Parenting / 6 January, 2021 / Ellie Thompson

Does My Baby Need A Night Light And Which Night Light Is Best?

It’s one of those questions that so many new and expectant parents Google to find out the answer: Does my baby need a night light?

To help your newborn sleep and learn to differentiate between night and day, it’s best to keep the room as dark as possible at night time. But remember, those early days with your baby will be full of night wake-ups and feeds around the clock, and the right night light will prove invaluable. A portable night light will allow you to change, feed and settle your baby back to sleep without a hitch.

When will my baby need a night light?

As your baby grows, a night light will play a role in their bedtime routine, and a soft glow at nighttime will help them settle, as well as be providing reassurance when they wake up during the night.

Night lights can help with separation anxiety; seeing familiar surroundings as opposed to the dark will be a huge comfort to your child. Once your baby transitions to their own room at six months, a night light will allow you to discreetly check up on your baby without needing to turn on the main lights.

For older children, a portable night light will give them guidance and the freedom to use the bathroom without having to wake you.

The question is, is there a nightlight perfect for babies and children of all ages? We think we’ve found the answer.


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The brand-new sleep-friendly portable nightlight

Shnuggle’s new portable night light ‘Moonlight’ is the ideal choice from newborn right through to childhood, as it has settings to suit every eventuality.

The Moonlight emits a sleep-friendly soft glow with low blue light levels, which work to promote a restful sleep for your child. It also has a clever temperature sensing dock to help ensure the ideal room temperature.

Dual Parent and Child modes provide a comforting light perfect for those newborn night feeds, as well as being the ultimate in soothing bedside lights for your child as they grow.

A lightweight and easy to carry night light

The Shuggle Moonlight is both portable and lightweight, with a handy strap to easily carry around the home – perfect for night wake-ups for babies that need to be settled back to sleep or to accompany older children on their trips to the loo!

Shnuggle Moonlight night light for newborns

In Parent Mode, Moonlight offers a choice of three perfectly soft, baby-safe brightness glows to feed, comfort and change baby through the night, wherever you are in your home.

The Moonlight allows you to create the ultimate calming environment by minimising stimulation to induce those beautiful golden slumbers. Simply nudge the night light to activate the lowest brightness setting when your baby wakes, and select from three brightness levels to find the perfect light for your surroundings.

The best night light for older children

As your baby grows, switch the Moonlight to Child Mode, and you have the perfect night-time companion for older children.

The Moonlight is not only a soothing bedside light that helps promote sleep, it’s an easy-to-carry, comforting light for your little one’s late-night bathroom trips. Just like in Parent Mode, a simple nudge will activate the light which glows at full brightness for twenty minutes before eventually fading to simulate sunset and providing a soft glow through the night.

The soft glow and low blue light levels help to promote sleep and reduce light stimulation helping your child have a more restful night’s sleep.

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Moonlight is priced at RRP £29.95 and is available from


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