Wildkin Napmat Review from www.MommyisGreen.net
If you follow anything baby or toddler online it's no doubt you've heard about the importance of avoiding parabens, phthalates, and PVC. I started to learn about these toxic chemicals while I was pregnant and now I avoid them for any purchases I make for my family. One place I find safer items is The Glass Baby Bottle. They have a lot of wonderful items such as organic mattresses, stainless steel bottles, organic baby wraps, lunch boxes, cloth diapers, trainers, kid's feeding gear, delivery gowns, organic skin care, and more.
I've recently had the chance to try out one of their Wildkin Safe Nap Mats for my son. It's a nice padded mat that has an attached blanket and removable pillow. It also folds up and has a carrying handle. We all want our children to have a safe non-toxic environment no matter where they are including daycare, school, or even grandma's house. To me, that includes sleeping on a mat that is free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, and lead. The Wildkin Nap Mat is made from cotton and polyester that is not treated with chemicals and is naturally flame resistant. It does not off-gas like toxic foam mats.
My son picked the Under Construction mat. It looks more yellow in the photos but is actually a yellow-orange to my liking. The inside of the attached blanket is a soft blue flannel. And the blanket is padded like the rest of the mat which makes it feel cozy in combination with the flannel. The nap mat is also a good size (20in. W x 50in. L) with room to grow for a 3 to 4 year old.
Another really great feature about this mat is that it's washable. That's a must if you ask me. Now, the washing instructions say to wash in a commercial front-loading machine. That's not possible for a lot of us unless we take it to the laundromat. That works out well if you normally wash your clothes there, but if you wash your clothes at home it can be inconvenient. Personally, I have an Energy Star top loading machine that senses what the water level should be based on the load as well as other energy saving features. My husband is not a fan of front loaders so this is what we have to work with.
I have no problems washing the Wildkin mat on gentle in my top loader (take caution if you try this in your own home washing machine as I can only speak for my own). It fits okay in my washer's tub (machine size: 4 cu. ft.) and it came out just fine. Then I laid it out on a clothes rack to dry in my kitchen.
My little guy is very pleased with his mat. I feel better knowing that he's not going to be breathing in toxic fumes while napping. It's convenient to take on the go and it's really cute too!