Newsflash: Don’t shower while your baby naps

by Whitney Moss on November 7, 2007

in Blog,Rant

Friends, it has recently come to my attention that many new moms believe they should shower while their baby is napping. Wrong. Don’t waste a nap on showering.

Your baby will be perfectly happy to hang out in a bouncy seat in the bathroom while you shower.

Use her nap to do something else, such as trying on everything in your closet, moving the too-small stuff out of sight, moving the too-big stuff into a pile on the floor in the corner of your bedroom, looking in the mirror and smushing down your squishy belly to see how you used to look, and bringing pre-pregnancy clothes from the garage back into the “to be tried on” pile on the floor in the corner of your bedroom.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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