1. When I was getting up multiple times in the night to nurse, I would change laundry loads after every feeding. Then, in themorning, all the laundry was ready to put away, or at least my husband could dig through to get what he needed. It was well worth the extra five minutes of lost sleep every three hours.
2. When my daughter was an infant, I learned that if I would feed the baby thirty minutes before her natural time to get up in the morning, she would sleep about until when my toddler got up. That gave me a couple of hours of no baby time to get things of all kinds done in the morning.
3. Use my nursing time. My son nursed twelve hours per day and longer at times. I found that it was a great time to catch up on phone calls and planning. It’s also when I could do memory work or read a book.
Let’s help out some moms who are just getting started! What other tricks have you learned to get things done while you had an infant?