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Dream Lites Review

Updated on January 8, 2014

A Review of Dream Lites Pillow Pets

We recently purchased the Dream Lites Rainbow Unicorn for my six-year-old daughter. She loves it! This is the second product we've purchased by My Pillow Pets (the first was the original lavender unicorn) and it probably won't be the last. If you've been wondering whether you should actually spend your money on one of these products and get your kids one of their own starry constellation night lights, here's my unbiased Dream Lites review.

(Image by Lisa Howard)

dream lites review - rainbow unicorn
dream lites review - rainbow unicorn

My Dream Lites Review

Plush nightlight turns your child's ceiling into a starry sky

From the minute my daughter saw the first Dream Lites night lights commercial, she was hooked. She HAD to have one. Of course, she didn't want it just because the Rainbow Unicorn was cute and cuddly and could make stars magically appear on her ceiling. She had a much more altruistic reason - her Lavender Unicorn Pillow Pet was lonely and she wanted to make her happy. Uh-huh. I've heard that one before.

But I had to admit that the Rainbow Unicorn Dream Lites was pretty cute. Dream Lites come in six plush clever, cuddly animal designs - Rainbow Unicorn, Playful Penguin, Snuggly Puppy, Fluttery Butterfly, Jolly Giraffe and Tardy Turtle. They're all colorful and designed to appeal to young kids who still like stuffed animals and night lights - just like my daughter.

The TV commercials and website say you can't find Dream Lites in the store, and if that had been true, I might have decided to wait until Christmas to get one of these. But then we were in a local drug store one day, and there it was - the Rainbown Unicorn. We already have two dogs, three cats, an aquarium, and plenty of stuffed animals. What was one more plush unicorn?

My daughter was anxious to try her new Dream Lites night light that night, so we loaded it with three AAA batteries, read our usual bedtime stories and then turned it on.

If you watch the Dream Lites commercials, you'll see very bright big stars on the walls BEHIND the kids in the commercials. I suspect that's because it would be pretty hard to get a good shot of the children's faces and also get the stars on the ceiling. If you have your Dream Lites on the bed near a wall, the lights will shine on both the wall and the ceiling, but if the toy is in the middle of the bed, the lights shine up and create stars on the ceiling. I don't think the lights are nearly as bright as shown in the TV commercial, but they will light up a completely dark room enough for your child to go to sleep. They're also visible if the room is dimly lit with another night light.

Each Dream Lites comes with its own unique star pattern that includes an image of the character in the middle of the stars. My daughter's Dream Lites has a unicorn head among the stars. You have to be looking at the right angle to actually tell it's a unicorn head, but my daughter doesn't care. Nor is she bothered by the fact that the crescent moon is as small as the stars so it blends in with them. These are small details that adults might notice, but kids won't care about at all.

Kids will love looking at the star pattern on the ceiling. The stars can be displayed in a steady blue, green or amber light, or you can choose an option to have all three colors rotate every 4 seconds. There's also a built-in timer that will shut the night light off after 20 minutes.

My daughter never had a problem going to sleep in her room with a regular night light, but now she looks forward to going to bed with her Dream Lites. She loves lying on the bed and watching the stars on her ceiling, and she keeps her Dream Lites Rainbow Unicorn right next to her well-loved lavender unicorn Pillow Pet.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this product to other parents. My daughter loves her Dream Lites, and I think most other kids will love these, too.

(Image of Rainbow Unicorn provided by Amazon. See link below.)

Dream Lites Online - These cute and cuddly pets will light up the room

These cute Dream Lites are available from Amazon and are eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping (with minimum purchase) or free Prime shipping (for Prime members).

Pillow Pets Dream Lites - Playful Penguin 11"
Pillow Pets Dream Lites - Playful Penguin 11"

Playful Penguin is great for girls or boys.


Dream Lites Pillow Pets on eBay - Find popular Dream Lites online

Having a hard time finding Dream Lites? The best place to shop is the official website, Amazon or eBay, as these night lights aren't being sold extensively in stores (although I have seen some at my local Walgreens). But if you can't find them locally, eBay is a great place to look. You can find almost anything at this online marketplace!

My daughter loves her Rainbow Unicorn Dream Lites

Dream Lites Video - See a video showing Dream Lites in action

Night lights similar to Dream Lites - Constellation night lights from Cloud B

Dream Lites isn't the only stuffed night light that can turn your child's ceiling into a starry sky. Cloud B makes similar products. Take a look below.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Danger Will Robinson! I saw a photo on facebook today of this toy, which had melted, because the 20 minute timer did not go off.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would never recommend this product to anyway. I ordered 2 one for ea of my boys. I paid for express shipping and didn't get it for 2 weeks after they said it would be here. I called the company and they said it was too early to do anything about it. Then once I got them one was defective. It was in a different box than the other and the screw whole was striped. When I tried to call them and get them to fix this they want me to pay to send it back. So what should've cost me $29.99 ea is gonna end up costing me around $60 for all the shipping fees I will end up paying. Terrible customer service.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Jon O

      Hi all. I just ordered 2 of these for my kids and wish I had found this site first. I have found that in their privacy policy it stated that the give you email addy to 3rd party. Well, I have received 40+ spam emails a day now since placing the order and have not provided my email addy to anyone else for some time.sent them an email so we will see. I may be forwarding them all my spam emails.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      As a mom of two kiddos, 3 & 7, I have to say, these are the coolest thing invented since the original pillow pet. My kids hurry to bed and snuggle right down. The changing color star show is so soothing to them. I love the 20 minute timer switch, brilliant, which is just enough time for the kids to drift off. I've given these to my niece and nephew, whom both adore them and sleep with them every night. I found ours at Costco for $22.99 in late October and I'm sure they won't last long. Costco only carries the dog, unicorn, penguin and pink ladybug, but for the convenience and cost, I easily made them work. LOVE DREAM LITES!!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, Lisa. I don't have kids, but I'm a fan of the Pillow Pets company. I saw a segment about the company of the CNBC show "How I Made my Millions." (If you haven't seen this segment about Pillow Pets, you can catch it on the CNBC website). This is a company that has created great products that meet the needs of their market. Now, I learn from your lens that they've improved their product by putting night lights in the pillow. How cool! Thanks for sharing this lens with us!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This company has the worst customer service not only did it take forever to get the puppy dreamlite, but when I received it the battery compartment screw was stripped and we could not open. I called and they told me they would have to ship out a return label once they receive the dreamlite back than they would send out another. So maybe 2 months later we might get it. I asked to talk to a manager and they told me he was in an important meeting and would call back. Days later still no call back. I sent an email and still no response. SAVE YOUR MONEY NOT WORTH THE CHEAP PRODUCT OR AGGERVATION!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Dream Lites product orders are filled by some caveman in a far away country with an unreliable "system"...

      I ordered a playful penguin for my 6 year old's birthday only to find out my mother had purchased one for my 6 year old along with one for my 2 year old - so I wanted/needed to cancel my order. Called within an hour of ordering and was told they could not cancel my order until it showed up in the system and that I would have to call back in 24 hours. Called the next morning to find out that they had already created a shipping ticket and the order could not be cancelled. The floor manager at the dirt floored call center in randomland told me I could no longer cancel the order because the "system" had already created a shipping ticket. Asked for the tracking information and he said it would not be available until the product shipped which makes me wonder about the sophistication of the "system" they are using. I work in sales/marketing and understand how genius it is to advertise the dream lites product to a captive audience...what I don't understand is why they wouldn't at least strive for DECENT fulfillment/customer service on the back-end. No use having a conversation with the so-called floor manager at the call-center because if you go off their script they are useless...I am sorry about that there anything else I can help you with today? Really? Sure - provide me a list of all the products your company supports and I will make sure to laugh when I see your advertising dollars at work. This makes me want to buy a boatload of similar product and sell them for a respectable margin since you know the people at Ontel Products in NJ have made way too much money sucker-punching consumers.

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      h4mz4h 5 years ago

      nice lens. thumbs up!

      i hope you'd visit bak my lens especially this one

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      received my god sons dream lite and i am very disappointed. the commercial shows them being a lot bigger and it is rediculous that the price is so high for something so small.

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      Overheard my youngest daughter and her friend talking about how they both wanted one of these... thanks for telling me more about them.