5 thing to do when your baby is sleeping
Many people say that, while your baby sleeps, you should also sleep. Almost certainly, it’s not a good time to rest when your baby is asleep since there are so many other things you should do.
Of course, if we’re talking during the baby’s night’s sleep, then yes, you should sleep.
The reality is that new parents don’t have the same sleep cycle as a newborn, and there is no reason for them to be sleeping at the same time their baby does. They will only toss and turn without being able to fall asleep. That is why we have prepared this list of things to do when your baby is asleep.
Going around the house gathering dirty clothes, separating colored clothes from white, and putting them in the washing machine to be washed, is not a task that anyone enjoys.
But another reality is that your baby gets dirty clothes every day, without counting your clothes. At some point, you will need a clean garment to dress him and another one for you, too. Once you turn on the washing machine, you will feel comfortable that dirty clothes are no longer a problem.
Take a shower
Something as simple as taking a shower can become a long-awaited moment when you have a newborn baby. With all the task you do all day long caring for your baby, do not be surprised that a simple, 5-minute shower will be the best relaxation for the day, as you cannot shower so often as you would like since your baby requires your attention
Enjoy a good, peaceful meal
Feeding and nourishing yourself is essential at this stage of your life, and another reality is that you cannot always eat calmly and unhurriedly with an awake and active baby. When your baby is asleep, take the opportunity to prepare a delicious meal and sit down to eat at the table.
Call your friends or family
Your baby’s nap is a good opportunity to communicate with friends and family since you cannot easily do that when your baby is awake.
Take the opportunity to socialize and talk on the phone with a friend or family member who is not a parent to tell you anything that takes you out of the world of parenting for a few moments.
Do whatever relaxes you
Taking care of a baby is challenging. So, when your baby is asleep, take the opportunity to watch television, read that book that you had bought and never managed to read beyond the introduction, play a video game, check out your social media, and so on.
During the first months of your baby’s life, it is important that you take advantage of your free time to be able to do things that you like and make you feel good.
What you shouldn’t do when your baby is asleep
Many parents consider that babies need a silent environment for good sleep. However, that’s not the case. You should get your baby used with noise during sleeping hours. Otherwise, your little one will wake up at the littlest sound.
Do dot spend too much time away from your baby
Even when you are doing laundry or whatever else, check on your baby every now and then just to see if he or she is OK. That’s especially the case with newborns.
Do not use headphones
We said that you can watch TV or do whatever you want, but if you plan to listen to some music doing with the volume down and never use headphones. Otherwise, you will not hear your baby if he or she is crying.
Being a parent involves many things. However, you can have moments for yourself whenever your baby is asleep. The things that you can do presented above are meant to give you some clues, but they are not mandatory. You can come up with your own “to-dos.”