If your child likes to read in bed consider an adjustable child lamp near her bedpost. What better way to encourage your children to wind down their day than to read? Reading will become more appealing to your child if you make the experience as comfortable as possible. If you wish to place a child lamp next to the bed make sure it lines up with your child's shoulder when she's sitting up ready to read. Lighting that comes from behind her shoulder and slightly to the side will be the best for her eyes.
A ceiling light fixture is an ideal alternative as you never have to worry about lamps being knocked over. For the rooms of younger kids consider general ambient lighting that comes from a ceiling light fixture. Over time you can add localized task lighting into the mix as your child begins using her room for more refined activities like reading or arts and crafts.
First up in the category in lamps for kids rooms are licensed lamps. You can find these anywhere and you know them when you see them. These are the lamps featuring favorite characters from cartoons, TV shows and movies. From Disney to Nickelodeon, there is a lamp for every child's favorite character. These is a great choice for the child who adores princesses or Sponge Bob. Another good thing about licensed lamps for kids' rooms is that they are considered a novelty item that could become a future collector's item.
Although the temptation might be to place the lights squarely in the child's room, you may want to consider placing them in other parts of the house as well. For example, if your child is liable to go to the kitchen during the night, then having one to illuminate the kitchen will mean they can prepare a snack without danger. The same can be said of the bathroom. If your child needs to take medication, then ones placed in the bathroom should make it easier for your child to actually see what tablet they currently have in their hands.
Kids night lights are great to put throughout your house for anyone that has to get up for any reason in the middle of the night. They can be put in hallways and near steps to prevent trips and falls. They can light up any area where you may have to go at night and eliminates the need to turn on overhead lights or to have a flashlight. You can find ones that will turn off when they sense daylight, saving you not only energy, but also the need to bend over to turn them on and off each morning and night.
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