When Carina was waking up multiple times at night, we were turning on the light constantly so we could see as we pulled her out of the crib, changed her, and brought her into bed with me to eat. We almost always had trouble getting her to go back to sleep after she was done nursing. Then, I read that you should try to keep the lights off so as not to keep baby awake and alert. Sounds like a no brainer, duh, I don't know why we didn't think of that.
Pitch black was much too dark for me to be able to unhook my nursing tank, position her on nursing pillow, and see if she was awake or asleep so I ordered the Munchkin Portable Nightlight to try out.
First, it's a cute puppy.
Second, it's portable. The night light comes on a base that plugs in, but can be taken off of the base and carried around. It lasts up to 10 hours per charge.
Third, it has a number of different colors (left); my favorite is the blue. The color changing mode is pretty cool, too. It goes through all of the colors of the rainbow continuously.
Lastly, after 30 minutes the night light shuts off automatically. This is great because I would always forget to shut it off. No wasted batteries or electricity here.
How do you see at night when you tend to baby? Turn the light on? Similar type of night light?