LED Night Light with Wash & Brush Timer

I bought this timer / night-light for my daughter, who is five, about three months ago.

She understands the importance of brushing her teeth and is excited about doing it on her own, however she underestimates the time required to fully complete the task.

I finally decided it was time to get her a better brushing timer so she can form a good practice on her own without dad hovering and correcting constantly. After a bunch of research, this timer was my choice. Not only does it have the two-minute toothbrushing timer, but it’s also got a 20 second handwashing timer and built in night-light with auto on/off (it goes on when the room is dark, off when light).

When she presses the hand icon or the brush icon a green light flashes. As the wash/brush session nears its end, the light flashes faster and faster. When the session is over a red light flashes a few times and then the light goes off. The simple iconography is easy for her to understand, the buttons are easy to press, and it’s fun for her to watch the light flash.

The timer also has a water-resistant face and fits well in the bathroom plug without blocking my other outlet (in a GFI plug).

Overall I’m very pleased with it and wish I’d purchased it much earlier.

-- Ian Hall  

Rite Lite LPL823 LED Night Light with Wash & Brush Timer
$12

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Manufactured by Rite Lite