Tuesday, August 2, 2011

To Nap or not to Nap

Now, let's just say, that hypothetically speaking, your daughter is supposed to start kindergarten in a few weeks.

And let's just say that, hypothetically, of course, the list of school supplies sent out by such kindergarten lists a "nap mat" as a required item.

Where would you go to buy said nap mat? At Target? What aisle would you go to? Bedding, back-to-school, some unknown-to-me-before-now "nap mat department"?

Because I have no idea (a) what a nap mat is; nor (b) where to find one.

Also, do they make them in adult sizes? Because a nap mat sounds really nice for work.

P.S. Do they make nap mats with restraints? Or built-in ambien? Because this child hasn't napped since 2007. Good luck, kindergarten. You're gonna need it.

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20 comments:

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I have thought about borrowing my daughter's on occasion. She never used hers either. The daycare would have to set her up in a bean bag chair way on the other side of the room with a portable dvd player, movie and headphones. Nap mats are usually in the back-to-school section. I have seen them at walmart. Good luck!

hsvihl said...

If you have a Lakeshore Learning store in your area that have some great nap time mats.

Holly Ann said...

Whoa! A nap mat for Kindergarten?? I've been trying to get my 3-year-olds used to NOT napping anymore since their Pre-K is full-day coming up this year.

Anyway, I'm sure you could find one at a local "teacher" store like Lakeshore Learning. If you have any local friends that are teachers, ask them where to go. :)

Bethany said...

I think those kinds of products are strictly found in the loony bin aisle. What kindergartener still takes a nap? You should get her all kinds of inappropriate things to entertain herself with during nap time. Like one of those party favors that you blow into to make the loud noise, and a magic 8 ball, and some Pop Rocks...

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOL ha! I also feel sorry for the teachers one day with mine!

and when you find the adult mat, let me know - I'm in the market for a nap mat :)

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Haha...I'm sure they just do "rest time." We got nap mats as a gift from the Disney store...Mickey and Minnie's heads make up the pillow portion.

Lauren P. said...

I have the opposite prob and will be rifling through Joey's pack in search of smuggled nap mats come Sept!!! He's fighting me tooth and nail on giving them up! Oy.

Kmama said...

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Like others have said, Walmart apparently has them. Our school system doesn't have nap time, so I never had to buy one.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

[I saw some "nap mats" at Walmart last week. They were up in the front of the store, in a special display.]

I know I quit napping at an early age, too...and I distinctly remember "nap time" being Pure Torture for me in K and 1st grade. I would get in all sorts of trouble for rolling around and trying to talk to the poor kids who were actually trying to nap. (I know that's hard to imagine...me talking...right?)

But I do love the idea of an adult-size nap mat! I have often fantasized about...when my office is on the executive level...I'll have a little couch. I'll instruct my secretary to hold my calls during the lunch hour...when I'll NAP! Bwahahaha!!!

Jen said...

Yeah, that's a tough one. Just send a blanket or something.

Barbara Manatee said...

What about just getting a yoga mat?

Of my two, my son very rarely naps - like maybe 2x a month at most. His twin sister though...she NEEDS a nap at least 2 or 3 days a week or its hell for us all. I'm a lil worried about starting Kdg and her not getting a nap at least a few days a week!

wonderchris said...

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=nap+mat&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1117&bih=816&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13561758390861035162&sa=X&ei=2X85ToHxJKHEsQKJxokh&ved=0CIYBEPMCMAA

There are some cute ones out there!! And I so want one...could use one right about now. :)

Cheryl Lage said...

Our Walmart has 'em decked out in a big centrally located in an aisle as well.

Wish our K had encouraged nap/rest time...wish my office would do it now! ;)

MelissaKell said...

I'm so surprised that K requires nap! Becca had relaxation/rest time for 15 minutes after lunch/ recess, which I appreciated, but that's it. I would suggest looking online if you have time; I don't know if I've ever seen them anywhere in an actual store!

Tasha said...

I can't belive there are kindergartens that still have nap time (and I teach K). They are usually in the school supply aisle.

Salt in Suburbia said...

Got a yoga mat? That would work!

Danae said...

I wish I had a nap mat. Our school district doesn't bother with such things, which is good for us since my kids don't like naps. (Starting between the ages of 2 and 3... Boo hoo for me.)

Karen and Gerard said...

Maybe one of those exercise mats would work. Then you could use it too!

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