The hardest thing about having a baby who needs human presence next to them in order to sleep, is coming to terms with the fact that you will never have that 2 hour chunk of time where you can just do housework or have a shower in peace.
I found my mood really started to improve when I stopped focusing on the things I couldn’t do (laundry, dinner prep, cleaning floors) or what I was missing (alone time) and started focusing on the things I could do, and what I gained by co-napping.
So here is a list of some of the great things you can do whilst co-napping, sorted into categories of Learning, Earning, Nurturing, Fun and Productive. (though many things will cross over depending on personal tastes.)
Keep a box with a drink bottle, some snacks, a book, your tablet/phone and charger near your nap station. Tissues, breast pads and burp rags are also useful additions.
* from your nap-kit or gather your snack just before nap time if there’s no one around to bring you one.
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