Bedtime routine is an ever evolving situation here. Composing with 3 tired children at the same time is not always easy, and requires ingeniosity and diligence to make everything smooth.
E’s bedtime routine has evolved over time, and he needed a light source for the times when it is bedtime and he has to remain in bed, but he is not completely ready to get to sleep yet. I didn’t want to have a light that could be hazardous to him since I am not present with him all the time, and thus this restricted my options.
Until I found Doggy.
Doggy is a DEL light. It is battery operated, so I charge it during the day, to be used during our bedtime routine. When used it must be unplugged, so this dramatically diminished the risk of electrical shocks.
The DEL lights are located under Doggy’s head. The head swivels up and down to expose the light sources (there are 12 tiny LED lights) There are 2 options available as far as light intensity goes.
E uses it by it’s side in it’s bed. Since there is no electrical outlet, I am not scared that something could happen if he falls asleep with the light near by. (which happens occasionally)
It is easy to handle, there is a button on the back that E can open and close without any troubles at all.
It is not by all mean a lamp to light up the whole room. It is a punctual light used only to allow reading. I didn’t want to have a very bright light source, because I think it can interfere with sleep arousal. This is just enough.
When the light is left open, but the dog’s head is lowered down, it also serves as a night light.
M has one that is similar, and she claims that this, used as a night light, is enough for her not to be scared.