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Baby Night Light Roundup

With a newborn, you’re going to be up in the middle of the night.

A lot, I’m afraid.

You have to strike a balance between running into walls in the dark (which you’ll do anyway) and over-stimulating your baby (and yourself) with a bright, glaring light.

Research tells us that white and blue light wavelengths suppress melatonin (the sleep hormone) the most, which is the opposite of what you want at night. Longer wavelength light, such as amber light, interferes with your sleep the least, yet many night light makers use blue light. Go figure.

I much prefer a night “lamp,” which is a cordless, rechargeable lamp you can walk around with. Sadly, OXO doesn’t make the Tooli or Zoom anymore, which leaves us with slim pickins when it comes to a baby night light…

Munchkin Light My Way Baby Night Light ~ $10

The perfect night light for toddlers — or moms trying to nurse and change diapers in the middle of the night. We like this night light because it turns off after 20 minutes (if you pass out before you shut it off) and is cool to the touch. (It’s battery operated.)

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LumiPets Portable Baby Night Light ~ $19

Another favorite is the LumiPets Night Light. Yes, this thing is designed for little kids, but works great for parents as a nursing/up-at-night light. Choose from 8 different colors (including red, yay!). This silicone night light has different brightness levels, can be turned on/off by tapping (this is optional), has a long-lasting rechargeable battery, and has different auto shut-off options.

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Hatch Baby Rest ~ $59

It’s a night light, sound machine and ok-to-wake indicator in one that’s controlled by your smart phone. We love it!!

We are not recommending the Mobi TykeLight due to quality concerns. Not recommending Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls because it doesn’t give off enough light to change a diaper, etc.

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