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Wanted: Mom friends 👯‍♀️

We're not sure if everyone feels this way, but doesn't finding a new mom friend eerily feel like dating? There's that nervous stage where you hope they like you. Then the asking questions stage where you hope you like them. And then all the anticipation around whether or not you'll get a text back or another request to hang out. It can all feel daunting, but then when you find that one person who just gets you it's so worth it. Here's to making new mom friends, mamas!

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#TeamMotherly

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Daytime naps might last just a few short hours, but they can affect all 24 hours of a child's day. Naps can improve a child's mood and reduce fussiness, crying, whining and tantrums. Studies show that children who nap daily also get sick less often, grow taller and are less likely to be obese when they grow up. Naps enhance attention span and brain development.

Naps can also help make up for any shortage in nighttime sleep. Even a one hour shortage in overall sleep hours can have a negative effect on a child—compromising alertness and brain function and increasing fussiness and fatigue.


There are many ideas for helping a child to take a nap, but the best idea in the world may not work for you if the solution doesn't address the reason that your child won't nap. There is not just one reason that babies and young children refuse to nap—there are hundreds of different reasons.

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