“This is Mike, and he’s going to be your new friend, especially in the dark”, – this is how I introduced this uber-cute night lamp to a 2-year old son of my good friends. Not only entertaining, it’s also useful – it’s designed to teach kids to be comfortable in the dark.
As a small child myself, I remember being afraid to walk around my room in the dark when I couldn’t sleep. And the worst thing ever was to have a nightmare, wake up and then be afraid to open my eyes, in case “the monsters” were still nearby!
I wish I had something like this back then – it would have saved my mum a lot of sleepless nights, like when I would force her to come in to my room (after shouting pretty loudly “M-o-o-o-o-m”) and wait patiently till I fall asleep again.
This lamp is portable and made from soft plastic, which is durable enough to withstand years of “abuse” (dragging it around, bashing against the hard floors…you get the idea), but it’s also nice to hold, hug and sleep with. All you need to do is remember to put it on the charging dock from time to time.
To switch the LED light (LED is important, as it’s cool, so you don’t need to worry it might overheat), you simply tilt it from side to side. If you’re not as polite to follow the tilting instructions, just shake it – that’s what we did!
If you’re not into monsters, there are many other choices from favourite Disney cartoons (think Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh). Check out Philips’ website to see the full range.
Both the paper and the bow are from Paperchase. I decided to follow the cartoon theme and picked the colour of the bow to match the toy – I always try to match the gift wrap to the present, I think adds a nice touch to the overall experience.
What toys do you miss from your childhood? And what toys that are available now you wish you had back then?