If you haven’t been to the back-to-school sections of your favorite stores yet this year, prepare to be shocked. Blame marketing or just extremely proactive parents, but some of the most-wanted gear is actually selling out already. If you have a soon-to-be preschooler or kindergartener, one of the items that is bound to be on the shopping list is a nap mat, which also seems to be a hot commodity. Save yourself some headaches…shop early and online. From sleeping bag-inspired mats to basic foam models, the mats featured here are nicely priced and still plentiful (at least as of right now). I can’t believe I’m saying it but now that it’s mid-July, if you snooze you lose when it comes to back-to-school.
Wildkin Jungle Nap Mat, $62, kohls.com
Pre-K Nap Mat, $59, potterybarnkids.com
Soft Gear Deluxe Nap Mat, $34 (sale), diapers.com
Rest Assured Nap Mat, $7.99 (sale), toysrus.com
Kids Line Nap Mat, $20, bedbathandbeyond.com