18 kids’ night lights for helping little ones drift off

Best Kids' Night Lights: Mr Maria Lion

From hyperactivity to ‘monsters under the bed’, there are more than a few reasons why littlies stay awake until all hours, but kids’ night lights can make a big difference to disrupted bedtime routines.

So much more than a sweet piece of décor, a night light can calm worried minds, ease fears of the dark, and be something of a companion at a time when insecurities can surface.

What to look for when buying a kids night light

Things to consider when buying a kids night light

Portability: We all know the importance of a consistent bedtime routine. If your love bug likes to have their night light with them wherever they sleep, look for one that is battery operated or that can easily travel with them. Think overnight stays at grandmas or week-long trips away from home.

Timer: Some night lights stay on all night whereas others have a timer function that automatically switches the light on and off after certain times. This is a handy little feature for parents conscious of saving energy around the home.

Brightness Control: Kids night lights all vary in brightness. Having a dimmer or brightness control allows you to adjust the glow to suit your sleepy tot.

Remote: Look for a night light that comes with a remote or easy on/off controls like a simple touch-on feature. Fiddling with little buttons or adjusting timers is the last thing parents want to be doing when settling kids to sleep or feeding younger bubs during the night.

Additional Extras: Many night lights on the market are more than a simple light that shimmers in the little ones’ bedroom. Some are a combination of multiple sleep aids such as sound machines and projectors.


18 kids’ night lights for easier bedtime routines

Take a look at our roundup of adorable and practical night lights to (fingers crossed) help littlies reach the land of Nod sooner.

VAVA

Best Kids' Night Lights: VAVA Baby Night Light

VAVA Baby Night Light ($29.99)

If you’re after a night light that you don’t need to charge daily, this is it. On the dimmest setting, which is ideal when littlies are snoozing, the battery can run for up to 200 hours – that’s more than a week! It has touch controls for adjusting brightness and can be charged with a USB cord.


Heico

Best Kids Night Lights Heico

Heico Kids’ Night Lights (from $129.99)

Created in Germany, these night lights are as much works of art as they are night-time companions for kidlets. Each resin lamp is fitted with Australian power adapters and requires a standard globe. It’s near impossible to pick a favourite from this bunch!


Oricom

Best Kids Night Lights: Oricom Night Buddy

Oricom Night Buddy Night Lights ($29.99)

These colour-changing buddies are cute enough to cuddle. They’re made from soft, smooth silicone and can be activated with a simple ‘tap’ on the head. Charging is a cinch thanks to the included USB cord, and you will get up to 20 hours of each charge.


Mylight

Best Kids Night Light: Mylight

Mylight Custom Night Lights (from $129.95)

Manufactured and made right here in Australia, these box-style night lights can be completely personalised to suit your starry-eyed sprout. Choose everything, from the colour of the box and the type of LED light right down to the size and style of font. A great way for kids to recognise their name from an early age too.


Shnuggle

Best Kids' Night Lights: Shnuggle

Shnuggle Moonlight Nightlight ($59.95)

Thoughtfully created to see parents through many-a-year with little ones, this night light is a breastfeeding light, a nappy-change light and a portable kids’ night light. It’s dimmable, baby safe and it has a very convenient temperature sensor that lets you know when the room is too warm.


Beaba

Best Kids' Night Lights: Beaba Pixie Sticks

Beaba Pixie Stick Night Lights (from $74.95)

Beaba’s insanely cute Pixie night lights are ergonomically designed for the tiniest of hands to be able to manage easily. The hanging format is brilliant for using on cots, prams and bassinets; while the standing option makes the sweetest little bedside lanterns around. Brightness is adjustable and the battery can last up to 12 hours.


Little Belle

Best Kids' Night Lights: Little Belle

Little Belle Lamps (from $139.95)

Bursting with magic and oh-so giftable, these spectacular night lights are perfect for kids who love to dream of other worlds and fantastical friends. The collection comprises both battery-powered and plug-in lights, and designs include the likes of fairy houses and mushrooms.


Teeny & Tiny

Best Kids' Night Lights: Teeny & Tiny Night Lights

Teeny & Tiny Rechargeable Night Lights (from $24.95)

From rockets to bunnies, clouds to moons, there is a night light for every little personality in this Aussie-designed collection. Each light is crafted from PVC to be soft to touch and includes an LED globe that doesn’t get too hot. These adorable lights all run on batteries and are equipped with an automatic timer.


Mr Maria

Best Night Lights: Mr Maria Miffy Series

Mr Maria Dimmable LED Night Lights (from $169.95)

Created to be a ‘little friend for a little miracle’, these world-famous Mr Maria night lights celebrate the timeless cuteness of Dick Bruna’s beloved characters. Dimmable and rechargeable, lights are made from BPA-free silicone to be lightweight, portable and soft.


Gummygoods

Best Kids' Night Lights: Gummygoods

Gummygoods Squeezable Gummy Bear Night Light ($49.99)

Yummiest night lights ever? We think so! Created especially to be hugged, these rubber bears glow a soft, colourful light when their tummies are squeezed. They’re 17cm tall, wall-mountable and powered by AA batteries.


The Letteroom

Best Kids' Night Lights: The Letteroom

The Letteroom Kids’ Night Lights (from $65)

When it comes to giftable awesomeness, this UK brand never fails, and these warm, glowing kids’ night lights are some of our favourites in its range. Each battery-run light is perfectly sized for little hands to hold and comes with a built-in timer to help conserve power.


OSC

Best Kids Night Lights OSC Mountain

OSC Mini Mountain Night Light ($45)

Adventurous little spirits will love gazing at this snow-capped mountain at the end of a long day of play. Brightness and timer settings can be adjusted at the base of the unit, or for quick on and off, simply tap the top of the peak. Colours include grey, mint or blush.


Tecboss

Best Kids' Night Lights: Tecboss Smart Chicken

Tecboss Smart Chicken Night Light ($20.95)

If you’re not won over by the cuteness of this little chick, you certainly will be by its running time. On its lowest setting, this night light outperforms most others by glowing for up to 300 hours, making it a fab option for time-poor parents. Made of silicone, this one operates by touch and charges with a USB cable.


Delight Decor

Best Kids' Night Lights: Delight Decor My Dream Lights

Delight Decor My Dream Lights ($69.95)

If it’s colour the kids love, these remote-control night lights are hard to top – they each glow in 16 different shades! There are also three brightness settings, the highest of which provides enough light to read from. Choose from over ten brilliant kiddie themes.


Ewan the Dream Sheep

Best Kids' Night Lights: Ewan the Dream Sheep

Ewan the Dream Sheep Night Light ($69.95)

Ewan is cuddliest night light around and he’s winning hearts all over the place. Created specifically to soothe the tiniest of tackers with a soft glow and gentle white noise, this little lamb can hang from the cot by his tail, giving littlies a friend face to gaze at throughout the night.


Lil’ Dreamers

Best Kids' Night Lights: Lil' Dreamers

Lil’ Dreamers Touch Lamps (from $30)

Just as cute by day as by night, these pint-sized, rechargeable pals could be just what it takes to get little ones to stay in bed. Made of silicone, they’re soft, huggable and safe to leave on all night thanks to an LED bulb that won’t overheat.


Liewood

Best Kids' Night Lights: Liewood

Liewood Winston Kids’ Night Lights ($64)

In typical Danish style, these designer night lights are contemporary, clean and exceptionally cute. They are rechargeable and made of eco-friendly silicone. Count on these becoming instant bedtime besties.


Aloka Sleepy Lights

Best Kids' Night Lights: Aloka Duski

Aloka Sleepy Lights Duski Rechargeable Night Light ($59.95)

These sweet, glowing woodland friends double as Bluetooth speakers, so you can link up your dreamiest playlists to help tuckered-out tots drift off faster. Use the remote control to select from a number of different colours and levels of brightness.


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