Sleep like a baby – Elektra Cloud9 Nap Mat Review plus Giveaway!

When Little Bean was a baby I remember having the discussion with other Mums about where their children would nap during the daytime.  From about 6 weeks old all of my Beans had their daytime naps upstairs in their cots so that they weren’t disturbed and I have to say I have been lucky since all of mine generally had naps of up to 3 hours at a time and would still sleep at night too.  Little Bean would have two, two hour naps every day and she slept through the night 7pm to 7am from 8 weeks old.  Many of my friends would simply lay a mat on the floor for their child to sleep on with the reasoning that if their child could sleep there, they could pretty much sleep anywhere and at times I did envy them this because mine would only really sleep in their own beds.

Still I carried on the same way with the boys as I had with Little Bean since we spend the majority of our time at home during the afternoons when they sleep anyway.  This does mean that we can struggle to get them off to sleep when we are away for a weekend, on holiday or visiting friends.

Elektra Cloud9

Before Christmas I was introduced to a product designed by Mum of two, Jessica Glover who has spent the last year working full time as well as running her own business to design a time-saving product for Mums with children in daycare or having sleepovers.

The Elektra Cloud9 Daycare/Travel Nap Mat is a 3-in-1 sleeping unit featuring a comfy mat, luxurious hotel-grade removable pillow and a soft blanket in a handy roll up pack.  Once rolled up you simply click the plastic buckles closed and carry it using the simple carry handle.  Elektra Bub offers a choice of two colours; pink teddy bears and blue dinosaurs in a quality polyester fabric which is both durable and stain resistant and the cotton fabric inner is soft against the child’s skin for comfort and snugability!!  The whole thing is machine washable and toddler tested.

Elektra Cloud9

In the week leading up to Christmas the Blue Dinosaur Cloud9 arrived for Jelly Bean to put through it’s paces.  Little did I know that an opportunity to test it would lend itself so quickly.  On the first day of the Bean’s Christmas holidays from school I had suggested to Daddy that we meet him for lunch at Pizza Express in Stamford to get into the festive spirit.  This would mean that Jelly Bean could potentially miss his daytime nap but since there were no time constraints to our days now I decided we could relax our routine a little.

Surprisingly he didn’t fall asleep on the journey home and so we made the decision to snuggle up in front of a DVD.  As usual Jelly Bean commanded the seat next to Mummy on the sofa and within 5 minutes of the film starting I realised his head felt extra-heavy against my arm and I knew he had fallen asleep.  Little Bean suggested I try out the Elektra Cloud9 so she popped into the hallway to retrieve it from where it had been delivered in the morning.  She quickly unclipped the buckles, rolled it out onto the mat in front of us and opened up the blanket so that I could lay Jelly Bean down.  He slept that way for the majority of the DVD and looked very comfortable.Elektra Cloud9

Personally, I don’t think I would be able to sleep on such a mat on the floor but children are different.  Curly (at the age of 14) will STILL fall out of bed and continue to sleep on the floor for the rest of the night thinking nothing of it, perhaps that’s the boy scout in him.  I could definitely see the Elektra Cloud9 being a useful nap mat for children in daycare as the pillow will not disappear whilst they sleep and the blanket will stay in place.  Once rolled up the Elektra Cloud9 takes up minimal space and even came away with us when we visited my sister.  Jelly Bean used it has his sleeping bag on top of an airbed and slept through the night without any problems.

If you would like the chance to get an Elektra Cloud9 for your little one then fear not, I have one to offer to one Mummy Matters reader in a colour of your choice.  Just complete the Gleam application below.  Good luck and thanks for entering!!

Elektra Cloud9 Nap Mat

DISCLAIMER: We were sent an Elektra Cloud9 for the purpose of this post.  All words, images and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission.  I have not been instructed what to write.

 

 

 

66 Comments

  1. melanie stirling
    January 25, 2016 / 12:08 am

    I would choose the pink one.

  2. emmav6
    January 25, 2016 / 7:02 am

    i would love the dinosaur one for my son x

  3. ashleigh allan
    January 25, 2016 / 8:07 am

    The dinosaur one!

  4. iain maciver
    January 25, 2016 / 11:09 am

    the girls bear

  5. Keith Hunt
    January 25, 2016 / 11:12 am

    A nice pink please.

  6. winnie
    January 25, 2016 / 11:21 am

    the pink one please

  7. Isabel O
    January 25, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I would choose the pink one. 🙂

  8. Becca Staples
    January 25, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    The dinousaur one would be lovely c

  9. debbie smith
    January 25, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    this looks great if i won id love the dinosaur one for my little boy x

  10. Paula Readings
    January 25, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    The dinosaur one please.

  11. justine meyer
    January 25, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I wold choose the pink one x

  12. Natalie Crossan
    January 25, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    the dinosaur one x

  13. sarah hurrell
    January 26, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    The dinosaur one please for my little 6 month old boy please

  14. Kate Leather
    January 26, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    The pink girls one please x

  15. Donna Foxall
    January 26, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I’d love the blue dinosaurs for Harrison <3

  16. Laura Tonks
    January 26, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    The dino one is perfect for my son 😀

  17. Carol wilson
    January 26, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I would choose the pink one

  18. Matt McAndrew
    January 27, 2016 / 3:27 am

    Dinosaur!

  19. Ruth Harwood
    January 27, 2016 / 9:36 am

    A dinosaur one!!

  20. Martina Pichova
    January 27, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I would love the pink one, please…

  21. Angela treadway
    January 27, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I would choose the dinosaur one for my son x

  22. Clare Hubbard
    January 30, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    The dinosaur one

  23. tracy sinclair
    February 1, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I would choose the girl’s bear x

  24. Petra Hora
    February 1, 2016 / 7:40 am

    I would choose the dinosaur one. Thank you for the chance.

  25. Katie skeoch
    February 1, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    The bears for me please!

  26. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    February 2, 2016 / 11:15 am

    I love the girls bears one 🙂

  27. Joy B
    February 3, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Bears

  28. norma macdonald robertson
    February 4, 2016 / 9:24 am

    wow love bears

  29. Lisa
    February 4, 2016 / 9:28 am

    The blue one my son loves to have camp out on the floor haha

  30. Kat Lucas
    February 4, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I love the Pink/purple for my daughter

  31. February 4, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    the bluish multi dinosaurs one please

  32. Caroline Mcgovern
    February 6, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    The blue dinosaur one would be fab for my son

  33. Sally Collingwood
    February 9, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love the girls bears one

  34. kay lou smith
    February 12, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    Pink teddy bears please 🙂

  35. Karl Borowy
    February 12, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    blue dinosaur one

  36. Tamsin Dean
    February 13, 2016 / 12:23 am

    the dinosaur one is ace

  37. srephen smith
    February 14, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    the blue dinosaur one

  38. ruby spiteri
    February 17, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    the bears please

  39. jackie curran
    February 17, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    pink teddy bears please

  40. Anthea Holloway
    February 20, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I would choose the pink one for my little granddaughter.

  41. Johanne currie
    February 22, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Pink teddy bear

  42. Lisa J
    February 24, 2016 / 1:39 am

    I’d love the blue dinosaur one 🙂

  43. kimberley ryan
    February 26, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Blue Dinosaurs 🙂

  44. Susan B
    February 26, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Lovely product but terrible website. I would like the blue one, please.

  45. isis1981uk
    February 28, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I’d pick the pink bear one please. Shame they only have pink/blue bear/dinosaur designs 🙁 Some more exciting colours in unisex designs would be good!

  46. Glyn Davies
    February 28, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Would love this or my newly minted niece

  47. Adrian Bold
    February 28, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    The blue one.

  48. Donna Caldwell
    February 28, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    The pink teddy bears

  49. Jayne K
    February 28, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    The pink please

  50. Kerry W
    February 29, 2016 / 2:15 am

    The pink teddy bears

  51. alice o'connor
    February 29, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Dinosaur one – looks gorgeous! Thank you! X

  52. Samantha Atherton
    February 29, 2016 / 11:36 am

    The girls bear one

  53. Patricia Fraser
    February 29, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    My son would love the blue dinosaur, as he loves lying on the sofa watching cartoons with his pillow & blanket.

  54. Nancy Bradford
    February 29, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I’d choose blue because my daughter doesn’t like pink 🙂

  55. Oksana Fitzgerald
    February 29, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I would choose a blue one

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