I thought I'd love breastfeeding, but I dreaded feeds. I'm much happier since I stopped. I'll have another go with my next baby, but I won't beat myself up if I still don't like it.
By Annabel Harper, 26, mum to Rebecca, 22 months
To help my son sleep in the day, I used to put him in a hammock hung from the door frame. The gentle swinging motion would help him to sleep and he'd often stay asleep for three hours.
Charlotte Highman, 33, mum to Harry, 15 months
My breastfeeding tip is to always keep your back straight by either sitting in a straight-backed chair if you've got one, otherwise by supporting it with cushions.
Louise Drysdale, 28, mum to Rosie, Berks
Finding baby clothes difficult to iron? Use a travel iron, so much easier to get those teeny weeny clothes looking smart.
When it's all going pear shaped, rebalance yourself with a move that's a bit yoga-ish. Sit comfortably; inhale for the count of 3, exhale for a count of 6, until you feel calm. You'll find you can't breathe and count and hold on to stressful thoughts!
If your baby keeps kicking their socks off, try putting tights on them instead. If it's a boy, put tights under his trousers. No one will notice, least of all him!
Carole Williams, 38, Manningtree, Essex, mum to Lily, 27 weeks
Whether your baby has just started to crawl or is taking his first wobbly steps, he'll need a nappy that gives him freedom but doesn't leak, especially overnight when he could be wearing the same one for up to 12 hours.
You may decide to go with a different (perhaps more economical) brand in the daytime and a super-absorbent one at night. There's a huge choice of disposable nappies and different brands vary tremendously in shape. It's a good idea to try a few before you invest in the super-size economy box.
Here's what to look for:
Fit: Any gaps around the legs or tummy could mean leaks (especially at night). Red marks on the tummy or around the legs may mean the nappy is too tight.
Absorbency: Skin should be dry, not clammy, when you take it off.
Comfort: There should be plenty of padding, but some nappies appear bulky and heavy before they've been used.
Value for money: If the nappy leaks or doesn't fit well, you'll just end up changing baby more often.
Nappies come in a range of sizes based on babies' weight. Although not all manufacturers categorise larger nappies as mini, midi and so on, weight ranges are generally the same: