Night lights are a great comfort, and almost a necessity when you have a very young baby. Not only are they comforting and calming, but you'll find they come in handy when you are trying to creep into the room to check your newborn. They are also a great idea for older kids who are afraid of the dark. In addition, it has been shown that turning on a bright light can cause your brain and the baby's brain to become active again, making it difficult to go back to sleep. Therefore, a nightlight can be a great alternative for when you have to change a diaper in the middle of the night: the soft glow of the light will help you see, but won't shine obnoxiously in your face. The best colors for night lights are reds and oranges because of their soft glow and resemblance to the sunset, which subconsciously reminds you of going to bed soon.
Hopefully this will help you find the best nightlight for baby – and for mom.
Best Nightlight for Baby
This is a combination night light and a sound machine. Not only can you custom set the sounds, but you can also change the brightness and color of the light. The light can be programmed to stay on all night, or go off at a set time, and all this can be done from your phone! The machine stays cool to the touch, and the light can be manually dimmed or lit up for when you are changing diapers or nursing. This night light grows with your baby too because as your baby grows older, you can set the light to sound an 'okay' signal for when it is alright to get out of bed. The device is extremely user-friendly as well!
The color can be adjusted from a cool white to a warm yellow/white, and you can adjust the brightness and the depth of the color. It is a touch control lamp and completely waterproof. You can see by the sturdiness of the light that it has been made with children in mind, and it has indeed been manufactured with toy-grade plastic. This night light uses rechargeable batteries and lasts for 80 hours on weak light. This makes the device more portable, but it also can be a hassle to have to constantly recharge the batteries. Either one of these things can be a pro or a con depending on your intended use.
This night light can be manually dimmed, and its sensor allows it to automatically light up in the dark and turn off when it's light in the room during the day. Because this light is LED, it is very economical: it costs up to 87% less to use than regular light bulbs and lasts up to 25 times longer. It is completely portable because it plus directly into the wall socket, making it easy to move around the room or into other rooms. However, this can be a con depending on where the plugs in the room are. It is highly efficient and is one of the most affordable night lights on our list.
Perhaps the most interesting looking night light on our list, this light is remote controlled and there are 8 light settings ranging from bright to very dim. You can select a mood light and it has a built-in timer which you can set to stay on for 1, 2, 4 or more hours before it automatically shuts off. The colors are red, blue, green, and multi-color and the light can be tilted to one side so the light shines straight up or off at the wall. Something that makes it different from the rest of the night lights on this list is its built-in speaker, which allows you to play music from your Ipod, MP3, or other music-playing device.
This super cute mushroom-shaped night light comes with tap color control and it has two natural light settings and a 6-color multi-color mode. The mushroom is manufactured from soft silicone with a sturdy base. The night light comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, which lasts for only 3 hours under bright light and 6 hours for dim light. This makes the night light very portable, but the battery life can be very limiting. Because it is such a soft light, babies tend to not fully waken when being fed or changed. The night light comes with a 30 day No Hassle Money Back Guarantee, and a 1 year warranty.
There are many baby night lights available today, all with a wide variety of prices, sizes, and extra options to pick from. If possible, it is a good idea to see the night light in action before you buy it, so you can better understand its style of lighting. Plan out where you want the night light to be in proximity to the crib and changing area. This can determine how long the cord needs to be. Or if you would prefer a battery-powered night light, makes sure its charge will last long enough for your needs. This means it is a good idea to do your homework before making a final choice. Whatever you do choose, it will pay for itself the first time you walk across the room and see that LEGO piece before you step on it!