By Maggie Moore
When he was just one year old at daycare, my son transitioned from two naps a day in a crib to one nap a day on a cot. Way too early for both! I do not recommend transitioning your little one to one nap a day until they are 15 to 18 months old. Additionally, I don’t recommend transitioning out of a crib until they are three years old. However, that is not always realistic in a child care setting.
Once my son transitioned to the cot, I remember being terrified! How will he sleep on a cot with all that freedom? Would the cot be comfortable? Does he need a pillow? So many questions arise any time your child experiences a transition like this.
Looking back, I wish I would have had a SnooZieMat. It would have given me peace of mind and made naptime a fun time for my son.
If you are looking for a practical, fun holiday gift this year, look no further than the SnooZieMat. This mat is perfect in a daycare setting, for naps at your family’s house over the holidays, or even for a movie night!
Here is what I love about it:
- Quality– it is soft and plush, providing a comfortable and safe sleep space for your little one.
- Ease of Use– I was able to unroll it and roll it back up in less than a minute, which makes for quick and easy set up and put away!
- Convenience – It rolls up into a back pack, so your little one can carry it themselves. One less thing for mom to have to carry! Additionally, it is machine washable, SCORE!
- Fun – Sleeping on a turtle or mermaid makes nap time fun and exciting, which is what we want! We want our little ones to look forward to sleeping, as it is a great way for them to recharge and continue to grow!
The SnooZieMat comes in four fun styles: Choo Choo the Train, Parker the Princess, Timmy the Tortoise and Pearl the Mermaid. The48"x24" mat rolls into a 12"x16" backpack. (The bottom mat is approx. 1.5 inches thick.)
In my family we are all about useful gifts for the holidays and not giving gifts that are just one more thing to sit around collecting dust! The SnooZieMat is the ultimate functional, practical and fun gift for the little ones in your life!
Use the code SNOOZIEFUN to save $10 off your SnooZieMat order!
Maggie Moore is the Founder and Head Sleeper at Moore Sleep. She is a certified pediatric sleep consultant through the Family Sleep Institute, which means her sole focus and objective is getting your baby on a healthy sleep schedule so the whole family can get the sleep they need.
Like many parents, Maggie and her husband struggled with getting their son on a healthy sleep schedule and he was unable to fall asleep independently. As a result, her family was losing precious sleep every night.
Maggie became a firm believer when, shortly after hiring a certified pediatric sleep consultant, her son began sleeping independently at bed and nap times. It was a turning point that resulted in not only restful nights, but waking up fully rested with the energy to face the day. Maggie knew right away she wanted to become a certified consultant herself so she could help other families struggling to get the sleep they need.
Maggie and her family reside in Southern Indiana (near Louisville, KY). She received her bachelors in Journalism and a second concentration in Communications & Culture from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Follow Maggie on Facebookand Instagram.