Nightlights are a great way of adding a temporary light to children’s rooms to reassure them at bedtime and help them drift off without being afraid of the dark. They’re also excellent if you have to wake up lots in the night but don’t want to disturb the rest of the household by turning on main lights.
If you have a small baby the chances are that you’re going to be up at night time a fair in those first few months, so adding night lights to your bedroom, the nursery and the landing could make the world of difference. Go for nightlights with motion sensors if you want minimal disruption late at night as these will only come on when they’re really needed. As a temporary measure, you could always try out ‘plug-in’ nightlights that are plugged into the existing plug sockets around in your home, before making a commitment to install permanent lights. Opting for nightlights that use LEDs will mean that you’re doing your bit for the environment too, as they are significantly more energy efficient than traditional halogen or incandescent bulbs and will save you money on your energy bills over time as well.
For children who are afraid of the dark or reluctant to go to bed, adding a novelty nightlight can be a reassuring way to soothe them to sleep. A gentle ambient glow will promote sleep and eliminate the pitch-black darkness that may scare some little ones and prevent them (and you!) from getting a good nights’ rest.