7 tips for soft, subdued light when children are afraid of the dark


At birth, baby is not afraid of the dark! He needs your help to distinguish the day of the night and set his pace on yours. This is done quickly for the lucky ones. Sometimes it’s a little longer! When your child is a little taller, it is often at night that the fears of separation resurface. And around 2-3 years old, it’s the nightmares and the night terrors that keep him from sleeping peacefully (and we too at the same time). Ensuring that he does not face complete darkness can help allay his fears … Here are some bright tips (we could not help it), tested and approved.


1. A night light purchased commercially

Warning, you will be spoiled for choice! There are all shapes, sizes and prices. To make your choice, here are some criteria: safety of course but also practicality; better a night light that recharges and can stay on at night without connection.Also prefer a model that your child can turn off and turn on alone (because you too would like to sleep!). There are even night lights that your baby will be able to cuddle while waiting for the sandman.



2.A night light homemade

Alternative to the nightlight purchased commercially …. the night light homemade obviously! For that, you can imagine a lot of varied and very simple models like a led or a light garland deposited in a glass jar with some figurines. Your child, if tall enough, will be able to participate in the production. This will also give you an opportunity to put words on his fears with him, with a little lightness and detachment …



3. A bedside lamp

In a child’s room, it is better to multiply the points of light.This allows to offer variations in brightness depending on the time of day. Like a landmark, the light will be different at the time of play, work and falling asleep. To reassure your child while empowering him, you can bet, for bedtime, on the bedside light, placed right next to his bed. You will sleep on your two ears while he, more autonomous and serene, will be able to light his room when he wants.



4. A light garland

You prefer it with stars, balls, flamingos, hearts, pandas? You will be spoiled for choice! The light garland is a real decorative element that has the advantage of transmitting a diffused and subdued light while providing a warm atmosphere.



5.Dawn Simulator

Already know the principle? Your children will love! Based on the principle of light therapy, the dawn simulator will play on the variety of luminous intensity emitted in the bedroom to prepare, facilitate and improve the conditions of falling asleep and waking. A gadget that could enlighten your parents life!



6. A door ajar

What reassures your child is as much your presence as a dim light. Thus, if you have the possibility, you can keep ajar door that overlooks a lighted corridor for example, at least the time of falling asleep.



7. Small fluorescent elements

Fluorescent stars can be easily found on the market and can be glued to the wall or ceiling of your room. Even more original, there are bright stickers on the same principle or even fluorescent paint! We recommend using it with Cloud or Star stencil for example.