The Best Night Lights for Babies, Big Kids & Teens

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Night lights are the secret superheroes of kid’s bedrooms. They have the ability to calm, chase away monsters and allow parents to sneak into the room without bashing a knee, and inadvertently wake a sleeping babe. So whether you are in the market for nursery lamps, nursery lights or even a projector, here are the best night lights for kids—from baby to teen—and where to find them.

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Best Night Light for Babies


This night light by parent-trusted brand Hatch has a trifecta of features. In addition to the soothing night light, it also has a sound machine and a time-to-rise setting (clutch when your baby turns into an early-rising toddler). The best part? It can be controlled from your phone so if you need to turn the brightness or music up or down, you don't have to sneak into the room and interrupt that precious sleep schedule.

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Best Night Light for Middle-of-the-Night Wake-Ups


If your little one likes to get out of bed and you know, hover over your face until you wake up, this night light will help lead the way...safely. Lightweight and handy, this on-the-go night light comes with four different light settings—your kid can pick their favorite color to keep them company while they make their way to you in the night. 

Best Night Light for Kids Who Need a Lightshow


This projector night light is like having your very own nightly light show, all in the comfort of your bedroom. Features include 360-degree rotation, both remote and touch control, timer setting and 12 lullaby songs. 

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Best Night Light for Kids Who Love Animals


For kids who love cuddling with a menagerie of animals, this sweet bunny-shaped night light will send your tot's room into cuteness overload. Features include 8 different light options, a sleep timer (but can also last 12-20 hours if needed) and is chew safe (for all those mouth-curious kids out there).

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Best Night Light for Big Kids


Made of ceramic, this sweet rainbow night light plugs into the outlet (so old school!) and emits just the right amount of light for those kids who need a little something something in their room.  

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Best Night Light that Doubles as Wall Art

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Add a lot of personality and funk to your kid's room with a neon sign that not only can be used as a night light when the sun sets but also doubles as wall art. Not into dinosaurs? They have loads of pre-made signs to choose from, or, if you'd like, order a custom sign for your kid—perhaps their name in lights? 

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Best Night Light for Tweens & Teens


Every tween and teen loves a string of fairy lights (we know, they're "too old" for night lights) but this set lights up the night with an added bonus—clear photo clips that can hold up to 50 of their favorite polaroids, postcards, notes and more.

—Gabby Cullen & Andie Huber


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