Don’t be afraid to give baby some alone time in the crib. Do you need to do some online research, uninterrupted? Put away groceries or talk to a friend?
Put some music on in baby’s room, or turn on her mobile and let her be for a while.
Someone told me not to try to make a happy baby happier. Deep thought, eh? I interpret this to mean that a person blissfully staring into space does not need her mother to shake a rattle in her face.