Naptime is a critical component of your toddler’s development, and if your child regularly takes naps away from home, a toddler nap mat can help. A nap mat is an item that can be used for your toddler to sleep on during nap times, when he/she is away from home. Your child can use it to sleep on at day care, your baby sitter’s home, or at family and friends. You can use it whether your toddler is visiting their homes, or staying overnight. Basically, a nap mat is the portable version of a toddler bed without a frame.
Sleep is vitally important for their mental and physical development that generally happens during early childhood. With the right nap mat, your toddler is bound to get the required quota of sleep everyday be it at home or in daycare. This will inevitably help and support your child’s growth and development.
For many kids, the best way to ensure they are getting the sleep they need away from home is to give them a comfortable place to lay their heads. Nap mats make it easier to find a safe, comfortable place for your toddler to sleep anywhere they are and provide that added comfort in addition to having a pillow and blanket.
Finding the right nap mat can help ensure your toddler gets the recommended amount of sleep. Nap mats can also help toddlers develop a healthy and safe sleep routine, regardless of where they may be using the mat: daycare, a family member’s house, on vacation.
In addition to paying attention to the different types of kids’ mats available, you’ll also want to consider a few other details before making a purchase:
The padding and thickness: If your child will be sleeping on the floor, you'll want to ensure the mat has good padding so they're comfortable while lying down and won't hurt their back.
Can it be cleaned? Accidents happen, which is why it's useful to have a waterproof nap mat. This is also handy if you plan to use it while camping too. Bed-wetting or otherwise, you're going to want to clean your child's nap mat and we recommend finding out how easy this job will be for you before you buy. Some will be wipe-clean or hand wash only while others can be popped in the washing machine.
Convenience. Pick a sleep mat that best suits your family’s needs. If you travel a lot, look for styles that are easy to roll-up and store with a handle for easy transportation. Alternatively, if the nap mat is going to stay in one place, you could opt for a foldable style that’s less portable.
As parents, we know that giving our little ones the right tools to get to sleep and stay asleep comfortably is crucial, not just for our sanity, but for their well-being as well. Naps are an important time to toddler mind and body development, so it’s necessary to choose the right nap mat for your little one.
Biloban toddler nap mats are made of high quality materials and are ultra soft & comfy. This mat comes in six different fun and colorful patterns including some lovely whale and fish patterns. The material is soft and breathable, so children won’t be too hot or cold when they sleep. What’s more, the nap mat is convenient and portable, perfect for preschool or a sleepover. It can be easily rolled up with the carry handle that allows children to carry the nap mat on their own!