DON'T take on long car journeys, its hard enough having control of two feet never mind four wheels.
DON'T participate in debates with friends, family or other halves this will more than likely turn into massive unnecessary row.
DON'T do the food shop, you will end up with 10 onions and no bread?!
DON'T go anywhere without a 'to do list', especially work.
DON'T make life changing decisions
DON'T make big bank balance changing purchases
DON'T watch Geordie shore / TOWIE or other such programmes containing young carefree childless types.
DON'T make yourself attend exercise classes, you will feel pathetic and useless and the class will drag and be hundred times harder then it needs to be. Nobody has gained from this experience.
DON'T take your sleep deprivation out on those closest to you, mainly those who have slept more than you, so pretty much everyone than.
DON'T follow parents on social media who insist that their children are perfect and sleep all the time, it makes you bitter and angry.
DON'T blame yourself. I for one have read every article, blog and book about sleep training, I've tried every tip and bit of advice out there and my baby still doesn't sleep! This is his fault not mine.
DON'T think your alone. thanks to blogging and twitter I've realised just how many sleep deprived parents there are out there.
DON'T become complacent, a few nights sleep doesn't mean you have it sussed. Baby is boss.
DO feel sorry for yourself, it sucks being sleep deprived, you deserve that self pity, so wallow in it as much as you want.
DO eat junk food guilt free.
DO choose to nap over doing the washing
DO ask for help and get the break you need.
DO remember it won't last forever, your baby will learn to sleep at some point in its life. Hold on in there.
DO not give up or give in, they're very stubborn creatures are babies. Stay strong and be persistent.
DO use your sleep deprivation as an excuse for everything, while you can. From bad time keeping, forgetfulness and un-washed hair.
DO promise to be a nicer human being when your child learns to sleep.
DO eat a pack of party rings for breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day don't miss out on it
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