States often regulate what nap mats can be used at day care. Many parents send their toddlers to school and may not think of school as a day care, but legally it usually is considered to be one. We have a state-by-state breakdown of day care nap mat rules.

Parents can always buy and use any nap mat outside of day care, these laws only affect what nap mats can be used inside a day care facility.

Alabama
There is no minimum nap mat size, thickness, or construction. The law mentions children sleeping on cots, but but simply does not talk about nap mats. We do not know what Alabama's position on using nap mats in day care is.
Alaska
Alaska does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Arizona
Arizona does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Arkansas
Arkansas requires nap mats be at least two inches thick and washable. Washable implies a Kindermat style nap mat, not that it can be machine washed. Nap mat size is not dictated.
California
California requires nap mats be at least 0.75 inches thick and covered with vinyl or other cleanable surface. There must be a way to distinguish the floor side from the sleeping side.
Colorado
Colorado requires nap mats be at least 2 inches thick. Any 2 inch or greater nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Connecticut
Connecticut does not allow nap mats in day care - children must sleep on a cot.
Delaware
Delaware requires nap mats be "not water absorbent" and be cleanable. That means our Kindermat/Daydreamer style mats are fine in Delaware. Delaware does not regulate nap mat thickness.
Florida
Florida requires nap mats be at least 1 inch thick and covered with vinyl or other cleanable surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamer nap mats.
Georgia
Georgia requires nap mats be at least 2 inch thick and covered with vinyl or other cleanable surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamer nap mats.
Hawaii
Hawaii does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Idaho
Idaho does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Illinois
Illinois does not allow nap mats in day care - children must sleep on a cot.
Indiana
Indiana does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Iowa
Iowa does not allow nap mats to be used for children under two years of age. For children above two years old, Iowa does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. At two years old and above, any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Kansas
Kansas requires nap mats be at least 0.5 inches thick and washable. That means the nap mat surface must be washable, so covered with vinyl or other cleanable surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamer nap mats. Kansas is also one of the few states that has a nap mat size requirement. Nap mats must be long enough that the child's head and feet rest on the pad.
Kentucky
Kentucky requires nap mats be at least 2 inch thick and covered with vinyl or other cleanable surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamer nap mats.
Louisiana
Louisiana does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Maine
Maine does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Maryland
Maryland does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Michigan
Michigan does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Minnesota
Minnesota does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Mississippi
Mississippi requires nap mats be at least 2 inches thick and 'flame retardant'. We suggest you pass on the serious health issues that flame retardants can cause your child.
Missouri
Missouri does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Montana
Montana requires that nap mats have a surface cleanable with detergent like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. Montana does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
Nebraska
Nebraska requires that nap mats have a waterproof surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. Nebraska does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
Nevada
Nevada requires that nap mats have a waterproof surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. Nevada does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
New Jersey
New Jersey requires nap mats be at least 1 inches thick and 'water repellent' like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. We suggest you pass on the serious health issues that flame retardants can cause your child.
New Mexico
New Mexico requires that nap mats have a waterproof surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamers, and be at least 0.75 inches thick. New Mexico does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
New York
New York does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
North Carolina
North Carolina does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
North Dakota
North Dakota does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Ohio
Ohio does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma requires that nap mats have a waterproof surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamers, and be at least 2 inches thick. Oklahoma does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
Oregon
Oregon does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island requires nap mats be at least 2 inches thick. Any 2 inch or greater nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
s South Carolina
South Carolina requires that nap mats be 'easily cleanable' like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. South Carolina does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
South Dakota
South Dakota does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Tennessee
Tennessee requires nap mats be at least 2 inches thick. Any 2 inch or greater nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Texas
Texas does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Utah
Utah requires that nap mats have a waterproof surface like our Kindermat/Daydreamers, and be at least 2 inches thick. Utah does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
Vermont
Vermont requires that nap mats be 'easily cleanable' like our Kindermat/Daydreamers. Vermont does not have any other nap mat rules or regulations.
Virginia
Virginia does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Washington
Washtington does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
West Virginia
West Virginia does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Wisconsin
Wisconsin requires nap mats be at least 2 inches thick. Any 2 inch or greater nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.
Wyoming
Wyoming does not have any nap mat rules or regulations. Any nap mat that complies with federal consumer laws should be legal for day care.