"Insane things we did first time round:
1. In a room that was about 11 degrees C, we dressed her lightly and put her in a sleeping bag, as per instructions on packet and fierce warnings about overheating/cot death. Guess what? She was freezing cold and woke through the night for 6 months of that winter (dur)
2. Decided that pramsuits and coats were ridiculous expenditures for a baby - a cardi and tights would be fine. Guess what? She was cold and wouldn't stay in her buggy for 6 months of that winter (dur)
3. Attempted to give her a bottle at 4 months - but never let her go for more than 3 hours without breastfeeding, so she was never hungry enough to take it. (Futile? I think so)
4. Attempted to put her down to sleep each night around 8ish, with the telly going, dinner cooking away, phone calls, no bath, several story books (at 3 months?!) and a complete lack of naps in the day. She didn't go. She had been tired around 6, but we had deemed that tooooooooo early, and we clearly knew best (not).
5. Had her in bed with us "just to get some sleep". She went off beautifully (probably because it was about 10 degrees warmer), but then neither of us were allowed to move/breathe in case we woke. This did not result in much sleep for the parents." (Chris, London)