MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Napping Mat

by Arsil Posted 13th Apr 2017 at 11:50 PM - Updated 11th May 2017 at 4:01 PM by Arsil : No more clipping
98 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
11 May 2017 Update: No more clipping (see Changelog at the bottom for more informations)

Mod Info
Developed and tested on game version 1.67.

Object Info
The mesh has 2 geostates: default and tucked. Vertices: 568. Polygons: 892.
3 recolorable channels. The mat is found in the BuyCatalog in:

Mod Description
A napping mat with an interaction for toddlers: sleep. Sleepy toddlers will use it autonomously.
Child+ can tuck in a sleeping toddler (clicking on the mat, not on the toddler). This also
works autonomously, if you have Seasons it will be based on the temperature (I probably
didn't use a good default value for the threshold).

Vampire toddlers have their own dedicated animations, but you can disable them and use
the normal ones if you don't like them.

If toddlers have a stuffed animal in inventory, they'll get a moodlet (after sleeping for at least
X sim-minutes), like when they sleep in the crib or on the floor.

The mod is pretty flexible, see the CONFIGURATION xml, there are quite a few options.

Autonomy and interaction with the crib
Uhm... I feel like there's something important to say here, but I really don't remember.
Is it better to use both the mat and the crib or just one of the two? You tell me.

IIRC while toddlers are sleeping on the mat, they can't be interrupted by autonomous interactions,
so Sims trying to use an interaction on them might wait and wait. A win for the toddler, but the
other Sim will waste time doing nothing (I saw Sims waiting a very long time during the first
phases of testing, which are a complete blur now, not sure if it still happens).

Traits matter
Insane, Clumsy and Absent Minded Sims can sleep in the mat ignoring the "right" orientation.

Couch Potato and Heavy Sleeper Sims might go to sleep even when not sleepy (see notes on the ITUN,
this might not have been a great idea, probably a separate Nap interaction would work better)

Using Dashboard, you'll notice a conflict with my other mod: Child2Toddler2Baby.
It's ok, the two mods have a CLIP resource in common.

Additional Credits
All respective authors and contributors of the tools and tutorials for modding TS3.
MTS and all modders who made the game much more enjoyable.
icemunmun for contributing.


11 May 2017 Update:
  • No more clipping: used a custom sleeping animation (doesn't override the official one)
  • The mod doesn't use any more the official animations to fall asleep (lay down) and
    wake up ("stand"), only the custom ones.
  • The mod doesn't override any more the "sleep" jazz script
    (ResourceKey/TGI : 0x02D5DF13-0x00000000-0x120D2F2F6E107F36)
    So the new animations won't work when sleeping in the crib or on the floor.
  • Note that there may still be clipping (especially or only with the pillow) when toddlers
    sleep using a non-standard orientation (tuck-in will re-orient them to avoid clipping with the blanket).

1 May 2017 Update:
  • Fixed timing between changing clothes and spin vfx
  • You can now set and reset ownership of the mat (this is experimental, I'm a little concerned about households moving out. The mat will be unusable by the new - inactive - tenants. Not a problem when they are not fully simulated, but if you visit them or something it could be). It uses the same localization of the bed, so you'll see the word bed instead of mat
  • New mat made by icemunmun
  • New interaction, tuck in, that child+ can perform on the mat when there's a toddler sleeping.
  • I wasn't able to reproduce the steps that lead to the glitch (never saw the glitch again at all), so it's probably still there. Try removing the _Animations.package file and disabling vampire animations from the xml to see if that helps.
Tags: #toddler, #sleep, #mat, #napping mat, #nap, #vampire

Type: Other

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 786.4 KB · Downloads: 72,238 · 11th May 2017
786.4 KB 72,238 11th May 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
98 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 41 Feedback Posts, 55 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 4 of 4
Test Subject
#76 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 9:43 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Forum Resident
#77 Old 28th Oct 2017 at 9:53 PM
Is it possible to translate the "tuck in" option?
Test Subject
#78 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 11:06 PM
Originally Posted by Missa_Sissa
Did you find a way to fix this issue? I'm having the same problem.

No, I haven't figured out how to fix it. But I think you're having a slightly different problem; I can change the color in CAS, I just can't get any textures beyond flat color to show up.

Sorry, I wish I could help.
Test Subject
#79 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 2:05 AM
You made my toddler dreams come true Thank You so much
Field Researcher
#80 Old 12th Jan 2018 at 1:35 PM
OMG! I love how much detail you put into this too! E.g. different traits sleep in different positions!
Test Subject
#81 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 11:04 AM
The Small beds are good to place around the house :D
Test Subject
#82 Old 28th Feb 2018 at 10:44 PM
I love this mod soooo much! It works great, just the only problem is that the textures don't appear properly, like in the attached image... like, even recoloring it won't help, it just comes in a solid color....
hope there's a fix to it. if there isn't, oh well..... i still like it though
Test Subject
#83 Old 16th May 2018 at 5:19 PM
I really love this! But I also am having issues with the texture not appearing, only color.
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 6:02 PM
Default No Texture and Pale Colors on Napping Mat
Originally textures and colors were fine, now same problem as others.
I guess it must be a mod conflict, or due to one of the recent Origin updates,
but so far I haven't been able to eliminate/identify the problem.
Still works wonderfully, just doesn't look as creator intended it should.
Ideas/work-arounds/solutions anyone?

Thanks, MissCee
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 18th Jul 2018 at 6:04 PM
Doesn't look the way you wanted, but still works. Thank you.
Test Subject
#86 Old 15th Aug 2018 at 3:52 PM
10/10 will download again
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 20th Oct 2018 at 1:14 AM
This is probably my favourite custom object for Sims 3. I have been using it since it was first released, and it is the first item I add to my sims' house once they have a toddler.
I'm currently playing a game where my sim family's eldest daughter aged up to toddler half a day ago; I have been following her "adventures" as she has been exploring the world around her (I also have Cherry's Toddler Interactions), and just realized I had a big smile on my face when she grew tired and crawled back to her napping mat on her own, without having to wait for her (tired and buzy) parents to put her to bed. The napping mat makes life easier for both the small children and their parents.
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 21st Dec 2018 at 8:57 AM
I love this! No more cribs for my houses! I hated making my adults stay up late to put the toddler to bed, or putting the kid in the crib when he wasn't ready to sleep. With this, the adults can go to bed while the toddler is still playing. They autonomously walk over to it and go to sleep. When they wake up, they head for the toys. No more toddlers standing in the crib, throwing tantrums. I chuckle when they lie half off the mat, or with their feet on the pillow.
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 26th Jan 2019 at 6:38 AM
This is a lovely mod. Cannot wait to test it out.
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 4th Mar 2019 at 9:48 PM
I still love this mod, and how the little vampires sleep like the adults. I had to put them on every floor because the adults would carry the kid to the basement, then go to bed. I'm sure they would have put her in a crib if they had one, even if it was on a different floor. But they don't put the toddler on the mat. I watched one time, curious to see if the adult would figure it out. He read his book while the toddler cried until she passed out. (She's not a real baby. She's a game character. She wasn't really suffering. Why do I have a hard time believing this?!)

Now, this little vampire is having trouble sleeping. She walks to the mat and sits. Instead of changing clothes, she stretches, then appears in the front yard. (That may be ErrorTrap.)

I had removed a lot of mods and added them back in to find what was freezing my game. (Silly me downloaded a Sims 2 mod.) Everything is back and looking good--until this. I bought a new mat, and it still happens. I don't think I added mods that would conflict with this one. The only one I have that may overlap is the No Autonomous Put Baby in Crib, but I had that long before I got this.

Any ideas?
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 8th Mar 2019 at 9:06 AM
Originally Posted by PwPrntd
Now, this little vampire is having trouble sleeping. She walks to the mat and sits. Instead of changing clothes, she stretches, then appears in the front yard. (That may be ErrorTrap.)

I was hoping that the problem was with the one sim. I reset her a few times, but it didn't help. Luckily, she aged up that day and didn't need a crib.

Her little brother and sister are toddlers now. They do the same weird stretch thing. For the first time in a long time, I have cribs. :-(

I know this thread is years old, but I'm hoping that someone will read it and offer a solution. I really miss these mats!
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 9th Mar 2019 at 10:13 AM
Default problem solved
I figured out the problem. When I moved my cc back to the mod folder, I missed the animation file. I forgot that it was in my animation folder. I just moved the other two.

It was silly of me, and I thought about deleting my messages. Then I decided to leave them, in case someone else does the same thing and searches for a solution.

These little ones were just tucked in for the night. So cute!
Test Subject
#93 Old 7th Jul 2019 at 6:09 AM
Thank you so much. This is by far my favorite Mod. Toddlers can go to sleep on their own and get up when ready, without screaming the house down and waking up their room mates! Love the way the Mum goes to cover them even without being prompted.
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 25th Jul 2019 at 2:00 AM Last edited by Nomiko13 : 9th Aug 2019 at 2:03 AM.

I cannot seem to find the blankets to go atop the napping mats. Anyone know where to find them? I can only find the blankets for this mod - http://modthesims.info/d/518570/cut...zy-bedding.html - in buy mode.

Edit: Nevermind. Found out that you have to do the "tuck in" interaction for the blanket to show up.
Test Subject
#95 Old 11th Sep 2019 at 10:47 PM
Thank you❤
Test Subject
#96 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 7:46 AM
Thank you! :-)
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 7:28 AM
YES! If they forget to ACTUALLY put the toddlers to bed, this will do xD
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 24th Sep 2020 at 3:59 PM
My sibling liked to sleep on the hard floor with her blanky instead of on her bed when she was little. Now I can have toddlers in game who also like sleeping on mats.
Test Subject
#99 Old 6th Apr 2022 at 7:53 PM
Works perfectly, thanks !
Page 4 of 4