Not in any big way. I’m not driving around with the car seat loose in the back or anything like that. No, I have fallen victim to the lap nap.
You know the lap nap, right? When your baby falls asleep on you and you either can’t or just don’t transfer her to her bed to finish out her snooze. “It’s nice!” you tell yourself. “Snuggly! And it gives me a chance to relax.”
That’s usually my thinking and yeah, it is nice and snuggly and I’m having a moment to sit still. Which I want sometimes. Other times? I’d like go set the baby in bed and do a few things. Also, letting her nap on me means I hold her, like, all day. I get kinda touched out.
Tragically, babies are creatures of habit when it comes to sleep and they don’t understand, “Mommy wants a cuddle sometimes, but also wants to reserve the option of you sleeping in your crib at other times, m’kay.” No, babies who try the lap nap often insist on the lap nap after that.
The only fix for it is to rejigger the nap routine and get her adjusted to sleeping in bed for naps. Here are 5 tricks I’ll use to get better naps:
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