The Essentials for Running Your Business During Naptime

 

Emily Ryan

Emily Ryan is a Mailchimp Expert and owns her own email marketing agency, Westfield Creative, where she has helped clients for the last 5 years with their email campaigns.

Let’s be real. When you have your own business and you work from home AND you have a baby…there will be A LOT of days where you only get work done during naptime. “Work while baby sleeps” is a real thing and you can be surprisingly productive during this time. While some naps are better than others, if you have the right setup (and mindset), naptime can be a time to grow your business significantly.

As a mother who worked from home through two babies (and little help), here are my absolute favorites and also my work from home must-haves. From the coziest sweatshirt to a great baby monitor, here is what got me through the many naptimes when work was calling.


1

Infant Optics Video Baby Monitor DXR-8

Keep taps while you work during naptime. A must have.

$165.99

A great monitor is so worth the investment. I can be at peace working away during the baby's nap, if I have a great monitor. A video is so helpful and one with a microphone so you can talk to baby from your office is also great. This monitor was our favorite.

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2

Strong As A Mother Coffee Mug

A great coffee mug can sometime make or break your work day.

$6

If you're having a tough day trying to work and watching your baby, sometimes a great mug is all you need (and great coffee). This is one of my favorites to remind me that I will get through it!

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3

Women's Crewneck Fleece Pullover - A New Day

The coziest work from home sweatshirt ever.

$20

This has been my go-to work from home sweatshirt for AGES. The fit is amazing, the have such fun colors and it's just so comfy.

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4

Logitech H390 USB Wired Headset

Block out the baby screaming on calls with a great headset.

$20.99

When you work from home and take a lot of calls, you need a great headset. Not only do clients appreciate the great sound, but it helps when baby is screaming in the background.

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5

Ingenuity InLighten Twinkle Tails Bouncer

Place baby in a great bouncer by your desk. Best WFH hack ever.

$59.99 BUY NOW

There are so many times when you have to get work done and the only solution is to put your baby beside you in a great bouncer. This was our favorite and works like magic every time.