If only a night light could actually cure the sleeping problems we are having right now (and "problem" is an understatement..."physiological disaster" is probably closer). There's a reason why I'm not posting as frequently. It's called exhaustion.
Night lights don't hurt the sleeping issue, at any rate. Especially nightlights as cute as these:
It's a ladybug! On a leaf!
More specifically, that ladybug is a detachable flashlight, and that leaf is a softly glowing nightlight. Thanks to Parent Bloggers Network we've had ours hanging around our house for a couple months now, and it has provided hours of entertainment. First of all, we seem to have packed all our flashlights away and so the girls use this one to play with. Secondly, it finally gives Sydney the extra comfort she needs to walk down the hallway, day or night.
Extra bonus: the flashlight is rechargeable so I don't have to grumble about all those batteries being wasted when the flashlight is left on...all day long...while we're outside playing at the park. I just stick the ladybug back on its leaf, it charges up, and all is glowy happy again.
We've always used a regular little plug-in nightlight for the girls' rooms, but this nightlight from PalPODzzz is quite clever (they have a rocketship version, as well as the super cute ladybug ). Even though Jules hasn't figured out that maybe the dark is something to be afraid of, Sydney has always been afraid of the dark (just like I was up until a couple years ago). Sometimes she won't even go into the bathroom during the day because she's afraid of the dark. No matter that it isn't really that dark, she needs me to help her out. Now, I can just remind her to use her ladybug flashlight and that seems to have helped alleviate some of the nervousness.
I can hardly imagine a kid's room without a nightlight, and even though there are some cool nightlights out there, I think this one takes the cake for its clever design and dual functions. If only it emitted soothing sleeping powers along with its lovely glow...that would really be amazing.
Ah well, we can't have it all now, can we? I'll settle for a nightlight that helps Sydney down the hall, and keeps me from buying batteries all the time.