Our power went out last night for a time after Toes was asleep.
We keep a nightlight in her room, as is pretty typical for toddlers.
However, in Erin's case, when the power went out, she was plunged into total darkness. On top of total silence.
When she woke up a bit, she immediately realized she could not see or hear a thing. Naturally, she was rather upset.
We calmed her down and put a flashlight in her room, letting it burn until the power came back on a couple hours later.
First thing this AM I went in search of a nightlight with battery backup. A friend found this:
Greenlite - LED 3 in 1 / Night Light, Emergency Light, & Flashlight
The Night Light has an Automatic Sensor which allows On at Dusk and Off at Dawn. The Emergency Light features an 8 Hour Battery Back Up. Convenient White Light Flashlight.
It switches to battery backup automatically if the power goes out... and can also be used as a flashlight. Handy, dandy.
You can find it at Amazon, through one of their affiliates.
I ordered two.
One more thing added to my list of "I wish I had thought of this earlier..."
*Update* The new nightlights arrived today. They are very nice, but not nearly as bright as Erin's "normal" nightlight. And due to the way it is configured, we cannot use both her normal nightlight and the new one in the same outlet.
So, we plan to either put the new nightlight in another outlet, thus creating a second light source in her room... or put an extension providing extra outlets on her current one, so that we can put both in the same spot.
Who would have thought a nightlight could be so complicated? ;-)