Make the Most of Baby's Naptime

Some mothers will take advantage of their baby's naptime to catch a bit of shut-eye. Hawketts says she's always taken a midday nap and had managed to stick to that routine for the first couple of months of motherhood.

If napping is not for you, do something for yourself while baby sleeps. Assemble photos in a scrapbook, correspond with family or catch up on your newsletters.