By Diana Smith,
Lighting solutions are very important both for adults and kids. Whether you have a baby or a toddler at home, it is necessary to pick out the right light for their rooms. If you have kids, then you probably know how painful it is to step on a Lego, or the misery of stomping on some squeaky toy and waking up your kid when you have just put them to sleep. You can forget about this with a proper nightlight, where your precious one can sleep calmly and you can enter the room to check up on them without being afraid you’ll wake them up. We are giving you some splendid tips on how to pick just the right light for you and your kid.
Think about what you need
The first thing you need to do is to think about what sort of light you actually need. Do you have a four-month-old baby sleeping in a nursery or a four-year-old toddler who sleeps in their own bedroom? If you have a small baby, you don’t need some strong light and it doesn’t have to be close to the baby. You should definitely think about where you need the light, where it is more convenient for you since you will be the one feeding the baby, changing the diapers etc. On the other hand, if you have a toddler, especially a kid who gets up at night, you need a bit stronger light, closer to the kid’s bed, so they can reach it when they want to go to the bathroom. This is also very practical for you if you are reading your kids bedtime stories. When the kids fall asleep, all you have to do is turn off the light and let them enjoy their night sleep. You should also think about lights with timers and whether you want a battery operational or plug-in light. Today, you can get lamps with some extra features, like an option to play music or a display showing temperature and humidity info. Think if this is something you may find useful.
Kids love different colours and shapes
Does your kid enjoy watching a Sponge Bob, or maybe is fascinated with the stars and the Moon? In any case, all you have to do is pick a light in the shape of a character that they love. When it comes to babies, you can always pick something simple. Go with clean shapes of the moon, clouds or hearts. You can always get your handyman hat on and get creative in making your own light using some string light.
Types of nightlights
There are a few different types of nightlights and you should think about what is the best option for you and your kids. There are projection lights, plug-ins, soft lights, lamps, portable nightlights, and neon lights. Projection lights simply project your kid’s favourite cartoon characters or a starry sky onto the wall. A small issue with projection lights is that they have to be placed at a perfect distance so they don’t become blurry or too small. For this, we recommend hiring a Sydney electrician, who will be able to help you thanks to their great work experience. You can also opt for a stuffed animal with a light inside, which you can put in your child’s bed. This is recommended for toddlers who like to cuddle their animals and still have fear of the dark.
The lighting in your kid’s bedroom is highly important both for them and you. Even when they are small babies, you should get them used to a nightlight. It will become a necessity when they get older and start using the bathroom by themselves. They are also useful for light sleepers and kids who are afraid of the dark, so this way they can go through the night without calling out for you if they want their favourite teddy bear or a doll. Your options are quite numerous; all you have to do is pick.