When I was a little girl, I couldn’t sleep with my closet door open. And I couldn’t sleep without my favourite doll. Little Boo has always needed his lullabies and a night light. Plus his bestest bear Edward and the closed closet door. We’ve gotten to a stage now, at seven, where he can sleep without a light, though I think he secretly would still prefer one. There is something very comforting about a little light in the darkness when you’re just a little guy alone in your room at night. And since stuffies are also a great comfort to our little people, why not combine these two things into a single, giftable toy?
Meet the Brobo line of huggable night lights. These soft plush toys are a great size for cuddling (13 inches) and come equipped with a special light in their bellies. The light is easy to activate by simply swiping the toy’s hand or tail across it – once for a brighter “adventure” mode, and a second time for the softer sleepy-time. The light has an auto-off feature after 5 minutes to conserve battery life. (Each toy requires 3 AA batteries.)
The original toy is the Brobo:
He’s been joined by Pep, a girl version in pink with a pretty bow, plus a dog, mummy and dinosaur. We received the dog to test out, and Boo has been sleeping with him every night since!
The designs are super cute, and the materials are soft and cuddly. Boo has been using the brighter light as a reading light in bed. If it goes out before he’s ready he just needs to swipe Dog’s tail once more. The only thing I don’t 100% love about this toy is that 5 minutes is a little short for us. The auto-off feature is great, but Boo takes a while to settle down so a longer light would be nice. That being said, it is really simple for your child to swipe the light back on themselves if they need it longer. And if there’s a middle of the night bathroom trip? Brobo is ready and waiting to light the way!
You can purchase your own Brobo online or at a number of independent toy stores across Canada. Check the website for a location near you. Also, until Wednesday December 18th you can save $5 on your purchase at Brobo.com with the promo code PEACEJOY. Just enter at checkout.
Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own (or those of my family).