Flashlight Friends Review

I received a Flashlight Friends sample for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.

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I don’t think any child loves being alone in the dark. And though our son sleeps with us in our room, he still doesn’t like it when we turn off the lights for bedtime. So we always have to have some sort of night light on. But the one that we use isn’t very bright; it just gives out a little glow so it isn’t too dark in the room. And sometimes the glow is not enough to help me see clearly and prevent me from stepping on some stuff or hitting the edge of the bed if I need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. So I sometimes use my phone’s flashlight so I can see where I’m going. But Flashlight Friends makes it easier for us.

Flashlight Friends are plush animals that foster comfort and security at bedtime. A cool-to-the-touch soft glow LED flashlight is built right in to its belly. Simply tap the tummy light twice to turn it on. It shuts off automatically after 20 minutes and doesn’t get hot.

There are 6 different varieties of Flashlight Friends so you can pick one that your child will like the most: Pink Unicorn, Black Penguin, Green Turtle, Green Dragon, Purple Panda, and Blue Puppy — which is what I received.

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The moment I received the Blue Puppy Flashlight Friends, my son couldn’t keep his hans off of it. He begged me to take it out of the box right away so he can play with it. I actually had a hard time taking the photo of the item in the box above because my son kept on touching and taking it. So cute!

Batteries are not included in the box so it’s not operational right away, and you’ll need a screwdriver to put batteries in. But after putting batteries on it, my son was extra hooked on the light! He thinks the puppy is like Iron Man (my son is a big Avengers fan!) because of the light on its chest.

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All in all, I’d say it’s a great product to give as a gift to any child (or any adult who loves plush toys and could use a flashlight) this holiday season!

BUY IT! Flashlight Friends costs $19.99 (plus $7.99 shipping & handling) and is available for purchase at FlashlightFriends.com.


Flashlight Friends and other awesome gift ideas for the holidays are featured in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!
2013 Holiday Gift Guide - Bay Area Mommy


Flashlight Friends Review — 28 Comments

  1. These are adorable. My three year old granddaughter is afraid of the dark and I think one of these animal pals will be perfect for her. I think I will order the penguin.

  2. Those are so cute. Most kids are afraid of the dark. Heck, I still don’t like it totally dark.

  3. Super adorable plushies! My toddlers want every product this maker made lol. Every time the commercials come on they’re like “I want that for christmas & birthday, I want that too OH and that too!”. Too cute.

  4. Awe, this would make a very cute gift for the kids. Thank you for doing a review on this great product.

  5. Oh wow..these are juust too ute..great for keeping monsters away..also be great for those middle of the night bathroom trips. Love these, nd they are sooo cute.

  6. SOOOO adorable! I am going to Toys R Us today for a “session” – I’ll see if they have any there for my grandson.

  7. Awww, too cute my nephew loves to play with these kind of friends, ill better buy him some he sure will love these

  8. Awww, too cute my nephew loves to play with these kind of friends, ill better buy him some he sure will love these, thank you

  9. hmm! i have been thinking about getting one of these for my son as i co-sleep with him (it’s so nice to hear about other co-sleeping parents out there 🙂 ) and it seems like a nice thing to have for the times when i am not there with him.. snuggly and a functional something for him to grab onto so he can come find me if he needs to! 🙂 it’s actually really nice to hear that it’s helpful for you as well- i might not have thought of that, & it really is nice to have light in the middle of the night when i have to take my son to the potty!! 😀 thanks for the great review!

  10. We got the blue puppy for one of our granddaughters for Christmas & she loves it. Now I wish we had gotten them for all the grandkids.

  11. These Flashlight Friends are really cute, they make a great night light for kids, I want the dog.

  12. Most kids seem to want a light on in their room and become afraid of the dark. These are perfect

  13. I think this would be perfect for a child who needs some light to fall asleep and the 20 minutes it stays on would be long enough for most children to fall asleep. I would love to give my nephew one of these

  14. My kids dont like the dark either. My kids want the purple panda, pink unicorn and the green turtle. They’re so cute! I kinda like the penguin myself 😉

  15. Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Flashlight Friends Review! This is so adorable! My kids don’t like sleeping in the dark either. They both have nightlights so that their rooms are not dark. They would go crazy over these flashlight friends! I can see why your son could not wait to get his hands on it. That dog is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review, the pictures and your personal and professional opinions on Flashlight Friends Review with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
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