should particularly delight fans of Disney’s hit movie “Frozen”. The iceberg rises a mighty 34 centimeters and is made to glow by three permanently installed LEDs inside. The batteries are in the base of the night light, which can be mounted on the wall. The cool, bluish light can be made slightly brighter or darker using two switches. This night light does not have a timer. Here’s the wall night light for little Frozen fans.
7. Beaba night light
The French designers of this night light for babies and toddlers had a funny, albeit obvious idea. The lamp in the shape of a gnome can be used both as a static night light and as a flashlight. The mode can be easily switched using a large and easy-to-use button. The first torch of your own should make many a three-cheese-high very happy. But the gnome lamp is practical for another reason. Thanks to the clever design of the pointed hat, it can be conveniently hung on the cot, the door or anywhere else. After 90 hours at the latest (manufacturer’s specification), the gnome needs an energy boost. That works via USB. The matching cable is included in the scope of delivery. The 2-in-1 night light from Béaba is available here.
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