Yes - most are, and that's why we redesigned and tested the concept of the night light to ensure it provides safe comfort for your child.
Here's why people say night lights are bad:
They are too bright and disrupt my child's sleeping patterns.
Correct. Nearly every night light for kids is much too bright, and has been designed to appear 'dim' when you turn off the bright main bedroom lights. The problem with this, is that once eyes have adjusted to the darkness the light is much too bright.
This means kids are being kept awake by the brightness, disrupting their bodies ability to recognise that it's night time, so they stay awake and remain restless the entire night.
Madel's Sleep Mode is the opposite – it lowers the light to ultra-low levels of light that has been tested as perfect for sleeping. It will seem almost too dark at first, but give it a few minutes and you'll notice that it's just right.
Madel also includes the option to sleep in complete darkness with the added comfort of a motion sensor – so you can train your child to sleep in darkness, then if they get scared of the darkness they can wave at the light to bring it back to life for a few minutes.
The colours disrupt my child's sleeping patterns.
Other kids night lights are designed to firstly appeal to kids, so nearly all are cool colours like blue, cool pinks, purple, green and white. These cool colours are proven by sleep experts to send the day-time signal to your child's body which is likely the reason they are waking up throughout the night. While these colours are fine to interact with for a short while before bedtime, exposure to these colours should be avoided when sleeping.
Madel's remote includes warm red and orange which we recommend parents use overnight. This will not only prevent the day-time signal, but have been shown to send a night-time signal which will actually enhance sleep quality.