10 Cool Night Lights You and Your Kids Will Love

Whether you’re stumbling in the dark to check on baby or soothing your toddler’s nighttime fears, these kids’ night lights are a bright solution.
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ByEmily Platt
Associate Editor
Aug 2020
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Night lights aren’t just for kids—they’re for parents too! When you first bring baby home, you’ll be feeding and changing your newborn around the clock. That’s tough enough on your sleep schedule, but switching on a bright light to get the job done is all the more disruptive. Enter the baby night light, which emits a soft glow so you can see what you’re doing without being temporarily blinded.

Of course, the tables turn when your child gets older and they’re the one stumbling around to go potty or crawl into your bed when they’re scared of the dark. But monsters in the closet are no match for a comforting toddler night light.

Best Kids’ Night Lights

Convinced kids’ night lights are a bright idea? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, whether you need one for baby’s nursery or your toddler’s bedroom. Better yet, these cool night lights are both cute and innovative, so your entire family can get the rest they deserve in style.

Photo: Courtesy Asani

Baby Chick Night Light

This baby night light isn’t just adorable—it’s also super practical. Simply pat the chick’s head to adjust the brightness for things like breastfeeding or sleeping.

Buy it: Asani Cute Baby Chick Night Light, $16, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Luckkid

Star Night Light Projector

Forget counting sheep—your toddler will be mesmerized by this star night light until they fall asleep. If the projection ever gets too distracting, you can remove the film and turn it into a simple, color-changing lamp.

Buy it: Luckkid Rotatable Star Projector Night Light, $14, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Easuntec

Dinosaur Night Light

A dinosaur night light is great for the kid with a serious penchant for prehistoric life. Choose your toddler’s favorite species and watch their face light up!

Buy it: Easuntec Dinosaur Night Light, from $20, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

Truck Night Light

Maybe your tot is more into automobiles—and you better believe there are cute kids’ night lights for that too. This pickup truck is the perfect finishing touch to a car-themed bedroom.

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Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids Truck Night Light, $35, PotteryBarnKids.com

Photo: Courtesy Munchkin

Owl Night Light

Potty training is a whole lot easier when your kid isn’t afraid to make the trip to the restroom. Luckily, this portable owl night light can be easily carried to and from the loo.

Buy it: Munchkin Light My Way Night Light, $10, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Tree by Kerri Lee

Hand-Painted Night Light

Who knew kids’ night lights could be so chic? You definitely don’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to these pretty night lights. Plus, they’re made from responsibly sourced wood, meaning they’re eco-friendly.

Buy it: Tree by Kerri Lee Plug-In Night Light, $34, TheTot.com

Photo: Courtesy Hatch Baby

Cool Night Light

For some parents, the more techy, the better. This baby night light, sound machine and time-to-rise device may be pricier than standard night lights, but its multifunctionality means you’ll use it for years to come. Control it with the ease of an app—no more sneaking into your kid’s room!

Buy it: Hatch Baby Rest, $60, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy SmartDer

Night Light Lamp

Whether you’re changing diapers or reading a bedtime story to your toddler, this cute elephant lamp provides perfect task lighting. Three brightness levels means this two-in-one lamp and night light can adjust to meet your nighttime needs.

Buy it: SmartDer Night Light for Kids, $18, Amazon.com

Photo: Courtesy Pillowfort

Unicorn Night Light

For a magical night’s rest, look no further than this whimsical unicorn baby night light. The holes in the horn give off a unique glow.

Buy it: Pillowfort Unicorn Night Light, $17, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy Cloud B

Plush Night Light

Parents love this innovative projector night light, which doubles as a turtle stuffed animal. The soft design is extra soothing for toddlers, while the projections of real constellations are educational to boot.

Buy it: Cloud B Twilight Turtle Plush Night Light Projector, from $32, Amazon.com

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