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Everything You Need to Know About Night Lights for Babies and Toddlers


Night Light for Toddlers

Night lights are useful for little ones. While adults may need their bedroom to be cool, dark, and quiet, it is not the same for small children. They can benefit from sleeping in a room with one of the best night lights for toddlers.

Why Nightlights are Important

Sleep is just as important to your body as food. You want your baby or toddler to be able to fall asleep gently and with ease. Night lights can aid relaxation before bed, reduce fear of the dark, and provide lighting at night for better visibility. If a night light helps a little one fall asleep and sleep better during the night, this supports overall health. Lack of adequate sleep is extremely damaging for people of all ages, but especially growing bodies and minds. 

The effects of sleep deprivation on kids can be harrowing. There is quite a bit of research showing a link between health and behavior problems in children to poor sleep, both the quantity and quality. Because being sleep-deprived effects their ability to learn, the consequences of sleep deprivation last a lifetime. The memory problems associated with sleep deprivation mean they don’t learn the same information as other kids their age. Inadequate sleep contributes to attention problems, aggressive behavior, crying, hyperactivity, mood swings, and anxiety. Clearly, the right night light that helps them fall asleep and stay asleep is incredibly important!

Beyond this, night lights are practical for keeping light low during nighttime feedings and diaper changes. Parents can walk through a dark room more safely, which you’ll be doing plenty when they’re still waking up for midnight feedings and diaper changes. Having a source of light can help you when it comes to checking on your little one. 

The Best Night Lights for Toddlers and Babies

The American Optometric Association recommends that parents leave a night light on in their baby’s room to help boost visual development, particularly from birth to four months of age. Many parents leave the night light in their child’s room long after this, though. It’s helpful for toddlers who begin to have nightmares. Often between the ages of 2-4, some children develop a fear of the dark. Having a nightlight in their room has been proven to help them feel safer, ultimately making it easier for them to go to sleep and stay asleep.

The question is, which night light should you get? Are all night lights the same? No! We are proud to say we carry YogaSleep products, so we can tell you with confidence that we have the best night lights for toddlers. A few we encourage you to look into include:

Yogasleep Baby Soother Sound Machine With Voice Recorder And Nightlight

This product features a gentle glowing light, so your little one isn’t afraid, and you can check on them without tripping. The truly top products in the industry are more than a simple night light. The Yogasleep Baby Soother Sound Machine is both a night light and a voice recorder! You can choose from womb sounds, brown noise, fan-based Dohm, ocean surf, or lullaby sounds, and the recording feature lets you calm your baby from the other room by taping your voice. 

Your convenience is a high priority for YogaSleep. The included USB cable quickly recharges while on the go, and a soft amber night light casts a warm gradient ambiance without disrupting sleep cycles. One reason we consider this the best night light is because of the voice recording feature. Soothe your little one from afar by recording your voice shushing, gently singing, or leave a sweet message for older children. That makes it perfect for use when your child is away with a babysitter or grandparents.

Yogasleep Duet White Noise Machine With Night Light And Wireless Speaker

This 3-in-1 compact sound machine features 30 soothing noise options, including nature sounds, white noise, lullaby tracks, and more. There are other options beyond the sound. You also have a full volume range of choices in the light’s brightness with a soft, dimmable, amber-toned nightlight. It is able to be used with an optional automatic timer and streaming capabilities, meaning you can wirelessly connect the all-in-one duet speaker to your smartphone and play a podcast, music, or your baby’s favorite sleep soundtrack.

Yogasleep Travel Mini Sound Machine With Night Light

Take your night light on the go! Compact and convenient in a modern design, this pocket-sized white noise machine and night light features six soothing soundtracks to lull your baby to sleep. No larger than the palm of your hand and powered by a micro-USB cable, it can easily be tossed into a purse, backpack, or diaper bag. Then, your toddler or baby can enjoy the warm glow of the amber-toned, dimmable LED nightlight, anytime, anywhere.

It’s natural to want to do everything you can to help your child grow up healthy and happy. This means getting the sleep they need to be happy and healthy. Not only that, but you need them to be asleep so you can be asleep!

You wouldn't send your child outside to play without the right clothes for the weather or to preschool without their lunchbox. And yet, despite the fact that they spend a third of their lives sleeping, many of us haven't adequately given thought to the bedroom environment their baby or toddler needs for restful sleep. Make today the day you change that! City Mattress has all of the sleep essentials you need, including the best night lights for toddlers.