I am the mother of 4 young children who are still in the "bedtime routine" mode.
As is typical with most young ones, the dark is not their friend.
But, their parents LOVE the dark.
My husband came up with a solution that I think puts him in the genius category: A Dimmer Switch
Full disclosure: I thought he was weird when he first suggested putting a dimmer switch on the hallway light. Dimmers were for setting the mood, whether it was eating dinner at the dining room table or watching a movie in the family room. But he did it anyway, and I love it!
When the kids are first put to bed, we turn on the hallway light all the way on.
BUT...once they fall asleep, we dim the hallway light down. There's just enough light that if they wake up, they can find their way to the bathroom (or our room). But it's dark enough that the hallway light doesn't bother the adults that aren't scared of the dark.
Is that a "Bright Idea" or a "Dim Idea"?