Reviewed by Louisa Nashir
The Secret Life of Pets is one of the most popular children’s movies released in a long time and is loved by children and adults alike.
My daughter is a massive fan and loves Gidget the white Pomeranian who is a lead character in the films and voiced by Jenny Slate.
Gidget is a tough cookie with a loveable heart willing to do anything to help those around her. In the films Gidget’s appearance is very cute and fluffy and very girly. My daughter loves anything girly so was delighted when a package arrived from VARTA Consumer Batteries containing a Gidget Pets Plush Night Light for her to use and give me her thoughts.
Bedtime is our home has always been a bone of contention with my daughter as she has Autism and Learning Difficulties and has a real fear of being alone in the dark. Although my daughter uses medication to help her sleep, they don’t keep her asleep, so we have been racking our brains to come up with a solution.
Most night lights on the market are aimed at a much younger market and at 13 my daughter doesn’t like to be ‘babied’ so the Gidget night light was a great tool to use.
Gidget arrived safely in one piece in a stunning box which had a white and pale pink quilted design on the outside with the VARTA logo clear to see. Inside the box, Gidget was carefully packaged in hot pink tissue paper and came with a packet of VARTA Longlife AAA batteries (this was a bonus as it gets very annoying when purchasing a toy only to discover it needs batteries). Gidget also came with an instruction leaflet and an information card telling me all about Gidget and her history.
My daughter was thrilled when she saw Gidget and immediately gave her a cuddle and tour of our family home. Since Gidget’s arrival, my daughter has not put her down and loves to stroke her. She has even introduced Gidget to our Shih Tzu, Luna!
Gidget soothes and comforts children off to sleep and hopefully wonderful dreams with her big, cute, fluffy pink heart which is situated on her chest which is activated by simply pressing Gidget’s front left paw.
Gidget hasn’t completely cured my daughter’s night time phobias but has helped alleviate some of the stresses about being in the dark. If my daughter wakes in the night she can switch Gidget on and relax in the warm pinky glow that Gidget emits.
One thing I found super handy was the auto shut-off function which turns the light off after 30 minutes, meaning I don’t have to get up to turn her regular night light off when it starts to disrupt my daughters much-needed sleep.
If like me, you have someone in your home who isn’t ready to sleep in the dark just yet then I cannot recommend the VARTA Secret Life Of Pets Nightlight range. They are well made, fluffy, adorable and quite frankly terrific toys that serve a real purpose.
With Christmas fast approaching I suggest you take a look at the collection and treat your mini humans to these wonderful night lights which come with a 3-year guarantee!
Beam range: up to 2m
Runtime: up to 200h
Total light output: up to 1 lumens
Light source: 5mm LED
Weight with Batteries: 218g
Available to buy from Amazon here.