9 Popular Daycare Nap Mats Mums Are Using

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Living Textiles Daycare Nap Mat

It’s no secret that toddlers are energiser bunnies of a whole other league. But tiny tackers get tuckered out fast, which is why we love nap mats for a quick snooze when bodies need to recharge.

Portable and compact, nap mats make a brilliant sleep solution for daycare, sleepovers and family travel. Both a padded mat and blanket in one handy bundle, they’re perfectly sized for little bodies. Some even feature built-in toddler pillows, giving little heads a soft place to rest between adventures.

To help you find a smart and practical nap mat, we’ve compiled this list of fab designer brands available right here in Australia to get you, and your little dino-snorous started in your search.

9 toddler nap mats for daycare

With so many napping mats available in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.

In no particular order, here are 9 of the more popular nap mats in 2023.


Homezy Toddler Nap Mat

Homezy Mats for Toddlers (from $29.95)

Portable, padded and practical, the Baby Boom Toddler Mat Set features a removable pillow insert and measures 53cm x 127cm for growing tots. We love that it’s washable, easy to fold and uses non-toxic and gentle materials without flame retardants.

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Rely + Bear

Rely & Bear daycare nap mat

Rely + Bear Toddler Mats ($110)

An all-in-one sleep solution for little ones on the go, Rely + Bear Toddler Mats include a removable built-in pillow, soft sleep pad and cosy blanket. We love that it comes with a carry handle and a useful drawstring dustbag for simple storage.

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Living Textiles

Living Textiles Nap Mat

Living Textiles Deluxe Childcare Sleep Mats ($69.95)

Designed to fit daycare stacker beds, Living Textiles Childcare Sleep Mats include a snug quilted pad and hypoallergenic, removable cotton pillow. We love that they come with four elastic loops for easily attaching to beds and staying put.

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Swaggies Daycare Nap Mats

Swaggies Daycare Bed Mats ($69)

Suitable for tots ages two to four years, Swaggies Daycare Bed Mats are specifically designed to attach to daycare stretcher beds with elastic straps. We love that they come with a comfy pillow and a handy storage pocket for little treasures.

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Baby Boom

Baby Boom Funhouse Nap Mat

Baby Boom Kids’ Nap Pad ($43.93)

Fitted with a useful carry handle, the fun and functional Baby Boom Kids’ Nap Pad comes with a quilted pad, warm blanket and soft pillow. We love that it rolls up into a sweet little swag and secures with Velcro tabs.

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Jam Berry

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Jam Berry Floor Mat Sleep Set ($73.25)

Crafted from 100% cotton, Jam Berry sets include a top and bottom sheet, fleece blanket, a pillow and zip-off cover. We love that they come with a drawstring bag and name label for avoiding lost property!

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Studio Play

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Studio Play Stretcher and Mat Blankets ($27.50)

Made using brushed coral fleece or pure waffle cotton, Studio Play Stretcher and Mat Blankets come in fun kid-approved colours and measure up to 124cm x 89cm. We love how soft, warm and durable these are. (Blanket only.)

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