Contrary to popular belief, fixing a night light in your child’s room can help your toddler to sleep better. Click here to find out more on how to choose the right night lights for your child.
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Being a parent, you would want to provide the best for your child. The ability to provide a restful sleep for your child is part of a parent’s responsibility. Sleep researchers have concluded that night lights are a safe, healthy, and effective way to promote better sleep for babies and young children.
Besides providing better sleep, fixing night lights also bring other benefits such as comforting children who are afraid of the dark and help parents to see better when checking on their children. However, with so many choices available, choosing the right night lights for your child is not as easy as expected. Tips to consider when choosing night lights are as mentioned below:
When choosing a night light, the first aspect that you should consider is potential risks that it might bring to your child. Many night lights contain small parts that can prove dangerous to your child, potentially being a choking hazard. Hence, before purchasing a night light for your child’s room, you should always double-check to ensure that it does not contain unsuitable parts.
Furthermore, you should also make sure that these night lights are plugged in beyond the reach of your child or baby. These night lights can cause electrocution if a liquid is spilt on them or if they are unplugged before they are switched off.
Night lights are fixed to switch on at night, so they should not illuminate the room too brightly. They should only be bright enough for you to safely tend to your child in the middle of the night. If the brightness is too intense, it will disrupt your child’s sleep. This will result in you facing a cranky baby the next day, something all parents never look forward to. The question is: How bright is too bright for good sleep? The best way to check is to place the night light in place, and lay down in your child’s bed, close your eyes, and turn your head towards the direction of the light source. If you can see light coming through your eyelids, then it is a sign that the night light is too bright and might interfere your child’s sleep.
Colour of Light
The light intensity is not the only aspect that might affect your child’s sleep, as the colour of the light emitted might also play a role in determining how well your child sleeps through the night. You might think that blue light aids in sleeping, but research has shown that it does the exact opposite. Blue and white light actually boost attention and reaction time; hence they will not encourage sleep but instead make one harder to fall asleep instead. The best colour for night lights is red or orange, colours as they are soothing to the eyes.
Fancy buying a night light to stimulate sleep for your child? Lazada Malaysia offers a large variety of night lights that you can choose from.