Some will insist a crate, but personally I always put mine on my lap, I think it is a whole lot less scary, be prepared for puppy to throw up and possibly wee on you. Have a stack of cloths (the ones you should have already for 'accidents' ) next to you, a carrier bag and some baby wipes, should there be sickage, try to catch it in the cloth, put the cloth in the carrier bag, clean up with a baby wipe.
Repeat as neccessary .
Also sit puppy on your knee on an old towel.
Having said all the puppy will probably not be sick at all, but it's better to be prepared, my last one managed 12 times in 1 hour 10 minutes.
Thanks all. Another question, re:night time. Is it best to put her in the crate with door shut and get up at maybe 3 to toilet her, or to leave crate door open with puppy pad outside door (which is what she does at breeders) so I can sleep? Or will that slow down house breaking?
With a new pup we stay up late, maybe 12 or so and set alarm for 6am so night is short and slowly extend the sleeping time over next few weeks so the pup doesn't have long nights very rarely would have an accident. Have never used puppy pads or let puppy out during the night. This method has worked for us with last 3 pups.