The small boy has always been a sound sleeper, he’d nod off with no problems until we went on holiday in September. Since then he’s been unable to sleep in the dark, this has made bedtimes quite stressful. We didn’t know why his bedtime behaviour has suddenly changed, so we’ve gone along with his fully illuminated at all times request.
We’d seen and heard good things about the GoGlow Thomas & Friends Night-light. It’s a torch and night-light which is bright enough to subtly light the room but not bright enough to dazzle.
The night-light is mains powered which charges the torch, you can lift off the torch and take it to bed with you, or explore the house. Small children are quite obsessed with torches, so this initially was the most fascinating feature. Once he’d got used to the torch and night-light he loved having Thomas & Friends watch over him at night.
The GoGlow Thomas & Friends Night-light is suitable for children aged 12 months and over and has an easy tap on and off function. It’s solidly made and looks able to withstand the rigours of being owned and used by a child, but with most things like this it’s wise to tuck the cabling away and make sure they can’t play with the plug socket and so fourth.
The GoGlow Thomas & Friends Night-light is lit at the front so Thomas is illuminated, there are a few star cut outs where the light shines more brightly out. It’s bright enough for us to creep into his room to check on him without putting any other lights on, but not bright enough to keep the whole house awake at night. It’s a good solution to the sleep in the dark problem, especially for a Thomas fan.
The GoGlow nightlight is available in a pretty large range of popular characters including Peppa Pig, Spider-Man, In The Night Garden and My Little Pony. We chose Thomas because he’s pretty obsessed with trains. The night-light costs around £20 (currently available from ASDA, Argos, Smyths Toys, Homebase etc) which I think is a good price considering it’s both a torch and a night-light and it’s fully Thomas & Friends branded. The full range is on the Worlds Apart website.
GoGlow have recently surveyed 1000 parents of children under the age of five, 67% of children were afraid of the dark, with their fears increasing when the clocks change in October and it goes darker earlier.
Seven out of ten parents make a special effort to walk around their child’s bedroom to prove there are no monsters hiding. With three quarters of children getting out of bed to seek reassurance from their parents, the survey went on to find that children felt that night-lights were the most reassuring solution that helped stop scary shadows.
I know having a night-light has helped the small boy sleep better at night. We really do recommend GoGlow night-lights if your child is afraid of the dark. It really has made a big difference to our bedtime routine and he’s back to sleeping through again.
Note: We were sent the GoGlow Thomas & Friends Night-light from Worlds Apart for review purposes. All images and opinions expressed are our own.