The days are getting longer and with this time of year can come late nights and early wake ups for children. Big Robot is very much a night owl and if the sun is still up he wants to be too, we have a black out blind for his bedroom (which gets the evening sun) to help him get to sleep.
Little Robot is the opposite, he’s straight to sleep at night however he’ll jump out of bed with the sun rise in the morning. Unfortunately, I now know all too well that sunrise in May is around 5am.
Neither of my children like the dark very much. My eldest has a night light on through the entire night. However, my youngest prefers no lights on at all unless he needs to get up for the loo or because something’s frightened him. He’s a sensitive little thing. The other day he came to the top of the stairs crying because of strange noises. The strange noises were only his brother getting out of bed but, my youngest boy looked terrified and his face crumpled with tears as he told me about these noises. So I was glad to see he was carrying his night time buddy, his Lego Benny the Spaceman Torch Night Light.