Little and often overlooked, nightlights are invaluable in the nursery. They’re not just comforting to babies and children, but they shine just enough of a light in the room to make it easier to check on sleeping kids without disturbing them. With boys who are 7 and 4, I still have a variety of nightlights in each child’s room– including three on this list!
These top 10 modern nightlights are listed in no particular order as part of our baby registry series sponsored by Babyli.st. Pick your favorites and don’t forget to add them to your baby registry.
1- OXO Candela Zoom- $23
LED light glows when removed from its charging base. I wanted this cute rocket lamp for the longest time but never did get one.
2- Cloub b Twilight Plush Turtle- $28 on amazon (list price $42)
This plush, battery powered nightlight is our last line of defense for the little one. On nights when nothing else will do, we turn on his beloved Twilight Turtle (also comes as a ladybug) and let it project a night sky on the ceiling and walls. He can pick a yellow, green or blue color light. I’d love one in my room as well!
3- OK to Walk! Children’s Alarm Clock and Nightlight- $30
This cute nightlight glows yellow and night and can be programmed to glow “green for go” to teach children what time its okay for them to wake up. I might want to try the additional alarm clock function for my oldest now as well since he’s going to have to start waking himself up to get ready for school this year.
4- Kinderglo Rechargable night lights- $25
Available in a variety of cute designs, the Kinderglo night lights are soft, safe and easy for kids to carry around with them. They glow red, green or blue and will either dim and shut off after 30 minutes or stay on continuously.
5- Boon Glo Nightlight- $58
The multicolored Boon Glo features removable balls that glow wherever you carry them (like into bed!) and fade after about 30 minutes.
6- Gummy Bear Nightlight- $29
These adorable, battery-powered nightlights are available in a rainbow or gummy colors. LED light turns on with a squeeze and stays on for an hour or indefinitely.
7- Star Egg Nightlight- $165
This handcrafted ceramic nightlight is available in a variety of colors and features tiny pinprick holes that allow light to shine through and create a star effect on the nursery walls and ceiling.
8- Giimmo Magic Lights- $35
Tap to turn on or off. The Giimmo Magic Lights are available in a variety of cute designs. Magic Lights feature a built in LED and poseable limbs.
9- Beaba Pixie Night Light and Lantern- $22 on amazon ($56 list price)
This is the nightlight my 7 year old keeps on his nightstand. He can tap it on during the night, or carry it with him as a lantern to the bathroom. The rechargable LED nightlight sits on a base to charge and can be used when removed from the base.
10- aden + anais Serenity Star- $90
A sweet star shaped nightlight is just the beginning of the description of the Serenity Star. This simple little device is also a feeding tracker, sound machine, room thermometer, and clock. Use all the features or only the ones that are useful to you.
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Finally we can talk about the cute, modern kid friendly lamps from Dutch design studio, Mr Maria. With their iconic Miffy lamps at the helm, Mr Maria lamps will be arriving on US shores thanks to Cool Kids Company.
Finally, Snuffy is not a lamp, but he’s awfully cute.
No timeline or pricing details are available yet, but I’ll update this post when the time comes.
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I might have to make a rare visit to JC Penney to check these out in person but I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this partnership before today (thanks Pinterest!). Happy Chic is Jonathan Adler’s lower cost decor and furnishings collection for JC Penny and if his style is prohibitive for you at regular prices, this might just be the perfect solution. I’m not sure why this hasn’t been publicized more widely (a la Target special collections), but here are my favorite picks to add to your nursery decor plans or just around the house.
1- Lola Magazine Holder- $25
Squirrel Magazine Holder- $25
2- Lola Owl Accent Lamp- $35
3- Charlotte Apple Bookends- $38
4- Set of 3 Nesting Tables- $300
5- Katie 18″ Square Pillow- $32
Katie Round Decorative Pillow- $50
Katie Owl Decorative Pillow- $32
6- Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp- $28
7- Lola Owl Table Lamp- $75
8- Lola Set of 2 Owl Bookends- $38
9- Charlotte Round Pouf- $90
Katie Round Pouf- $90
10- Lola Zigzag Pillow- $32
Lola Oblong Pillow- $32
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Oh my. I have come to get really excited about those days of the year when The Land of Nod (one of my favorite affiliates!) comes out with their new products for the season. I can’t wait to share them with you. At the same time I know I’m in for a marathon blogging session, because there’s SO MUCH I’ve got to post for you to see! Here goes…
This new low-rise crib made by El Greco Woodworking exclusively for The Land of Nod is an incredible new addition to their furniture collection and an excellent option for any nursery. The crib is shown here in grey but also comes in white and white with espresso base and white with maple base. They are all beautiful. $900
And the As You Wish Upholstered Bed is a simple design with a lovely curved headboard. This can be upholstered in a number of different fabrics but the one shown below is pretty fabulous. $899-$999
As You Wish Storage Benches are seating and storage in one. Pick your color for $350.
There are lots of cute new decorative pillows as well.
There is also a huge collection of new kids bedding but there’s too much to share, so just take a look.
I’m quite sure these Spell Ya Later Letters are going to be a huge hit. The letters of the alphabet (about $3 each) are available in girl and boy colors– but you could totally mix and match them. Then you buy a 3 yard shoelace ($4) and voila, you have yourself a super cool name banner. Really thinking of getting this for my boys, and maybe for all the kids I know!
The new (faux) leather poufs would function as bright pops of color as well as a seat or ottoman. $79
I hope you’re inspired and go take a look at all the stuff I skipped. Kudos again to The Land of Nod for their excellent choices and always keeping it fresh.
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The year is sparkly new, the price of gold has skyrocketed, and through the winter we crave the golden warmth of the sun. Have no doubt, warm metallics are stepping in to join silver, steel and chrome in the world of modern design. It’s not too early to jump in on this trend as there is plenty of glittery gold for your modern baby and nursery.
2- Scratch off World Map-$24
3- Ferm Living Gold Stars Wallsticker- $57.50
4- Shanti Gold Diaper Bag- $118
5- Gold Eco Star Poof from Zid Zid Kids- $88
6- Vlaemsch – The Roedeer: Gold- $135
8- HBC Rattles Loop Rattle- $120
9- Harry Allen Pig Bank- $200
10- Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp (gold)- $548
I think there were some of you out there who hadn’t ever visited booninc.com and explored their line of beautifully designed and useful products. I consider that a shocking state of affairs and I’m glad to have rectified the situation.
One of their most fun new items is the Glo nightlight and I’m excited to announce that the winner is…. Missy L. who also likes Boon’s Bug Pod.
Congratulations Missy! Your kids will love this. The Glo makes an amazing holiday gift. Some other Boon items I think would make cute gifts for kids are:
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I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Boon’s Glo since I first spotted it at last year’s ABC Kids Expo. This unique nightlight was one of the most fun and exciting decor accessories at the show and I knew that as soon as it came out, I wanted to share one with my readers.
The wait is finally over and Glo is ready to shine! Boon calls Glo a “color-changing nightlight with portable glowing balls” and that really sums it up. This nightlight features illuminated Glo balls that change color on the base and can be removed for play or to be taken into bed. After about 30 minutes, the light fades away.
To win a Boon Glo worth $85:
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The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, December 6th at 8 am.
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Etsy has a dozens of dachshunds and here are some of my favorite handmade and vintage items:
1- Weiner Dogs Are CUTE Art Print 8 x 10 from emandsprout- $10
2- 12×16 Pillow Cover Hot Diggity Dog Blue from ChloeandOliveDotCom- $18
3- Dachshund pillow in burnt orange from katedurkin- $28
4- Walnut Dachshund Home Decor from WoodNCreations- $22
5- Dachshund vintage hot dog label art from rubenacker- $14
6- Vintage Dachshund Redware Pottery Planter from BornAtTheWrongTime
7- Chet the Wiener Dog Plush Dachshund from blackbirdfashion
8- Amusing Dachshund Doxie pillow from Happy Hot Dog from nakeddecor- $49
9- Lolli and Pops from weezee- $20
Do you have any other favorite dachshund items?