A multi coloured night light.

Children love changing Madel's colours. Without a doubt, the first thing every child does with their new light is flick through all the colours! It's a special moment to watch and is a lot of fun (for adults too!).  Here are a few other benefits of gifting or owning a multicoloured night light:

  • The light will grow with your child through their various colour phases... young girls pink butterfly can turn purple, then green if she likes.
  • If you're buying as a gift and are unsure what colour the child's into, it won't matter as they can pick and change the colours themselves.
  • Perhaps you're buying a baby shower gift and the sex of the child is being kept a secret, this also won't matter as your present remains completely gender neutral.

Colour can also be used to influence your child's mood and behaviour and we'll be writing more on colour therapy soon. In the meantime, take a look at this dramatic example published by the New York Times back in 1982:

"COLOUR HAS A POWERFUL EFFECT ON BEHAVIOR, RESEARCHERS ASSERT

When children under detention at the San Bernardino County Probation Department in California become violent, they are put in an 8-foot by 4-foot cell with one distinctive feature - it is bubble gum pink. The children tend to relax, stop yelling and banging and often fall asleep within 10 minutes, said Paul E. Boccumini, director of clinical services for the department. 

This approach to calming manic and psychotic juveniles contrasts sharply with the use of brute force favored as little as three years ago. ''We used to have to literally sit on them,'' said Mr. Boccumini, a clinical psychologist. ''Now we put them in the pink room. It works.''

Not all psychologists are quite so sure; many, to put it mildly, remain skeptical. Nonetheless, officials at an estimated 1,500 hospitals and correctional institutions across America have become sufficiently convinced of the pacifying effect of bubble gum pink to color at least one room that shade."

 You can read the full article here.