In many ways I love all the different seasons we have here in the UK, and the beauty that each one brings. I also love that they days are long in the summer and short as we run up to the Christmas festivities. However, trying to explain this difference to a young child can be challenging, especially at bedtime. In the summer it’s “too light” to go to bed, in the winter “it’s too dark and scary” so they want the “big light” left on. Of course leaving the main light on is not the best option when you want them to get into that ‘sleepy mode’. It’s all very confusing for them, and not something they’ll start to understand until they’re around five or six.
The very clever people at Lumie have come up with a new sleep aid for babies and young children called a Lumie Bedbug. The Bedbug has been designed to promote a calm bedtime environment and therefore a good night’s sleep.
What makes this little bedbug light so unique is that it can be used as a reading light or a nightlight, and has a genius sunset feature. The fully adjustable low-blue light allows you to choose a level of brightness that’s comfortable to read next to your child without stimulating their eyes and mind. And the 15-minute sunset feature is designed to create a gradual transition from day to night that can either fade to off or to a calming nightlight. This means that summer bedtime issues can be handled easily (as long as you have a blackout blind, of course).
This cute little bedbug light was designed by Lumie with the help of parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith, author of the bestselling; The Gentle Sleep Book.
“Most nightlights that parents use in their children’s bedrooms are bad for sleep, because they inhibit the release of the sleep hormone melatonin,”