Which Night Light?

Battery-operated or mains-operated night-light, pilot light, variable night light… The pilot light has become an essential product of all shapes and colors. So which one to choose for his child?

From what age?

Very often the fear of darkness intervenes towards the age of 18 months and is accompanied by an anguish like that of the monster under the bed. It is therefore not necessary to install one on your return from maternity since the infant, at birth, is not afraid of the darkness.

From 2 or 3 years, the cognitive development of the child allows him to understand what fear is.This is where the installation of a pilot light can be useful in order to reassure it. The whole thing, then, is to choose a night light suitable for your child: whether it is afraid or not black, it is better not to take one that has a brightness too strong. If he is afraid of growing up or if he wants a stronger light, choose one whose brightness can vary, like a dimmer room, and decrease the brightness gradually, as the nights go by.

Attention: during the first year, your child will have found a specific day / night rhythm. In order not to disturb this rhythm, it is important that the light is not too strong, so that it does not awaken it. It is important to help your child find his / her rhythm of sleep and to rhythm his days by meals, the hours of bedtime and rising, etc…

The usefulness of the pilot light

If the night light helps to reassure your child, it will help you to see if he sleeps well or to find his cuddly tooth or pacifier. It can also be useful for breastfeeding at night, even if you have a bed or a nursing cradle.

A night light suitable for everyone’s sleep

There are lights of all sorts. Each night light is suitable for everyone’s sleep. Most rependue is the pilot cell or sector: in fact, it may serve as a decorative element when mains, and when cell and therefore wireless, it allows a more convenient travel ( You will be able to move it where you wish so as not to over illuminate the baby room). This type of pilot also exists with LEDs: they last longer and are much more economical. The pilot programmer will be helpful if your child just needs reassurance at a specific time, for it will not stay on all night. However if your child is prone to nightmares, prefer a model that stays on continuously. Advised by SMBer, the night light dimmable perfectly fits the room in which you install it, since you can adjust the intensity of light. It is ideal for adapting to the baby’s sleep.

The combined pilot has the distinction of having several functions: be light and music, take the form of a musical blanket, be bright and serve decision cache, etc. There are models that combine two or three functions: for example, there are mobiles that make nightlights, baby-lights or lights with integrated CD player. The most common are the musical night lights that allow more light to be, to broadcast music streaming, and the pilot-blanket which are in the form of fluff spreading a soft light, usually very soft. Pillows have this advantage that your child can keep her in bed to fall asleep.

Like any childcare object lights are regulated by safety standards. So pay attention to the age at which they are recommended! Also pay attention to the connections and make sure that your electrical installation is safe.