Potty training can be a real challenge for you and your child, especially once they start trying to stay dry at night.

Ensuring your little one can see where they are going and what they are doing when using the potty or toilet at night can make the transition much smoother. It will keep things cleaner too.

We picked the best products for lighting their way to the potty or toilet and helping them feel comfortable spending a penny while everyone else is asleep.

They are also great for kids who are toilet trained but might be reluctant to relieve themselves because of fear of the dark.

If you're after a light for the bedroom, check out our pick of best nightlights.

Here are 8 of the products we feel brighten up the job brilliantly

1. ToiLight, £17.99

Batteries required: 3x AAA

With eight different colour options, this handy gadget illuminates your loo to make a visit more appealing for your child (and less messy!). You can set it to a preferred colour or opt for colour rotation.

The ToiLight is easy to install as you just clip the arm over any toilet bowl and point the light on the end towards the bowl. There’s a motion sensor on the side which will only work in the dark and once activated, it stays on for two minutes after the last detected movement.

You can buy ToiLight from Amazon

2. LumiPotti Night Light Potty, £28.74

Batteries required: 3 x AA

This potty has an integrated nightlight to guide your child from bed and back again. It is removable and motion activated, so switches on when your little one stirs, switching off 60 seconds after the last movement.

Available in green or cream, the potty is made from anti-microbial plastic and the gentle LED light is battery operated.

You can buy LumiPotti Night Light Potty from Amazon

3. Lindam Light My Way Night Light, £10

Batteries required: 3 x AAA

Not only is this night light adorable, it also features a carry handle for your child to take it on night time trips to the potty or loo. The cute owl doubles up as a comforting friend if they are scared and the LED bulb stays cool to the touch.

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This portable gadget last 20 hours per battery installation and is operated by one simple button, shutting off automatically after 20 minutes.

You can buy Lindam Light My Way from Munchkin, Amazon and Argos

4. Tecboss Motion Sensor Light, £8.99

Batteries required: None, uses a built-in lithium rechargeable battery and USB cable

Offering two lighting settings, this sweet whale-shaped night light would make a charming addition to any bathroom. In Night Mode, a light emanates from the spout once darkness is detected, while Motion Mode activates both that and a second light in the tummy.

The whale can be attached to most surfaces using the sticky magnet provided.

You can buy Tecboss Motion Sensor Light from Amazon

5. NovaGlow Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat, £34.99

Batteries required: None

By day this white loo seat looks just like any other. But at night, it is a gentle luminous blue to guide your child to the toilet and help them answer the call of nature with as little mess as possible.

Made from antimicrobial plastic, it is lightweight and has a soft close, making it easy for little people to use. It fits most standard toilets and can also be removed for easy cleaning of the toilet rim. Best of all, there’s no batteries required!

You can buy Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat from The Glow Company and Amazon

6. Moobibear Rechargeable Toilet Light, £29.99

Batteries required: None, it's rechargeable

Save a fortune on batteries with this rechargeable toilet light, which clips onto the slide of the bowl and glows for 60 seconds after being activated by movement.

It has a choice of 12 colours, three light levels and can be used on colour-changing mode. Comes with a USB cable and last around two months on a single charge.

You can buy Moobibear Rechargeable Toilet Light from Amazon

7. Skip Hop Zoo Take Along Night Light, £18

Batteries required: 3 x AAA

If your child is a fan of Skip Hop’s funky range of Zoo animal face products, then this portable light will make for a calming companion on late night trips to the loo.

It doesn’t get too hot to the touch and has an automatic-off function after 30 minute and an oversized power button too. Available in a monkey, butterfly or owl design.

You can buy Skip Hop Zoo Take Along Night Light from Uber Kids and Amazon

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Alex is the former deputy editor of Prima Baby, and mum to 2 boys.