18 kids’ night lights helping little ones drift off

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From hyperactivity to ‘monsters under the bed’, there are more than a few reasons why littlies stay awake until all hours, but a comforting nursery night light for babies or kids 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 baby, toddler or bigger child likes to have their night light with them wherever they sleep, look for one that is battery operated and easy to travel with. Think overnight stays at grandmas or week-long trips away from home.

Timer: Some kids’ and nursery 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: Night lights all vary in brightness. Having a dimmer or brightness control allows you to adjust the glow to suit your sleepy little one.

Remote: Look for a nursery 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 are more than a simple light that shimmers in the nursery or bedroom. Some are a combination of multiple sleep aids such as sound machines and projectors.

18 nursery night lights for babies and kids

To help you find a super-cute night light, we’ve compiled this list of fab brands available in Australia to get you started in your search.


The MediAcous Night Light for Kids

MediAcous Night Light for Kids ($37.99)

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 100 hours. It has touch controls for adjusting brightness and can be charged with a USB cord.

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Heico Kids' Night Lights

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 has Australian power adapters and requires a standard globe. It’s near impossible to pick a favourite from this bunch!

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Oricom Night Buddy Harry the Hippo

Oricom Night Buddy Night Lights ($29.95)

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.

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Best Kids Night Light: Mylight

Mylight Custom Night Lights for Kids (from $219)

Made in Australia, these box-style night lights can be completely personalised to suit your starry-eyed sprout. Choose the colour of the box, the type of  LED light and even the size and style of font. It’s a great way for kids to recognise their name from an early age too.

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The Bubble Toucan Night Light

Bubble Toucan Night Light ($69.95)

A charming addition to any child’s room with its warm glow and adjustable brightness, this little toucan offers comfort and style. Rechargeable for convenience, it provides up to 24 hours of illumination. Portable and adorable, it’s perfect for bedtime ambience.

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All The Small Things

A personalised kids night light with the name Sophia from the Etsy store All The Small Things

All The Small Things Personalised Children’s Night Light ($59)

Engraved with adorable designs and your chosen text, each of these personalised night lights radiates sentimentality. With seven colour options, dimming capabilities and a rotating mode, it offers versatility and charm. Operate it easily from the cord switch for a delightful personalised touch.

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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.

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Teeny & Tiny

The Mubarek Unicorn Night Light for Kids

Mubarek Unicorn Night Light for Kids ($26.99)

Illuminate your little one’s dreams with this Unicorn Night Light. Symbolising magic and happiness it has 16 colour-changing options and a rechargeable battery, creating a soothing ambience. Soft and safe for kids, it banishes nightmares and accompanies them through the night.

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Mr Maria

Four of the Mr Maria Dimmable LED Night Lights

Mr Maria Dimmable LED Night Lights (from $54.95)

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.

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The FULLOSUN Duck Night Light for Kids

FULLOSUN Duck Night Light for Kids ($24.99)

This little duck is the perfect comforting companion for both babies and breastfeeding Mummas. With adjustable brightness and colour-changing options, it’s perfect for bedtime stories or late-night feedings. Portable and easy to charge, it’s crafted with safety in mind.

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Lisa Angel

The small Starry Dinosaur LED Night Light by Lisa Angel

Lisa Angel Starry Dinosaur LED Night Light ($52.90)

Illuminate your child’s space with this charming Star-Speckled Dinosaur Night Light. Crafted lovingly, it casts a soft, warm glow with metallic gold stars. Powered by batteries or USB, it’s versatile and convenient. Batteries and cable are included for immediate enchantment.

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Three OSC Mini Snow Mountain Lamp in blush, grey and mint

OSC Mini Mountain Night Light ($48.90)

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

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The LEDHOLYT Pear Night Light for Kids

LEDHOLYT Pear Night Light for Kids ($21.89)

Crafted from BPA-free silicone for a soft touch and safe use for all ages, this little pear comes with warm white and 7 colour options, plus dimming and timer functions. Perfect for bedtime and decoration, it’s rechargeable via USB for portability, it offers up to 15 hours of soothing glow.

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Delight Decor

Delight Decor My Dream Lights Nursery and Kids Night 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.

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Ewan the Dream Sheep

Ewan the Dream Sheep Baby Night Light for the Nursery

Ewan the Dream Sheep Baby Night Light ($89)

It’s the cuddliest night light around and 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.

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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.

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Liewood Kids' and Nursery Night Lights

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.

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My Dream Light

Best Kids' and Baby Night Lights: Aloka Duski

My Dream Light LED Night Lights (from $29.95)

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 many different colours and levels of brightness.

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Have we missed a night light we should be on our list? Contact us and let us know, the team at Mum’s Grapevine have been collating Australia’s best baby products into handy lists for new mums for over 16 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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