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OnSugar Blog: Nap Time

Sleep deprivation is just part of the newborn process, but Mommy Chelsea seems to have found a solution. Nap Time comes from the Mommies blog at OnSugar.

The best part about being a mother? Nap time! Especially during that first year, and if you can afford to be a stay at home mom! Whether you're breastfeeding or using formula, taking care of your little one is a lot of hard work. I've found that days where I choose not to nap while my son naps, I have a hard time falling asleep at night and I am not as patient with my son's little tantrums. With those little cat naps, I feel more awake during the times in between. Sure, the laundry won't do itself and someone has to keep the house clean, but schedule this for when you've got someone else over who can watch your little one, or if you wake up before your child does.

Trust me, it took five long months for me to realize how much I need those extra 10 to 30 minute naps to feel better. Plus, napping will help get rid of those nasty dark under eye circles. Bonus!

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mommy-chelsea mommy-chelsea 6 years
I understand that with two kids it is hard to get a nap. And naps are mostly for new stay-at-home moms during the first couple months
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 6 years
i live in canada...govt helps every mom stay home for a year... i wish i'd napped more with my first but luckily i've been able to get in a few when my two sleep at the same time Frankle that sounds great, ill have to try it sometime when the house is clean and dad takes big bro to the park
schnappycat schnappycat 6 years
I can count on one hand how many times I've napped and I have two kids now, including a newborn. It just doesn't happen. I'm just not a person who can sleep during the day, just have too many other things to do during naptime, or just want quality "me" time to watch TV, read a book, etc. I feel like I waste time if I nap. Plus, now with 2, it's nearly impossible anyhow since their naptimes don't seem to coordinate.
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
Say goodbye to those naps when you have #2.
Frankle Frankle 6 years
I love napping with my daughter, but often I wake up feeling tired-er! (Not sure if that's a real word?!) What I find relaxing though is in the evening, having a bath together, having a snack together and then lying in bed listening to classical music, having a massage and then to sleep. Best part of my day! :D
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