I thought it would be a good idea to share all your practical tips for others when it comes to feeding, weaning, nappies, sleeping, bath time, anything else etc. to make our lives a little easier!! God knows we need it and sometimes our own mothers do come up with a good idea or too, as much as we try not to listen I'll start with a few... 1. When changing a nappy (esp with a little boy) open the nappy up but hold it shut for 10 seconds before starting. Sometimes the bladder goes to town after the pressure release lol. 2. If you usually change a nappy after a feed (and still use cotton wool) use the water you used to heat up the bottle - it's usually the right temperature by then! 3. Fed up with mitts falling off? Buy sleepsuits with built in mitts - they are a godsend!! 4. If your LO struggles to settle in his cot/moses basket, try heating a hot water bottle and sitting it in the cot or moses basket for a little while, before putting the baby in. Usually works like a charm cos they love the comforting warmth. 5. If you want to check on a sleeping baby without switching on the light, shine a torch up at the ceiling. It will cast just enough light for you to see them, without disturbing them. (I usually do this for nightime nappy changes so LO can go back to sleep easy!) 6. Also, during nightime feeds/changes don't talk to ur LO and keep the light low as you can. You and baby should fall back asleep quickly without any fuss. This is good to teach the baby that night is different from day and a time for sleep. Anybody have any more??