What are your top tips for caring for a newborn? I thought it might be good to share the things that have been real life-savers. My top tip would be the bed-time ritual. What works for us is: 1. Wait for signs of sleepiness 2. Swaddle firmly 3. Switch on womb noise machine (Prince Lionheart Bear - but not bothering having it inside the bear) 4. Stroke baby's face with his cuddly toy (amazing how that makes his eyelids heavy!) 5. A swift retreat to leave him to sleep 6. If he starts crying or grizzling, to leave him for a few minutes (about 4) as quite often he will fall asleep. If he doesn't, go in and start again. I got this advice from a lovely book called First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year My little one is 6 weeks old.