One of the biggest childhood fears is a fear of the dark and this will manifest itself most often when your child is tucked up in bed. A simple way of alleviating this fear is to provide a source of light in their bedroom. This may start off with a nightlight that is left burning through the night. Later on you might provide them with a lamp within easy reach of the bed.
The first table lamp that will be introduced into your child’s bedroom is going to be a nursery lamp. This lamp will provide soft lighting that is less likely to disturb your baby in the middle of the night but will give you enough light to see by when changing diapers or doing the midnight feeding.
It is possible to buy a childrens table lamp that makes use of cute and cuddly characters to provide a calming atmosphere. Children like to see images they are familiar with so buying a table lamp that displays characters from one of their favorite books such as The Wind In the Willows or a favorite television show such as Ben 10 might be a suitable option.
As your toddler grows older and starts school a different type of light source is going to be required for the bedroom. The soft light from the baby lamp will have to be replaced with a more suitable desk lamp such as a gooseneck table lamp as homework will become a large part of your child’s life. It is important to provide a lamp that gives you well directed task lighting and a desk lamp is the logical choice to make. This type of lighting in the room is likely to become the one that is most often used as the study requirements begin to take over.
So from the earliest years of their lives to adulthood lamps play a role in the development of our kids. They make them feel safe, they provide them with a vehicle through which they can celebrate their favorite television shows and they give them the light to study by. In most situations they will be a piece of the furniture that will go unnoticed in the bedroom but they will always play an important part.