You can buy just about any lamps you fall in love with in most rooms of your home. However, when it comes to kids lamps, there are some things you have to think about. These are things that I had not considered until there was a recall of some lamps for children on the news this past Christmas season. Though my daughter did not have the exact lamp that they had recalled, the one she had was similar and we had to take it out of her room. You really do have to think twice when putting anything in your children’s room.
Some kids lamps are made to look really cool, but they are not exactly safe. I remember doing stupid stuff like putting a scarf over my lamp as a teen to dull the light a bit. What I didn’t realise was that this could have started a fire. While this would have been my fault, some lamps have this hazard built right in. Some have frilly stuff on them that could ignite if the kids lamps are left on for too long, and some are completely made of materials that will not fare well if the lamps for kids were to be left on for too long. For some great kids lamps check out Funky Lampshades.
The kids lamps that were recently recalled where ones made of plastic. They are in the shape of some very popular kids show characters like Spongebob and Dora. They look really great, and give off a dimmer light that can be used as a nightlight when you have a child that is really scared of a dark room. The lamps are moulded with plastic and the bulb is contained within the lamp. The problem with these kids lamps is that once they heat up, the plastic can melt. The plastic can adhere to the skin causing burns, or the lamp could catch on fire.
When buying children’s lamps, you should make sure you think about fire hazard as well as the design of the lamp. Not only should you worry about fire and melting, you should think about the sturdiness of the base of the kids lamps. You don’t want something that will tip over very easily. There are many great lamps out there, and you should have no trouble finding something great to go in your kids rooms that will also match your décor. Just put a little thought into safety as you would with most other things that go into a child’s room.