We needed a clock to try and get our 3.5 year old daughter to stay in bed all night. We were tempted by more expensive versions but saw this and thought it was worth a try. She loves it! It is an adequate night light but best if it can be put next to the child's bed. Which to be honest would be the best place anyway so they can see it. Our daughter needs night lights so she has this next to her bed and 2 other lights in the room. So it has worked in that it adds security, tells her when she should be in bed and get up and that she likes it. The cons would be - the batteries get used up quite quickly.. though this was our only option as the only socket is the other side of the room. You CAN tell the time on it but it's not 100% accurate down to the minute. And it is basic. Not like some of the more expensive night light clocks on the market. But if you want something to show day from night and to be a gentle night light then this is it.