We, like many other parents, have been faced with the question "How do we choose the right toddler/preschool nap mat for our children?" There are many factors to consider in choosing the right nap mat for your children. First of all, and most important of all, because they are going to sleep on it every day at school for several hours at a time, they have to be healthy. There should be no off gassing, polyester toxins or chemicals in the nap mat. After reading extensively about the chemical washing with fire retardants, we have also found out that this process affects children's brain development. So Organic Designs organic nap mats donot contain flame retardants. They are also made with 100% certified organic cotton fabric and batting.
The second factor in choosing a toddler/preschool nap mat for your child is that it should be machine washable AND durable at the same time. Because the school will ask that you take the nap mats home and wash them every weekend so they are nice and clean for the following week, you will want your nap mats to definitely have this option. Our organic nap mats are absolutely machine washable and they have been made in the USA with a super high quality manufacturer so they will hold up to anything that will come your way.
The third factor in choosing the right nap mat is the fact that it should roll up for easy carrying. Lets face it, with multiple kids come multiple mats, add the dirty clothes from school, lunch bags, art work from the day that your children are so proud to show you, and possibly carrying the kids themselves, you will have a lot on your shoulders. (literally!) Our organic nap mats roll up for easy carrying and they come with a handle to make it even easier to carry. To top it off, we have thought of everything and kept the handle a little shorter to limit the chances of entanglement.
And of course, last but not least, the organic nap mat your choose for your toddler/preschooler should be stylish so they are proud to show them off at school everyday. Nobody wants a bland boring nap mat, right?
We hope our suggestions have added some insight to your children's nap mat search. Please feel free to comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks!