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.

26 February 2013

Labels for pre-readers? Use photo stickers!

Isa's two-line hack is an organizing revelation for parents whose kids can't yet read labels.

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13 February 2013

30 January 2013

Matchbox-sized toy airplane entertains toddlers during flights

This simple hack might make all the difference the next time you're flying with toddlers.

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10 January 2013

Add a mostly-spillproof lid to any cup with Glad Press'n Seal wrap

When Donna saw the Press'n Seal Art Bib, she sent a great hack for making quick, temporary cup lids.

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14 December 2012

15 November 2012

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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