0-1 Year

A baby! You've got one, either in your arms or on the way. Congratulations!

We've got a ton of hacks to help you through your first year of parenthood, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

Don't forget to check the All Ages archive for more great hacks.

16 July 2014

Ever been on pregnancy bed rest? Please share your #parenthacks!

I'm writing the "Preparing for Baby" chapter in the forthcoming Parent Hacks book (did I mention I'm writing a book?) and it occured to me that some of my future readers may read it while on bed rest. Photo credit: Brooklyn Museum Online Collection I'm doing research into how folks...

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17 September 2013

Hack broken restaurant high chairs by carrying your own quick release buckle

Kerry's got a great tip for those of you who bring your older babies and toddlers to restaurants.

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13 September 2013

Free email workshop "Beyond Baby" launches this weekend

Meagan Francis, creator of one of my favorite sites, The Happiest Home, is launching a free 20-week email workshop this weekend, and now's your chance to be a part of the inaugural group. Beyond Baby is for moms who are moving out of the baby phase and are looking for...

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12 September 2013

Mixing breast milk with baby food? Store individual portions in baby food jars.

Sarah has a fantastic hack for parents who are transitioning from nursing to solid foods. As she said, "I figured since it took me three kids to figure this out, maybe it would help others."

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06 May 2013

Potty training tip: Use an empty baby wipe container as a dirty underwear "transporter"

Can there ever be enough potty training tips? I don't think so, especially because the process goes so differently for different kids. Erin shared this eminently practical hack for handling the, uh, fallout.

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02 April 2013

Neatly dispense baby ointment and diaper cream with an empty syringe

Creams and ointments come with the job, and this brilliant hack from Kerry puts an old syringe to work as an applicator.

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06 March 2013

Vacuum seal emergency diapers to save bag space

If this isn't a quintisessential parent hack I don't know what is.

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13 February 2013

27 January 2013

Amazon deal TODAY ONLY: Kidco Freeze 'N Serve reusable baby food containers (16-pack) $13.95

Today only, Amazon has put this 16-cup set of BPA-free containers on sale for $13.95 (22% off the usual price).

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04 January 2013

Soft bath toys as drool absorbers

Have you got a drooler? A gusher? A saliva factory? When my son was a baby his mouth was like a tap you could never fully turn off. But Steffie's discovered a solution (or, at least, a handy plug).

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03 December 2012

Marissa Mayer’s “easy baby” isn’t fussing…so why is everyone else?

Most Internet Parenting Dramas aren't worth much attention. But this one flared up a few days ago, and I just had to grab my megaphone and call bullsh*t.

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25 June 2012

How to more comfortably carry a diaper bag AND baby carrier at the same time

Not only did Karen come up with a great hack, she sent in this AWESOME photo illustration to go along with it! (Thank you, Karen -- it really helps.)

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13 June 2012

Binder clip + grosgrain ribbon = sturdy pacifier tether

Hannah had her first baby two months ago and already has a great hack for a pacifier holder!

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11 June 2012

Cloth diaper liners make great overnight nursing pads

Hannah, long-time Parent Hacks reader and new mom, discovered a robust alternative to standard nursing pads.

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04 May 2012

Clip-on toys hold car seat straps open for easier loading

Sarah puts the baby toys to work when she buckles her kid into the car seat.

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