Updated: May 9, 2015
Night Light Reviews:Many of us grew up with night lights and I always felt some sense of comfort knowing I wasn't in the complete dark. My two kids definitely have a hard time sleeping without some sort of light in their rooms at night. We started with the basic night lights that plug into an electrical outlet on a wall and this seemed to suffice for a while. Our son is big into Thomas the Train so he eventually moved up to the Thomas night light which has a switch that turns it on or off. Many of the standard night lights are now sold based on the light illuminating if there is not enough light. I like those best so that no energy is wasted in case you leave the light on all day (we have many times). Our daughter prefers just a bit of light in her room when she goes to bed so we bought the Hello Kitty clock that has a small night light built into the alarm clock. It provides just enough light to keep her happy and it certainly doesn't light up the room that much. For anyone that has ever had a baby in their house, it's always nice to have a bit of light in the nursery in case you have to run in the middle of the night if they are crying. I can't stand going into pitch black rooms late at night and stumbling on something at my feet. A night light gives me just enough vision in the dark to see where I'm going.
Most stores like Walmart, Target, and Macys carry a decent selection of night lights. Check the kids department if you can't find them anywhere else. If you are just looking for generic looking night lights, then Home Depot or Lowes are another source of GE and Maxxima LED lights. We have bought several online at Amazon.com that we take when we travel to hotels or friends houses. The hardest part is finding a night light that gives out just the right level of light. Some are so bright they literally light up the entire room and kids have a hard time sleeping. Basic is better, but as we mention below the Constellation Night Light is a surefire way to get your toddler interested in bedtime and a tricky way to have them occupied so they will stay in their room when the lights go out. Some of the more decorative night lights we found online at Amazon are ones with Spiderman themes, ladybug, Dr. Seuss, Finding Nemo, Tinkerbell, NoJo Jungle Monkey, etc. You can browse their top selling night lights online here. Prices range from $10 to $25.