But I didn't want something that was going to take up so much room in the car, especially because at the time we weren't even sure if we would have to pack everything into one car. These sleeping mats are made from pillow cases and pillows, so I started brainstorming. What is soft, can roll up smaller and will be comfy enough for Miss A to sleep on? Thats when I thought of my yoga mat, which was a thick foam one, not the thin grippy ones). Honestly I would prefer a new thinner one for yoga, and the one I had was ripped up from the cats. So I decided to upcycle the one I have for Miss A.
I let her pick out some flannel material (which I of course used a coupon to buy)! She picked out some owls - takes after Momma! The mat I had already had velcro straps at the end so I put buttonholes in the bottom to pull the straps through. I cut the end off so it was more appropriately sized for a toddler. Attached some coordinating material at the top and stuffed it with polyfill. It's by no means professional, but I'm very happy with my final result. I'm not the only one happy with it. Miss A hasn't left it for longer than 10 minutes the whole morning! I think she will be more than happy to sleep on it.