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Daycare’s typically require a 1” or thicker mat for nap time. Basic rest mats are usually made from foam and vinyl. However, you can find fancier cotton mats with attached pillows and blankets. Thicker mats can be placed directly on the floor, while thinner ones are intended to be placed on top of a cot. If you’re opting for a simple vinyl mat, try to find a dual colored one. This helps keep track of which side is touching the floor and which side is touching your child. Other features to consider are name tags, portability, and additional storage pockets.

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