About Good Nite Lite:
The objective of the "Good Nite Lite" is to educate children to stay in bed until it is morning. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age are just starting to grasp the concept of day and night and how it relates to regularly scheduled rest. The Good Nite Lite can assist children with better differentiating the concept of nighttime and daytime and reinforce the benefits of appropriate sleep patterns. The Good Nite Lite device itself is an innovative combination of a traditional night light and a built in timer that changes the visual display characteristics to reinforce a regular sleep pattern. It measures 6 inches in diameter.
Having a bright light, even a regular nightlight, on in a child's room inhibits teaching them that when it is dark, it is time for sleep and when it is light, its time to get up. The objective is to educate children to associate light with the daytime activities, and darkness with nighttime and rest. Ideally, the night light would be on a timer such that the light will be bright while they first go to sleep, and automatically dim after a set time. The Good Nite Lite implements exactly this approach and, in addition, provides additional reinforcement that its time to rest by displaying an easily recognized "Moon" caricature. Children rapidly come to associate the dim unobtrusive moon image with the knowledge that it is still bedtime and they should go back to sleep. At the time you choose in the morning, the Good Nite Lite will brighten and display a cheerful "Sun" caricature letting the child know that is time to wake up and permissible to get out of bed and start the days activities. During the day, the Good Nite Lite automatically shuts itself off to eliminate any distractions and to conserve energy.
I have officially found our most favorite night light! As soon as we received the Good Nite Lite, my daughter wanted me to turn it on. I explained to her that we had to wait until it got dark to see the moon, and for the next two hours, she kept asking me if it was time for "the moon to come out!".
I wait up at 6AM most mornings, but I prefer that my girls would stay asleep (or at least in their room) until 7AM or so. I do this so not only so that my girls are getting the right amount of sleep but also so I can get things done in the morning without distractions. The Good Nite Lite has definitely helped in this area.
Both my girls (ages 2 and 3.5 years) know that they cannot come out of their room until the sun is shining on their light. Even if she is awake, I have seen my oldest just lay in her bed, relaxing, until the Sun shines. I love it! Sometimes, she has even fallen back asleep. One humorous story - a couple weeks ago, "M" woke up at around 5:00 and I heard her crying, "I have to pee, but the light is still blue Mommy (the moon was still on)"....of course I had her get up and go to the washroom. She then went right back to bed, and proceeded to fall back asleep until 8AM! I love that!!! Night time routines in my home are not typically a struggle, but its been great to see that when the girls see the moon is lit up, they know that bedtime is right around the corner.
If you have trouble with children awaking too early or having trouble going down at night, the Good Nite Lite will be a perfect addition to your home. I highly recommend this product and give it a huge thumbs up!
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