Crank-operated camping lantern stands in for a night light -- no batteries required
Julia's money-saving, battery-saving, fear-of-the-dark solution:
Sometimes a night light just isn’t enough for our sometimes dark-shy five year old. She was begging to take battery-operated flashlights to bed with her each night but we quickly grew tired of the incessant need to replace the batteries after the flashlight was left on a night or two in a row. Cue the crank-operated camping lantern. We just crank it up at bed time and its light lasts until she’s asleep but extinguishes well before morning’s first light.
So smart. There are also crank flashlights, if those work better for you.