Who would have thought buying a night light could be so complicated? After all, as long as the bulb keeps us from dropping the baby in the middle of the night, we're happy. We can only imagine that complicated is a good thing since it means that all of us night light shoppers have a lot of options. Here are some light we liked, some more traditional than others.
Gummilights by Jellio are molded to look like Gummi Bears, "but at night, the tiny LED's in their butts turn them into the coolest lights you could ever own!" We love Gummi Bears and can see the coolness of these little guys. But for $125 a pop, we might just have to stick to the edible kind.
If you really have to have a bear night light, we suggest My Pet Lamp -- TerriBear by Offi. It's available in six colors (Soft White, Mellow Yellow, Sky Blue, Sunset Orange, Hot Pink and Misty Green) and slightly more affordable at $59 from Design Public. For some reason, it comes with a washable marker that allows you to write on TerriBear.
A slightly furrier take on the animal night light, Twilight Turtle makes us feel really good. "Twilight Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room. Choose from three soothing color options – blue, green, and white – to create magical, tranquil environments that are ideal for helping children of all ages ease into a restful sleep." We're not sure Twilight Turtle will help you navigate a nursery in the middle of the night, but we love it as an option for older children needing a bedtime friend.
DonDon and Kam Kam Atmosphere lamps represent the more domestic type of animal in our lives -- dog and cat, to be exact. Coming in at $48 from Pokkadots, these lamps appear to provide more of the needed illumination a child's room requires, while still having personality.
Finally, from Pottery Barn Kids (and surprisingly not an animal in lamp interpretation), this fairly simple, but pretty flower night light. It'll do the job, but probably won't make any friends. At $19, sometimes you just need a light to do the job.