Moving from mom and dad's room to their very own is a big moment for every child, but the transition can be far from smooth.
For many kids, nothing is quite as scary as a strange new room covered in darkness. Fortunately, some well-placed dimmable lighting fixtures can put little ones' minds at ease and let you get the full night's sleep you've been craving since your boy or girl was born.
If a standard night light isn't cutting it, you might want to consider how options like ceiling fan lights or LED lamps can be used to keep kids from making a run right back to your bed. Install a dimmer to create just enough illumination to be comforting without keeping your child awake. With a dimmer, even an overhead fixture can be left on during the night.
The trick is giving children enough light to feel comfortable without illuminating the room too much.
Thinking inside the box
One option is installing recessed or close-to-the-ceiling lighting fixtures in the room's closet. These will provide good general lighting in the space, and by leaving the closet door open, you can give your little one the light he or she wants without making the room too bright.
Even better, a lit-up closet means one less place for the boogeyman to hide to keep your child up at night.