FIND SUPPORT!! I hope this is seen as a valid tip as I feel it is equally as important as tips for breastfeeding or sleeping etc. This tip is an incredibly important factor when all else fails, as there will be times when no matter what you do your little one will not sleep. It’s at times like this when you need a supportive husband/partner, friend, family member or forum such as this. You need to find somewhere you can go to vent or cry. This will stop your from building things up and reaching critical blow out. I know from experience that being a mum is sooo much harder then I could have possibly imagined. I never thought there would be times when I would get sooo frustrated or angry and sad. With all these emotions you need some one to talk to. To calm you down, to give you advice, to tell you that YOU ARE NOT A BAD MUM!!!! when you feel like you really are. So my tip would be to set yourself up with a support network (as I said consisting of friends, family or people in the same scenario - toddler groups or forums). Forums are good as they can be there 24 - 7 when most people can't!