1-3 Years

Welcome to the toddler years. Your kid is gaining mobility, vocabulary, and independence. And is most likely letting you know about it. Loudly.

We've got hacks that are relevant during these action-packed years, including:

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

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

14 December 2012

15 November 2012

31 October 2012

Free Android App of the Day (Amazon): It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Today only, Amazon is giving away the Android-app version of the interactive book, 's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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19 October 2012

Plastic lettuce knife for kid-friendly chopping and slicing

In the comments of a recent post on kid-friendly knives, Emma mentioned that her kids safely chop and slice using a plastic lettuce knife.

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17 October 2012

Cheese spreader lets independent preschoolers safely make their own sandwiches

It's a wonderful thing when a kid lets you know he's ready for more independence. Safety can be tricky, though, but Melissa found a happy medium.

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06 August 2012

Use a laundry basket as a hotel bath barrier

Judy recommends using a laundry basket baby bath for her toddler at home and while traveling.

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18 June 2012

Press’n Seal Art Bib

I love it when Parenthackers pass along great hacks posted elsewhere on the Web!

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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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14 May 2012

"Upgrade" your marble jar with rocks

A marble jar is sort of like a tactile star chart. Dana's hack gives the marble jar even more motivational power.

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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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03 May 2012

Rolled-up towel keeps kid from rolling out of bed

I love how this hack doesn't require packing anything extra in your suitcase.

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13 February 2012

Valentine craft for toddlers: Oil and paper "stained glass" window decoration

Why should school-aged kids have all the Valentine's Day fun? Katie's simple heart window decoration leaves plenty of room for free-form toddler play.

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08 February 2012

Best way to heal a thumb-sucker's dry, cracked thumb? Talk amongst yourselves.

Dry winter air + constantly-damp thumbs = cracked, painful skin. Adam's wondering what other parents have done to speed healing. Got any tips?

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06 February 2012

How to "semi-childproof" the toilet while potty training? Talk amongst yourselves.

Christina asks: how do you make the toilet accessible for a toddler to use while potty training but not for water play?

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