zCush Baby Nap Mat Review & Giveaway

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I’ve mentioned the zCush Baby Nap Mat before HERE and HERE because of how much we liked it. It really was one of those products that we honestly didn’t think about or even know about prior to Trent being born, but were suddenly so grateful to have found it. When we saw it on Zulily shortly after he was born, we had a “Why didn’t we think of that?!” moment. We immediately purchased one on Amazon and used it every single day afterward until he ultimately grew out of it.

zCush Baby Nap Mat

I am seriously THE WORST at transferring Trent from one spot to another. I know that as a new mom, it as an acquired skill to pick up a sleeping baby without waking him up, so I figured I’d get better after several times.

I wish! I always dreaded moving him because I knew he would wake up immediately and then we’d be back at step 1 in the go-to-sleep routine. I actually began to rely on Brett as the baby-mover…untilwe got the zCush Baby Nap Mat.

Before he would fall asleep, we would put Trent in the nap mat and then feed him or rock him to sleep. We would then move him to the spot we wanted him to sleep (usually the Pack n Play) without waking him up because it’s like a big cushion under him that keeps him stable when being held. It zips up the side and bottom…I called it his baby sleeping bag. 🙂

The side zips open for easy access.


It truly was a lifesaver! Especially in those first few weeks where sleep is like a dinosaur…you know it existed at some point, but it has been so long that you tend to question its existence.

And because babies make messes, the mat and cover are machine washable!

The cushion and cover are machine-washable.


zCush has 5 recommended uses for the Baby Nap Mat: For baby’s naptime, holding and safely passing your baby to others, playing with baby in the comfort of your home or on a picnic blanket, cozily feeding baby on the sofa or the park bench, and easily changing baby’s diaper during daytime or in the middle of the night.

I am sad that the nap mat is now too small for my growing boy.



But we got plenty of use out of it for a few months. We got the froggy nap mat, so we fully intend on using it for our next little sleep monster. I highly doubt I’ll be an expert at transferring babies by then…or ever. #parentingfail

You can purchase the zCush Baby Nap Mat online at Amazon or at these local retailers. They offer 2 versions: cotton nap mats with different characters and colors (like the one above) and chenille in different colors.

I do want to tell you that this product was not provided to me for review. We purchased the nap mat ourselves and wanted to share a great product with everyone…especially since it’s not a product that everyone knows about. When we knew we wanted to do a review, we communicated with zCush and they graciously allowed us to offer a Baby Nap Mat as a giveaway to you fabulous readers!




Thanks to the folks at zCush, one reader can win a zCush Baby Nap Mat! This would be perfect for any expecting mom or a parent or grandparent of a baby, whether that be you or as a gift for one that you know! We’ll be using Rafflecopter again (form below), so that means you have plenty of ways to enter the contest…pick as many as you’d like. The more things you do, the more entries you get! And be sure to do the entries you select…I’ll check! The nap mat will be sent directly to the winner from zCush. Contest ends Sunday, December 23rd at midnight and I will email the winner on Monday, December 24th to get a mailing address and color preference (based on what’s in stock). How’s that for a Merry Christmas?! US only please!


Sorry folks, this contest is now over.


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  • Jeanne
    Dec 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    This is so cute! This would make a great shower gift for my sister-in-law!

    • Lynn
      Dec 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Congrats to your sister-in-law! This would be a great gift!

    • Dee
      Dec 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

      I was just thinking the same thing, except for myself. This is adorable!

  • Eva Biggs
    Dec 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kristin
    Dec 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    This looks handy. I wish we would have known about these a few months ago!

    • Lynn
      Dec 18, 2012 at 6:25 am

      Haha yes, your little one is getting big now!

  • Mallory
    Dec 18, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Originally found your blog while searching “Disney Nursery”, and I have to say I am loving all of the other posts!!

    • Lynn
      Dec 18, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Thank you for your kind words and I’m glad you stuck around!

  • Claudia
    Dec 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I love that nap mat and the color is amazing. Nice review 🙂

  • Melia
    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I am having a baby in March and this looks amazing, especially since our house is so cold.

  • Melia
    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Sorry I thought I had a Twitter and it counted it but apparently I don’t have one any more. sorry for the false entries.

    • Lynn
      Dec 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

      That’s ok! I can remove it. Congrats on expecting!

  • cham
    Dec 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Surely very usuful for every new mom

  • Stacey R
    Dec 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This is a great idea! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Saralynn
    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oh gosh, Everett had those same Froggy pjs and they were my absolute FAVORITE! I’m going to enter this and hope I get it for the next round. Lol

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Good idea!

  • Julie
    Dec 19, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Looks snuggly. Did your little one ever get too warm in it?

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

      It was summer when we used it but had the a/c on so I thought it helped him stay warm and cozy without using a blanket. He never got too hot.

  • Amy
    Dec 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

    What a neat product!

  • Christy Cottrell
    Dec 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    What a great idea!!

  • Alex Fisher
    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I’m in love with this product! Want one!!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I love the frog oh so much and you are so right about going back and starting all over when you put them back into the bed.

  • shelly
    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Im expecting my first in April, this would be a great item for us to have 🙂

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm


  • Michelle
    Dec 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Expecting our first at the end of January. This looks like a lifesaver.

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      You’re almost there…congratulations!

  • heather
    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    so cute! would love to have one of these for our baby girl!

  • Mychiana
    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    After 4 miscarriages we are finally pregnant with our first child. We are keeping the gender a surprise till birth due Feburary 2013! Thanks for the giveaway

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Sorry to hear of your struggle, but Congratulations to you now!

  • heidi p
    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    This is so cute and convenient if you are at someones house and they fall asleep

    • Lynn
      Dec 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      I agree!

  • Alyssa M.
    Dec 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Katie
    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Looks cute! Is it just for newborns then?

    • Lynn
      Dec 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Our son used it for at least 3 months, but he is big for his age, so a smaller baby may be able to use it for longer!

  • Michelle
    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I love this! I have a csection scheduled for 12/27 with my second child. We are a military family and are stuck in a hotel room for the next 3 weeks so this would be a lifesaver! Happy holidays!

  • tara pittman
    Dec 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    very cute

  • Jennifer
    Dec 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I would love to win!!!

  • Melissa
    Dec 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    OMG that is so cute! I have never seen those before! We’re due in May so that would be perfect for snuggling the little guy in!

    • Lynn
      Dec 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Congratulations on expecting!

  • Emily
    Dec 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    This would be perfect–I’m expecting my first on Feb 8.

    • Lynn
      Dec 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Congrats! So happy for all the expecting mommies!

  • Jessica T
    Dec 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm


  • Miranda
    Dec 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Wish I had known about this for baby #1! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cassie
    Dec 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm


  • Amy E.
    Dec 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    super cute!

  • Bre R
    Dec 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Love the
    Froggy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jamilee R
    Dec 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    This is the coolest thing EVER!!

  • Kylie
    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Brilliant!! This looks wonderful!!

  • Kellie
    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    How cute! My daughter would love this!!!!

  • Kristen
    Dec 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

    This is the cutest thing I have ever seen.

  • Chelsea
    Dec 21, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I love this!!! I have an almost 4 year old who uses a larger version of this. And we are expecting our second baby, a girl, on January 18th! This would be so great for her!

  • erinn j
    Dec 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I want one! So cute! It would be perfect for my buddah man

  • Carla Barrett
    Dec 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Would love to win this for my nephews first baby due in January!! Soo cute and looks like it would be very useful! Thanks for the opportunity…

  • Ashley Gassner
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    This is a great giveaway! Never had heard of one and now sooo want it!

    • Lynn
      Dec 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

      That’s how we felt too!

  • Amy McFarlane
    Dec 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Such a neat idea! i would love this!

  • Jamie
    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This looks adorable!

  • Valerie
    Dec 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    This looks great!!

  • GramMa Alice
    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I am just in the process of making “Nap Mats” for two Grandchildren and happened on your Baby Nap Mat on Pinterest so had to follow the clicks to see what it was…..I love it!!! Have a new GrandDaughter that might just love it too…..Thanks for the chance to win a great product that has been fully tested by parents.

  • Carrie
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    My husband noticed this on Pinterest (yes you read that right, HUSBAND!) We’d love to win one 😀

    • Lynn
      Dec 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

      That’s awesome! I think my husband is on Pinterest more than I am! But I get yummy goodies out of it so it’s ok haha

  • Lana
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Cutest thing ever. I’m due in april with a baby boy and this would be amazing. 🙂

  • Melissa
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    What a great product!

  • alyssa c
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Love your site, and this giveaway!

    • Lynn
      Dec 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Rachel
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Would love to win!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:58 am

    How neat and thanks for the chance for a free giveaway!

  • jessicathinks
    Dec 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I live this!i need one for my best friend which ostensibly having a baby in January.

  • Carla Jo
    Dec 22, 2012 at 4:13 am

    this would be awesome for traveling or going to a friends house when baby is small.

  • Kristin
    Dec 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

    What a clever idea! Would love to try!

  • Jen
    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Most genius idea ever!!!

  • Kristen
    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Love it!

  • Kristi
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Just found your blog. Awesome!

  • Ashlyn
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Such a great idea!

  • Jessica
    Dec 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Such a cool idea! I would love this for our second baby 🙂

  • Angela
    Dec 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    So, cute! I hope I win.

  • Nicole Jones
    Dec 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This looks wonderful!! I have a 5 week old and he never stays asleep when transferred! I’d love this!!

  • Ellen
    Dec 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Just what we need for my grand daughter!

  • Kelly Lynch
    Dec 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I know what you mean about trying to move a sleeping baby; it is an ART! I would love to win this- am expecting in July & am so excited!

  • Elisabeth
    Dec 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    My newborn twins would love this!

  • Corie
    Dec 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    love this!

  • Michelle S
    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Soooo cute!!! I want one!!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

    This looks amazing!!

  • Trista
    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Too cute! Prefect gift to start a new family with.

  • Jordi
    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

    My hubby and I just found out we’re pregnant! I’m looking forward to reading more tips on your blog :). This product really does look amazing!

    • Lynn
      Dec 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Congrats to both of you!

  • Melissa
    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Such a cute product!

  • Sarita
    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    This is too cute! I would l,love to win this for my third grandson who’s due to be born on my birthday! Thank you for the chance to win it.

  • Bethany
    Dec 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Excited to read about the baby sleeping bags! As a new aunt to tiny twin boys this looks like it will come in handy!! Hoping to win too! 🙂

  • sara m
    Dec 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I love it! I would be perfect for my friends new arrival 🙂

  • Megan D.
    Dec 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I too am no good at baby transfering. This looks awesome.

  • Cassie
    Dec 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    So stinking cute! Would be great for #3!

  • Julie Whittington
    Dec 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Absolutely adorable!!! Would love one for my son!!

  • Janai
    Dec 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for the product review! I would love one!

  • Laurie Skriletz-Deschler
    Dec 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    This would be great for my new granddaughter!

  • Leah
    Dec 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I love this thing! Glad I found you on pinterest! Hope i win 🙂

  • Veronica
    Dec 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    This is awesome!! Expecting in April sooo want one!

  • Veronica
    Dec 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I entered and subscribed to your YouTube page but I put in the wrong user name for my YouTube on my entry it should have been –>> Roni Es <<– not vbenavides 13

    • Lynn
      Dec 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Ok great – thanks for letting me know! Good luck!

  • janey
    Dec 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Yay cute

  • sarah
    Dec 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I love this its so cute!! I just had a baby a month ago and I know she would love this!!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    So cute!

  • Heather
    Dec 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    These look great! I think my baby would sleep so well with one of these!!

  • Madeleine
    Dec 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    WSoupe love this as à new parent!!

  • Erin
    Dec 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    This is such a good idea! I never thought of anything like this – it’s a baby sleeping bag!

  • Gretchen
    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My older 2 would think it was super cool if the baby had a “sleeping bag” too!

  • Gina
    Dec 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    What a great idea! That would make a great baby shower present.

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    You should make a DIY of how o make one of these yourself!

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    My daughter is expecting twins in september 2015. Oh i wish i could have entered this contest. She already has 2 boys age 4 and 2. She needs all the help she can get.. if you have any othrr contests or give aways please advise.

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