A few months ago, we were having a lot of trouble with the kids at night-time. Suddenly, First Son and First Daughter claimed to be frightened of the dark. I'm not really sure what started it all, but it seemed like such a struggle every night. And what do you do if your kids really are frightened? You don't want to dismiss it too lightly, but you also don't want to make a big deal of it or let them run the show.
We talked a lot about how Kansas Dad and I were here, Moses (our dog) was here and God and their guardian angels would always be with them. Still...it was annoying us all.
Then Kansas Dad found the Kinderglo night lights. We knew if we were going to buy one, we'd have to buy three. That was a big investment, so we talked about it for quite a while. Finally, the bedtime routine was getting beyond ridiculous and we decided it would be worth the money if we could all get some sleep.
It certainly was!
For First Son, we chose the Tyrannosaurus, for First Daughter, the Brontosaurus. At the time, you could also buy one shaped like an owl, which is what we got for Second Daughter.
The animals light up in shades of red, blue and green (fading from one to the next). You can set them to stay one single color. By default, they turn off after ten minutes though the kids usually turn them back on with a click of a button. You can set them, however, to stay on all night long. They are never hot and are perfectly safe in the crib or bed all night long.
Our kids adore their "glowing animals." The first few nights they were so excited and enamored, it definitely impaired the "going to sleep" process, but they acclimated. Now, they never go to sleep without their animals. The thread of losing an animal is also the best way to get an immediate response to bedtime noise, too. (For example, after they've been chatting for 30 minutes or so, one of us will go in and say "If you're not quiet, I'm going to come back and take your animal for ten minutes." Instant silence followed quickly by sleep.)
We will probably be in the market for another glowing animal soon and I'm pleased to see Kinderglo has added all sorts of new ones to the line. Don't you think Second Son would like the moose?
I recently had reason to contact Kinderglo and was thrilled with their customer service, too. I whole-heartedly recommend these night lights!
Please note: I did not receive anything in exchange for this review. We purchased all of the night lights ourselves. When I contacted Kinderglo with my question I did not entice or threaten them with a positive or negative review.