In the early days sleep can be hard to come by, and if you were like me, you take it in whatever form you can get. Often with N, this meant that all of her daytime snoozing was done on the warm and comfortable chest of mom or dad, latched on for a ‘boob snooze’, or in some kind of baby wearing device (for me this was my beloved Baby K’tan). Now don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade those teeny-tiny baby snuggles for the world. Is there anything better than having a newborn sleep in your arms or while tightly wrapped to your chest? But after a few weeks, or months, go by you realize that your baby will only nap with another warm human body. These ‘snuggle naps’ are important for bonding between mom and baby, and maybe even more important for bonding with dad. I want to emphasize that you can and should indulge in these naps in the early days, but at a certain point you realize that you want to support your baby in napping independently, and furthermore, you want that independent nap to have some length to it.