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At a certain age, children get scared in the dark and hardly fall asleep. A lot of them are scared to wake up in a dark room when they had a nightmare or something. A little night light could be a help there.

Night light

At a certain age, children get scared in the dark and hardly fall asleep. A lot of them are scared to wake up in a dark room when they had a nightmare or something. A little night light could be a help there. More information >

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Night lights – advantages and ways of usage

Night lights have the advantage that your little one can independently use them and not flee into the parents’ bed. Thus they start to learn very early how to cope with problems and find solutions.

Night lights – versions

If your little one often awakes at night because he/she had a nightmare, you should decide for a night light with motion sensor. If children are sleeping restless, they start to move right before waking up in their cot. The light will be turned on, they will start to get calm and not wake up so often anymore. Simple models can just be put into the socket somewhere at the doorway of your child’s room. You can then simply turn it off without interrupting your little one’s phase of sleeping.

Place in the room

The most popular place in the room for night lights is a nightstand. There, the nightlight is near to your little one and can be turned on/off anytime you want. However, there is one disadvantage to that: the nightstand is in striking distance to your little one’s cot and most often, the light source is very bright, which means that you have to pay attention on how bright the certain night light is. Perfect would be to take the child with you when buying a night light. You should test it in a dark room so that you can see if it suits. If you’re buying a night light online you should orientate towards the performance and adjustments which can be made.

Getting children used to the dark in good time

According to a lot of studies, babies are not scared in the dark. At an age of two years, however, it is harder for children to fall asleep at night. They start to process impressions from the day which has the consequence of adjustment reactions in their brain. If you get your child used to the dark soon enough, chances are better that your baby will sleep better. Please pay attention to using a dim light if you have to nurse or change your baby at night. Even the night light should only have a dim light. Your baby’s body dumps out a lot of the sleeping hormone melatonin while being in the dark. If there is a lack of this hormone, which is possible to occur with a too bright light, insomnia can develop.

Things to consider before buying a night light

A manufacturer which is appropriate for children will provide that your little one will develop a personal involvement to his/her night light. If the light e.g. has the form of a cute elephant from the “Programme with the Mouse” and shines in a pleasant and comforting blue, your little one will feel safer at night. A ladybird, a turtle or Maya the Bee can also be your child’s loyal companion at night. A wide range of products will be offered by Chicco, Babymoov and Haba.

Suitable night lights should have the following characteristics:

  • dim light
  • manufactured appropriate for children (for older ones)
  • energy-efficient (LED light)
  • easy to handle
  • appropriate to use in several places in your child’s room

There are a lot of different versions of night lights on the market, which have their advantages and disadvantages. If you buy a night light in an online shop, you are offered a wide range of products. If your child is already a bit older, you can take him/her with you to choose the perfect night light. Thus you will always have the guarantee that your little one feels safe and protected at night.

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