I can’t remember when it happened, but at some point between the ages of 2 and 3, D started being “afraid” of the dark. Naturally we got a night light, since having him sleep was the main priority. Recent reports (add link to study) have suggested that children need to sleep in true darkness and night lights should not be used. Now as a parent, I know full well that I need to pick my battles and if my now 6-year-old demands a night light in order to fall asleep, I am certainly going to comply. I know we should just turn the night light off when we go to bed, but now that we have a newborn, that isn’t always practical (i.e I always forget).
The Cloud B UFO gives us a nice alternative to having to use a night light. This nifty toy- like UFO has a number of nice features, including both a projection of Aurora Borealis type lights onto the ceiling as well as “windows” that are multi-coloured and light up in three different sequences. D also liked the motion sensor function that resulted in UFO flying sounds when he shook the UFO. Keep in mind a simple tilting of the UFO will activate the sensor, but try telling that to a 6-year-old boy.
The UFO also features an adjustable volume and my favourite feature: a 23 minute timer with an auto shut off, which is just enough time for a kid to nod off. 3 AA batteries are required, but are included with the unit. The retail on this item is a little higher than other Cloud B light and sound toys/machines at an MSRP of $64.99 CDN, but I do think this would actually be played with as a toy so there is an added value there.
D really liked this item, but sadly it did not replace the night light completely. I am hoping that in another year or so we can ditch it, but in the meantime, he does enjoy using it and I suspect it will get used more as a fun night time toy than a bedtime light, and that’s okay by me.
9 Comments on “Cloud B Cosmic UFO Review”
This is a great idea, especially if kids don’t want to have a night light out of it being “babyish” but are still nervous about the dark.
Cloud b has so many great product to help with bedtime. Love the UFO, but I think Tranquil turtle will always be a favorite 🙂
They have so many nice items,I love this one
children maybe need to sleep in total darkness but who ever said that obviously didn’t have a child who couldn’t sleep because it was dark. It can be really nervy but the child and mother both need to sleep so you do what you can to help them (and yourself). A few of mine needed the door left open at night, that just let in a bit of light so it wasn’t quite as dark. If someone’s scared they aren’t going to sleep – what ever helps is fine by me 🙂
I wish this had been around when I was a kid! I was always deathly afraid of the dark and my parents bought a boring plug-in nightlight for me, which helped but still wasn’t as cool as this one.
Do not worry about your son. I have a grandson who needed lights on for years. Suddenly this fear stopped completely. I think it is always better to have a child feel safe then worry about the light being on.
That’s a very cool nightlight. I remember having one as a kid, it had owls on it.
This is the coolest nightlight I’ve ever seen!!!!!!
They have so many cute designs!