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Old 02-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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I like mats over cots. But i hate when parents buy those super thin mats that aren't even a inch thick. I mean the kid might as well lay on the floor. Is it to much to ask parents to buy the 2inch daydreamer mat?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 PM
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We can't even lay kids on those here, even if the parent's provided them. If parents are providing them, I would tell them which ones you want. A little pushy, but sometimes you've got to be a little pushy...
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:23 PM
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I actually like the thinner ones. Over carpet I think they're plenty plush and they're easy to store. I've never had a kiddo complain about them.

We had patches of plain crummy carpet over flat carpet floors when I was in pre-K and kindy. Served us just fine lol
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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I buy them and I get the good ones-
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:37 PM
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We can't even lay kids on those here, even if the parent's provided them. If parents are providing them, I would tell them which ones you want. A little pushy, but sometimes you've got to be a little pushy...
Yes, if you want a specific kind you will definitely have to specify and tell where they can be found (says the woman who only has cots and provides sheets and blankets ... LOL).
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I love my cots, the Regalo cots that most providers give bad reviews! I tried the mats, and the thick ones at that but my kids end up off the mat and on the floor. Because I don't have carpets I felt bad, especially if a parent picked up during nap (appointments).

So I just bought them because I found some at an outlet and I adore them.

I agree though if you are going to buy them you should not want your child on a pallet. You might as well put down a blanket.
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I don't like cots either. They are bulky and hard to store. I provide the mats though as well as sheets I make for them, small pillows with a matching case and a blanket.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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I just like the kids to be comfortable and i don't see a thin mat as comfortable. I little girl that i use to watch mat lasted her from 2 years old til kindergarten. It was the 2in daydreamer. But sooner or later i guess i'll just have to buy them myself.
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Yes, if you want a specific kind you will definitely have to specify and tell where they can be found (says the woman who only has cots and provides sheets and blankets ... LOL).
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I love my cots, the Regalo cots that most providers give bad reviews! I tried the mats, and the thick ones at that but my kids end up off the mat and on the floor. Because I don't have carpets I felt bad, especially if a parent picked up during nap (appointments).

So I just bought them because I found some at an outlet and I adore them.

I agree though if you are going to buy them you should not want your child on a pallet. You might as well put down a blanket.
I love my cots, too! I prefer cots over mats any day. It is a bit more of a hassle to store them but worth it IMO. And I provide sheets and blankets, too.
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