Being a new mom is tough (this is just speculation; I haven’t birthed one my own yet). Taking care of a baby is a full-time job, and after an intensive session of feeding, burping, changing, wiping and playing, those few hours of peace that children reward their mothers with during naptime are truly precious—so why not have a little fun with them?

Adele Enersen, a former ad copywriter and full-time mother who lives in Finland, thought to do just that when she created Mila’s Daydreams, a photo blog where she shares the whimsical dreams of her daughter, Mila, as she naps peacefully on canvases of colorful fabrics and household objects.

The blog went viral back in 2010, and in January 2011, Enerson compiled some of the best photos from the blog into her first book, When My Baby Dreams. Now, thanks in part to a similar book published by a Japanese mother, the daydreaming baby photo craze has hit Japan.

In August 2012, several months after Enerson’s book was released, Japanese mother and Twitter user @wondernuothc came out with Nezo Art no Hon (Nezo Art is “Sleeping Posture Art,” and no Hon is “The Book of”). The book features 90 of the author’s own works, as well as tips for mothers who wish to make their own “Nezo Art,” as she calls it. While the author doesn’t seem to mention anything of Enerson’s work, it’s obvious where she got the inspiration from.

Nezo Art became an instant hit with Japanese mothers after being featured on a Japanese daytime variety TV show and publishers of “Nezo Art no Hon” even held a Nezo Art photography contest earlier this month. Take a look at some of the “Nezo Art” created by Japanese mothers below.

Source: Naver Matome