Even though my children have had nightlights or dimmer lights left on in their rooms before they go to dreamland, I have always cleared the floor of items they could trip over. I guess I’ve sometimes worried that during the night, when they wake – be it to visit the toilet or to scurry into my bed for a cuddle – they could crash into a discarded block on the floor or bump into a wall. What’s the point of a nightlight if you can’t take it on a nocturnal excursion?
So I’m pleased to see the arrival of some funky portable nightlights, small enough for little hands to cradle and cool to touch – not like a certain cheap lava lamp that burnt my friend’s fingertips as a child.
Oxo Candela Tooli nightlights provide a gentle bedside glow and my son thinks they look a bit like friendly aliens. They remind me of candles but without the ‘ouch’ factor. They are safe and can be left unattended.
The lights use LED technology which eliminates the need to change bulbs for the life of the product and they stay lit for eight hours after each full charge. The low voltage lights come in orange, fuchsia, green and aqua. Tooli lights illuminate automatically when lifted from the charger base or if the electricity goes out.