Night lights are often a source of comfort for children, particularly those who are scared of the dark. Parents also find them helpful when they have to enter their child's room during the night. Generally, children do not experience night time anxieties until they are at least two years old. It is during this stage of cognitive development when they begin to understand fear and imagine monsters hiding under the bed or in the wardrobe. This is often the time when parents will decide to use a nightlight to reassure their child.
A night light should be dimmer than a normal light otherwise it can prevent sleep. Lamps that are specifically designed for childrens lighting are usually the best solution. One example is the Corner Pink Cat Table Lamp Clock that serves as a lamp and clock during the day, but folds up to serve as a comforting night light. This design also ensures that enough light is available for reading the bedtime story.
However, some parents find that a low power, soft-tone candle bulb may also be just as suitable for childrens lighting. This solution also offers plenty of kids bedside lamps to choose from. Most children are fans of Disney, with young girls loving Disney characters such as Cinderella and the Little Mermaid. Disney princesses are always a favourite too. For young boys, Disney Pixar films such as Cars are always a winner and for those bedrooms that are decorated with the Disney theme, then Disney kid's bedside lamps will add the finishing touch.