I have mentioned previously I have the weirdest and luckiest luck ever and always is thankful to God for His blessings that I get to review awesome products which benefits myself and my family! So here goes my review for the "Camo Mint Nap Mat / Roll":
Description from the product page:
"If you need a nap mat for your child, and like the camo pattern, then the Camo Mint Nap Mat/Roll is the perfect buy. Made by Mint, this nap mat is padded and lined with nylon and cotton materials. The mat comes with a soft, ribbon trimmed fleecy blanket. You can close the mat with Velcro. The Camo Mint Nap Mat/Roll has the capability to roll up and is able to be handled with a carrying strap. Attached is the soft fleece blanket as well as a removable foam pillow. You can clean the nap mat by removing the foam pillow and placing the mat in the washing machine. The nap mat can be embroidered on the outside pocket or on the bottom corner of the blanket for an extra fee. The nap mats are durable and sturdy. Other Camo Mint items are available to buy if you want to create a gift set. The Camo Mint Nap Mat/Roll measures 18.5 inches by 46 inches. The best place to embroider the nap mat is on the outside pocket or on the bottom corner of the blanket."
The reason why I requested to review the Camo Mint Nap Mat / Roll is I was thinking maybe I could persuade my almost 4 years old boy to sleep on this mat and then let him get the idea of sleeping on his 'own' mattress and then hopefully transition him to his own bed. Also, I was thinking far ahead that we can bring along this Camo Mint Nap Mat / Roll whenever we go for our family holiday hehehe...
I will begin my review by describing about the Camo Mint Nap Mat / Roll. Firstly, I chose this design because my boy is into soldier-y stuff and I thought this would totally be a cute idea for him so that he can continue his pretend play to be a soldier and nurture his imagination. I also had my boy's name embroidered on the front of the mat to personalise it. I like the soft comfy texture of the blanket and really appreciate that the blanket's width is wider than the mat's width. The sewing work is very good and I like that we can take out the pillow and wash the whole mat!
The mat came with a strap which you can open up and close easily and allows for easier carrying everywhere you go.I appreciate the simplistic way to fold and unfold this nap mat. Nothing too complicated that my almost 4 years old boy cannot handle.
As for trying out the nap mat, I placed the nap mat on our parquet floor and then let my boy figured it out himself. He lie down on the map comfortably, adjusting the blanket, even got down to reading his book while lying on the mat and sharing his mat with his baby sister!
I think my boy likes that the nap mat can be folded back and carried easily. "It's like going camping", he said! I also want to note that the nap mat is not heavy at all as you can clearly see the picture below how my boy carried the nap mat with ease.
Now, I need to let you guys know this is the first product I get to review that I also hated. Read on to know why...
Yes... this is the first time my 2 kiddos are FIGHTING over something! Arghhhh! I so wished that I could have requested for 2 items to review instead of just one so that my 2 kiddos do not need to fight over it. I had to console my boy and assured him the nap mat is his (because it has his name on it!) and then convinced him to share and let his baby sister use for a while.
See pictures below of my 16 months old girl enjoying her brother's nap mat. She even pretended to nap and looked so comfy in it!
To be honest, after a few minutes I moved the nap mat onto our bed as I was getting worried my girl might suddenly just sleep and land smack on our parquet floor. Still, my Alyson refused to budge and no matter how I tried to wiggle her body out of the mat, she just lie there happily enjoying the comfy mat!
In the end, I told Alyson mummy need to pack it up and she even carried it away from her brother and waved us goodbye! -_-
To sum up my review, this is a wonderful product and the only recommendation I would like to highlight is possibly to have a thicker pillow (the current pillow is fine just that I preferred thicker pillow)
You can browse for more nap mats designs at: http://www.posylane.com/school/nap-mat.html
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.