A long time ago, I made the decision that changed the way our days went. I made the much more pleasant for all of us by doing this one thing–holding my baby during her naps. My lovelies, I think this was probably the smartest choice I ever made–and definitely made me a happier parent in the end. Why I Hold My Baby for Naps is kind of a big deal and I’ll be forever thankful that I had the opportunity to hold her.
Why I Hold My Baby for Naps – And Its Great
- Bonding with My Baby. Every moment I hold her–awake or asleep, I am bonding with her, firming-up the connection between us. So that, when things get tough (like when she becomes a teenager and won’t cuddle under her favorite Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Plush Blanket with me), we’ll be able to weather the storm better.
- Relaxation. I need that 2 hours (YES!) to chill and just unwind. Its fine with me if it’s only an hour, or even 30 minutes. But that time is better even than having a massage. Rejuvenating on every level.
- Bonding with My Toddler. Yeah, we started with breastfeeding the baby being a bonding experience with my toddler–and now it’s progressed to nap time. We all three share in the moment, cuddling with the bankie and sometimes our favorite plush, Eeyore.
- Longer Naps. Ok, so if I put baby down, she’ll sleep for about 30 minutes. But if I hold her, I get 2 hours sometimes, and that pretty regularly. So, yeah, I’ll take holding her and a long nap with all these great benefits over a 30 minute quickie where I can do a couple chores.