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Nap Time Struggles Solved – Nap Mat For Kids

Nap Time Struggles Solved – Nap Mat For Kids

Do you struggle to find a comfortable sleeping alternative for your children when you go away? What about getting them to lay down and relax when they are sick?
I have the answer! It is such a simple solution yet incredibly effective.

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All in one sleeping mat

I know what you thinking… an all in one sleep mat, we’ve heard about them before. Yes you probably have but have you actually considered them as an option? I only ask because I had heard of them, seen them even and keep walking by because I didn’t see how they would make a difference. I will now be the first to admit, I was wrong!

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No longer do you have to take excessive amounts of bedding for your kids when you visit family. No more packing a pillow, fitted sheet and a blanket for child care. The nap mat is a game changer!

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Elektra Cloud9 Nap Mat

When I received an email from ElektraBub asking if I wanted to give one of the deluxe cotton nap mats a try, I thought I have nothing to lose, why not?
I figured because Haddie would be the one using it, she should pick the fabric and as I suspected she opted for the pink stars! No surprise there. What was a surprise however is how amazing the nap mat actually was.

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What makes it so good

There are so many things I love about the nap mat that I know you will appreciate too.

Quality – Being designed for kids, it has been made with the highest of quality. The fabrics are hotel grade, durable, stain resistant and 100% machine washable. Being machine washable is one of my favourite features because with young children, spills happen. *Pillow can be removed as well.

Comfortable – The 120gsm 100% cotton is soft against skin and as it is padded it offers children a comfortable place to rest.

Convenience – What is more convenient than a bed, pillow and blanket all combined into one very cute little nap bed? The fact that it rolls up just adds to the convenience. No more struggling, no more fuss.

Easy to use – Your toddler or preschool child will even be able to carry it. With the convenient carry handle and buckles to hold the nap mat closed tightly, you don’t need to worry that it will be too big to carry or store. It is incredibly easy to roll, clip shut and carry – my 3 year old can do it!

Size – The deluxe cotton nap mat is larger in size which adds even more comfort for kids.
Mat: 125x52cm
Blanket: 105x72cm
Pillow: 25x52cm

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What do I think

I would not hesitate in purchasing one of these for Audrey when she gets older and starts going to child care. I would recommend them to friends, family and other parents who want the convenience of one item offering a comfortable rest for their toddler.

You can view their full deluxe nap mat range here.

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned nap mat for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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52 Comments

  1. 26/10/2016 / 4:23 pm

    Brilliant idea! I’m past the stage of needing one but would love to enter to give to a friend!

  2. 26/10/2016 / 6:56 pm

    Fantastic idea, as limited space this is great for taking anywhere, so compact, Having first child this would make life so much easier when staying at the grandparents, knowing that it’s comfortable, cotton, pretty patterns, seeing my daughter sleep in that would help her have a good night sleep.

  3. Ern
    28/10/2016 / 1:15 pm

    Personally my biggest struggle at nap time, is trying to snooze on the clock without my boss catching on!

  4. DIANA
    28/10/2016 / 1:30 pm

    Me, tiptoeing around the house, trying to do only ‘quiet’ things, as for the slightest sound wakes her up.

  5. blake h
    28/10/2016 / 6:48 pm

    The tantrums! are a struggle
    Every nap, I have to juggle!
    Routine in place,to no avail
    pop her in the cot,
    oh! the wail 🙁
    ELEKTRA, please, to try
    no more for her to cry!

  6. Sarah
    30/10/2016 / 2:17 pm

    Staying calm. It’s frustrating when they fight sleep, and not worth the hassle when they don’t nap so it feels like a lose lose situation at times.

  7. Gary Wood
    01/11/2016 / 3:23 pm

    What a great idea, I’d love one our new little one

  8. Amanda
    01/11/2016 / 8:30 pm

    Keeping the surrounds quiet and calm! There’s always activity around or others making a sound!

  9. tabatha Voss
    03/11/2016 / 10:19 am

    Actually GETTING to sleep in the first place

  10. Dean Davis
    03/11/2016 / 6:55 pm

    Great idea ! Comfort and style all in one!

  11. Xzavia green
    03/11/2016 / 8:41 pm

    Making it something they look forward too. Oh and finding that perfect time before the ‘over tired’ irritation kicks in.

  12. Karen.E
    05/11/2016 / 2:56 pm

    Biggest struggle here is my little miss staying in her bed

  13. claire simmons
    06/11/2016 / 3:34 pm

    not to fall asleep too after lying there reading and patting and then snoring – well thats me. the kids running about having an awesome time

  14. Belinda moxey
    07/11/2016 / 4:16 pm

    Calling out to try and stall bed time.
    “can i have a drink?” or my personal favourite “I thought you were going to give me more kisses”. How can I say no to kisses!!

  15. Bianca Z
    07/11/2016 / 5:42 pm

    Getting my little one to sleep. I swear they are an owl that wants to stay up all night and bounce around like a kangaroo.

  16. tracy wedding
    07/11/2016 / 6:39 pm

    when I have both grand kids I find it hard to get them to settle as they have each other to play with and stir up

  17. Samantha Allen-Stephens
    09/11/2016 / 10:53 pm

    Our biggest struggle at nap time is when my son doesn’t quite get enough sleep, he wakes up like a demon!

  18. Natalie Murnane
    10/11/2016 / 10:08 am

    My struggle is making enough noise. I always have plenty of noise around so the kids have all got used to it and sleep. Unfortunately if the washing stops or music finishes and it goes quiet they wake.

  19. Michelle
    10/11/2016 / 11:06 pm

    The many procrastination strategies my kids think up to avoid nap time is my biggest struggle.

  20. 12/11/2016 / 7:43 pm

    These are seriously awesome! I really love that they are made from cotton, and not an artificial fibre, so they breathe. Nice one! Have my fingers crossed for the giveaway.

  21. Kasey Evans
    15/11/2016 / 12:08 am

    My biggest struggle is my little one still wants me to hold him for naps, I’m hoping he’ll grow out of it when he’s alittle older.

  22. Kathryn
    16/11/2016 / 9:48 pm

    Trying not to fall asleep when you are trying to put them to sleep

  23. Maree Gray
    17/11/2016 / 9:47 am

    Biggest struggle is getting Master C to stay in bed! He hates missing out on anything.

  24. Elise
    17/11/2016 / 9:59 am

    My little guy naps really well,
    But needs a pillow to sleep,
    Pillow, sheet and comforter,
    We need a bag quite deep.
    Our preschool bag
    Is jam packed tight,
    with everything you see
    An all in one, easy to take,
    Would make life easier for me!

    eliseellabban@hotmail.com

  25. Teresa Clark
    17/11/2016 / 10:50 am

    Love these! Such a practical solution for daycare/sleepovers.

  26. Kate Slack
    19/11/2016 / 4:14 pm

    Trying to fit in as much housework as quietly and quickly as possible and have enough time for a peaceful cuppa and bikkie too!

  27. nicole larsen
    21/11/2016 / 11:56 am

    when i lay down with them to go to sleep, its always me that falls asleep

  28. Jean
    22/11/2016 / 3:24 pm

    My biggest challenge is for me to not get the giggles when the kids are both tucked up in their own rooms but yelling out jokes to each other from room to room.

  29. Allira A
    23/11/2016 / 3:57 pm

    Our biggest struggles is getting the kids to sleep for long enough and the adults not sleeping for too long!!

  30. Sharon Markwell
    24/11/2016 / 9:07 am

    When they nap, I try to nap. My problem is turning off the switch inside my head so I can relax enough to sleep.

  31. Cate
    25/11/2016 / 12:21 am

    Our biggest struggle at nap time at the moment is that by the time I get my son to sleep it always seems to be right on school pick up time. Every.single.time! Enough to make a grown woman cry!

  32. Kylie sneddon
    25/11/2016 / 9:39 pm

    With my 14 month old no struggles as she sleeps through anything and in her cot perfectly however her older brother was another story he would never sleep unless in your arms so my struggle with him was getting things done around the house and him only cat napping for 20 mins!

  33. Catherine D
    25/11/2016 / 10:13 pm

    I love this one..Easy nap times out and about or for visiting Grandma

  34. Kristina S
    27/11/2016 / 1:29 pm

    Coordinating naps is kind of like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos lol

  35. Roberto Colombi
    27/11/2016 / 3:22 pm

    The Tears and The Tantrums…. and that’s just from me 🙂

  36. Kylie Bowers
    28/11/2016 / 9:50 pm

    Oh wow these look amazing, our struggle is they see me busy cleaning/cooking and don’t want to laydown…..they wouldn’t want to miss anything!

  37. Clare Ferguson
    29/11/2016 / 10:05 am

    This would be amazing such a fantastic Idea

  38. Clare Ferguson
    29/11/2016 / 10:06 am

    Getting the tears to stop at bed time

  39. Krystal P
    29/11/2016 / 12:48 pm

    Deciding if I should do the washing, mop the floor, put the clothes away or sit down and read the latest on the All Mum Said blog.

  40. hayley shaw
    29/11/2016 / 1:45 pm

    my daughter miss 5 struggles with thinking she’s going to miss out on something if we are awake and she isnt lol so we pretend to go to bed sometimes haha then we get back up after we peek in her room to see if she’s out like a light haha

  41. 29/11/2016 / 2:02 pm

    Biggest struggle at nap time is to not oversleep!

  42. AH
    29/11/2016 / 2:05 pm

    Going asleep with them

  43. Judith Senese
    29/11/2016 / 10:29 pm

    I always find that trying to get my little one to have a nap can turn into a nightmare. He get so tired, but is very easily distracted and does not want to miss out on what his big brothers are doing.

  44. Tracy
    30/11/2016 / 7:52 am

    Getting my littlies to actually lie down. Once their head is down, sleep follows but they’re too worried that they’ll miss out on something exciting

  45. Jade Williams
    30/11/2016 / 12:44 pm

    The biggest struggle is trying to keep the 4 year old awake (she won’t sleep at night) when all she wants to do is sleep but the one year old just wants to party!

  46. Yvonne Giakoumis
    30/11/2016 / 1:26 pm

    My little chatterbox likes to practice talking every nap time.
    We’ll be in the lounge room and can hear her practicing, ‘Mum, Dadda, Jumper, Teddy.’

  47. Shannon Wotton
    30/11/2016 / 2:07 pm

    My biggest struggle is keeping to our naptime routine when we are out and about. It would be nice to be able to visit friends and family and not have to worry about the consequences of not having naps when we need to!

  48. Mikaela C
    30/11/2016 / 3:06 pm

    Actually getting the children to map!

  49. Megan Higgs
    30/11/2016 / 5:54 pm

    As my son gets older he no longer thinks he needs a nap, however without one he is a terror come dinner time. Convincing him to sleep is the big struggle.

  50. sarah fairley
    30/11/2016 / 7:10 pm

    Getting her out of the car without waking her up!

  51. Laura Scriven
    30/11/2016 / 9:55 pm

    In the Summertime, it’s convincing them that it’s bedtime with the “sun” still up!

  52. Abby L
    30/11/2016 / 11:52 pm

    Love this idea – my biggest problem is the older kids!

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