Naptime Comfort Items and Lovies for Children

The countdown to naptime is something that all parents experience. We all love our children, but those few moments of silence are truly golden and extending them as long as we can is a must! That is why you want to look at these naptime comfort items – because if your kids are comfortable, they are going to nap a lot longer!

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Best Naptime Items That Bring Kids Comfort

Making sure that our children are comfortable is one of those innate skills that parents seem to simply possess at birth. It is our job to comfort our kids as much as possible so that they are not unhappy, scared or ever feel abandoned or alone.

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A Lovey: A lovey can really be any toy or blanket that they have become attached to. However, there is also a specific product called a Lovey, that parents have become accustomed to giving their children. It is usually an animal of some sort attached to a small soft blanket, like this Elephant Lovey (click here to check its pricing on Amazon).

White Noise Machine: White noise can often bring comfort to babies and young kids. It is thought that white noise brings calm because it is reminiscent of the sounds that they hear in the womb. White noise machines (like this one on Amazon) can be an affordable option.

Lullabies: Comforting and soothing songs, old and new. Finding a great collection of lullabies to share during naptime is a must! There are also a lot of new lullabies by current artists that you and your kiddo can appreciate.

Zero Sun Curtains: Making a room soft and dark can make it extra cozy and comfortable. Not to mention, no one likes to sleep with the sun right in their eyes, so darkening curtains (click here to see pricing on Amazon) is a great touch.

StoryBook: Reading a story before nap time, or having an age-appropriate storybook (this is a cute one on Amazon) for your kid to look at and try to read while they lay down and prepare for their name. Any excuse for reading is a good excuse!

The best thing that you can provide your child with, for naptime, is routine. Just like all things, kids thrive on routine and schedules. They will also nap better in a designated nap spot rather than just wherever they fall asleep.

I hope that these comfort item ideas help you bring comfort to your kiddos and bless you with longer nap times and more me time for you!

Cite this article as: “Naptime Comfort Items and Lovies for Children.” Sleep Training Kids, 1 January 2018,

By Kimberly C. Starr, RN BSN

I’m a ginger-haired nurse (RN, BSN) who loves getting enough sleep to be a functional parent to my four wonderful kids - who are even more wonderful when they’ve gotten enough sleep, too.