Okay, I've been reading the "My Friend's Raising Her Own Special Snowflake" thread which, per the DIS, and devolved into a "parenting" thread, specifically crying it out and sleeping through the night/naps, etc. It got me thinking to when my kids (now adults) were babies and some of the mistakes I made that still kind of bug me today. My big one is that I spent a lot of time, before my first child was born, reading babycare books so by the time my DD arrived, I had very set ideas on what should be done. It didn't help that my DD was not a very "settled" baby. She didn't sleep much, and both my husband and I worked full time. Anyway, one of my parenting books (or several) were ADAMANT that the baby should NEVER get in the bed with you. It would lead to the baby not being able to sleep on its own, you could smother the baby, etc. I was terrified I'd end up with a toddler who couldn't sleep on her own. Well one night my DD, who was about 6 weeks old, was having yet another night of fussing and crying. I tried rocking her, walking with her, all sorts of things. It just went on and on. It was about 2 AM and I was just beat. I laid her in the bed with me and held her little hands and she just totally stopped crying. But after a few minutes, I felt TERRIBLE for having her in my bed--just sure I was going to create a "monster" that I put her back in her bed, where she proceeded to cry so we spent more hours walking, swinging, etc. To this day, I know it's silly, I feel horrible about that and how stupid I was for thinking it would ruin her. She just needed some comfort. Granted, I never ended up having a problem with kids in my bed...but I still feel like I did the wrong thing. Stupid, I know.. Also, neither one of my kids slept through the night until they were 9 months old. Both of them. I'm sure I was causing this with my bad parenting style. I admit to doing CIO at 6 months old (didn't work). Tried it again at 9 months old (worked like a charm). So, anyone else do anything that they wish they'd one differently?