Sure, standard nightlights can make night feeds and diaper changes easier; but experts say the light can actually disrupt baby’s sleep patterns.
While older toddlers may prefer a nightlight for extra security, it’s a good idea to skip the lights for babies and keep the sleep environment nice and dark.
In fact, a darker room can actually mean longer naps and later wake-ups for many babies!
So what to do for babies that still need regular night feeds?
Consider a motion activated night light placed away from the crib or a specialty bulb that filters out blue light for those times you need to see what you’re doing.