The Nights Turn Magical With Philips Disney Imaginative Night Lights

As I have been brought up in Singapore, I have never slept in total darkness because my bedroom windows are usually open (unless it rains). One immediately realises how bright Singapore is when dusk descends upon the Singapore skyline, with street lamps beaming from 7pm to 7am & plenty of lights shining out from neighbouring highrise HDB flats & condominiums.  The only time that I had experienced complete darkness was when I was studying in Melbourne.  In a sense, I have developed an immunity to the fear of sleeping alone since young, because it was never completely dark in Singapore at night.

Unfortunately, AJ did not inherit this gutsiness from me.  He is most reluctant to sleep alone.  I read that sleeping in complete darkness is good as it will trigger the brain to release melatonin, a key sleep hormone (link). So, even though he is already 7+, we are still in the sleep battle field.  Apparently, he is not alone (see the newspaper article below).

Together with some mommies from the Singapore Mom Bloggers group, I attended the pyjama party (no, I was not in my pyjamas) organised by Philips Singapore for the event launch of their new series of the Disney night lights sometime in April.

It was the 1st time I heard from the experts speaking about sleep, although I have previously read some books & some on-line articles on the subject. 

We were gifted a motion-sensor Mickey Mouse LED night light & I immediately put it to use.  AJ was quite thrilled with the gift as it is in his favourite cartoon character.

Minnie for girls; Mickey for boys

Left: taken in darkness with flash; Right: taken in darkness without flash

(video taken with flash on)

The motion-sensor Mickey Mouse night light is battery-operated, thus portable.  We placed it on the shelf on top of AJ’s bed, giving him the assurance that when he wants light, there will be light (soothing one, that is).  I prohibit him to switch on the bright toilet light when he goes for a pee in the middle of the night as I believe it will affect his sleep thereafter.  So one night, AJ decided to take the night light with him for a pee. It was easy since it was portable.  I thought that was a brilliant idea!

We were also gifted with a Winnie-the-Pooh LED torch light & it instantly became a toy for AJ.  He is ever so eager to dim the lights to play with this new toy (such a contradiction!).  Lately we have also come up with another game with this torch light. Watch the video below or click the youtube link here.

I think this range of night lights by Philips will be a big hit among the children as they sport some of their all-time favourite Disney characters.  They are also perfect birthday/Christmas presents if you want to break away from the usual commodity birthday gifts.

The Philips Disney Imaginative night lights are available at & selected departmental stores. I am tempted to get the projector table lamp. What about you?

* This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.


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