Babies need sleep. Lots of it. Sometimes they have 20 minute power naps and think that they’re good to go. But they’re not. Soon enough there will be tears and wailing and they’ll be so worked up that sleep is completely out of the question.
The remedy to this: long walks in the pram. Works a treat every time!
Apparently, French lullabies sung terribly out of tune works too.
If you take away nothing else from my rather self-indulgent representation of a lifestyle caring for young children, remember this.