The best nap mats for toddlers

What is a nap mat?

A nap mat is a soft material that provides a place for a child to sleep, in the absence of his/her regular bed. They are usually lightweight and portable, and come in a variety of styles including:

  1. Roll-up mats.
  2. Stackable mats.
  3. Cots.
  4. Fold-up cushions.

Nap mats keep a child physically comfortable when sleeping on the floor, but they also offer a hygienic barrier from the ground. Nap mats are easily washable, unlike a mattress or a carpet, so they are often used in childcare centers to help ensure children have a comfortable yet hygienic space to sleep. These come in different designs and fabrics. Some are made of foam with a plastic exterior. This makes them easy to clean and sanitize, and they tend to be more durable. These are ideal for kids who use their nap mats daily or share with other children. Some of the best nap mats are made of cotton, microfiber and soft poly-filled material.

Some situations where a nap mat can be useful include:

  1. Childcare centers.
  2. Grandparents’ house.
  3. Sleepovers
  4. Vacations, hotels, and travel.
  5. Camping
  6. At home as some children will sleep on nap mats when they refuse to stay in bed.
  7. As a cozy lounging space for movie nights.

Nap mats can be used for children over the age of one, however their use will differ by age group. Nap mats should not be used for babies.

Milliard toddler nap mat

This is the one of the best nap mats. Children deserve comfort, a thicker mat can offer more padding for your child which will help them to sleep longer and more soundly. This three-inch-thick mat is made of certified polyurethane foam to ensure your child is not having any discomfort while sleeping and will give the parents peace of mind. The foam is of high density, it will offer comfort to the child, but will not compress and lose its shape over time. It comes with a soft, removable bamboo cover, it has a non-slip bottom to make it stable, the nap mat won’t move around during naptime. The cover can be machine washed for cleaning when it is dirty or soiled. At approximately 57 inches, it is relatively long. Only negative about this mat is that it is not water proof and it is bulky.