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The Best Kids’ Night Lights To Help Them Go To Sleep and Stay Asleep

Every little bit helps.

When you have kids, the deep, truly restful sleep of your single days becomes a nostalgic, distant memory. Babies scream when they’re hungry or need a diaper change. Toddlers scream because…well, it doesn’t really matter, because it just sucks and disrupts your sleep and turns you into a zombie. That’s why night lights for kids and toddlers can be an indispensable tool to help them sleep through the night.

A well-placed kids night light can help ease fears of falling asleep, or cast just the right amount of glow for a feeding session or diaper change. When you buy a night light for your children, make sure it’s easy to charge, has adjustable settings, and looks cute enough that it won’t freak them out and thus work against its own purpose. 

Way more than just a nightlight, this night light for kids also doubles as a sound machine, a speaker, and a two-way audio monitor. When used as a night light, parents can choose from a rainbow of colors to please the pickiest of kid sleepers. It's also an OK to wake clock. And an alarm clock. And parents can listen and talk to your child from another room through your phone to remind them it's bedtime. You can use it cord-free, but you do need to charge it regularly.

You charge this unicorn using a USB, and change its colors with the remote control. It's made of silicone, so it won't break, and it looks cute as all get out. It will glow up to 12 hours on a single charge.

Wyatt the whale isn't your average one-trick pony. He has 10 calming lullabies and 10 soft ambient sounds built-in; plus, soft light shines through the top of Wyatt's back, projecting a starry night scene onto the ceiling. He even tells stories, though you should not be outsourcing that to a night light.

This penguin cycles through red, green and blue stars while the white noise maker soothes your toddler to sleep. This penguin projects stars off its belly, which is pretty awesome on its own. But. It also lets you choose between white noise, 10 classic lullabies, a heartbeat, or natural bird song sounds. The music turns off automatically after 30 minutes, which is about when your little angel should be asleep.

A sleek, simple night light, this one is great for nursing mothers. There's a built-in mode that's light enough to see your baby, but dim enough that you won't wake the infant. There a timer to shut the thing off in 1.5 hours, after your child is out for the night. It's also easy to use. You hold the top of the night light to adjust the brightness. You double-tap the top to power it off.

This adorable little night light for kids uses colors and facial expressions to teach your kids when it's time for bed and time to wake up. This night light glows yellow and then green when it's time to wake up. Kids and parents can choose between three sleep sound options and five night light colors to soothe your toddler.

This insect pal projects the night sky on the ceiling for 45 minutes (with a choice of blue, green or amber lighting) before shutting off automatically. It's a ladybug that turns a ceiling into a constellation. What more do you need to know? Kids love this thing

If you want something fancier, this night light is controlled via the app and acts more as a complete sleep and wake system than a mere light. You can set a custom sunrise for the morning, play a variety of soothing sounds, and at night, help kids wind down with a soft-glow reading light.

This gorgeous moon is great for older kids; it has an on-off switch on the cord, and can also be operated via remote control so it can be dimmed at night.

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