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When did (or will) your children get bedside table lamps?

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BroccoliSpears Mon 18-Aug-08 22:16:03

Dd is 2.3. She likes to "read" her bedtime stories over again after dp or I have left her to it, then she snuggles down and goes to sleep. She would love a bedside table lamp I'm sure, and from a practical point of view it would mean that she could then turn her own light off when she wanted to go t sleep.

I'm wondering about the safety of her having one though. I remember getting some cracking lightbulb burns as a kid. And there's the flex... and her cup of water shock...

What do you do?

pgwithnumber3 Mon 18-Aug-08 22:19:52

DD had one from about the age of 3 and if you put an Energy Saving bulb in, they don't get hot. I would maybe get her a touch on/off lamp for now if you really want to get her one.

pgwithnumber3 Mon 18-Aug-08 22:20:56

Could she have her cup of water in a bottle with a sports cap on, that's what DD1 has. Less likely to spill and electrocute our little darlings. wink

Romy7 Mon 18-Aug-08 22:21:27

ours have always had lights. i had to put something on to drug them/ mop up sick, so it's never been a decision really...
get a touch one that she only has to tap the base - it'll be fine. (you'll lose the water when you take her out of nappies at night presumably? mine don't have any water around, it's not allowed in the bedrooms - i get it if req'd, which means only if they are sick lol)

MmeLindt Mon 18-Aug-08 22:24:04

We have these nightlights from Ikea. They are reasonably bright (especially the green one) and do not get hot.

Or a proper lamp, go for a wall lamp like this one. Attach the flex to the wall so it does not hang around in the way.

BroccoliSpears Mon 18-Aug-08 22:27:28

Her water is in a sport bottle, and she often has a drink overnight so can't really take it away. Hmmm... the more I think about it though, the less I like the idea of her having access to something electrical. She likes getting things wet, or "all soddy" as she puts it.

Oh well. Will see if there's a child proof safety lamp about and abandon the idea if not.

BroccoliSpears Mon 18-Aug-08 22:29:47

MmeLindt - wall lamp a brilliant idea! Will look into it. (A bit blush I didn't think of it).

pgwithnumber3 Mon 18-Aug-08 22:35:28

What about getting her a torch! DD1 loved this one from the ELC. It stands up like a lantern as well.

Bumperlicious Mon 18-Aug-08 22:35:38

What about one of these lumie alarm clocks? Can be used as a lamp, and also set so that it gently dims over a half hour period so she doesn't have to turn it off.

JackieNo Mon 18-Aug-08 22:37:14

DD had one of the Ikea wall lamps from when she went into a bed. Worked well for us.

Overmydeadbody Tue 19-Aug-08 08:32:46

DS has had fairy lights aound his bed from about the age of 2.5. They don't get hot obviously and can easily be switched on and off with little hands.

He also had a bedside lamp from about 3, with an easy switch which I attached to the wall right next to his bed.

We have (so far) never had any problems with this! ?It takes a small energy saving lightbulb, as pg said it doesn't get hot.

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