Portable red light while travelling

Red Light: A Soothing Tool for Parents and Babies

You may have heard the buzz about red light at bed time, or red light therapy with babies, but what's it all about? Let's dive into the potential benefits of red light and how it could be a useful tool for your little one.


Understanding Red Light

Red light sits at the far end of the visible light spectrum. Unlike blue light, which is emitted by screens and electronic devices and can suppress melatonin (our sleep hormone), red light has a longer wavelength and doesn't disrupt melatonin production.

Put simply - blue light can disrupt sleepiness and red light allows us to stay sleepy.


Red Light and Sleep

  • Melatonin Production: Research suggests that red light can support melatonin production, the hormone responsible for regulating our sleep-wake cycle. A well-regulated circadian rhythm (our internal body clock) is crucial for babies, who are still developing healthy sleep patterns.
  • Reduced Night Time Wakings: Some studies indicate that red light may help babies and children fall asleep faster and experience fewer nighttime wakings. This could be a game-changer for parents grappling with sleepless nights.
  • Creating a Soothing Environment: The gentle, warm glow of red light can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere in the nursery, signalling to your baby that it's time to wind down and prepare for sleep.


Incorporating Red Light into Your Nursery Routine

Sleep Like Goldilocks

Our device allows you to switch from temperature controlled night light colour to a RED ONLY night light colour using the buttons on your device:



Portable White Noise machine and Night Light

Our portable night light and white noise machine is one of the only on the market offering multiple colours of night light, including the traditional light as well as RED LIGHT ONLY.



  • Amazing when travelling or on a sleepover with older ones.
  • Allow them to get up and find the toilet without disrupting sleepiness.


Important Considerations

  • Not a Cure-All: Remember, red light therapy isn't a magic solution for all sleep problems. Address other factors contributing to sleep difficulties, like feeding schedules, room temperature, and establishing a consistent bedtime routine.
  • Consult Your Paediatrician: Always consult your baby's doctor before introducing any type of light therapy. They can guide you on whether this approach is suitable for your baby's specific needs.


If you have any questions on this information or questions you'd love to see answered, please reach out to us at info@sleeplikegoldilocks.com

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