KidSwitch: The First One To Bed Turns Out The Lights

07/19/2009 at 02:00 PM ET

KidSwitch ($10) is an ingenious gadget invented by a dad whose toddler fell when she was climbing up to reach the light switch.

Fortunately, she wasn’t seriously hurt and the incident gave Daddy an idea.

Made from glow-in-the-dark plastic, the KidSwitch fastens to the switch plate with a screwdriver.

Little ones just pull on the cute, crescent-moon-shaped handle and flip the switch.

There’s no more climbing precarious ladders made from toys and furniture!

Kristen

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Mrs. R. on

My parents had something like this when I was a little girl! I wondered if anyone made one! Yippee! My daughter will LOVE being about to use it – she’s SO independent!

Jess on

Can you Imagine how many times your child would be turning the light on and off? I know he meant well but still.

crg on

Yeah, don’t know how long this one has been around, but they already make things like this.

Bela on

I has them for my son, I got them in a magazine “Right Start” I think. They are great, and no my son did not turn off and on the light all the time, only when he needed to. He was 2 when we first got them.

megan on

We have this in our powder room. My two year uses a step stool to turn the light on and off when she washes her hands, it’s the best.

Karin on

We have this one for the kids’ bedroom and a similar type thing in the washroom – they are awesome! Promotes independence, and saves mom and dad from going to help out with the lights all the time! Sure, it was a novelty at first for a day or two and the light was on and off a lot, but now it’s only used when needed. We got this when my daughter was 2 and she’s now 4.

12 Weeks Pregnant on

This is a great invention, it also teaches kids about saving electricity by not letting the lights on longer than needed.

Shelby Palmer on

Nice gadget but not anything new those things have been around since I babysat in the late 80s early 90s.

Peggy on

this thing is by no means new but I have not been able to find one ever! My now 15 yr old nephew had one as a little boy and I have never seen one for sale anywhere and i have been looking since I was pregnant with my now 8 1/2 yr old son!

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