I got the Tyke Light Jr. for my two year old son in blue. He currently uses a glow worm that plays music as his night light. The glow worm has a very dull light and my son was trying to use it to read books also it would shut off after each song meaning he would have to press it continually. I saw the Tyke Light Jr. on another site, they had a one day deal on them but not a color I wanted so I purchased it here. I liked the idea that it would stay on for 15 minutes before shutting itself off. This would free my son from messing with it and allow him to drift to sleep rather than worry about pressing it again. The light is still dull but the blue glow is rather pretty. That being said this is a great idea but like many it leaves room for improvement. The Tyke Light is hard, durable yes, but I would rather it be plush or coated in silicone to give it a little give. Remember, children roll at night and this hard thing in the bed or crib will most likely cause the child discomfort at some point. The unit has a very tiny button (5mm or 3/16 ") on the bottom to turn it on, marked only by the power symbol and is completely flush. This took my son a little while to figure out and I am still not sure he fully understands. There are 4 settings that you can toggle through using the power button.
High setting with 15 min timer..
Low setting always on..
High setting always on..
There is a small red light that tells you is it is in timer mode. I am glad they thought this needed features but how do I explain these settings to a 2 year old?!
The feature that drew me to this was it's timer, Kids will just repeatedly push the button and if it is on a setting with no timer than you will be replacing the batteries the next day. This was a gross mistake on the manufacturers part. They should have made it with High timed, Low timed, off....Simple is better.
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