Here are a few lessons I have learned thus far:
* When you're out and about, always take more nappies than you anticipate needing. Like ice at a dinner party, you will inevitably run out and need to go buy more.
* Never ever ever ever try to use those itsy bitsy baby nail clippers. They nick the tips of baby fingers, which results in bleeding & screaming & you feeling like a horrible mother. Instead just bite them off...it works.
* Let your baby decide what makes them happy, not trends nor marketers nor tradition. Many products made for babies are not more useful than their simpler counterparts. Amelia prefers olive oil over nappy cream, Oasis over nursery rhymes, sights & sounds over mobiles, and being naked over the cutest newborn outfits, any day.
* With a bit of practice, you can become a nappy master, able to change a baby anywhere! You learn to improvise everywhere with a baby. I change Amelia in the car, on my lap, on park benches, and on our bed.