The way I see it, life is all about trying new things, making huge mistakes, learning from said mistakes and then moving on. There’s no need to spend too much time dwelling on what could have been done differently. With that having been said, becoming a parent for the first time is tough. Like all new parents, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing – and I made a ton of choices on which I look back with a bit of regret. To help other new moms and dads, I’m sharing six that are still on my mind:

1. Buying expensive clothes

Seriously, why did I spend so much money on cute dresses and coats that I was too scared to even put on my child in case she spit up on them? Buying ‘special occasion’ outfits for a baby was one of my biggest wastes of money as a new parent. ‘Special occasion’? Who was I kidding- it was a special occasion if we made it out of the house most days! Needless to say, most of these frilly fancy outfits have ended up on eBay or passed down to other kids who will likely never wear them either.